Fishing

Kitimat's coastal geography provides amazing fishing opportunities in both fresh and salt water.  Information about catch limits, seasonal restrictions and fishing licenses is available from the Tourist InfoCentre, marinas, local guides and fishing gear stores. 

Fresh Water

Kitimat is located along the banks of the Kitimat River. The river is filled with an abundance of salmon during each of the major runs in late spring, summer and early fall.  Trout may be fished year-round.  Steelhead are also found in the Kitimat.

Access points are available along the river as well at Radley Park. A handicapped accessible fishing spot is provided at the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Hatchery.

Salt Water

Kitimat is located at the head of Kitimat Arm: a fjord‑like water body that extends northeast from Douglas Channel and the Pacific Ocean. Three local marinas and various boat launches provide ocean access to the Channel and beyond.

Channel fishing includes: salmon, halibut, cod, snapper, rock fish, crab and prawn.

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