Born and raised in Chilliwack, Derek is a local boy who began fishing at a young age with his father and younger brother. An avid fly fisher, Derek also can fish using any method and enjoys the challenge of targeting multiple species on any given day. Derek is also an accomplished Sturgeon fisherman who also volunteers for the FRSCS. When he isn’t guiding, Derek enjoys spending his time fishing with friends and family. If you can pry a fishing rod out of his hands, you might also find him out hunting or enjoying some of the other great outdoor activities the Fraser Valley has to offer with his wife and son.
Frank Kozel – Tour Operator / Fishing Guide
Frank has lived in the Fraser Valley most of his life and is our Operations Manager and guide for STS and BC Sport Fishing Group. Over his many years of sport fishing Frank has learned the art of fly fishing, spent countless hours Sturgeon fishing, bait fishing and spoon fishing. He really takes his fishing seriously! When not working for STS / BCSFG, fishing, or running the tour boat he is pursuing his other passion as a professional musician playing guitar and singing in a few local bands. You will also find Frank helping in the office, making sales call, doing boat maintenance / repairs, or he might even be your shuttle driver for the day. Whatever it is, he’s committed to help make your experience with BC Sportfishing Group and STS the best it could possibly be.
Pat Vidito – BCSFG / STS Guide
Pat began fishing in Chilliwack with his dad when he was a teenager and still remembers the “good old days” when they would fish at Nicola Lake. Pat is a very accomplished fishermen with extensive knowledge accompanied with 20 years of experience fishing and guiding all around beautiful British Columbia, he joined BC Sportfishing Group in 2006, spending the fall months teaching clients to fish. Pat also guides in the Haida Gwaii in the summer months as well. He currently lives in the Fraser Valley with his wife and two dogs.