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Alaska West Camp | Salmon Fly Fishing

Tour code: ALL031

Located on the Kanektok River, only 5.5 miles from its mouth, is by all standards a remarkably diverse fishery. Perfectly suited to both single-hand and spey anglers, offering one of Alaska’s best opportunities to catch Salmon where high catch-rates and easy wading is the norm.

Just a short ride downriver is some great water including some long gravel bars, just perfect for double handed rods swinging flies for monster Kings and Chum Salmon. There are also slow backwaters that are loaded with Silver Salmon and the tidewaters sections are full of all types of Salmon that were in saltwater just hours earlier.

As you head upriver past the Alaska West camp, the Kanektok River makes a transition to a smaller river with side channels and tributaries. Coming off at all angles, these upriver sections make some really interesting water to fly fish for not just Salmon but also Rainbows.

The season is short, just 12 weeks of fishing, but things change very quickly during this period. From mid-June to mid-July, King Salmon are the most popular target, with Rainbow fishing picking up in July as well. The second half of July provides a shot at the Salmon grand slam (all five species, all in one day). In August through the beginning of September, Silver mania sweeps the Kanektok and the Trout just keep getting fatter as fall arrives.

Alaska West is a large, luxurious tented camp. Guests sleep in comfortable tents with carpeted floors, heating and lighting. Hot showers, a large dining tent, a recreation tent, and a drying tent complete the scene.

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Alaska West

The Alaska West camp is totally made up of tented accommodation, this however does not mean its basic. The whole camp has a professional feel to it and has everything that all Salmon anglers need from a welcoming camp. Being based right on the banks of the river gives the whole camp a real fishing appeal. For after dinner you can just pick up your rods and continue to fish until you drop.

The whole camp set up consists of first of all the Sleeping Quarters. These heated tents are furnished with two single beds with full bedding, nightstand, hang-down bug net, lantern, carpeted floor and clothes hangers. The housekeeping staff will come through daily to make beds, empty trash and tidy up to ensure your new home stays neat and clean.

There is also a shower and restrooms block. All Showers have hot and cold running water with a sink, which are also cleaned daily. The restrooms are indeed outhouses, they too are cleaned daily and they are strategically located near your tent cabin.

After a full days fishing you can leave all your fishing clothes and waders in the drying tent. These tents serves as a place for you to hang your wet waders, coats, boots and anything else you don’t want wet or dirty in your sleeping quarters. This tent’s heater is lit every night to ensure that your things are nice and dry by morning.

When hungry, move to the dining tent. The dining tent is a spacious 24’x 60’ heated structure with wood floors and is always kept neat and clean. The kitchen has state of the art equipment, such as gas ranges, convection oven, microwave, refrigerators and freezers.

For those, who would like to relax after a full days fishing, there is a purpose built lounge tent. The lounge is a great place to relax after a full day of fishing. This large heated tent is furnished with comfortable chairs, tables and refrigerator with cool sodas, juices and mixers. There are poker chips with cards, board games, dart board, magazines, books, map board, telephone, satellite television and an online camp computer available to all guests.

You can also relax outside with the camps gazebo and viewing deck. This split-level wood structure is located close to the dining and lounge tents and has a great river view. The bottom area is open aired and enclosed with a fine mesh bug screen. This is a great place to sit and enjoy the midnight sun without being bothered by our little biting buddies. Directly above is the viewing deck. Bring your camera – the sunsets can be breathtaking!

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin bedded tents
Telephone: Satellite (Chargeable)
Internet: Camp computer
Laundry: For nominal charge
Power: 110 Volt (Generated)
Meals: In dinning tent
Alcohol: Not allowed "dry county"
Equipment Hire: All included
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Anchorage Hotels

We use a variety of hotels in Anchorage for your overnight stay, from hotels close to the airport to hotels in downtown Anchorage that allow you to see a bit more of Anchorage and even extend your stay.

