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Fishing in Richmond, BC

Whether you have your own rod or need to rent, there's plenty of opportunities to cast a reel in Richmond, BC

Join Steveston Seabreeze Adventures on a fishing charter departing from Steveston.  All of the equipment you need for a full day trip is provided. Start your day by checking prawn and crab traps before heading to the Gulf Islands for your chance to reel in salmon, lingcod, herring, sturgeon, red snapper, and more.

If you have your own gear, there are 5 major fishing locations in Richmond. Each of these piers, platforms, and floats offers a unique view of the Fraser River, and picnic tables can be found at each location.  

Along the South Arm of the Fraser River

  • Imperial Landing
  • No. 2 Road Fishing Pier and Float - A historic area at the start of the South Dyke Trail with views of Steveston Island (aka Shady Island) and the historic Cannery Channel.
  • No. 3 Road Sports Fishing Pier - A large fishing pier with panoramic views of the Fraser River, Ladner, Mt. Baker and river activity.

Along the North Arm of the Fraser River

  • No. 7 Road Pier - A restored former barge loading pier with an open grass area, woodlot and small beach.
  • Mitchell Island Pier - Once part of an old rail bridge between Vancouver and Richmond, the pier provides views of the working river from as far west as Vancouver's Marpole area to east of the Knight Street Bridge, and many of the rail trestles, bridge framing and heavy, industrial features of the original pier still exist today.  

Fishing licenses are required to fish from the Fraser River's edge at all times, including off of any pier, dock or float. Click here for more information on BC freshwater fishing licenses and to purchase one online.

For more information on fishing and boating in Richmond, visit the City of Richmond’s website.

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