Castaway Charters is owned and operated by Paul Grimston. Paul’s passion for fishing, combined with his corporate background and over 16 years experience fishing out of Ucluelet and the west coast of Vancouver Island, make him the ideal guide for your fishing holiday.
Your experience aboard Castaway Charters will be both relaxing and exhilarating as you reel in one fish after another! The waters near Ucluelet, BC are quickly building the reputation as Canada’s world class fishing grounds and it is not uncommon to catch salmon over 30lbs in the summer months. Your Captain Paul knows where to find the fish, what tackle to use, and how to make the most out of your time on the water.
Ucluelet is situated in Barkley Sound, and near a large undersea plateau just offshore that attracts spawning baitfish. This area is naturally stocked with both halibut and salmon, and they are ready to bite! Castaway Charters is located near the most consistent fishing grounds on the west coast, and it is not uncommon that a full day 4 person trip could land up to 40 fish total.
All trips depart with two 150 quart coolers lined with fresh salt ice to keep your catch fresh and the deck has a sea and fresh water wash down system so your fishing area is clean throughout your trip. Your fishing guide will bleed, clean and filet your catch and repack it on new salt ice in your cooler. This service is included in your fishing charter rate.
Enjoy the conveniences and comforts of Castaway Charters 32 foot Sport Fish Model luxury yacht. Our boat is loaded with a fully operational kitchen and private washroom. Full charters can comfortably hold up to 5 people.
Castaway Charters has all the latest gear and technology to make sure your fishing trip is the most successful. We’re fully equipped with 10 foot, 6 inch rods and Shimano reels. Lure depths are controlled by Scotty electric downriggers so we can fish at any depth with a light line and fast retrieval.
We carry a Furuno Radar so we can monitor approaching boats and natural obstacles. Our top of the line Lowrance Fish Finder and GPS will help us find the most populated fishing spots. This state-of-the- art system allows us to find schools of salmon and halibut and stay on them while you continue to reel them in!
|Paul Grimston has over 16 years experience fishing the West Coast Waters off Vancouver Island. Paul's passion for fishing combined with his corporate back ground makes him the best guide you can find. His love and experience for catching fish is proven in the catch you will obtain. Paul’s current record Halibut was 141 pounds the largest Halibut on the dock in 4 years. Paul knows all the tricks to make your Fishing trip of a life time come true.|
Matt Stabler is a semi-retired Marine Biologist with good working understanding of marine fisheries. Since moving to BC well over a decade ago he has been directly involved in Commercial Trolling and Guiding on the West Coast. Combining these two activities allows him to have a good "finger on the pulse" as to the latest concentrations of fish and the bait they prey upon. Matt truly enjoys introducing people to the magnificence our Coast has to offer, and has a sound reputation for providing Fun and Fish for those who venture out with him on the Wild West Coast!
New for 2011!
Castaway Charters is excited to have a new video camera fix mounted on deck to film the highlights of your fishing day in high definition. We can even mount a helmet cam to catch all the action as you reel in fish after fish! We are really looking forward to catching some good fights with fish on the line. This will give you, and other viewers, an up close and personal experience landing that trophy fish. The camera is remote control so we can stop and start it on command. The best part is that we will make you a DVD of all the video capture on your fishing trip. Capture the adventure and treasure the memories…look out Spielberg!