Living the Dream. Since 1996
DRIVEN BY PASSION TO PROVIDE TRULY BETTER SPORT FISHING
CREATING LASTING MEMORIES …
Providing the finest fresh water fishing trips in the Fraser River Valley & Vancouver BC
Hey this is Brian Mack. When I was in my early grades, perhaps 6 years old, I used to walk to school with a few other kids that lived in our hood. We often ended up being late due to the main creek along the way that beckoned us with calls of endless adventure.
We chased wild Trout with our hands and lured big Crayfish out from under submerged logs and boulders. I know the sting of those pincers! The pursuit of bigger fish and further away places took hold. Today that passion is still going strong!
After working at some famous lodges(Rivers Inlet, Hakai Pass, Haida Gwaii) along the BC coast when I was in my late 20’s I realized I had found my calling.
So I formed Silversides Fishing Adventures in 1996. Now it’s 2020 and although many things have changed, the desire to deliver memorable and exciting fishing is still the same!
Whether you are wanting to wrestle with a giant White Sturgeon or go Flyfishing for a Trout in the wilderness we will always strive to deliver quality and value in our services.
This is our full time vocation year round. Therefore we are always prepared and in touch with what’s biting and where!
What our awesome guests say about us
Many anglers recognize us for reliability and quality experiences!
Never mind Grouse mountain or Capilano suspension bridge.
This is the the Most fun adventure you will do while visiting Vancouver.
Both Louise and our Fishing Guide Brian were amazing.
Caught 2 monster Sturgeons, pushing 250 plus pounds each.
Even my 11yr old son Was able to catch some much smaller fish. He can’t stop talking about it.
Brian Thank you !!!!
As the Mastercard commercial goes …….PRICELESS!!!!
Tony – Toronto, Canada
I was attending a conference in Vancouver and a buddy talked me into going on an impromptu fishing trip with Brian our guide from Silversides Fishing. I was completely unprepared to go fishing, but Brian said no worries, that he could outfit me – and he did. Unbelievable “catching” day, with multiple Chum hookups for both Zack and myself, with a number at 20 lbs. So needless to say, quite the experience.
J Mohlerm – Nevada, USA
Had a successful day on the Squamish river hooking into and landing multiple Bull Trout. Brian put us right where we needed to be. I was impressed with his ability to read the river and know right where there would be fish. An adventure shared by an amateur myself and an absolute rookie who was able to hook into and catch her own fish with Brian’s guidance. I highly suggest fly fishing with Silversides Fishing for unforgettable scenery and great fishing to match.
Tyler G – Minnesota, USA
Great day was had fishing for Pinks on the Squamish river in BC. Brian picked up from downtown Vancouver, provided lunch, all the gear along with photography through out the day of me casting and catching, with the all important trophy shot of my biggest fish. At the end of the day Brian drove back along the scenic route 99 and got me safely back to Vancouver. Great scenery, awesome fishing, those Pinks pull your arm off! 10/10 so good I’ve rebooked a return trip.
Mark Perry – United Kingdom
The whole day was marvellous! Not only did we catch Pink salmon, the walk in to the river was beautiful (although a bit strenuous because we are old!). The place we were taken to was unbelievable; the Squamish river at her finest! We give the experience an A+.
Bellyboat – Vancouver, Canada
Our 6 days on the Fraser river were awesome, Brian and Mike were fantastic guides. The hotel was nice, roomy and clean, food fantastic. I highly recommend Silversides and we will definitely be coming back.
David E – London, England, July 2018
who we serve
Anglers from all over the world!
Thousands of them actually including film crews from National Geographic, Shimano, Discovery Channel and more!
First timers, fun seekers or advanced anglers can all enjoy the world class fishing that we offer.
Beginners and Family
Corporate or Stag events
1. We want all our guests to feel that they received good value for their money. That fishing with us made them feel that they were with the right company.
2. To always stay at the top of our game and lead the way in catch results!
3. To be leaders in courtesy and etiquette.
4. Be good stewards of our resource.
I’m Brian Mack the owner of Silversides. My life coach(Dad) taught me very early in life that quality, integrity and value are indispensable. He was right. Those values drive me every day in business and leisure.
Our Guided Fishing Services:
Half or full day charters
Premium tackle is always provided
Jet boat trips
Walk and wade trips
Fly fishing specialists
Private charters only – no mixed groups
Corporate and team building events
Filming for Outdoor shows and more
Multi day packages with lodging and transport
We cater to groups of 1 all the way up to 24. Our fleet of custom V8 powered jet boats are covered and provide safe passage on all our rivers. All high end tackle is always provided at no extra cost. We also provide pickups from downtown Vancouver and the 2 major airports in greater Vancouver.
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Our operations cover an area of over 155 km(93 miles) of prime river real estate in the Vancouver, Fraser River Valley and Squamish/Whistler region. These rivers offer excellent opportunity for fly fishing, casting lures or chucking bait. We also have a handful of pristine lakes holding Rainbow Trout.
Upper Pitt River
Our keynote river is the Fraser which is British Columbia’s longest river at 1,375 km. We fish a stretch from Agassiz to Fort Langley which includes the Chilliwack and Mission section.
White Sturgeon to 1,000 lbs
All 5 Pacific Salmon
Trout(Dolly Varden, Bull, Rainbow, Cutthroat)
The Silversides team of Fishing Guides
We only hire the best we can find even if it means postponing bringing on new team members.
A little more on protecting our resource
Silversides Fishing Adventures believes that being pro active in preventing and removing threats to wild fish populations is key to ensuring their survival for us and future generations.
Unfortunately many companies and government offices don’t take this belief seriously and continually put our wild salmon at risk for the sake of shareholder profits. We believe this is unacceptable!
This is why we spend a good amount of time working with such organizations as The Department of Wild Salmon run by leading expert and salmon biologist Alexandra Morton. Alex and the thousands of BC citizens work creatively to remove the biggest identified threat to our wild salmon: open pen salmon feedlots otherwise known as salmon farms. The manner in which farmed salmon are raised is very un-natural and helps to spread lethal non native diseases to migrating wild salmon which eventually kill them before they can successfully spawn in their home river. BC wwild salmon are the lifeblood of our province and we will do whatever we can to ensure their continued survival. Watch the award winning documentary Salmon Confidential to learn more.
We also work with the BC Steelhead Society by helping them financially so they can do their field work of habitat restoration on many rivers in British Columbia such as some key tributaries of the famous Thompson river where huge wild Steelhead return every Fall. Wherever there is a need to stand up for our wild Salmon, Trout or Sturgeon we will be there whenever possible! We love our fish and have a deep passion to make sure future generations can enjoy them too.