All the hotels that we use are a minimum of 3 stars and will at least include all the basic facilities listed below. If you wish, we can discuss which hotel to use to suit your own personal requirements. Also, for overnight hotels, there is always the option to upgrade to single rooms.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, double & twin available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free in lobby
Laundry: For a nominal charge
Power: In rooms
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Breakfast in restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Freezer Room: Main reception
Species Information
King / Chinook Salmon
Season: 14 June to 19 July
Peak: 21 June to 12 July
Weight: 10LB to 60LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Chum Salmon
Season: 14 June to 26 July
Peak: 21 June to 19 July
Weight: 5Lb to 16LB
Average Weight: 10LB
Sockeye Salmon
Season: 21 June to July 26
Peak: 4 July to 18 July
Weight: 4LB to 12LB
Average Weight: 8LB
Pink Salmon
Season: 12 July to 8 August
Peak: 19 July to 5 August
Weight: 2LB to 6LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Coho / Silver Salmon
Season: 8 August to 12 September
Peak: 15 August to 12 September
Weight: 6LB to 20LB
Average Weight: 12LB
Dolly Varden
Season: 18 July to 12 September
Peak: 25 July to 12 September
Weight: 1LB to 12LB
Average Weight: 1.5LB
Rainbow Trout
Season: 14 June to 12 September
Peak: 21 July to 12 September
Weight: 1LB to 12LB
Average Weight: 2.5LB
Suggested Itinerary

Although the fishing has set weeks, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to either extend your stay with additional days at the beginning or end in Anchorage, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: (Saturday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive Seattle
Depart Seattle
Arrive Anchorage

On arrival take a taxi to your Anchorage Hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel (Twin Rooms) R/O

DAY 2: (Sunday)

Early in the morning take a taxi to Anchorage airport.

Depart Anchorage
Arrive Quinhagak

On arrival in Quinhagak, you will be met by Alaska West staff and transported by jet boat approximately 25 minutes upstream to the camp.

Overnight accommodation: Alaska West Fly Fishing camp. (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAYS 3 & 4: (Monday & Tuesday) Fishing Days.

Each day you will depart for a full days fishing by boat based on 2 anglers pr boat / guide.

Your guide utilises 16 to 18 foot flat-bottomed boats powered by 40 HP jet engines, equipped with bow and stern anchors, two swivel seats and life jackets.

There is a cooler on board to store lunches and drinks.

Overnight accommodation: Alaska West Fly Fishing camp. (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAYS 5 & 6: (Wednesday & Thursday) Fishing Days.

While out fishing each day, a fresh lunch will be prepared on the shore by your guides.

Overnight accommodation: Alaska West Fly Fishing camp. (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAYS 7 & 8: (Friday & Saturday) Fishing Days.

Each day dependent on where you fish, the fishing is either from the bank, gravel bars or drift fishing within the boat as your guide walks you down.

Overnight accommodation: Alaska West Fly Fishing camp. (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAY 9: (Sunday)

Early morning you will be transferred back to Quinhagak.

Depart Quinhagak
Arrive Anchorage

On arrival take a taxi back to your Anchorage Hotel.

Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel. (Twin Rooms) R/O

DAY 10: (Monday)

Take a taxi back to Anchorage International Airport.

Depart Anchorage
Arrive Seattle
Depart Seattle

DAY 11: (Tuesday)

Arrive UK

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If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • Internal flights Anchorage to Quinhagak
  • Transfers to and from Quinhagak and Alaska West
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals & soft drinks at Lodge
  • 6 days fishing via boat (2 anglers pr guide)
  • Fishing tackle
  • Waders & Boots
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • We recommend that you take Emergency Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Meals at the Anchorage Hotels or Bar expenses
  • Transfer in Anchorage
  • Alcohol
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing license ($55) and salmon tag ($30)

Flight upgrades

Additional nights in Anchorage

Single rooms in Anchorage

Tour Notes


Alaska operates a Visa waver programme (VWP); you are required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

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

There is no additional airport departure tax when leaving Alaska

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Seattle (approx 9 hrs) Seattle – Anchorage (approx 3 hrs) Anchorage – Quinhagak (approx 3.5 hrs)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Quinhagak to Alaska West Fly Fishing Camp (25 Mins) by boat

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