Goodspeed River

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Goodspeed River, Vancouver Island

Goodspeed River
Goodspeed River, Photo By Bud Logan

The Goodspeed River is located in Holberg. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, steelhead trout and sea run cutthroat along with chinook and chum salmon when the salmon are running.

Whether you’re spin casting, trolling or fly fishing your chances of getting a bite here are pretty good.
So grab your rod and tackle and head out to Holberg to try your luck in the river.

Goodspeed River
Goodspeed River, Photo By Bud Logan

Holberg is a great little place to visit and besides the goodspeed river, there are many places, trails, lakes, rivers and beaches within a short drive from Holberg.

The wildlife here is awesome and you can expect to see black bears, roosevelt elk, black tail deer, wolves, cougars and any number of the smaller guys like raccoons, pine martins, squirrels or mink. The birds here come in huge numbers and variety and if you look out to see, you can see otters, seals and just maybe a whale or two. Look down and you will be amazed at the wildflowers and plants that are on display in the forests and meadows. There is just so much to see here, after a day of hiking around, you could make a stop at the Scarlett ibis, its the local pub and restaurant, the service is great, the staff are friendly and the meals are delicious.

The population has decreased here for many years, back when the logging camp was going full steam and the army base was in operation, the town was roaring but there are only about 200 people here now and the town is disappearing. This means less people or as l have found lately, no people on the less used trails and beaches and never a problem finding a fishing spot on the goodspeed river, so come on up for a visit, wet your line in the river and take home some awesome memories.

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