Conveniently located in one of the best places in the world to fish
Photo courtesy of Soren Hedberg

• Fly Fishing • Freshwater • Saltwater •

Whatever you are fishing for, Fish Tales has something for you.

Fish Tales is located in beautiful Terrace, British Columbia, truly one of the premier fishing destinations in the world. We ourselves love to fish and we hope it shows as we try to help you with any and all of your fishing needs. At Fish Tales we have pretty much everything one could possibly need for fishing besides just fantastic fishing gear. Sandwiches, Hot & Cold Drinks, along with a nice selection of other snacks. Our parking lot is easily accessible & manoeuvrable for boats coming and going to pick up any last minute items you will need for the big day.

4640 Keith Ave Terrace

Winter Hours

Monday to Saturday

 9am to 5pm

Call us at 250-635-5667

• Closed holidays •

Everybody at Fish Tales believes that when you have the opportunity to get out for a great day of fishing that it should be just that... a great day! We want to help make that day even better.

Freshwater & Saltwater Fishing licences available.

Sage®, Islander®, Abu Garcia®, Penn®, Daiwa®, Shimano®

These are some but not all of the great selection of rod & reel manufactures carried at Fish Tales. It's one thing to a have great selection to choose from, but it's even better when you have friendly staff that can guide you to make the right purchase for your fishing needs.

From crab traps to tackle boxes and everything else in between, if it involves fishing we probably carry that as well. Ocean charts, a great selection of Leatherman® products, Downriggers, fishing wearables, and way, way more.

A great Rod & Reel combo is great.

Make it even better with the right lines, tackle and supplies.

If you are Fly Fishing we carry Rio®, Airflo®, Scientific Anglers® & Jim Teeney®. If your off to one of the great lakes or rivers in the area Fish Tales stocks Berkley®, Maxima Ultragreen®, Tuf-Line® and more. Heading out on the ocean?, Shimano Power Pro®, Tuf-Line Xp®, Berkley Big Games® are a few of the lines we carry for Saltwater fishing.

Like to tie your own? Fish Tales carries a wonderful selection of fly tying supplies that will let you create the ultimate fly for whatever you are fishing for.

Looking for hooks? How about Mustad®, Gamagatsu®, Gibbs®, Luhr-Jensen®, Mepps® for a few of our hook suppliers. We carry a nice selection of lead weights, Spoons, Spin & Glows &  a huge selection of flashers

We also stock frozen bait which regularly includes Herring, Anchovies and Octopus among other products that are in great supply at Fish Tales.

Wherever you fish, you're going to find fishing guides. And wherever you find fishing guides, you're going to find

Guides need gear that is functional, innovative and can withstand whatever abuse they put it through. What does that mean for someone who's not a professional guide? Anything that's designed to meet the performance needs of guides is gear you can count on. Simms. The choice of professional guides. And anyone else who lives to fish.


Simms is a fishing company. We have enjoyed success by staying true to the original vision of our company by building the highest quality products to keep our customers dry, comfortable and protected from the elements in any fishing conditions. We work with the very best materials suppliers in the world in our commitment to make high performance, technical clothing and outerwear.


We are the only wader manufacturer in the US, and one of three worldwide that is licensed by W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. to make GORE-TEX® waders. We compete through innovation and quality. Our staff is largely comprised of committed anglers who understand the importance of quality, dependable fishing gear. They use our products all the time, and contribute significantly to our continuous improvement efforts.

Northern British Columbia is one of the most rugged areas in British Columbia, let alone Canada. Before heading out into the back country you should always be adequately prepared.

A few the things we carry to help people stay safe are Life Jackets, Flares, Rope, Ocean Charts, Leathermans and other knives. We recommend all inexperienced recreational outdoors people learn to use and to carry a GPS.


There are a great many websites  that can help a person prepare for the rugged nature of Northern British Columbia… one really good website we like is

Fish Tales carries a nice selection of the famous Bradley Smoker® product line. If you have one or know someone who does, you know exactly why these things are legendary.

The secret to the Bradley Smoker is the Bradley flavor Bisquettes. To produce the bisquettes, the hardwood chippings are bound together using precise quantities, at controlled pressures and densities. The flavor of the smoke is determined by the variety of wood being burned.


  • Alder and maple give a rich and distinct flavor commonly used with seafood, hams, and bacon.
  • The stronger and very distinct flavors of mesquite, oak and hickory are commonly used for smoking beef, game meat and pork products such as pork shoulders and beef brisket.
  • Apple and cherry impart a sweeter, milder smoke flavor, commonly used with poultry and wild game meat.
  • Special Blend is a specially formed blend with a distinct flavor that is mild enough for any dish


The Bradley Smoker burns a flavor bisquette once every 20 minutes producing a clean smoke flavor. As each is burnt, it is gently pushed from the burner element by the next bisquette, to be extinguished in the pot of water. The cycle continues for as long as the Bradley Smoker is loaded with bisquettes.


When wood burns, the smoke flavor is produced in the initial minutes of the burn. Wood chippings or sawdust, burnt for too long, impart a distinct after-taste to smoked food. The flavor would also be affected by fluctuating high temperatures, gases and resins. However, with the Bradley flavor Bisquettes, you get perfect results every time you smoke.