Fishing in Sooke

Catch the Big One & Win Bragging Rights!

Experience the thrill of reeling in a 40-50 lb. salmon or battling a giant halibut, weighing in at up to 200+ lbs. Sooke offers some of the best salmon fishing in the world and is also known for its world-class halibut fishing.

Just a short 30-40 minute drive from Victoria, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is the perfect launching pad for your unforgettable fishing adventure, offering a private 114-slip Marina and a dozen fishing charters situated right outside your door.

Throw your catch of the day on the grill or prepare it in your fully equipped gourmet kitchen at the resort. We also offer deep freezers to ensure your fish taste as fresh as the day they were caught.

Fish Species

The two main species that attract saltwater anglers to Sooke are salmon and halibut. Halibut are available at all times, peaking in March-June.
Salmon are in abundance year-round:

  • Chinook — year-round
  • Coho — June-October
  • Pink & Sockeye — August-September
  • Chum — September-November
Fishing in Sooke

Get a Fishing License

You must purchase a fishing license online in advance of any charters or excursions you go on. Don’t forget to bring it with you!

Click here to apply for a license.

Catch Limits and Openings/Closures

Canadian waters are protected in order to help avoid over fishing of our natural resources, and as such, there are limits to the number of pacific salmon you are allowed to catch and keep in the Sooke and Port Renfrew areas.

Before heading out on the water, be sure to check for up-to-date information on fishing limits, openings, and closures.

If you’ve booked a Sooke fishing charter, your guide should be able to provide you with this information.