The Fraser River, BC, Canada.
Leaving early one morning, I pulled off the lane, down to the edge of the shingle. I was amazed at the sight of about 200 trucks and campers all positioned so that they could fish off the beach for the salmon.
This is salmon fishing on the Fraser at the height of the season.
It’s busy, you hope for a good run of fish and that you don’t get caught in another fisherman’s line. Most of the time the anglers on the bank were using beach style techniques with the odd person spinning. In the distance you can see one of the many boats used by the guides, or the regulars, who seek to avoid the crush of close quarters fishing.
Luckily Steve, the guide, and I were heading further upstream for a morning session fishing for salmon. The rest of the day was to be spent pursuing sturgeon. For those seeking a little more peace it is always possible to find another spot away from the crowd.
Take a look at Steve’s web site and see some of the fish which the Fraser can produce when you are in the company of someone who has a good feel for the water and has the relevent tackle and techniques.