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Chad Calder and a a Friend with a Fresh Salmon Catch
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The waters surrounding Port Hardy, off the northern tip of Vancouver Island, possess some of the best fishing the British Columbia coast has to offer. Abundant migratory and local stocks of salmon, halibut, or bottom fish and miles of unspoiled wilderness guarantee a world class fishing experience.

Chad's Coastwide Sports Fishing Charters offers an all-inclusive package for anglers looking for the best saltwater sports fishing has to offer. Just a 4 to 5 hour drive from the Nanaimo Ferry Terminal, you will feel worlds away from the stresses of everyday life.

Charters at Chad's Coastwide Sports Fishing include your stay in Port Hardy, your meals, an experienced guide and boat and the packaging of your salmon or halibut. With all the details taken care of, fishing with Chad's Coastwide Sports Fishing Charters could easily become the fishing experience of a lifetime.

All you need to do is fish.
All you need to focus on is the fish on your line.

All you need to organize is the photo of yourself with your catch-of-a-lifetime salmon or halibut.

Click here to read our article about Sports Fishing at Port Hardy, BCChad's Coastwide Sports Fishing gives you:

Your fishing charter also includes:
  • Processing and custom vacuum packaging of your salmon, halibut or other catch in Port Hardy before you leave
  • A second generation fishing guide, who has lived in Port Hardy for more than 30 years, and knows where to find the fish.

Chad's Father Larry Calder with a Big SalmonAs a Port Hardy charter fishing company, Chad's Coastwide Sports Fishing is continuing a family legacy. Captain Chad Calder grew up in Port Hardy, where his father Larry operated one of the first fishing charter companies in the area. Chad still has his father's log book and can apply two generations of experience to finding the fish.

"I get a lot of repeat clientele because I put fish in the boat," Chad observed. As shown by the photo of Chad's father, right, catching the big ones is a family tradition. Chad grew up in a sports fishing home and conducted his first Port Hardy charter fishing trips when was 16. "Fishing and helping clients catch the big halibut and the big Chinook salmon has always been a passion of mine."

He developed all-inclusive fishing trips so clients could enjoy a fishing charter with the same convenience that sun-worshippers enjoy at all-inclusive resorts. "Chad's Coastwide Sports Fishing is the only one who offers all-inclusive sports fishing charters. Once you set foot in Port Hardy, you don't pay an extra dime for anything - it is all included."

Chad takes his clients to his favorite fishing spots aboard his 25- foot Grady White, which is fully equipped with top fishing gear and the latest electronics. D.O.T approved, the vessel is equipped with all the necessary safety equipment. There is also a private head in the bow.

Over the years, Chad has earned a reputation as one of the premier fishermen in the North Vancouver Island Region. His incredible fleet of 25’ Grady White boats along with a group of top notch guides provide an incredible fishing experience. Catering to each guest on an individual and understanding level, Coast Wide Sports Fishing Charters always make sure even the smallest of details are looked after. Our focus is to provide the highest quality saltwater fishing charter and customer service to all our guests.

Single day, three-day, and four-day sport fishing charters from Port Hardy are all available. Each will give you an unmatched opportunity to hook a big one, whether a west coast salmon or a massive halibut.

Check our all-inclusive fishing charter rates and our Port Hardy fishing experience: then book your Port Hardy fishing adventure. Peak season fishing charters fill quickly, so reserve your charter soon.

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