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The Tyee Club

Established in 1923 the Tyee Club of B.C. has held an annual fishing tournament every summer since then.  The objective of participating anglers is to land a chinook salmon of 30 pounds or more under club rules. Briefly, these rules are to land your Tyee from a boat that is rowed or paddled.  The fish must be caught on line that is not greater than 20 pound breaking strain, with an artificial lure that is set with a single barbless hook.  Any angler that qualifies for membership by landing a Tyee under club rules is awarded a membership pin, and is eligible to be awarded one or more of  the annual trophies.  

Fishing the famed Tyee pool of Campbell River is not for the inexperienced.  This is a challenging fishery where each fish landed represents many hours of pursuit. However, with an experienced guide, a judicial selection of dates, and a slice of luck you too can become a member of this exclusive club. 


Rick Janzen has been fishing since before he went to school.  He started with his dad and his grandfather back in the 1960s.  When he moved to Vancouver Island in the mid 1980s to pursue a degree in Education he began to get serious about salmon fishing, and it has been one of his passions since then.  Rick has pursued all five salmon species in fresh and salt water.  In addtion he has avidly sought steelhead and trout in Island waters.  Rick also loves to hunt blacktail deer, and waterfowl. 

Rick has been fishing the waters off Campbell River for over twenty five years.  He first fished the Tyee pool in 2000, and has been guiding on the pool since 2010. He holds all the necessary documents required by Transport Canada to operate a fishing vessel in Canadian waters. During his time guiding Rick has assisted several anglers in landing salmon on the Pool, some of which have earned  them their membership in the Tyee club.  One thing you can count on is that Rick will be bluntly honest with you about your chances on any particular day.  His first thought is for your safety and comfort.  A close second is to put you in the best position to hook a fish.  Rick will endeavour to make your experience enjoyable and entertaining; fishing is supposed to be fun after all. 

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Cost: $500 per day.  Your day will only be reserved for you once payment is received. Or you may opt to go out for a single, two hour 'tide'.  A single tide is $250.


What is included: Fishing tackle, a minimum of four hours of fishing throughout your day, or two hours per tide,  coaching, and fish cleaning.  


What is not included: fishing license, Tyee club registration, rain gear, boots or gratuities. 


Where:  we will meet in Campbell River on the day you have selected.


When:  Specific times will be set on a daily basis.  These will be based on the best tides and daylight.  Once your date is reserved Rick will contact you about what times we will be fishing. 


What else: Tyee boats are 14 foot, clinker designed rowboats.  They can accomdate one or two anglers with a combined weight of no more than 400 pounds.  


How: contact us via email or phone to reserve your date(s).  









2024 Black Creek road 

Black Creek, B.C. 

V9J 1G5

Tel: 250-337-5767

Cell: 250-218-7363

Open season:

August 1st to September 15 

Contact us anytime before, or during the season to book your tyee fishing adventure.  The earlier the better.

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