Kalum River Lodge, British Columbia

 

Overview

Location:

British Columbia, Canada

Target Fish: 

Steelhead, Salmon (various species)

Time of Year: 

April through early November

Lodge Capacity: 

The lodge sleeps up to 12 people

Nearest Large Airport: 

Terrace BC

Documents Required: 

Passport

 

The Skeena river system is considered the best Steelhead fishing in the world. It’s there where the world record was achieved for Steelhead on both a fly and with conventional tackle. The Skeena watershed is very diverse and runs from early spring through late fall.

The Kalum River Lodge is centrally located near Terrace in British Columbia, Canada making for easy access to the Skeena River and its tributaries which includes the Kitimat River, Nass system and other coastal rivers. Fly anglers come from all over the world to fish these legendary waters.

Catching a Steelhead on the fly is considered by many to be the ultimate fishing experience. With the large numbers of fish migrating up the Skeena, anglers have the opportunity to catch several species of salmon as well as Steelhead in a day.

With record sized fish moving up the rivers any angler has the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime. The owner of the lodge, Andrew Rushton is also a guide and has fished at lodges all over the world. He feels that he has incorporated the best of those experiences into Kalum River Lodge.

Fishing Program

The Skeena system holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and on conventional tackle. As well as having the world’s largest run of wild Steelhead the Skeena also holds two world records for Chinook (King Salmon).

Fishing season begins in April and goes through to early November. The spring season brings fresh runs of Steelhead, trout and early Chinook salmon into the rivers. This is a great time for fly fishermen to experience fishing on a variety of rivers. Fly fishing throughout the summer season is an action packed time. 

The chance of catching Steelhead and all five species of salmon during your trip is an amazing experience and brings many anglers back year after year. By early September the tributaries are filling up with Coho (Silver salmon) and Steelhead providing excellent fishing as well as incredible wilderness scenery. 

Kalum River Lodge’s guides are very experienced fly fishermen with an extensive knowledge of the fly fishing waters. The guides will work with you as much or as little as you require.

During the summer and into the fall, the lower Skeena River hosts vast numbers of migrating Steelhead and salmon all heading towards up-river tributaries. These fish are only a day or so out of the ocean so they are strong, aggressive and very feisty.

Fishing the lower Skeena is exciting and action packed. Be prepared to hear your reel screaming as your fish heads off down river! All the fish bound for renowned rivers such as the Bulkley, Babine, Kispiox, Sustat, Kalum, Morice and Copper (Zymoetz) run through the lower Skeena.

Each morning after breakfast your guide will be ready to take you fishing all day. You will depart with your guide to different river systems and areas, dependent upon the time of year, species available and preferred fishing methods.

Access to the fishing areas is with a combination of four-wheel drive vehicles, drift boats, rafts or jet boats. Fishing is from the bank, wading or drifting.

Seasons

Steelhead: Spring run - mid March to end May. Summer run - late July to November

Chinook Salmon: Spring Run-late April through early June.  Summer Run-late June through early August

Coho Salmon: August through November

Sockeye: Mid July to September

Chum Salmon: Mid July to mid August

Pink Salmon: Late July to early September

Char, Cutthroat and Bull Trout Trout: All year

Accommodations

Our lodge on the Skeena River offers our guests the best location and comfort along with our top guide service and fine cuisine.

The lodge is central to the best fishing areas on the Skeena River, as well as the Kitimat and Nass river systems.

The bespoke lodge is on the banks of the Skeena River and boasts stunning views of the world renowned Skeena River and the surrounding mountains. 

Guests enjoy single rooms with a luxurious queen or double bed and their own private ensuite bathroom. The lodge sleeps up to 12 people

When not fishing guests can kick back in the Angler’s Lounge or on the deck and enjoy the amazing scenery.  The landscaping and natural beauty make this a truly unique setting. After a full day’s fishing on Terrace’s world renowned waters, guests enjoy delicious gourmet-style home cooked meals and the personalized service our staff have to offer.

 

On Site Amenities and Activities Include

  • Wi-Fi/internet access

  • Bar area

  • Spacious lounge

  • Gourmet Food

Getting There

Daily direct flights from Vancouver, BC into Terrace make your journey an easy one.  WestJet and Air Canada have several flights a day to Terrace and you are only in the air for around 1h 45 minutes. Lodge staff will greet you at Terrace airport and within 25 minutes you will be relaxing at the lodge.

Rates

All rates are per person and include tax. Guests can pay in Canadian or US dollars. The US rates below are based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Packages include transportation to and from Terrace Airport, fully guided fishing, single ensuite accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and gourmet-style dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. 

7 NIGHTS/6 DAYS $5,282

6 NIGHTS/5 DAYS $4,404

5 NIGHTS/4 DAYS $3,535    

3 NIGHTS/3 DAYS $2,641

All rates are per person and include tax. Rates will vary based on Canadian Exchange rate.

We can customize the duration of your stay to suit your needs. We can also provide lodge exclusivity packages.

We offer day trips.

Package includes:

Transportation to and from Terrace Airport
Fully guided fishing
Single rooms with private ensuite bathrooms
Breakfast, packed lunch and gourmet-style dinner
Non-alcoholic beverages

Not included:

International or domestic flights
Fishing licences
Alcoholic beverages
Fish processing (if required)
Gratuities (optional)


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