RECREATION – EDUCATION – CONSERVATION
Welcome to our Website
The Mid-Island Castaways Fly Fishing Club is a non-profit society formed in 1996 by a group of anglers located in beautiful British Columbia’s Vancouver Island, in the Parksville / Qualicum area.
The Castaways is a club that welcomes anyone with an interest in angling using artificial flies regardless of their skill level. We are an inclusive and sociable group and enjoy getting together for dinners and BBQ’s. Our various programs encourage the building of new friendships. We support ethical angling practices and the conservation of fish and the environment in general. Club members have access to information about where and how to fish and we host regular educational programs for novices and experienced fishers alike. Our monthly meeting program includes presentations on a wide range of topics.
Visitors are welcome to the meetings. Due to Covid-19, meetings are held via Zoom at 7:00 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of each month until further notice. Meetings are not held in July, August, and December. Check the Calendar for more information.
Members can participate in members only Fish Outs. Fish Outs usually involve one day of fishing. Pre-trip meetings afford participants to learn about the expected target species and the best options for flies and other equipment that will help make the day enjoyable. These outings motivate members to get out on the water and explore many diverse and possibly undiscovered fly fishing opportunities on Vancouver Island. While these outings are not intended as educational outings, participants find they broaden their knowledge of our local area and improve their skills by associating with the more seasoned members of the club. Fish Outs are planned in consideration of a variety of options including weekend and weekday events, access to all types of water courses (lakes, rivers, and beaches) and seasonal fly fishing opportunities (Rainbow Trout in Spring and Pink Salmon in Fall).
Members also benefit from having exclusive access to the Mid-island Castaways Lake Guide that includes dozens of lakes located within 2 hours of Parksville/Qualicum. This guide was prepared for members by members and can be found under ACTIVITIES or by clicking on the link written in blue in this paragraph. All of the lakes have been fished and include the driving instructions, GPS waypoints, stocking information, road conditions, and camping and boat launching options were prepared and cross-checked by members.