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Trout and Salmon in British Columbia

BRITISH COLUMBIA

WILLIAMS CREEK LODGE home of NORTH PACIFIC SPEY

Williams Creek Lodge is a fantastic lodge located near Terrace on a creek with copious amounts of trout and salmon.   Most of the fishing will be done in the Terrace & Kitimat areas with many rivers to choose from.     Williams Creek Lodge specialises in off the beaten track approach for steelhead and salmon giving the anglers the opportunity  to fish away from the crowds and finding solitude.   You will fish the coastal rivers out of Douglas channel in Kitimat –  this will give you access to these rivers from the ocean.

The water in these magnificent rivers is green and there are over 30 rivers to choose from in the area plus you have the ocean fishing as well.

Couple this with outstanding scenery and awesome fishing, why would you want to go anywhere else?

Fishing Season

The season runs from April to October, with each month being different.

Every month in BC the fishing is different.    There are 5 species of salmon and they all run the rivers at different times of the year and each river is timed differently.

Target species

Main species are pacific salmon and steelhead. There are 5 species of salmon in the rivers around Terrace &  Kitimat.  This region is also home to record size steelhead.

April is steelhead and steelhead only. This is a great month but only for the hardcore angler and can produce world class steelhead but remember this is quality over quantity, but the reward is probably the best of the season.

June is for king salmon and this marks the beginning of their run up the rivers.

As July comes around its all systems go with all species available by the month’s end.

August is by far the best month for all species and numbers of fish – it’s not uncommon to catch all of the 5 species.

September is back to mostly all salmon, but steelhead is still on the menu.

Come October its steelhead galore with Coho salmon added to the mix too.

To reach certain sections of the river, you will be transported via a jet boat through the beautiful meandering creeks and rivers.

For the angler that wants a challenge, you can try and catch all 5 species in 5 days.  Grand slam is all 5 species of pacific salmon.

Golden grand slam is 5 species of salmon and a steelhead.

The best slam of all being all 5 species of salmon a steelhead and halibut.

The lodge also offers halibut fishing and ocean fishing!     A typical day would be bottom jigging for halibut, many other species as well like cod rock fish and small shark and as well as trolling for salmon!   For this trip 3 to 4 people need to go to make it worth it for fuel and guide 

The accommodation

The lodge is situated in Williams Creek which has salmon and trout in the front yard!

Anglers will stay in the comfort of the beautiful Williams Creek Lodge for 7 nights.    At the end of each day you will have the chance to relax over a beer or two and tell stories about the one that got away. At Williams Creek Lodge you will experience fine dining from a world class chef.   Add this to the superb,  well decorated rooms and lounge, this place will be hard to beat.

Each morning you will have a big breakfast at the lodge and you’ll take a big packed lunch containing sandwiches and snacks plus  a cooler full of cold beverages.

At the lodge you will be offered free beer, in moderation,  as well as wine before dinner.

You can also go to the liquor store at anytime during the trip as town is very close.     If you have a specific drink then you can call at a liquor store after  leaving  the airport and before arriving at the lodge.

The below itinerary is only as a guide, as there are flights that depart daily from various UK airports.    We’ll tailor your itinerary to suit your precise needs.

 

DAY 1:

HEATHROW/VANCOUVER                  1425/1550

VANCOUVER/TERRACE                      1755/1933

You will be met at the airport and transferred to the lodge –   journey of  approx. 7 mins.

Arrive at Williams Creek Lodge.  Overnight dinner and  twin room accommodation.

DAY 2  Daily return transfers to fishing grounds. 8 hrs  guided fishing (sometimes longer, depending on the commute to the river. Picnic lunch.    Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge.

DAY 3  8 hrs guided fishing.  Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 4  8 hrs guided fishing.  Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 5  8 hrs guided fishing.  Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 6  8 hrs guided fishing.  Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge

DAY 7  8 hrs guided fishing.  Overnight full board accommodation at the Lodge

Day 8  Breakfast at the lodge.  Transfer to Terrace airport

TERRACE/VANCOUVER                      1100/1232

VANCOUVER/HEATHROW                  1835/1150+1

 

£3,733.00  + £345.00  airport taxes/surcharges PER PERSON – sharing a chalet.   Subject to availability/exchange rates

Cost includes:

  • Flights – economy class
  • 7 nights full board accommodation in the Williams Creek Lodge.
  • All meals, desalinated water and soft drinks plus free beer, in moderation, as well as wine before dinner.
  • Shared double room
  • 6 full days guided fly fishing
  • Pick up to and from terrace airport.
  • Shore picnic lunch.
  • Waders on request
  • All tackle – on request.

Cost excludes:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Flies
  • Fish can be processed if you wish to take some for the table. (vacuum packed – airline approved) at 1.50 CAD per pound.
  • Gratuities: This is purely discretionary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any other extras/items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any increase in fuel/surcharges prior to ticketing
  • Visa fee – apply on line well in advance of your departure from UK. You will not be allowed to board the plane without one.
  • Fishing licence – approx. CAD100.00 per person
  • Single supplement – on request
  • A guide to yourself can also be arranged at extra cost – on request
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