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Squatchy Waters Fly Fishing

Our mission is to earn your trust, respect and repeat business | Experience some of the best fly fishing for Brown, Rainbow, Cutthroat & Bull Trout surrounded by our beautiful Rocky Mountains and Foothills

5.0 out of 5 9 Google Reviews
Squatchy Waters Fly Fishing
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Alberta is blessed with a multitude of streams and rivers that flow east from the Rocky Mountains onto the Alberta prairie along with a few amazing prairie spring creeks. Alberta consists of six main river basins; the South Saskatchewan basin is the main area of my guiding operations. My mountain walk and wade trips focus on three mountain watersheds, the Highwood River, the Oldman River and the Castle watersheds. Other options include the Waterton, Belly and St Mary’s rivers further to the south. Within these watersheds can be found some of the best Cutthroat, Rainbow and Bull Trout fishing anywhere in North America. With my focus on Southern Alberta the closest and most productive rivers I enjoy taking clients to are the Oldman River, the Livingston River, The Crowsnest and the Castle Rivers. These rivers flow through some of the most beautiful country in North America, making the scenery alone worth the trip.

The mountain walk and wade is $750/day for two anglers with transporation provided by Squatchy Waters. The mountain walk and wade will take between 8 and 14 hours (includes driving time) depending on the location chosen. This includes, fly rods and flies, lunch and snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, casting instruction, gear discussion, knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, you will also be introduced to different fly fishing techniques. Overnight mountain trips are available but you will require your own accommodation, food and preparation there of other than lunches, I can provide all cooking supplies.


Set away from the City life you won't believe the Incredible Fishery just down stream of Calgary. There is something for everyone. The Bow River is the place to be if you are looking to fly fish for trophy sized Brown Trout & Rainbow Trout...and it also contains Cutthroat, Bull Trout, Pike and the occasional Lake Trout. The river also contains an abundant population of mountain white fish along with Burbot and suckers. All species listed above have been caught on the fly, so you may end up with some surprises. In addition to world class fly fishing a multitude of bird species make the Bow River home and use it as a stopover during migration as well. It is not uncommon to see nesting pairs of Bald Eagles and Osprey and the occasional Golden Eagle, even in downtown Calgary.

The full day Bow River float trip is $700 for up to two anglers, the half day trip is $575 for up to two anglers in the boat. The Bow River full day float trip will take between 8 and 10 hours (including driving time) please let me know if you are not able to ride in a boat for this length of time, I can then plan stops accordingly. The half day trip will take between 4 and 6 hours. These trips include, lunch and/or snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, fly rods and flies, casting instruction, gear discussion, knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, you will also be introduced to different fly fishing techniques and flies used.

  • Approximate Cost:
    Half Day: $250 to $500 Per Person
    Full Day: $300 to $399 Per Person

Alberta has some of the finest Cutthroat and Bulltrout fishing you can find and to top it off you are surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains. With Squatchy Waters expect experienced & professional guides and a wide variety of options for exploring these beautiful & productive waters. Peter who is the owner & head guide has been fly fishing Western Canada for over 30 years and floating the Bow River for the past 8 years so he brings a wealth of experience & knowledge to your fishing adventure. Squatchy Waters offers two main trip options a Bow River Float Trip or a Mountain Walk & Wade. These trips include, lunch and/or snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, fly rods and flies, casting instruction, info on gear & knots used, reading the water, how to fight a fish on a fly rod, safe wading techniques, and you will also be introduced to different fly fishing techniques and flies used.

Mountain Walk & Wade Fly Fishing

Mountain Walk & Wade trips expect between 8 - 14 hours depending on the location. While you have plenty of options on the Walk & Wade trips Peter likes to focus on three mountain watersheds, the Highwood River, the Oldman River and the Castle watersheds. In these three watersheds you can find some of the best Cutthroat, Rainbow and Bull Trout fishing anywhere in North America. These rivers in these watersheds flow through some of the most beautiful country in North America, making the scenery alone worth the trip.

Fly Fishing the Bow River

On the Bow River Float you have the option to choose from a half or full day trip. The full day expect about 8-10 hours and for the half day 4-6 hours. Below the city of Calgary the Bow River meanders and cuts through the Alberta Prairie...this is the section of the Bow River that we float is approximately 55 km downstream from Calgary to the Carsland Weir. This section is nutrient rich and is know for producing large trophy-sized Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout as well as Cutthroat & Bull Trout. Let’s get outside, go fishing in some of the most picturesque rivers and scenery in North America and create some great memories!


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5.0 out of 5 9 Google Reviews
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5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 6 months ago on Google
  • We booked a guided drift trip down the Bow rive with Peter at Squatchy Waters. It was hands down one of the best days we have ever experienced on the bow! Peter did everything he possibly could to get us some action, and biy did we ever get some action! Thanks so much for the memories, even if I'm haunted from the one that got away!!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 9 months ago on Google
  • I have been lucky with fishing in lots of great places and with other guides. But I think sqautchy waters is one of my favourite. And the bow river is an amazing fishery. I have gone with Peter 2 times now and will continue to go out and drift the bow if I am in the Calgary area. He is a great guide for first timers or experienced fly fisherman. He helped my young daughter learn allot of things that I struggle to teach her on the first trip I took. And on the second trip we?re it was only myself he definitely put us in the fish on a challenging day weather wise.. great guy, excellent fly fisher, great knowledge of the sport and the bow river. Thanks , we will fish again . ??????
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed 2 years ago on Google
  • We had a great time on the water with Peter. My friend was brand new to fly fishing and Peter was very patient and informative while giving him instructions. He had us on the fish in no time!!! His knowledge of the river is quite impressive & the lunch provided was delicious too. Can't wait to do it again!!!
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • What a great day on the river! My wife and I had never fly fished before but have always wanted to try. Peter spent time with us before we ever got in the boat to make sure we had the basic skills needed to make our day successful. It was very apparent that Peter knows the river well and he got us on fish. What a great day, we had a blast. Can?t wait to go again.
5 out of 5(5/5)
Reviewed a year ago on Google
  • Pete provides a great day floating the bow. For beginners he?ll patiently take the time to teach you to cast, and for more experienced anglers his insights on entomology and how to figure out what the fish are feeding on is invaluable. Highly recommended.