North America is the northern subcontinent of the America’s, covering an area of 24,709,000 square kilometres; it’s the third-largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa. Its landscape is vast and varied, and it’s home to some of natures most stunning scenery, from the Rocky Mountains to Niagra Falls to the network of Great Lakes and rivers, like the St. Lawrence. Canada alone has over 2,000,000 lakes, of which 563 are more extensive than 100 square kilometres and a coastline of 243,042 kilometres, the longest in the world. With all the water in North America, it’s no surprise that the continent offers a whole host of exciting fishing opportunities.
Alaska, Canada and Greenland offer the adventurous, travelling angler the chance to fish for a wide variety of different species; however, when you think of the great fishing lodges of North America, you think about two species, Salmon and Sturgeon.
Undoubtedly, Alaska offers some of the very best freshwater fly fishing globally, especially for the Atlantic Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Chum Salmon, Coho Salmon, Sockeye Salmon and Steelhead. Famous lodges such as Bristol Bay Lodge, No See Um Lodge and the Goodnews River Lodge offer some fantastic sport, both in the size and numbers of Salmon caught. Whilst also famous for fly fishing on rivers like the Skeena, Canada is more renowned for its monster Sturgeon. In the Fraser River, these giant dinosaurs grow to monstrous proportions, and fish weighing over 1000lb aren’t uncommon.
With Canada’s vast coastline, it’s no surprise there’s some excellent saltwater fishing to be enjoyed, and the fishery off the coast of Novia Scotia’s offers some explosive sport with giant Bluefin Tuna.
Average Customer Satisfaction Score 90%
"Obviously, the best part was the fishing. Guides were superb, consistantley trying to put us on fish even though the fishing was hard. Highlight was the last fishing day when I caught a 9 foot 3" 440 lb sturgeon and then the next fish hooked was even bigger. Even the guide was excited!! Unfortunately on the bigger fish although the fish was brought along side the boat, we were a long way from the beach. We tried to tow it to a beach but the hook pulled at the last minute."
"What a fantastic trip yet again. Ideally I would like 2 days at Rainbow, 2 days at Birch and 2 days on Togiak River, but I am sure all fishermen would like this option. I do not enjoy to much the fishing on the wok for Sockeye Salmon. It would be nice if there was opportunity to fish more with the double handed rod than just a couple of places. Thanks to everyone from staff in the office to guides on the bank."
"Our fishing guide Clayton Jones was superb. We requested that we could stay with him all week as apparently it is Cascade fishing Charters policy to switch the guides around. I do not like this idea as it takes a few days to build a rapport with a guide and constant changing around prevents this. Our holiday was much better having the same guide all week."