SPORT & SPEAR Fishing in Tofino
WORDS AND PHOTOS BY JAIME IVARS HEWITT The fishing in Tofino is world class. Each year we have amazing runs of large chinook and coho salmon, great halibut spots, and exceptional lingcod fishing. Occasionally, you can throw your jig down and have a fish on before it hits the bottom; it’s surreal, very different from what I’m used to in Spain.
I come from a small fishing village on the Mediterranean coast, where I grew up sailing, fishing and spearfishing. I’ve spent most of my life in or on the sea, studying fishing and marine transportation in college, where I learned how to operate large fishing vessels.