Terrace, British Columbia
wish you a warm welcome to Terrace , British
site of our comfortable well appointed fishing lodge
in the heart of the worlds finest Salmon and
Steehead (Sea Run Rainbow) fishery.
aim is to give you the opportunity to fish in real
wilderness surroundings, free from human intrusion,
and rivers and lakes teeming with large populations
of wild fish. Unrivalled scenery, providing you with
a wealth of local knowledge and
comfortable accommodation all go to make your time
with us memorable one. And hopefully you may return
again in the future.
Whether you may be a beginner an advanced angler,
the opportunity to fish the Skeena region is not to
The Skeena Regions
The Skeena River
- Rising amongst the Skeena mountains this powerful
river travels an unbelievable 300 miles to reach the
Pacific Ocean. Its tumbling waters are home to some
of the largest members of the Salmon family to be
found anywhere in the world.
fishing and spinning regulary produces Chinook
Salmon in excess of 50lbs and Steelheads to 30lbs,
catches of 10 good sized fish are not unusual in a
fishing day. Between March and October this scenic
expanse of water becomes a Salmon highway, in this
period in excess of 13 million Salmon travel its
The Kitsumkalum River
– born from glacial waters like the Skeena is a
magnet for spawning Salmon. It however gains its
reputation from the huge amount of large steelhead
and record Chinook taken during the season.
Separated by an impassable
we fish both the upper and lower sections of this
river using Jet and Drift boats. The average Chinook
is a staggering 35lbs and the record stands at an
The Kitimat River
– this beautiful river stretching for just 25
miles is a haven for wildlife and is drift boat-
only rule on the river helping to maintain the areas
the river it is not unusual to see Grizzly bears,
Black Bear, Lynx, Eagles, Otter.
small river it has an enormous run of huge fish, is
crystal clear is a favourite with the fly fishing
Prince Rupert Sound
– the venue for most of our deep sea Halibut
trips, these waters
produce 150lb fish and may be in excess of 300lb.
Enormous shoals of bait fish ensure that it's waters
are stocked with these leviathan Halibut and Salmon.
Halibut fishing is done from boat using Perks or
bait, the Salmon fishing is by trolling and mooching
in the open ocean (Mooching is using live bait
Target Species List
gairdneri) - this fish almost ignored
during the Northwests early decades is one of the
worlds toughest and hard fighting game fish and does
not face inevitable death after spawning, if he can
maintain 60 % of his body weight in migration up
stream he will get back to sea, rebuild strength,
get bigger and return to spawn. For this reason we
exercise our catch and release policy.
tshawytscha) - the largest of all the
pacific salmon this fish is the mainstay of the many
sport fisheries. These marathon fish can travel in
excess of 2000 river miles during a 60 day period to
spawn. With fish in excess of 50lbs regularly taken,
they are a highly desirable target for the sport
fisherman, Using Fly, spinning, or bait. We target
these fish from May until August. An Alaskan fish of
97lbs presently holds the world record and many fish
well above this size regularly run in the rivers
around our lodge.
(Oncorhynchus kisutch) - called the
Silver Salmon this sporting species is almost
identical to the Atlantic Salmon. The Coho is
extremely adaptable and can be found in nearly all
accessible bodies of fresh water. Coho are
spectacular fighters and acrobatic fish, on suitable
tackle will provide a thorough test for even the
most experienced game fishermen. Averaging 10-12lbs
but larger specimens have been caught in all the
rivers we fish exceeding 30lb.
nerka) – commonly referred to as the red
Salmon it occurs in the North Pacific and the Arctic
Ocean and associated fresh water systems. Highly
prized as a table fish and for this reason is
heavily targeted by local anglers. Fights with an
initial searing run 80-100yards is common, tough and
Chum (Oncorhyncus keta)
- referred to as the Dog Salmon because of the males
tendency to devlop a hooked jaw and large teeth.
This Salmon is well known for its ariel antics, and
when hooked care must be taken to bow your rod as
the fish leapsor he,ll break you. Reaching sizes of
up to 30lbs the standard size tends to be 12lb-15lb.
(Onchorhynchus gorbuscha) - common name
is ‘Humpy Salmon’ as you guess he has a pronounced
lateral hump, which males develop prior to spawning
, it tends to prefer taking flies which is unusual
but who says we know how a Salmon thinks.
stenolepis) – the largest member of the
flat fish and the fight can be long and hard and
very dogged as they don't give up easily usually
caught from boat with bait or perks, Fish of up to
300lbs live in the grounds around Prince Rupert
Sound, average size tends to be 50lb with regular
150lbs fish coming to boat.
arrange all your flights, insurance etc, which are a
cost on top of the lodge and fishing cost.
Prices include the
Collection from Terrace airport.
Accommodation in the lodge, boat trips, food, soft
drinks, and transport in and around the lodge area.
( There will be an additional charge for ocean
trips, depending on number of anglers )
Although we can provide tackle for all our fishing
trips it is advisable to bring along your own. We
recommend the following.
11-14ft single or double handed rod using
a 9-10 weight line. Good quality reel with 300 yards
of Dacron backing line, floating, intermediate, and
sink tip, fast sink lines are required for all
11ft stiff action rod, with good quality light
multiplier Abu 6500 or 7000
lures and spinners are available and tend to give
Light weight waterproof jacket, fleece under jacket,
chest waders, sunglasses and flotation jacket is
needed in case you fall in rivers are powerful and
look forward to you joining us in Canada for the
trip of a lifetime we look forward to fishing with
you in the future.