• Playing another hard fighting Steelhead on the Skeena River system, Sportquest fly fishing holidays
  • Andrew our head guide holds up a stunning King Salmon from the Skeena River system. Fly fishing holidays in British Columbia with Sportquest
  • The best fly fishing lodge on the Skeena River system, fly fishing salmon holidays with Sportquest
  • Very happy customer and Andrew our head guide with their fish. Sportquest fly fishing holidays on the Skeena Rivers system BC
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INCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS! We are now offering a free additional half days fishing when booking 4 nights and 2 full days, or additional full free days fishing when booking a 7 night and 4 full day packages.


WHAT'S INCLUDED 

International return flights,  All airport transfers to and from airport and marina. Accommodation Casa Velha do Palheiro in garden view room (double occupancy) including buffet breakfast. Full day's fishing as indicated on itinerary. Boats Packed lunch and drinks.  Fishing License.  1 dinner for two persons in the Casa Velha do Palheiro dining room including house wine. All fishing tackle supplied.

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Kalum River Lodge British Columbia Canada

TOUR REFERENCE: CAN004
Overview
Located near Terrace, British Columbia Canada is a little gem of a secret until now that is, for located right on the banks of the Kalum River is Kalum River Lodge.

From this lodge, which now has exclusive access points to both the upper and lower Kalum River you have fantastic fishing but also you have access to fish the world famous Skeena river system for Steelhead, King, Coho, Pink and Chum Salmon. Fly fishing for Steelhead on the Skeena is considered by many to be the best Steelhead fishing in the world, as this watershed holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and with conventional tackle. As well as having the worlds largest run of wild Steelhead, the Skeena also holds 2 world records for King Salmon. A 92lb and then a 99lb caught just recently. At Kalum River Lodge 3 King salmon have been landed over 60lbs in the last two fishing seasons as well several Steelhead over 20lbs. It is no wonder Fly fishermen all over the world have come to the Skeena to test their skills against these magnificent fish and tried to keep it a secret for so long. 

The fishing season begins in April and finishes in early November. Spring runoff brings fresh runs of Steelhead into many of our northern rivers. Spring Steelhead average 10-14lbs with the occasional fish over 20lbs. July brings the big Kings; the largest of the salmon species. By mid July, sockeye and pink salmon are starting to arrive in large numbers. Early August the Skeena has all 5 species of salmon as well as the Steelhead. The Steelhead is migrating up the Skeena in large numbers through mid September. With fish on record over 30 lbs, any angler has the chance at a fish of a lifetime. From early September the rivers are filling up with Coho (Silvers), providing excellent fishing as well as incredible wilderness scenery.
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FISHING METHODS

Freshwater Fly Fishing, Spinning 

SPECIES TO CATCH

Steelhead

Season: 1st April to 15th May
1st Aug to 29th Oct
Peak:  Sept
Weight: 10lb to 30lb 
Average Weight: 14lb 
King / Chinook Salmon

Season: 20th April to 1st June
15th June to 15th Aug
Peak: May and July
Weight: 10lb to 96lb 
Average Weight: 25lb
Chum Salmon 

Season: 20th July to 18 Aug
Peak: July and Aug
Weight: 10lb to 30lb 
Average Weight: 15lb 
 

Sockeye / Red Salmon
 
Season: 25th July to 1st Sept
Peak: August
Weight: 4lb to 10lb 
Average Weight: 6lb 

Pink Salmon (All Years)

Season: 25th July to 18th Sept
Peak: August
Weight: 2lb to 7lb 
Average Weight: 5lb 

Coho / Silver Salmon

Season: 1st Aug to 29th Oct
Peak: Sept
Weight: 10lb to 20lb 
Average Weight: 14lb 

 

Note: these figures are complied with catch reports over 5 years, however they can be effected by adverse weather.
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TOUR INCLUDES

Flights (E), International return flights, Internal flights (E), Airport transfers, 7 nights accommodation, full board, soft drinks, 6 days full fishing as indicated on itinerary, Canadian taxes.

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

Holiday insurance, personal items, local tips, fishing licence.

OPTIONS

Seat upgrades available with British Airways.

VISA

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry, no visa for UK citizens required.

MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

No vaccinations currently required 

PLEASE NOTE

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes. 

DEPARTURE TAX

CAN$15

FLIGHT ROUTE AND FLIGHT TIME

UK - Vancouver (approx 10hrs)  Vancouver - Terrace (approx 2hrs). 

BAGGAGE ALLOWANCE

(WT/E) 2 checked in items 23 kg (C/B/F) 3 checked in items 23 kg. Most airlines permit each passenger to check in one piece of sporting luggage i.e. a rod holdall, but must not exceed 23 kg.

TRANSFER TIME

Terrace - Kalum River Lodge (approx 30 mins)
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WALKING / HIKKING

In and around Terrance there are many opportunities to go on walks plus guided tours viewing bears and other stunning wildlife.

NATIONAL PARKS

A great opportunity to view the beautiful landscape as well as a great opportunity for photography of all the stunning views.
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