Saltwater Fishing
River Sportsman in Campbell River offers the largest selection of saltwater fishing gear on Vancouver Island. Saltwater fishing is our specialty – but it is our service that sets us apart. Our staff understands your passion for fishing because it's our passion too.
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Freshwater Fishing
North Central Vancouver Island boasts some of the finest freshwater fishing anywhere on the planet. River Sportsman is here to make sure our beautiful rivers and lakes do not go to waste—we stock what you need to make the most of the countless freshwater fishing opportunities that surround us. We carry a huge selection of freshwater fishing gear whether you spin cast or fly fish for trout, steelhead or salmon.
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Fly Fishing
Mastering the art of fly fishing can be a big challenge—just the technical parts of it can be overwhelming to the beginner. But that's where River Sportsman can help. Our experienced staff can assist you in choosing the proper rod weight for your needs and the proper line for your rod, as well as for the type of fishing you'll be doing.
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Bait – Live and Frozen
Herring, anchovy, octopus, squid, roe and worms—whatever you prefer—we will always have it for you! Our huge walk-in freezer guarantees we stay well supplied. Our locally-caught herring is stored in a net pen, vacuum sealed for high quality. Our worms are delivered to us fresh once a week so when you get them they are firm and active.
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Rod, Reel & Downrigger Repairs
We are a top-of-the-line facility for rod, reel and rigger repair. We have one of the largest selection of reel parts in British Columbia and are an authorized Scotty Warranty Depot. If you have a problem with your rod, reel or downrigger, we will have you back on the water as quickly as possible.
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