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About The Mighty Bow River

The section of the Bow River flowing between Calgary and the Carsland weir supports one of the world's greatest trout fisheries. The fishery is a self sustaining population of truly exceptional WILD Rainbow and Brown trout. The fact that this trout river runs directly through the center of a city with a population over one million, amazes most Calgary visitors.

Trout Chasers operates on the "blue ribbon" section of the river which begins as the Bow bids farewell to the City of Calgary. Here our guests are presented with 50 miles of unsurpassed fly fishing. We do our best to ensure that encounters with other boats and anglers are kept to a minimum, enhancing your Bow River experience.

Arial view of the Bow River valley
Arial drone shot of a jet boat boat fishing the Bow River

The primary fly fishing season on the Bow occurs from mid April to mid October. Spring run-off from the nearby Rocky Mountains will sometimes temporarily interrupt the fishing around mid June. Be sure to contact us as we will have a better idea of when run-off will occur as the time approaches and can help you plan your trip accordingly.

Over the past few years the Bow has consistently produced trout averaging 16-18 inches. Hooking fish 20 - 24 inches is a common occurrence. Anglers who spend several days on the river with Trout Chasers, have a realistic opportunity to land trout in the 24 - 28 inch range. 

big Bow River Brown trout

At Trout Chasers River Company Ltd. our priority is you, the customer. Our service is second to none. Let us help you discover the river that legends are made of. Let Trout Chasers be your fly fishing outfitter of choice and join us for your Bow River Experience. Please give us a call at  403-616-3741 or send us an email.

record Brown trout fly fishing on the Bow River

Whatever your ability or preferences, our professional, seasoned guides will make your Bow River Experience the trip of a lifetime. We are certain you will go home with fantastic memories. In the winter, when the fever is at its worst, the recollections of your time spent with us will have you longing for more. 

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