At Fred's Fishing Adventures,  our fishing guides are professional, licensed, insured, and have all the training necessary to ensure a safe day on the water. As you read our guide profiles you will see a common theme: all of our guides love the outdoors, they all spend much of their free time fishing and hunting, and in many cases they are introducing their children to the hobby and occupation they enjoy. 

Our guides use only top quality equipment such as Shimano reels and rods for sturgeon and salmon fishing and almost all of our guides use Sage fly rods and reels. They know quality equipment can make a trip much more enjoyable and are committed to providing our guests with the best gear possible. 

Properly laid out fishing boats that are clean organized and in top condition are important for a successful trip. Our guide boats are comfortable, reliable and ready. Book a trip with Fred's Fishing Adventures and allow out top guides to show you why their passion is also their Job.

Tony Nootebos

Tony is the owner of BC Sport Fishing Group Ltd and has been fishing the Fraser Valley for most of his life. He grew up fishing with his brother John and father Gerry, covering most lakes, rivers and streams in Region 2. Tony's 30 plus years of experience and passion for fishing led him to the fishing industry and in 1996 he formed Harrison Bay Guided Services. With his extensive knowledge of the Fraser River and its many tributaries, business boomed and today Tony has 20 fully insured and licensed fishing guides working for him. Tony lives in Harrison Hot Springs with his three children. When not guiding, Tony can be found in his guide shop, on the golf course or fishing with the family. Let's go fishing!

Yves Bisson

Yves is currently the operations manager at BCSFG as well as one of the senior guides he joined BC Sportfishing Group in 2005 and lives in Rosedale, BC with his wife Ruth and three girls Lauren, Grace, and Lily. Although Yves was born and raised in Alberta he has always had a passion for fishing, and since moving to British Columbia has spent much of his spare time getting to know the local waters. Yves favorite pastimes include golf (he is a 2 handicap), ice hockey, spending time with the family and of course fishing. Yves is a great fisherman, but you will also enjoy his easy going personality, good humor and professional approach to providing you with a sport fishing holiday of a lifetime!

Merr Sprangers

Merr, grown up in Cloverdale and living in Chilliwack, has been fishing since he was a little kid. He remembers fishing with Tony and his Dad as a beginning of his fishing career. Merr describes himself as optimistic and patient and always ready to fish even under hard conditions. 
Merr has years of experience fishing the rivers of the Fraser Valley, as well as the local and interior lakes. He joined the BC Sport Fishing Group right in the beginning when Tony formed the company in 1996.

The fact that Merr enjoys helping you catch fish as much as he enjoys catching them himself has helped him become an exceptional guide. Merr loves to see the excitement of the people on his boat when they are catching a fish. He aims to please and isn't satisfied until his clients are busy battling fish (preferably large ones that won't fit in the boat).
We are sure that with Merr as your guide, you will experience a great day on the water!

Photo Credit: dimnikolov

Dan Hartlen

Danny grew up living in Chilliwack, BC, and has been fishing the Fraser River and its tributaries for over 40 years and guiding for over 25 years with the BC Sport Fishing Group team!
There are not many fishing spots in the Fraser Valley that Dan does not know or has not experienced first hand. He is always looking for the next "HOT SPOT!" Dan's other hobbies include hockey, swimming, golfing and hiking, although most of his hikes are around water, checking out new fishing locations. Dan's good humor and constant pranks along with his great ability to find fish consistently make for a great day on the water.

Mike Neufeld

Mike Neufeld- Mike grew up in Chilliwack and lives only about 5 minutes from the river. He started fishing at a very young age with his father. He became hooked and has been fishing every chance he can get ever since! Mike has already been guiding for the BC Sport Fishing Group since 2005 and is also a relief guide at Langara Fishing Lodge! Mike is married to Maranda and they have a beautiful son. Mike is totally addicted to fishing and the adrenaline rush of every fish caught. He is eager to help people catch a fish and to watch their excitement when they land a fish. Spending a day fishing with Mike will be an extraordinary experience for you.

Tyler Buck

Tyler Buck - Born and raised in Chilliwack, Tyler at a young age followed in his father's footsteps with a passion and desire to fish. Growing up on the Fraser and its many tributaries has provided him the opportunity to gain extensive knowledge and to become a very proficient and experienced guide. Tyler is married to Lindsay and they have 2 great boys. Tyler has been a part of the fishing industry for over 15 years, and has been guiding for BCSFG since 2000 Tyler's love for fishing, professional work attitude, extensive knowledge, and dedication to success make him a great asset to our team. With his eagerness to please and his good nature, we are sure you will enjoy your fishing experience with Tyler.

Jeff Sayewich

Jeff Sayewich- Jeff joined the BC Sport Fishing Group in 2007. Since then he has gained even more fishing experience as a respectable guide. Jeff had been fishing all his life and never thinks about stopping. He'd rather earn his living by guiding on a full time basis. 
We describe Jeff as very patient and open minded. He will be more than happy to take you out on a fishing trip to show you why he loves fishing so much and to help you experience an unforgettable day!
In his spare time, you will find Jeff fishing or exploring the outdoors. He truly has a passion for the province of British Columbia.

Pat Vidito

Pat Vidito - Pat grew up in Chilliwack and still lives in the heart of the Fraser Valley. In his teenager years his Dad started to take Pat fishing. He still remembers the good old days when he went fishing at Nicola Lake with his Dad. During the past 20 years Pat has gained experience fishing and guiding in different places all around beautiful British Columbia. He guides in the Queen Charlotte Islands in the summer months.
Pat joined the BC Sport Fishing Team in 2006 and is guiding for us during fall where he can teach our clients how to catch a fish and give them the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful day on the water. His funny and easy going nature loaded with a lot of patience makes Pat a very pleasant fishing guide. Pat is married to our office administrator Tamara and together they spend the majority of their spare time Hunting, fishing and enjoying the outdoors.

