Freshwater Fishing Vancouver Island
Freshwater fishing, Vancouver Island, adventures are yours for the taking, and the pristine Nootka Sound region features some of the very best freshwater fishing in the world. Thousands of home-bound salmon return annually to our many river and creek systems, and our numerous lakes offer plentiful opportunities for trout.
Less than five miles from Moutcha Bay Resort is the federally operated Conuma River Hatchery. This hatchery is a major Chinook salmon enhancement facility and releases about 3.5 million smolts into five different watersheds and estuaries in our area on a yearly basis. It also rears Chum and Coho salmon. The enhancement efforts of the hatchery mean that we see excellent numbers of returning salmon on our local Conuma River.