silversides fishing adventures

Living the Dream. Since 1996

about silversides






Providing the finest fresh water fishing trips in the Fraser River Valley & Vancouver BC

Our Roots

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!

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

  • Serious anglers

  • Film crews

  • Corporate or Stag events

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Our Focus

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.

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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

  • Stag 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.

Our Waters:

  • Fraser River

  • Harrison River

  • Vedder(Chilliwack) River

  • Stave River

  • Squamish River

  • 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.

Fish Species:

  • White Sturgeon to 1,000 lbs

  • All 5 Pacific Salmon

  • Trout(Dolly Varden, Bull, Rainbow, Cutthroat)

  • Steelhead(Winter run)

The Silversides team of Fishing Guides

We only hire the best we can find even if it means postponing bringing on new team members.

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Brian Mack – Owner/Operator

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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.

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Please contact us to get answers on your BC fishing adventure or trip planning. We reply same day, usually within the hour.

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Guided Fishing in Vancouver & Fraser River Valley BC with Silversides Fishing
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