Fishing Halibut In BC

Fishing for halibut off the coast of North Vancouver Island is one of the greatest thrills aboard a Serengeti Fishing Charter. Hooking and landing these incredibly massive fish is no easy task, but one that offers a great reward.

BC Fishing Regulations

BC Halibut Fishing Limits

As a well-managed species protected by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, regulations on halibut retention can change with little notice, but in past years has been 1 per day, 2 in possession. We also have the “experimental halibut license” that allows guests to obtain as many halibut as they like, paying on a per pound basis above and beyond the normal recreational fishing limits.

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Halibut Fishing On Vancouver Island

Cast your line and experience the best halibut fishing on Vancouver Island with Serengeti Fishing Charters’ all-inclusive sport fishing excursions and upscale accommodations. Take on an unforgettable day of fishing Salmon, Halibut and Lingcod, then relax in the hot tub as the sun sets on Hardy Bay.

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Our guides have extensive experience landing record-breaking halibut in Port Hardy, bringing you to fishing hotspots only we know about. Meet our team and learn why we’re the go-to choice for halibut fishing charters on Vancouver Island.

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Questions About Fishing BC Halibut

The prime time for halibut fishing in BC is typically between the beginning of May and the end of September – these times are subject to regulations by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).

The daily limit for halibut is one to two with possession limits varying depending on the size:

  • One halibut measuring 90 cm to 126 cm (69 cm to 97 cm without the head)
  • Two halibut, measuring under 90 cm in length each (69 cm head off)

The length limit for halibut is 126-133 cm depending on the year and is measured from the base of the pectoral fin to the middle of the tail.

To legally fish in tidal waters in British Columbia and around Port Hardy, recreational fishers are required to obtain a recreational fishing licence.

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