About your guide: Ivan Chu
Ivan has been guiding in the Vancouver waters, BC Central Coast and the Haida Gwaii since 2001. He honed his fishing skills during his childhood while growing up in Steveston and learning the craft from the commercial fishermen. Ivan became an accomplished sports fisherman which naturally led to salt water guiding. In 2012, the BC Government developed the “Certified Tidal Angling Guide” program as a red seal trade and Ivan was one of the first saltwater guides to earn his Certification. As a fishing guide, Ivan believes in the concept of teaching guests how to fish rather than just catching fish. The guests can do as much or a little as they want. Guests can get the whole fishing experience by rigging their own bait/lures up, set lines, run the downriggers, set the hook on a bite, and even net their fishing mates' fish. And for of course, they pull the crab and prawn traps lines in (with the help of an electric winch.)
Ivan retired in 2010 after 34 years of a Policing Career. He was in charge of the Marine Unit and instructed all the training pertaining to boat operations.
Ivan has the government required SVOP, Med A3, Restricted Radio License and up to date Marine 1st Aid certifications.