Fishing Guides working for the Pemberton Fish Finder take pride in being some of the Best Fishing Guides in British Columbia, Canada and the World.
We refer to our fishing guides as the “A Team”. Our Guides all have outgoing personalities and have an Incredible Fishing Knowledge of Whistler, Pemberton, Lillooet, Squamish and Gold Bridge areas. With a combined knowledge of over 100 years fishing the local lakes and streams you can be assured that your Fishing tour will be Safe, Educational, Fun and Rewarding.
Enjoy the following Bios of our Guides and if you have any questions please contact us.
The man to see if you want to catch fish!
Brad was born and raised in Pemberton, British Columbia Canada. As a young boy, the small town of Pemberton didn’t offer the youth many things other than great fishing. So every waking moment Brad would be seen fishing the local rivers and lakes on a daily basis. In 1976 his father opened Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd, and how fitting he had his two boys running the shop who were both very avid in hunting, camping and most of all … fishing. Everyday people from all over the world come in and get the local scoop, buy their gear and be off to catch fish.
Later on Brad’s local knowledge and ability to help people catch fish would come in handy. Soon he ventured away from the family business to work as a angling guide for 5 years. In those 5 years he stared in his own fishing show called ELITE FISHING which was seen by 100,000 people a week on Whistler Cable. Brad has made a name for himself as the man to see if you want to catch fish. Now back working at Spud Valley Sporting Goods Ltd, “The Family Business”, Brad loves working with his brother Sheridan and father Ivan. Also he has been a member of the fisheries committee for Pemberton Wildlife Association – they help make local decisions on local fisheries. Brad’s ability to catch fish makes him one of the Best Guides in Canada. He has a passion for fishing and seeing other people catch fish!
Love the Tug!
Scott is a professional fly tying guru. He hosts a popular online website called Friday Night Flies. On Friday Night Flies he shares local Fly Tying recipes to help the general public catch more fish while fly fishing. Check him out on Friday Night Flies. Scott grew up in Ontario spending his summers with his Opa and Uncle John trolling for giant Lake Trout and popping for Large and Small Mouth Bass. He fondly remembers thumbing through the Le Baron and Cabela’s catalogues with his late uncle by the camp fires. His fishing passion was founded at the early age of 3 but turned into an addiction in 2001 when he first saw a fly fisherman on a local lake in Whistler. Scott invested himself into fly fishing, learning the local lakes and rivers also becoming an accomplished fly tier. He always shows up to tours with patterns tied specifically for the bodies of water you’re on. Finding wild BC trout on the Birkenhead River has become an obsession for Scott but he can also be found traveling throughout BC finding new lakes to fish from his pontoon. Scott has left his carrier as a Chef in the Whistler area to share his passion for the sport and the outdoors with visitors and locals alike. “Love the Tug”
Lets tie up something new and go to the Birk!
Ben Davies was born and raised in Pemberton BC. With the abundance of fish holding lakes and rivers in Pemberton and surrounding areas, it was no coincidence that he would be “hooked” for life on the sport with a passion. Ben was a professional snowboarder and coach for over 10 years and enjoyed teaching people the sport, this has made an easy transition for him to guide people that share his other passion, fishing. Ben can usually be found on his favorite river, The Birkenhead (the Birk), trying out new flies he’s tied and always trying to catch the most colorful rainbow trout the river has to offer while fly fishing. Besides Pemberton, Kamloops and other BC areas, Ben has traveled to England, Austria, France and Wales to wet a line. Give us a call and get Ben to take you out on the river!
While everybody is chasing the powder on Whistler & Blackcomb, I have the lakes all to myself.
Matt grew up in Mississauga Ontario where his fishing addiction manifested while chucking top water poppers, frogs and mice into the thickest slop god could slap together. Throwing your bait into Lilly pads, bulrushes and submerged trees may intimidate most anglers but Matt grew up with the notion that you should get the fish on first; then worry about it. Sometimes you just have to throw your presentation into the nastiest of structure to entice a bite when the fishing gets tough. He has been living the Whistler dream for almost 2 years now and has no shortage of fishing holes in his backyard where he practices every day; literally. More than anything, Matt loves sharing his passion for fishing with others and probably gets more stoked on life when he is able to translate those skills to clients and ultimately catch an absolute Lunker.
Any day is a good day to go fishing.
