The Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association (FVAGA) was co-founded by Frank Staiger, Steve Arcand, Kelly Davison, Fred Helmer and Marc Laynes in 1999. The FVAGA is a registered British Columbia Society.
The purpose of the association is to provide:
The FVAGA promotes sustainable angling tourism in the Fraser river watershed, and have demonstrated leadership in conservation, sustainability and angling tourism. The FVAGA provides “in-kind” voluntary sturgeon data, information valued in excess of $800 000 annually, during their course of operations.
Members of the FVAGA also participate voluntarily and professionally in Environmental Assessment work within the Fraser river watershed for 25 years.
2022/23 Board of Directors
This culminates in over 100 years of licenced angling guide expertise.
The FVAGA participates in various angling related organizations including:
Fraser River Sportfishing Alliance (FRSA), South Coast Angling Advisory Team (SCAAT), Provincial Angling Advisory Team (PAAT), BCWF In-land Fisheries Committee, Sport Fish Advisory Board (SFAB subcommittee), Lower Fraser River Fisheries Collaborative Dialogue.