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Matt “Oly” Olcen

Guide at a Glance

  • Company

    Westcoast Fish Expeditions

  • Locations

    Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada

  • Activities


  • Guiding Experience

    38 years

  • Languages


  • Favorite Trip

    Full Day Salmon/Halibut combo trip

Guide Bio

Fishing has always been a passion of mine since I was a young kid fishing bull heads in the tidal pools. Through time my fishing experiences evolved into summer jobs while going to the University of Victoria where I eventually received a degree in Geography and Environmental Studies.

I have been in the sportfishing industry for over 20 years now as a fishing guide. My fish guiding experience ranges up and down the British Columbia coast with several different lodges located in the Queen Charlottes, Knight Inlet and Bamfield area. My fishing resume also includes working as a guide for several winters in the tropics of Costa Rica located in Drake Bay on the pacific coast. My home is located in the small fishing village of Ucluelet, located on the westcoast of Vancouver Island, where I run my fishing charter company. WestCoast Fish Expeditions has been operating as a professional independent charter company in the Ucluelet and Barkley Sound area for over 18 years. During this time I have gained extensive knowledge of both inshore and offshore fisheries.

I skipper a 24 foot Grady White Offshore known as Westcoast Fish 1, which has been extensively customized to suit the fishing style and environment on the westcoast of Vancouver Island…come join me. – Matt Oly Olcen

Matt “Oly” Olcen's Reviews

  • Jamie Lovell

    Dead set the best guide in Ucluelet.Tried a couple of others and were pretty disappointed with the “going thru the motions” approach of the guides.
    Can’t wait to get back out there.

  • Paul Samson

    Matt is the go-to-guy. The real deal. Best guide around.

  • Lee Stickelmeyer

    About 20 years ago Matt took my family and I out for an afternoon that we still talk about and think of as one of the best days we’ve ever had. Matt is a hard ass guide in the respect that he will get you fish and will be sure you have a great time(even though he sometime fillets his finger along with your fishLOL)
    Matt if you see this e-mail me back. Trying to contact you so I can book a full day on the outside edge with my now grown boys Please!!

Westcoast Fish Expeditions

Westcoast Fish Expeditions Based out of Ucluelet , Vacouver Island caters to the novice and to the most ardent of anglers, who expect to be at the right place at the right time. Westcoast Fish Expeditions has been operating Salmon and Halibut Fishing Charters between Ucluelet and Tofino for over 25 years, and guarantees you the best service, and experience possible

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