Masset Fishing Adventures
Masset is your gateway to Haida Gwaii’s best halibut and salmon fishing, and Masset Fishing Adventures has the gear, the experience and the local knowledge to get you to the most productive fishing holes. You’ll be casting your first line a mere 15 minutes after leaving the dock, and your guided fishing expedition will include several stops around the island. Masset Fishing Adventures’ certified guides have extensive knowledge of the area and years of fishing and guiding experience. Novice or pro fisherman, Masset Fishing Adventures has your ticket to a fishing adventure of a lifetime. For those who prefer to sight-see rather than fish, Masset Fishing Adventures also offers guided eco-tours. Guest accommodations are available on-site and are within walking distance to local shops, restaurants and amenities.
Meet Bret Johnston
Meet Bret Johnston
Masset businesses are unique, says Masset Fishing Adventures owner Bret Johnston, because they work well together. It's a mutually supportive atmosphere that has kept the small town's businesses successful over the years. By living in a small town you get to know almost everyone who lives in the community. "You wave at people wherever you go," Bret says, "and there is a trust that you can’t have in a city." Plus, even if you live in town, "you basically live in nature."
The abundant nature is what has helped Bret make a living since opening his business in 2000. In fact, many tourists come specifically for the fishing. He started Masset Fishing Adventures after getting laid off from his last job. Masset is Bret's home and he didn't want to leave to find work, so he knew that his best option would be to start his own venture. Since then he has been able to enjoy some of the perks of business ownership, which includes a flexible schedule and the freedom to shape the business according to his own values. Not that business ownership is easy, but he is part of a community of hardy business owners who are determined to do the necessary work to maintain a successful business and local economy. Bret is proud of the business he has built, especially when his clients return for subsequent fishing trips.