Derek Clayton

Derek - Born and raised in Chilliwack, right next to the Vedder River, Derek started fishing at a very young age with his father, and later his younger brother, and hasn’t stopped since. A number of years ago, Derek expanded his fishing skills from wading the Vedder for salmon and steelhead to fishing the mighty Fraser River for White Sturgeon. He recently purchased a larger jet boat to take his guiding to the next level. Derek’s passion for fishing is definitely contagious, and his enthusiasm and positive energy always make for a great day on the boat. When he isn’t guiding, Derek enjoys spending his time fishing with friends and family. If you can pry a fishing rod out of his hands, you might also find him out hunting or enjoying some of the other great outdoor activities the Fraser Valley has to offer. Derek currently lives in Chilliwack with his wife and son. Oh, and did we mention that he loves to fish??


Ryan Marchuck

Ryan Marchuk - Ryan is another local angler, born and raised in Chilliwack. He started his fishing career at the age of 4, under the guidance of his Grandfather, and has been hooked ever since (pun intended). Ryan began working at Fred’s Custom Tackle after school in his teens, and following graduation. During this time he had the opportunity to fish with many of the local “Top Rods” and to become dialed in on various species of fish and the many different techniques of fishing for them. Ryan still lives in Chilliwack with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time on the water with friends and family, always looking for the next great fishing spot, and when he isn’t fishing can be found hunting, quading or spending time with his family. Ryan is a true professional and takes great pride in everything he does. It’s his goal to make every trip a lasting memory, and hopefully just the first of many great fishing memories.

Chris Soper

Chris Soper - Chris has lived within 5 minutes of the rivers in the Chilliwack area for his entire life, and has been fishing them almost as long. He is a self-taught fisherman, and spent many hours after school as a young’un chasing salmon and steelhead on the Vedder River along with fellow guide Tyler. He started his first job in the fishing industry at the age of 13, tying flies for the local tackle shop. Some of his favorite memories include fishing the Vedder back when you could catch a trophy salmon on nothing more than a candy wrapper and a hook. Seriously. Ask him about it. Since then, Chris has continued to hone his salmon and trout skills, along with Sturgeon fishing. When he isn’t guiding for Sturgeon and salmon for BCSFG, Chris likes to spend as much time as he can in the great outdoors, and is also an avid fly fisherman and hunter in his down time. Chris’ awesome sense of humour and knowledge of our local waterways make him a great choice for everyone looking to enjoy a memorable day on the water.

Steve Price

Steve grew up in the lower mainland fishing creeks rivers and streams. His fondest memories are of fishing with his dad. He used to cut school and ride his BMX 10, 20 km out to his favorite fishing spots. His parents and teachers used to say, " you have to go to school, what are you going to do, grow up and fish for a living?" Guess he got the last laugh! He has an unbridled passion for fishing, and the conservation of all speices of fish. For him, its the thrill of the hunt, and watching people make memories that will last a lifetime. To him people are not just clients, after some of the breath taking scenery and incredible memories shared the bond becomes much more. In his free time he spends his guessed it! on the water with his daugher passing down the knowledge that was passed to him from his father. Every day on the water is a good day with Steve.

Jordi Williams 

Ever since he can remember Jordi has been fishing. Jordi and his wife Krisztina live only 10 minutes from the famed fishing grounds of the Harrison and Fraser River systems where they can often be found walking their daughter and throwing sticks for their golden retriever. Jordi's guiding accolades include 3 seasons with 'Redfern River Lodge' nestled in the heart of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park. Jordi has also guided at the prestigious five-star 'Kau Tapen Lodge' on the Rio Grande River in Tierra del Fuego, southern Argentina. Jordi has a combined 25 + years of fishing experience on our local waters and joined BCSFG in 2004. We are positive you will have an unforgettable time on the water with Jordi!

Josh Reimer 

We know Josh as a very easy going and passionate fishing guide.  He joined BCSFG in 2008 and has been a great asset to the team from day 1. When he was a child, he was taken out to fish almost every weekend by a family friend. Thanks to this friend, Josh developed and improved his fishing skills with every fish hooked. Josh lives in Abbotsford with his wife Cara, and rapidly growing young family. Josh spends as much time as he can with his family and loves taking them out to fish or to explore beautiful British Columbia. Josh is an exceptional angling guide and will show you our many fishing spots in the Fraser Valley. You should not miss the opportunity to fish with the dedicated Josh Reimer.

Steve Odynsky

Steve has been fishing the local rivers in the Fraser Valley since 1985 and has been working as a fishing guide for the last 12 years. His specialties include sturgeon fishing, and walk and wades on the Vedder and Chilliwack Rivers. Steve loves being outside and that each day guiding on the Fraser River is a different experience from the one before. Steve remembers catching his first Thomson River Steelhead as one of his most memorable fishing moments. He would like to fish till he’s 100 years old. Besides fishing, Steve spends his spare time mountain biking and camping, and taking his friends out on the boat. With Steve’s friendly, funny and relaxed character you will experience an unforgettable day on the water.

Kris Began

Kris grew up in the lower mainland and has been fishing since he can remember. Since catching his first salmon at the age of 7 with his grandpa in Pender Harbour, he was forever hooked. Kris started working in a fishing tackle store at a young age then later on started guiding professionally. Kris’ guiding experience ranges from the lower mainland to Northern tip of Vancouver Island, to the Haida Gwaii. Now Kris enjoys helping his clients catch and land their own fish.