Thank you for taking the time to Salmon and Halibut Sportfishing (SHS) and learn a little bit about myself and the most succsessful guides in the Ucluelet area. Being born and raised in the Alberni Valley, former Salmon Capital of the World and last year WFN (World Fishing Networks) ultimate fishing town, fishing is something that has been a part of my life since day one, either trout and steelhead fishing in the local lakes and rivers, or Salmon fishing in the Alberni inlet.
For almost a decade, I found myself working as a deckhand on various commercial boats, fishing the entire BC coast. As the commercial sector started slowing down, a new industry was being created, the Profesional Sport Fishing Industry, and a new guide was born. It didn't take long to identify the value in an industry that was equally concerned with preserving and increasing fish stocks, as it was catching and depleting fish stocks.
Every day that I spend guiding with my guests, I employ the skills that I gained while fishing commercially, I strive to create the best possible fishing experience and create the best memories, ones that I have been so fortunate to live myself. No corporate bull shit, no secret spots, no secret lures, just old fashioned hard work and dedication. When you contact us, you get me, Skipper Dave, on the phone, on the computer, on the docks, and on the boat.
I look forward to meeting and getting to know each and every new client that fishes with us each year. 99% of our clients return season after season after season. You are only guests the first year, the following years everyone becomes friends. If you do have any comments or concerns or special requests please feel free and give us a shout at 1-250-735-3474 and we will do everything we can to make your next fishing charter the best fishing experience possible.
Skipper Dave Porter