Valley Fishing Guides

Our Fishing Guides

At Valley Fishing Guides, we pride ourselves on having the knowledge and experience to provide you with a very memorable fly fishing trip in the remote wilderness of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Our fishing guides are always increasing their knowledge by reading, watching videos, training, and spending time on the water.
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The following is a summary list of our qualifications and a photo of each fishing guide. If you have further questions about our fly fishing guide services or fishing in the Whistler, Squamish and Vancouver area, please feel free to email us using the link below and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Clint Goyette, Valley Fishing Guides

Clint Goyette

HEAD GUIDE & OWNER

Clint is dedicated to providing all of his clients with the best possible service, knowledge, standards, and safety available from a Professional Angling Guide. Clint holds a degree in biology from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and has additional training in Fish and Wildlife Technology from Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. He is a Certified Fly Casting Instructor through the Federation of Fly Fishers and in addition to CPR, his first aid training consists of Outdoor Emergency Care, Wilderness First Responder, and Swiftwater Rescue. His boat handling skills and safety have been approved by Transport Canada. These credentials have earned him the recognition as a Professional Angling Guide by the Canadian Human Tourism Resource Commission (CHTRC). He lives in Squamish with his wife, three children and numerous pets.

Accreditations & Achievements:

  • Tourism Certified Professional - FWG : emerit Professionally Certified Freshwater Angling Guide
  • Transport Canada Certified with Small Vessel Operator Proficiency (SVOP) and MED A3, Radio Operators Certificate - Maritime
  • Federation of Fly Fishers CI Certified Casting Instructor
  • First Aid: Outdoor Emergency Care & Wilderness First Responder & WFA  CPR & AED
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician I
  • Class 4 Driver's Licence (Commercial)
  • 2011 BC Loch-style Championship Team Bronze Medal Winner
  • 2012 BC Loch-Style Championship Team Gold and Individual Gold Medal Winner
  • 2013 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver Medal Winner
  • 2014 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship Team Gold Medal Winner
  • 2015 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver and Individual Silver Medal
  • 2017 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships Team Gold Medal Winner, Individual Bronze
  • 2017 Manitoba Provincial Fly Fishing Championship Winner
  • 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver
  • 2018 Mark Anderson Memorial Championship Team Bronze
  • 2019 Ontario Fly Fishing Championship Individual Silver Medal Winner
  • 2019 Ontario Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver Medal Winner
  • Team Canada World Fly Fishing Championship Competitor - 30th  Poland 2010, Italy 2011,  Czech Republic 2014
  • Team Canada Competitor - 2016 Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships - Mt Tremblant
  • Professional Angler for Hire: BC Hydro, CN Rail, Instream Fisheries, Golder and Associates
  • Consulting: Harry Rosen - Photo Shoot | Ford Canada 2018 F-150 Q1 Commercial - Fly Casting and Consulting
Ryan Treneer, Valley Fishing Guides

RYAN TRENEER

Fishing Guide

Ryan is an experienced fly fishing guide in the Sea to Sky corridor, who has been teaching people how to fly fish and appreciate our local rivers since 2007. With over twenty years experience as a fly angler, and over twelve years experience as a fly fishing guide, he has developed the skills to teach anglers how to read water, effectively cast flies, and land fish. Also a professional instructor, a day on the water with Ryan will help you learn how read the river, understand what's going on with aquatic life at that time of year, and use that information to find fish.

Studying Park's and Tourism in University, Ryan moved to Squamish for it's legendary granite rock climbing, and over the next twenty years grew to love the mountain biking, ski touring, running, paddling and everything else that Squamish has to offer. Making Squamish a home gives him excellent local knowledge, and the ability to let you know what's happening, on and off the river.

Whether you're looking for a day of swinging flies for wild salmon on a big, open river, or a more technical day of trout fishing in the tributaries, Ryan's knowledge of the local rivers and mountains will help you learn to understand the river, and find the fish.

