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Fly fishing in the rivers of British Columbia and the types of trout and salmon available will vary throughout the year. These remote freshwater river fishing locations are all within a 10-50 minute boat ride from the lodge. Some access and hiking along the rivers require short to moderate hikes. Most anglers should have appropriate mobility, but you can get onto the cutthroat trout, dollies, rainbow trout, and salmon without too much effort.
The local streams and rivers here are all catch-and-release and are some of the most beautiful, productive, and unpressured waters you’ve never heard of! You will fish the small streams or bigger rivers using dry flies, wet flies, and nymphs, or spinning gear, too, if you like.
Depending on the time of year, you’ll find yourself hooking resident and/or sea-run cutthroat trout, dolly varden char, and occasionally rainbow trout. You’ll also find silver/coho salmon, pink salmon, plus small numbers of chinook salmon, and, if you’re really lucky, maybe a steelhead.
Here you will find freshwater river fishing opportunities to satisfy every skill level. Experienced anglers will appreciate the variety and challenges of the different streams and waters that you will fish.
And, of course, beginning fly anglers will be provided full instruction and support. Your guides may take you into small remote streams, where the sighting of another angler would be an extraordinary event. Tying into a leaping, twisting, running silver salmon or a lovely native coastal cutthroat trout in a stream that you might be able to cross in two jumps is quite a thrill for any angler. Fishing paradise found!
If you want to fish the remote Wakeman River, your day starts off with a 50-minute boat ride from the lodge into Kingcome Inlet and then up into Wakeman Sound. The float trip starts with a short truck ride up the river to your put-in spot. Then, you and your guide will enjoy an amazing day - fishing the innumerable pools and runs of the Wakeman. After catching salmon, trout, or dolly varden, you’ll come back to the lodge for another great dinner. In the evening, you can take advantage of the fly-tying table at the lodge, check out the cedar sauna or just sit back and watch the sunset from your cabin on the dock.
This unique floating lodge was designed and built as a solid floating structure that provides cozy, personal, and comfortable accommodations for small groups. Using red and yellow cedar from the nearby forest, the lumber for the lodge was milled on-s...)
This unique floating lodge was designed and built as a solid floating structure that provides cozy, personal, and comfortable accommodations for small groups. Using red and yellow cedar from the nearby forest, the lumber for the lodge was milled on-site. A woodstove heats the lodge with solar power, and a generator provides electricity. The lodge has a kitchen, dining area, and a great room, all with spectacular views and even a piano. Guests also have use of the lovely cedar sauna, which is perfect for enjoying after a day of fly fishing and adventures.
Decorated in a true west coast theme, the main lodge is where all meals are served, and it is a great place to relax after a long day of fishing and exploring the waters of the Broughton Archipelago and coastal rivers. There is Internet service available too if you need to stay in touch with home. Meals are all hearty, with a focus on local seafood, plus a greenhouse on-site for fresh salads and herbs. All meals and baking are prepared fresh daily by an expert on-site chef.
Local BC wine is served with dinner, and fresh baked goods and coffee or tea are always available. Meals are served family-style, and local seafood delicacies such as fresh crab, prawns, salmon, snapper, or halibut may be on the menu. You will feel right at home here!
If fishing in the local rivers is not enough, the Broughton Archipelago and the waters surrounding northern Vancouver Island are home to many marine mammals, such as Orcas or Killer Whales, seals, dolphins, porpoises, as well as Humpback Whales, Minke Whales, and Grey Whales. An exciting wildlife cruise is always an option if your arms are too sore from catching fish.
The lodge hosts a maximum of 4 guests at a time, or up to 6 guests for family groups, which allows your hosts to focus on giving you the best possible fishing experience and personalized service at the lodge and on the water. This is a small group coastal and river fishing adventure at its finest in one of the most spectacular wilderness areas of the British Columbia coast.
Single supplement, add 30% to all rates.
Children under 12 years receive a 50% discount, not including airfare. Please inquire.
Please inquire for rates without air transportation.
All prices are per person, in USD. All prices are based on double occupancy.
BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY
All bookings require a non-refundable deposit of 50% in order to confirm dates, with the balance due at least 45 days prior to your trip date. The initial 50% deposit is non-refundable.
If for any reason, a cancellation occurs prior to the final payment, the initial payment is not lost, but is held and can be used as deposit payment for any future trip at the then-applicable rates.
If the cancellation occurs after the final payment has been made, you have two options:
No refunds of any kind will be issued if cancellation occurs within seven (7) days or less, prior to the arrival date.