Catching a 100lb Halibut with Captain King is the fishing highlight of my life. I like fishing and enjoy the experience but I think King loves fishing and lives for it more than any person I have ever met. I think he gets more joy from other people catching fish then he does even catching them himself. I would recommend to anyone without reservation that Kingsize Charters is absolutely your best choice.
I have hired fishing guides on the west coast since 1998 and have fished out of places like Sandspit, Tofino, Port Hardy, Ucluelet, Tahsis, and Campbell River. In all that time, and with all of these experiences, I have never fished with a guide who truly loves the pure sport of fishing as much as Kingsley does. Nothing makes him happier than seeing those accompanying him catch fish, and this happens often. If you are considering a fishing adventure do not hesitate. King is a great teacher, story teller, considerate host, and you will find yourself having a ball aboard the Kingsize!"
Fishing with Kingsley last January on Victoria BC waters defined another expression of “ a slice of heaven”.
I truly was fishing with “the King”, as evidence by the knowledge and experience of finding fish and having the proper equipment and lures to attract the catch to despite the interest from neighboring seals for their daily brunch.
The success for catching some beautiful King Salmon was evident very quickly after dropping our lines and tracking across the various banks and shoals around the harbor and out into the ocean.
The region is a fishing paradise and offers many species throughout the year.
Fish trip was action packed, starting with a gorgeous sunrise to local wildlife including breaching whales & curious seals to more reeling than the arms could handle, Kingsley's excursion was a once in lifetime experience
Very impressed with the diesel powered fibreglass shamrock Kingsley perfectly named Kingsize! Made getting to the fishing holes a breeze and turned our fishing trip into a catching adventure. By midday we were already releasing fish as we caught our limit. Had an epic encounter with whales on our ride back into the marina too. Would recommend Kingsize Charters to anyone looking for a safe and enjoyable day on the water.
Over the past several years I have gone on many fishing charters with colleagues within my firm. We have used a number of different charter companies with mixed reviews. And that is why I can say that my decision to bid at a charity auction on a charter hosted by King proved to be one of the best experiences I have had in many years. King hosted my wife and daughter (who had never fished before) and myself to an absolutely delightful and relaxing day on the water. I was particularly pleased with how he made the experience for my wife and daughter a very special memory for our family. King's easy manner and knowledge easily over came the jitters of first time "fisher women" and a once every few years" fisherman." We would not hesitate to book with King again and will do so.
Fishing is my passion and has been my whole life. I was hoping to fish with a pro and learn. I was not disappointed. … I wish I could have video recorded the whole day so I could review it over and over. It is so impressive to watch someone who totally knows their trade and it is obvious right away that Kingsley is a true pro.
The boat was totally prepared before I arrived at 7 am. We left Oak Bay Marina and right away we were treated with a pod of Orcas swimming off the port side on the way to the first fishing spot. Upon arriving Kingsley quickly produced 2 rods that were ready to go in a quest to catch cohos. We managed to catch 3, unfortunately they were all wild so we had to release them.
Next we setup for halibut, once again Kingsley produced 4 rods previously setup. I was particularly interested in this fishery as I have not done it before. Kingsley was extremely proficient in setting the anchor in 500 feet of water and getting all the rods out quickly. He never stops… he is either driving or adjusting the gear constantly. Unfortunately we did not catch any halibut, but we did release two very large skates and we watched a large humpback whale swim by.
Our last stop was a jigging spot Kingsley knows of. Once again the rods were already setup for this purpose. Within a few minutes I had hooked into a 7 - 8 pound spring. It is so exhilarating to catch salmon while holding the rod in your hand. We managed to catch our limit in less than an hour. Kingsley kept repositioning the boat to put us right on top of the school. It was one of the best fishing experiencing of my life, bar none. I will be telling my fishing buddies about this trip for many years.
Thanks Kingsley for a truly great day on the water!
I have had the pleasure of being included on a number of trips with " The King ", both fresh water, near my home in the 1000 Islands of Ontario, and salt, out of Naples, Fl. Each and every excursion was a gem, but my last tour out of Victoria, my first in Pacific waters, was another good one......I am by no means a fish guru but I know when the ships master is on his game." "What makes fishing with King special?" "Well, it's beyond his encyclopedic fishing knowledge, beyond his success rate, it is about personality and character. Fishing with King is simply one of the most satisfying outings you can have. The day on the water is only the start. After the catch is filleted and iced, finishing off the afternoon on the dock with a boiling pot of Dungenous Crab is a great excuse to linger at Oak Bay Marina. King's approach to the game is warm, personal and instructive. Not only will you take home a wonderful, mouth watering memory, but at the end of the day, you will be a better fisherman.
As an Ontarian on vacation in Victoria who loves to fish, the part of our trip I was most looking forward to was my fishing excursion with Kingsize Adventures. The trip did not disappoint! It was a great day on the water, with a knowledgable captain who knew all the best fishing spots, baits and techniques for catching some spectacular fish. By day's end we all had a catch to be proud of, including salmon and my own king-sized halibut. Kingsley made sure I had a bounty of fish to share with friends and family at home. I would highly recommend Kingsize Adventures to any fisherman - experienced or not for a memorable day on the water.