Often underrated, carp and many other coarse fish species are great fisheries in the lower mainland and can offer an enjoyable time on out the water. 

For those who have hooked up carp before, we know that these fish can take off like a freight train as well as sometimes test our angling know how. Though the carp's fickle behaviour, sharp intellect, and delicate mouth can really push the limits of a fisherman's patience, it is certainly very rewarding when you finally hook and land one! 

If you're a big time carp fishermen or looking to get started, then you've definitely found the right tackle store because First Light Fishing & Tackle carries the largest selection of carp fishing tackle in the lower mainland. Tenkara rods, bait runner spinning reels, carp rigs, carp floats, in house made ground bait and boilies are just a few of our specialized carp fishing products! In addition, our staff loves to carp fish and are well experienced so feel free to come visit us in store to ask any questions or get some advice on how to target this underrated fishery!

Other coarse species can also offer memorable and diverse fishing experiences, such as northern pikeminnows, sunfish, brown bullheads, bass, crappies, sunfish, peamouth chubs and many others that lurk in our waters close to home. These fish are often abundant, aggressive, and always a fun alternative to other popular targeted fisheries. Moreover, these are ideal fish for introducing fishing to kids, new anglers or even for experienced hands looking to scratch their fishing itch. Be sure to come on down to check out our other coarse fishing tackle and remember that at First Light Fishing & Tackle... we only carry what we personally fish with because Fishing Is Our Life!

First Light Fishing & Tackle

1 week 2 days ago

It was my pleasure to join Mark Angelo, a world renowned conservationist, to show his 6 year old grandson the privileges of being a British Columbian!

Tucker connected with and carefully released over two dozen pike minnow and pea mouth chub this morning, officially joining the ranks of a tenkara pole fishing pro!

Wrapping up his two hours on the waters he professed:

"I wish I can do this all day!"

Welcome to the community, Tucker 🙂

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