Vancouver Island BC Fishing Mapbook - 3rd Edition - PDF
Backroad Mapbooks

Availability: In stock


Released: 2015

UPC: 6-22098-00136-5

ISBN #: 978-1-897225-01-1

Pages: 176

Map Scale: 125 Lake Charts @ various scales,17 River Maps @ various scales

Includes: Campbell River, Comox, Courtenay, Duncan, Gold River, Nanaimo, Parksville, Port Alberni, Port Hardy, Port Renfrew, Tofino, Victoria, & more

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Welcome to the new look Fishing Mapbook for Vancouver Island. This book is the latest in our continuing quest to produce the perfect fishing guide. The printed version is now sold out, but you can still get the PDF version, which works on any PDF viewer/reader on iPhones, iPads and Android devices. Please note that the PDF version is for PDF readers only and is not printable.

What makes our Fishing Mapbook series so unique is the fact we combine those ever-popular depth chart or lake charts with detailed information on everything from access to facilities to fish stocking and techniques. This information can be used by everyone from the greenest angler to the most seasoned veteran. Add in the fact that we cover over 150 lakes and streams with such detail you will quickly see why these guides remain the books of choice for locals and visitors alike.


Readers will find this book focuses on the best lakes and streams around Vancouver Island. Whether you are looking for an urban getaway or a hidden mountain lake, there is always an active fishery. This is particularly true with the many rivers and streams that cascade their way down the mountains and out into the ocean. At any give time anglers can find bass, char, salmon, steelhead and trout; just to name a few. Some of these fish have been known to reach legendary sizes, while others will fill that pan perfectly on that backcountry camping trip. Some are easy to catch, while others are as wily as they are cunning. This is what makes Island fishing such a great challenge. This book is a result of a lot of research and the help of many knowledgeable anglers. Not only do you benefit from the Backroad Mapbook team, we have consulted with the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, local writers and Island retailers to help refine the content. In addition to benefiting from many helpful eyes review the content, readers can be assured the list covers most of the hot spots around the Island.

So sit back and enjoy what we have to offer. We are sure you will find a trick or two that will help you make you the envy of all your fishing buddies.


Fish Species

Vancouver Island is known for its world-class salmon fishery, with spawning Chinook, chum, coho, Kokanee, pink and sockeye salmon found throughout the island’s waters. BC fishers also flock to Vancouver Island for its renowned steelhead and trout. Your Vancouver Island BC fishing map book details the island’s fish species, with photographs and detailed descriptions to get you fishing Vancouver Island with confidence.

Lakes & Bathymetric Charts

From Alice Lake to Woss Lake, the 127 fishing lakes and rivers covered by your Vancouver Island BC fishing map book span Vancouver Island’s world-class fishery. Each fishing lake and river receives a full-page description with bathymetric (depth) lake charts, river maps, descriptions, directions and access points. Like fishing with Vancouver Island’s most seasoned and expert angler, we give you all the fishing info you need.

Fishing Tips & Techniques

Backroad Mapbooks knows that fishing is a skill to be mastered over a lifetime – but a little inside scoop always helps. We’ve filled our Vancouver Island BC fishing map book with detailed tips on fishing methods like fly-fishing, ice fishing, spincasting and more; the rundown on fishing flies and Vancouver Island BC hatches; plus a host of techniques to arm you with the ultimate fishing know-how.


A handy index makes the Vancouver Island BC fishing map book a leading BC fishing guide in terms of functionality as well as quality. You’ll find page numbers for each fishing lake and river, plus a list of important numbers for easy referencing.


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