Fishing in Clayoquot Sound
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort offers incredible fly fishing opportunities, heli-fishing adventures ($) and certain saltwater experiences involving sustainable fishing practices. In 2019, the resort has committed to phasing out our salmon fishing program in an effort to decrease our impact on the region’s diminishing wild salmon populations. In particular, chinook salmon are facing extinction which in turn has devastating consequences for the beloved and iconic southern resident orcas which feed on them, as well as the entire ecosystem of Clayoquot Sound. Salmon are a keystone species, providing food for wildlife and nutrients to our vast old-growth rainforests. They are crucial to the biodiversity and overall health of this region. A multitude of factors are contributing to this decline in salmon stocks including logging and industrial activity, global warming, commercial fishing, marine pollution, open net-pen aquaculture and disease.