Fishing the intricate and serene waterways of Clayoqout Sound since 1976


Fishing Photos

Bjorn Banke:
Your Fishing Guide

The Lineage

Young Bjorn with chinook

I was raised fishing on little beck island in the heart of Clayoqout sound. The Beck Island experience has served me well as a fishing guide….no tv’s or electricity….lots of time to fish…we were always on the water! I have learned to respect the sea.

I feel extremely lucky to be able to do what I have always done, Fishing and carving.

A massive thank you to those people that have helped me realize the value of “life balance”

I find a lot of peace and joy in the continuity of carving and fishing. Thank you to all that have helped me, Nothing but love,

Your Guide,
Bjorn Banke – Bjorn’s Boat

The Boat

Our Vessel is a clean 23’5 Cobia center console – very seaworthy – great seating options – excellent viewing and a Clean bathroom – an perfect fishing boat for families and couples wishing to feel the spirit of west coast.

Radar, GPS navigation and sonar help us stay safe in this diverse coastal area. Comfortably seats 1-4 people.

Booking a Trip

Please call or email and we will be glad to answer all questions you may have about doing a trip on Bjorn’s Boat 250 – 725-3309 or

We are payable by cash, Internet transfer and cheques.

There is a 5% tax on trips.

No fuel surcharge – no extra charges

Rates are $130 per hour based on 3-4ppl, $120 for 1-2 ppl

Pet options
Yes we provide a pet sitting service while you are fishing on Bjorn’s Boat.

Bjorn’s Boat – boating menu

“The Offshore” Go pelagic and head offshore in search salmon and halibut – we often see whales fishing out here – sharks and rare offshore birds are also seen. Trips can be 5 to 10 hrs

“The Inshore” Fish the spectacular inner islands and bays, kelp patches and rock outcroppings of pristine Clayoqout sound. Salmon halibut and bottom fish …. lots of wildlife and amazing scenery …pure heaven! Trips can be 4 to 10 hrs

“Calm Waters” – some like to fish were it is calm – fish the calmest spots in the sound for Salmon – halibut –rockfish-  crabs and prawns. Trips can be 4 to 10 hrs  

“Trappers special”  set a series of prawn and crab traps in the amazing land of many inlets – great scenery and wildlife, Bears- eagles nests and sometimes wolves. Trips can be 6 to 10 hrs

“Target the Halibut” head out offshore to Bjorn’s favorite halibut spots, Targeting the huge and delicious flatfish…let’s talk recipes! Trips can be 5 to 10 hrs

“The Cod father” head out to the outer reefs of Vancouver island and try jigging! Action packed catching! yellow eye – ling cod – rockfish and halibut. Amazing diversity – what colors!  trips can be 5 to 10 hrs

“Saltwater fly-fishing” go buck tailing in Clayoqout sound, fish shallow water and catch chinook – Coho- rockfish on the fly, very light tackle. trips can be 4 to 10 hrs

“Tofino appetizer” this is a 4hr trip trying to take advantage of seasonal occurrences – very productive and a great way to get dinner. Fun family intro to fishing. 4hrs

“ALL in a day” Do as much as possible in a day fishing the Tofino waters. Set prawn and crab traps – fish for salmon and halibut- ling cod while the traps fill, a special effort to incorporate local history and wildlife. 10hrs or better

The Custom” Design you perfect day …. call in advance so that we can custom organize your ideal excursion. 8 – 10 hrs

Guide Statement – to fish fun! To fish Safe! Using patience and kindness. Remembering what it was like to fish as a child, using empathy as I would wish as a someday senior – senior and Family friendly

All tackle and bait are included in all these trips – let’s have fun and make it great!
Bjorn Banke

Contact Bjorn

Please e-mail for current carving availability and price listing
Commissions welcome

Call for a studio tour (by apt only)

Tofino, British Columbia; Canada