Welcome to Overtime Fishing

Dream Service

Vancouver Island is the place to fish for Salmon (and more). Step aboard “Overtime” and let Captain John Barnum and Overtime Fishing take you to the most productive fishing grounds on the West or East Coast of Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia. We also provide fantastic sight seeing, great stories, and lots of natural adventure.

Overtime Fishing provides safe and friendly personal service for fishing excursions or sightseeing excursions, or other special requests or unique charter services. Many locations in Barclay Sound can only be reached by boat and Overtime Fishing can take you to most of these locations. Out of the French Creek Marina on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, Overtime Fishing can take you to offshore islands where local ferries do not travel.

Captain John Barnum provides personalized, hands on, service and provides all fishing equipment. Small groups of one – three work best on “Overtime”. Don’t forget to purchase your own fishing license and bring your enthusiasm. Overtime Fishing can make arrangements to prepare your catch for travel or you can bring your own tote.

Overtime Fishing Charter, Vancouver Island, BC“Overtime” is a 24’ Pursuit that is extremely well suited to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. “Overtime” is comfortable and safe and offers spacious deck room for fishing and netting the large Chinook salmon, the trophy fish in Barclay Sound. “Overtime” has a comfortable foscle, a hard top cover over part of the deck, 225 HP Mercury Outboard, and GPS.

Captain John Barnum can provide you with information about the local Vancouver Island area including accommodations, remote locations, wildlife, arts, First Nations, and travel directions.

Read More to find out rates, best times, how to get to Vancouver Island, and some of the special locations that can be reached by Overtime Fishing.


John Barnum

John is a retired commercial fisherman from the West Coast of British Columbia. He has over 30 years of coastal fishing experience on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, Johnstone Straight and the Straight of Georgia on the East Coast of Vancouver Island.

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