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KALUM RIVER LODGE

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Fly-fishing at Kalum River Lodge offers great fly-fishing for Steelhead and Pacific Salmon on the world’s most prolific steelhead rivers, the Skeena and her tributaries.

Kalum River Lodge is located close to the town of Terrace, in northern British Columbia, on the banks of the Kalum river and is a great family-run lodge with access to both large rivers like the Skeena and the smaller streams like the Kitimat and Nass.

The fishing available in the region suits all abilities from first-time anglers and families to the most hardcore steelhead and salmon fishermen.

  • Season: April to October
  • Some of the finest Steelhead fishing on the planet in September and October
  • 5 species of Pacific Salmon
  • King Salmon run late June to July
  • Mixed Salmon and Steelhead fishing in August
  • Ideal for individuals, groups and corporate entertainment
  • Average temperature: 0℃ in winter, 15℃ in warmer months

Situated in a secluded wilderness setting north of Terrace, Kalum River Lodge provides spectacular mountain views and private access to the Kalum River. The famous Skeena River is just a ten-minute boat ride from the lodge. The lodge and its mature lawns and gardens are nestled in an old forest.

The lodge provides comfortable accommodation for eight guests. The accommodation offered is in two twin-bedded rooms with en-suite facilities or three twin-rooms and two single rooms sharing three separate bathrooms and showers. Each room has plenty of space for storage, fishing tackle and travel gear.

There is also a private cabin within the lodge grounds. Guests can relax in the Anglers’ lounge or on the spacious deck and take in the stunning 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 personalised service Kalum River Lodge has to offer. The lodge also has a rod room and drying facilities to ensure all gear is ready for the next day's adventure.

The lodge is run by Andrew Rushton and Deanna Taylor who pride themselves in a set-up where they will do everything possible to cater to guests’ individual needs and ensure they have a successful and memorable holiday.

WIFI is available in the lodge but bring your own laptop or tablet.

At Kalum River Lodge the guides will cater to your preferred method of fishing, whether you are a spey-caster, single-handed fly-fisher or prefer to fish with bait or spinners. The experienced guides enjoy guiding all levels of anglers from the novice to the expert. Sharing our passion for angling, the outdoors and the diverse fisheries that northern British Columbia has to offer, makes being a fishing guide here a rewarding experience.

The Skeena River system is world-famous for its runs of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead. The Skeena has a huge amount of fishable water and a number of high quality tributaries and wilderness sections which means you will be constantly fishing new and un-fished water. The nearby rivers of the Nass and Kitimat ensure that during a week’s stay you will not even scratch the surface of the possibilities available.

These rivers all experience exceptional runs of Pacific Salmon and the Skeena reportedly receives the largest run of Steelhead in the world, with catches of Steelhead of over 20 lbs and King Salmon weighing over 60 lbs. Each year the Skeena system produces some very large fish and currently has 2 world records with 2 Kings caught in excess of 90 lbs. Due to their nature, these rivers lend themselves to many of the techniques used when fishing for Atlantic Salmon. The use of double-handed rods and Spey casting is the norm on the larger rivers while the smaller tributaries are ideal for those who love using a single-hander.

A typical day starts with breakfast around 7:00am after which you meet with your guide and head off to whichever part of the river best suits your preferred target species, fishing methods and allowing for seasonal variations with running fish and current conditions. Access is either by fast jet-boats, trailer-boats and or four-wheel-drive vehicles. The fishing grounds are usually reached within 5 to 45 minutes from leaving the lodge. All fishing is walking and wading or drift-boating with up to 3 anglers per guide. Anglers are advised to take all fishing equipment with them - waders, rods, reels, lines, flies and leaders.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

Fly direct to Vancouver and stay overnight. Take a two-hour morning flight to Terrrace where you will be met by lodge staff and transported to the lodge, which takes around thirty minutes.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au