Gerald Wolfe, Valley Fishing Guides

gerald Wolfe

Fishing Guide

Gerald has been an avid fly fisherman since he can remember, practicing casting in his backyard before he was 9 years old. 20 years of living in the Sea to Sky corridor has provided him with knowledge of seasonal changes and the places to find salmon, trout, steelhead, and char throughout the year. Gerald is an accomplished fly fisherman and has earned the reputation as a great teammate and leader. In 2018, he competed as a member of Team Canada at the 2018 Commonwealth Fly fishing Championships in Northern Ireland. He has competed at the North American Loch Style Fly fishing Championships for the past 5 years and won a Team Gold medal in 2018. As a professional forester and arborist by training, when not guiding, he runs a successful natural resource consulting business in Squamish. He is a member of Squamish Search and Rescue, receiving training in wilderness first aid, swift water rescue, helicopter safety and hover exit. Gerald is fully qualified for any guided fly fishing adventure.
Brandon Higgs, Valley Fishing Guides

BRANDON HIGGS

Fishing Guide

As a young boy Brandon cut his teeth fishing for warm water species in the lakes and rivers surrounding London, Ontario. In 2006 "Higgs" took up stakes and moved to the West Coast to start a new life. Upon arrival in BC all things fishing quickly became an obsession and a move to Squamish in 2011 solidified his ability to fish more frequently. A fire technician by trade Brandon is also an accomplished tier and fly fisherman and ready to make your day on the water a success. Even if the fishing is tough Brandon's contagious sense of humour and outlook on life will keep you optimistic for the next bite!

  • 2017 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships Team Gold Medal Winner
  • 2018 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver Winner
  • 2019 Ontario Fly Fishing Championship Team Silver Medal Winner
Gillian Steele, Valley Fishing Guides

Gillian Steele

Fishing Guide

Gillian has spent years in the footsteps of her father chasing down salmon, steelhead, and trout in the rivers of the lower mainland. Her command of fly-fishing developed in the Skagit Valley where very early on she learned to dead drift dries for wild rainbows and became consumed by the realm of delicate presentations. Every September through until November you will find Gill chasing coho in the Squamish, Cheakamus, and Ashlu rivers as her familiarity with the Sea-to-Sky systems has materialized from countless days in the pursuit of fish. Having worked in her family tackle shop since she was 15, Gill is well versed in local knowledge and has profound affinity for working with people.
Catherine Laflamme, Valley Fishing Guides

Catherine Laflamme

Fishing Guide

Born and raised just outside of Vancouver, British Columbia, Catherine grew up fishing and camping with her family. Her father influenced her love of fly fishing and had a fly rod in her hand by the age of 12.

Soon after she was old enough to drive, she devoted all of her spare time to the local rivers chasing steelhead, salmon, and cutthroat trout. Her passion for fishing continued out of high school as she worked part time at a local fly shop and soon after for Fly Gal Ventures (April Vokey).

She now works full time at Michael & Young Fly Shop's Vancouver location, where she has been helping customers get geared up for the last 7 years. Catherine loves meeting new people through the shop everyday and being surrounded by tying materials inspires her to come up with new fly creations.

Her true passion is casting a double handed rod for anadromous species. Catherine competed at Spey-o-Rama, the World Championships of Spey Casting, in San Francisco for her first time in 2018, claiming 2nd place in the Women’s division.

Despite having fished all over British Columbia for steelhead, salmon, and trout, Catherine has also cast lines in Quebec, New Brunswick, and Australia. Her passion caters to her love of adventure and exploration, all in the pursuit of fish.

Catherine is one of the Co-Founders of The BC Women’s Fly-Fishing Group. With more and more ladies coming through the doors at the shop, she thought it was time that BC had a platform to encourage this growth. Her desires are introducing more women to the sport through education, hosted trips, friendships, and by creating positive spaces for women to grow as anglers.

Catherine aspires to continue to grow as an angler herself, always looking forward to the next adventure.


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