About Us



Castaway Charters
is owned and operated by Paul Grimston. Paul’s passion for fishing, combined with his corporate background and over 15 years experience fishing out of Ucluelet and over 20+ years fishing the west coast of Vancouver Island, make Paul the ideal guide for your incredible fishing experience.

Your experience aboard Castaway Charters will be both relaxing and exhilarating as you reel in one fish after another! The waters near Ucluelet, BC are quickly building the reputation as one of  Canada’s “World Class Fishing Destinations” and it is not uncommon to catch Tyee A Chinook Salmon over 30lbs, in the peak summer months. Your Captain Paul knows where to find the fish, what tackle to use, and how to make the most out of your time on the water.

Ucluelet is situated near the Barkley Sound, right next to the large undersea plateaus’ (Banks) just offshore that attracts spawning baitfish. This area is naturally stacked with both Halibut and Salmon, and they are ready to bite! Castaway Charters is located near the most consistent fishing grounds on the west coast, and it is not uncommon that a full day 4 person trip could land you between 20 to 40 fish yes in one day.

All trips depart with two 150 quart coolers lined with fresh salt ice to keep your catch fresh and the deck has a sea and fresh water wash down system so your fishing area is clean throughout your trip. Paul your guide will bleed, rinse,clean and filet your catch and repack it on new salt ice in your cooler. This service is included in your fishing charter rate.

Our Boat

 

Enjoy the conveniences and comforts of Castaway Charters 32 foot Sport Fish Model luxury yacht. With private full size washroom and electric fresh water flushing toilet.  Full charters can comfortably hold up to 5 people.

Castaway Charters has all the latest gear and technology to make sure your fishing trip is the most successful. We’re fully equipped with 10 foot, 6 inch rods and Shimano reels. Lure depths are controlled by Scotty’s new High Performance electric downriggers so we can fish at any depth with a light line and fast retrieval, thus keeping your hooks in the water longer.

Castaway is equipped with a Furuno Radar System so we can monitor approaching boats and natural obstacles. Safety first. Our top of the line Lowrance Fish Finder and GPS will help us find the most populated fishing spots. This state-of-the- art system allows us to find schools of Salmon and Halibut and stay on them while you continue to reel them in!

Our new anchor system for Halibut allows us to sit anchored and relax and wait for the giant Halibut to come to us (another 150lber in 2016), this is what anchoring does it produces nicer sized Halibut. Yes and a great to eat and drinks your goodies. Call Paul for more details on Huge Halibut Anchoring.

 

Our Crew

Paul Grimston has over 20 years experience fishing the West Coast Waters off Vancouver Island, with 15 years in Ucluelet alone, and on board Castaway’s 32 foot sportfisher. Paul’s passion for fishing combined with his corporate back ground makes him the best choice for your guide. His love and experience for catching fish is proven in the catch you will obtain. Paul’s current record Halibut for 2009 was 141 pounds the largest Halibut on the dock in 4 years maybe more.  In 2013 a 14 year old customer reeled in a Halibut over 140lbs., and  another customer reeled one in over 110lbs, these had to be released under the new regulations. The customers were incredibly thrilled and could not imagine how challenging these monsters can be.

Paul knows all the tricks to make your Fishing trip of a life time come true.

NEW for 2017!

This year Castaway is acquiring some real sweet 9 foot Okuma SST Rods and Berkeley Air Spin Casting rods coupled with the New Okuma 40X spin casting reels spooled with ultra-small diameter braided line.

This style fishing will allow you to cast into the kelp and rock piles to these feisty fish in the 2 to 8lb range with the odd Ling Cod up to 15 to 20lbs in these calm protected waters.

Some customers have already added a day to their vacations just to take in this fun experience fully. Also if you are looking at bringing your kids on your fishing trip this is a must for them the action is usually non-stop and the fun meter goes wild.