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Dave, just wanted to share these special moments that our family enjoyed with you on our charter. You were so awesome with our grandson which made our day and Kaue’s first salmon fishing adventure, just that much more special! We wish you well and look forward to meeting up with you again.
All the best,

Paul & Janice Escott
Pain Court, Ontario

2016-May 2016-06-01-2We are back home now.I want to thank you for the great time once again.To say I appreciated it would be an understatement. You showed us all what a truly great fisherman you are but more importantly what a great friend you have become.
Good times!!

IMG_1933Just a short note to let you know how much I enjoyed the day out on your boat, you are an awesome fisherman, it amazed me how you never missed the slightest movement on those three rods and the way you continually kept changing bait trying to get them to bite.
Your boat is top notch, nicely equipped and you keep it so tidy, it is a pleasure to be on such a boat.

Thanks again for a wonderful day, you definitely get 5 stars out of 5 in my books and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to any of my friends.


Dave’s a solid 5. Personable, knowledgeable and he just plain loves to fish. I have the good fortune to fish with a lo…t of different charter Captains on the West Coast and Mexico. Dave’s different. This does not feel like a charter. It’s like fishing with a buddy. Next time I’m back in Victoria, I’ll be fishing with Dave! Oh yeah, he had my limit in an hour!

If you are really serious about wanting to catch a fish, then look no further than Good Time Dave’s!   We have had two successful trips with Dave this year, one for salmon and one for halibut.  Dave is very knowledgeable about the sport, and the local waters, and his boat is efficiently equipped to maximize your fishing experience.   Dave is also very professional and personable, and it is clear that he loves his job!    So if you really want to have a good time, and catch fish as a bonus, call Dave!


Lois and Don Jones

Victoria, BC


I just wanted you to know that the fishing trip / adventure you shared with us yesterday exceeded mine and the boys expectations, honestly we didn’t know what to expect when we arrived at the marina first thing in the morning. However we were met by a very polite, professional individual who’s enthusiasm matched ours. Words cannot adequately express the fabulous experience you provided to us yesterday. We left with huge smiles and more importantly great memories of the day. You were bang on when you appropriately named your business “Good time Dave’s”. With many charter operations to choose from it can be an overwhelming endeavor, however your web page and the testimonials ultimately got me interested in the charter. My dealings with you via the phone and emails sealed the deal, you left me feeling confident that we wouldn’t be disappointed.

Again, many thanks for a wonderful experience.
Peter Procyshyn

On my west coast visits to see my son, I was fortunate enough to go fishing with Dave on three occasions. Twice we caught nice size Salmon and on the last trip March 2007, we caught two halibut, 75 and 38 pounds. Dave runs a first class operation. He has top of the line equipment, keeps a nice clean boat and is a very enthusiastic fishing guide. I would recommend him to all you avid fishermen. Thanks Dave.

Rene Glenn Sr.
Edmonton, Alberta.

This was my first fishing experience ever, but one that I’ll never forget! Dave got me hooked! In a half day, he showed us a safe, fun, and exhilerating time, and in the span of a few hours we caught enough halibut to last us a year! The testimonials are true!

Thanks again. We’ll be in touch soon for some salmon fishing.


“We had a very enjoyable trip on your boat and appreciate all that you did to make it comfortable for Mandy, Brandon and me.You have a very comfortable boat with first class equipment. It’s obvious that you know and enjoy fishing. We wish you every success as you start the coming year of fishing. We expect to go out with you again in the near future. Have a great Holiday Season.”

– Ted Wong

“Darrell & I wanted you to know we had a great time fishing with you. We are now home in California and bragging about what a great time we had. We cannot express what a great guy you are and how considerate and accommodating you were. Thank you again for showing us such a great time and fulfilling a dream to catch Canada salmon.”

– Barb and Darrell Saltou

“I was skeptical when Dave said he could find me a 50lb.+ halibut within 10 minutes of leaving the marina. Good thing we didn’t wager; about an hour after setting our lines my reel was singing. After a brutal but brief fight Dave and I hauled up a 60lb. monster. Thanks for the good time and a fishing story I’ll be telling my friends for years. Dave made my West Coast fishing trip worth every penny.”

– Ted Grant

“Without a doubt, our outing with Dave of GTD Fishing was the highlight of our Vancouver Island vacation. With two boys (ages 9 and 13), the exhilaration of great salmon fishing, killer whales in the background and a setting which we regard as the nicest in Canada, it is high quality time for any family. Dave was helpful in every respect from cleaning the fish to ensuring we got the pictures later. Our only regret is that we were late in booking our second charter. A must do.” ” I’ll be booking you next time we’re out there, thanks again.”

– Graham A. Watt

Here are the pictures from when you, Sean and I were out fishing. A Very good time once again, Sean is still talking about the “Monster fish” he caught.

– M.

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