River flows northeast from the Mount Arrowsmith area and crosses the
Island Highway 19 at Parksville. The Alberni Bypass route (to Highway
4) crosses the river and provides angler access to some productive
Access to the fishable portion of the Englishman River may also be
gained via logging road off the end of Allsbrook Road (off Highway
4, west of Parksville), or by the paved road to Englishman River Falls
Provincial Park on the northwest side. On either route, a car is adequate.
The fishable length of the Englishman River is approximately 10km,
and pressure is seasonally heavy, due to its easy accessibilty.
In addition to steelhead, small numbers of sea-run cutthroat trout
are also present. A few jack coho are caught in the fall, but salmon
numbers tend to be low for most species. Fishing in the Englishman
River estuary is good for cutthroat trout.
Fishing is enhanced by hatchery stocking programs.