About Harley

Harley EliasMarried with two adult children Harley lives on Quadra Island close to his favourite fishing spots. He spends the off season working full time as a professor at a local college and participating in local and provincial fisheries and tourism educational committees.

Fishing history

Harley’s passion for fishing has been evident since he was a child growing up on the North Island in Kelsey Bay and Campbell River.

From his first trip guiding from the Painter’s Lodge dock in 1970 to his time as a Big Game fish guide in New Zealand to personal fishing with friends, fishing was part of his life. Always dreaming that the next bite would be the fishing tale that bests the last one.

Today he gets the most fun from sharing those stories and his angling skills with novice and expert anglers alike as they explore and share the West Coast experience and fish the days away.