As it pertains to proximity and the ease of access to viable saltwater angling opportunities, Vancouver’s location is unique. There are few cities the size of metropolitan Vancouver where Saltwater anglers can boast of landing chrome Spring salmon and acrobatic Coho just minutes from the down town core.
Given the scope of Saltwater fishing opportunities in and around our fair city Highwater staff has massaged the inventory to accommodate salt water anglers participating in both local and farther removed coastal fisheries. We stock a range of tackle that has a proven track record in and about the Vancouver area. In addition, we provide a good selection of attractors which are commonly used on the West Coast of Vancouver Island or in the waters surrounding the Queen Charlotte Islands. Highwater carries a collection of hootchies, spoons, teaser heads, plugs, polar bear bucktails, dodgers, flashers, gaffs and Landing nets. Brands such as Gibbs-Delta, Silver Horde, Big Shooter, Hot shot, Luhr Jensen, Rhys Davies, Tomic, Brads baits, Buzz bomb, P-Line, and Seafour lures round out our salt water display. We also provide terminal tackle such as McMahon Snaps, wire leaders clips, bead chain swivels, barrel swivels, beads, crimps, lead weights, downrigger balls, wire crimps and leader materials.
If Halibut fishing is your game, let us be of service! We stock Larger sized Buzz Bombs, Gibbs-Delta bottom walkers, P-Line jigs, Berkley power grubs, Gulp Alive Jerk shads, jig heads, spreader bars, 16, 20,24,and 32 oz ball weights, attractor scents, and heavy test bulk braid to spool up your favourite ground fish reels. If you are just getting started we offer Halibut rods, reels, and combos in a wide range of price points
Our full line of Scotty products enables us to completely outfit your boat for trolling. We carry downriggers and all the necessary accessories to achieve that perfect depth. Release Clips, snaps, wire, braid, mounts, rod holders and replacement parts are all stocked in store. If there is something that you would like to order from Scotty that we do not currently stock we can usually get it within a day or two. Highwater is also a Scotty downrigger repair center; see more information in ‘Services’.
If chasing tasty little crustaceans is your passion, we can assist. Highwater Tackle sells a wide variety of Crab and Prawn fishing tackle. In addition to our broad selection of traps we provide a full complement of pellet baits, prawn oils, bait cages, bait jars, lead line ropes, trap marker buoys and measuring callipers.
Once you’ve enjoyed the fruits of your labour you may explore those accessories that simply make life easier. We carry the two recreational trap pullers most commonly used in our coastal waters; both the Ace Line Hauler Brutus and the Scotty model 2500 Line pullers retrieve 300+ feet of rope with ease.
“More fruit, less Labour”
Frozen Bait remains an essential component in all saltwater fisheries; we carry both herring and anchovies in a multitude of sizes. Though dependent on product availability case lot orders of bait are always welcome, we simply ask that bulk order requests come well in advance of desired pick up dates. With storage space at a premium forecasting customer needs is the prerequisite to a timely delivery of quality products
Highwater Tackle is an Authorized Islander Reel Dealer. Unmatched quality and precision are sculpted into each locally made Islander reel. Manufactured in Saanichton, British Columbia, these reels are unlike anything else on the market and have the history to show. We carry the saltwater lineup of reels as well as both the IS Steelheader centrepin and LX series of fly reels. Islander offers a range of stand colours (see Below) for their products, as well as a number of special order colours.
For more information on sizing, specifications, and special order colours please visit Islanders website.