Christopher Britt grew up in Northern Ontario hunting down big northern pike and walleye’s. This early interest in fishing lead him into being an outdoor canoe guide, biology teacher, and several fishing guide positions. Chris is just as happy to hunt for northern pike as he is casting for the beautiful Rainbow Trout. He has been working as a fishing guide for the last 6 summers, mixed between Northern Ontario and British Columbia’s Chilco river. Fishing is one of the best ways to get to know a beautiful place, being a part of someones adventure is the bonus. Chris is excited to join the team in Pemberton, BC. When he is not fishing he is either skiing, sailing, playing hockey or teaching.
If not in the cast it’s how you wiggle your worm
Riley started fishing for pickerel and perch when he was six years old and visiting his Grandpa in Manitoba. The obsession got a little bigger when his family relocated from Alberta to North Vancouver when he was 12 years old and he moved onto salmon fishing on the West coast. Now he truly lives the Pemberton dream, year-round, running his farm Bandit Farms in the summer and fish guiding in the winter with Brad and the team.
No fish is safe when Sheridan is around!
Sheridan was born and raised in Pemberton, British Columbia Canada. At a young age he had a love for the outdoors, and fishing came natural to him. He had great mentors to follow – father Ivan and his brother Brad – both who passed along the family secrets of the local lakes and streams. Sheridan refined these secrets and has become one of the greatest fisherman in Pemberton and the surrounding areas. With all of his spare time he loves hiking into small remote lakes and streams in chase of the elusive “BIG ONE”. Not to say that he hasn’t caught it yet, but there is always one bigger. Recently Sheridan has purchased a beautiful boat and has equipped it with the latest in technology. No fish is safe when Sheridan is around!
Has spent countless days walking banks, casting and trolling from his boat.
Myles Gottschalk was born in North Vancouver, BC Canada. At the age of 6 his family moved to Pemberton. Myles’ family built a cabin on Lillooet Lake and this is where Myles spent most of his time. The Lillooet River system is no stranger to Myles, he has spent countless days walking its banks, casting and trolling from his boat. The Lillooet watershed is very unique, it has a multitude of fish species to be had. In the winter and spring it holds Steelhead, Coastal Cutthroat, Dolly Varden, Rainbow Trout, Whitefish and Bull Trout. During the summer and fall months it gets the most productive salmon runs that Western Canada has to offer. The Salmon run brings along plenty of trout which makes it even more exciting, no one knows this better than Myles. Hopefully he’s not too busy and you can be fortunate enough to go along!
When Kyle’s not fishing, he’s enjoying the outdoors!
Kyle Jones grew up in Central New Brunswick Canada raised fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the World famous Miramichi River. Experienced with the fight of big mouth bass, the big fight of a muskie and great brook trout fishing to boot. Gaining most knowledge from his father. Kyle now lives in the coast Mountain range of BC presently in Whistler. Kyle has had the chance to hone his skills locally with the Pacific Salmon and the beautiful Rainbow Trout in the past eight years. Kyle also is a snow maker for Whistler Blackcomb and Jump Master at Whistler Bungee. Kyles has a passion for Skiing, Fly Fishing and enjoying the Great Outdoors!
Nymphing Fly Fishing Specialist!
Marek was born and raised in Czech Republic. His passion for European nymphing (fishing)developed at an early age while spending long days by the river with his grandfather. His need for adventure and desire to find the “Catch of his life” led him to New Zealand, Slovenia, Cuba, Mexico, and many other European countries but his dream of taming Steelhead always brought him back to BC, a place with wealth of beauty and of nature but most of all, fish!!! In 2014 he completed a Czech nymphing Masterclass course so he could better share his passion for fishing with others and help them tame the catch of their lives! Marek enjoys tying flies for use with his clients. He also hosts Friday Night Flies where he demonstrates his love for fly tying.
A bad day fishing is better than any day on the construction site!
Mark was born and raised on the North Shore of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, right below the Slopes of Cypress Mountain. He got to know the back country throughout his childhood on family trips. In those days the roads were beat up and hard to access, but that’s what made the fishing so great. Early in the 70’s, Marks family built a cabin on Gates Lake and this is where it all began for him. With his father’s old pickup truck, Mark was set free on the local lakes and streams. Now he has 40 years of fishing experience in local waters. Guiding is a natural thing for Mark because his motto is a bad day fishing is better than any day on the construction site!