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Goodnews River Lodge | Salmon Fly Fishing | Alaska


Tour code: ALL025  

Goodnews River Lodge fly fishing is remarkable and is the only fully serviced lodge on the river. Because of this, the river receives very little fishing pressure. There is no commercial fishing in the estuary or river allowing all five species of Pacific Salmon a free run.

Location of Goodnews River Lodge, Alaska

Goodnews River Lodge, located on the North Fork of the river, is the main branch, right at the upper edge of tidewater. The Goodnews River flows southwest from Goodnews Lake down the Goodnews Valley. It is just 7 miles from Goodnews Bay. From there, the jet boats can easily access all three forks of the river, as well as the lower tidewater sections. There are over 490 miles of fishable streams, braids, creeks and river branches for you to enjoy. There are three options for the angler in search of trophy fish. You can choose one of the three river branches, fish the tidewaters, or wade the feeder creeks.

The river boasts outstanding runs of all five species of Pacific Salmon, sea-run Dolly Varden, and resident Leopard Rainbows and Grayling. Chrome bright Salmon, inhabited with new sea lice, are the norm. These fish are incredibly fresh and feisty. They will challenge your angling skills. Resident Leopard Rainbows and Grayling live in all areas of the river, and follow the Salmon upriver, as they get ready for their spawning rituals.

Fishing on the Goodnews River

Goodnews River Lodge is the only fully serviced lodge on the river. Due to this, the river system receives very little fishing pressure. There are no early morning plane rides that can be affected by the weather which can happen at other lodges, or manic boat races to the best spots in competition with other lodges. The only other people, apart from the odd rafters/campers, will be your fellow anglers from the lodge.

The tidewater section of the Goodnews river fills with Chinook Salmon in late June. Fishing for King Salmon from the boats continues throughout July. The King Salmon are followed closely by Chum Salmon and Sockeye Salmon. For those wanting to take some fish home, the Sockeye Salmon are a great option. Silver Salmon arrive in large numbers in August through to early September. These species are great sport for fly anglers. They are eager to chase flies and can provide lots of action for you every day.

Fly Fishing on the Goodnews River

The night before your fishing day starts, your guide will discuss your options. Any species you want to fish for or a location you specifically would like to visit. Boats depart the camp for the full day returning at 5.30 pm with evening meal between 6.30 and 7.30. 24hr daylight means that there is always the option of some midnight fishing in front of the lodge.

Goodnews River Lodge is located just above tidewater, so if you are seeking fresh Salmon, the runs are short. When targeting Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Grayling, the runs might be longer. As you head upstream, you can choose from one of Goodnews Rivers three forks. These up-river beats are remote, and while you may on occasion see a Goodnews River float trip party, it’s more likely you will not see any other anglers.

Guiding at the Goodnews River Lodge

Each day you will fish with a different guide, and it always pays to explore his specific skills or secrets. Even if you choose to follow your plan. All of the guides are licensed and guide full time.

Other Activities at the Goodnews River Lodge

The Goodnews River Lodge Alaska is a Salmon anglers paradise, and there are lots to see for nature lovers. However, due to its remoteness, it is only suitable for anglers. Especially ones who like and appreciate the stunning surroundings they will be fishing in.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our fishing holidays to Goodnews River Lodge, please feel free to contact our experienced team who will be happy to help with any queries you have. Don’t forget to view all the Fly Fishing Destinations we offer in Alaska and request a free brochure.


Goodnews River Lodge

Goodnews River Lodge offers an angler a glimpse of what fishing was like in Alaska in years gone by. This lodge and river is one of the last places in Alaska where you can rely on prolific salmon runs as there is no commercial fishing or other lodges on the river allowing the Salmon a free run.

The Lodge

Goodnews River Lodge is a tented lodge that sits on the banks of the river keeping you very close to the fishing. The whole camp consists of a large main dining room with a picture window that overlooks the river, a commercial kitchen, a recreation hall complete with a lounge, TV/DVR, a Ping Pong table, a football table, and the never empty Popcorn machine. Inside there is also a shop for customers to purchase logo merchandise.

There are 7 standard tents/cabins. Each cabin is built on a platform and includes a front porch. Guest cabins feature thermostatically controlled propane heaters, gas and electric lighting, comfortable bedding and handmade duvet covers, mosquito netting, storage shelves, and a chamber pot.

A separate building houses six private bathrooms with heater, toilet, sink, vanity, shower, and 110V AC electric service. There is also a drying tent for guest comfort.

In addition to the standard tent/cabins we now have 8 larger Deluxe tent/cabins, these include their separate bath area complete with shower, sink, and toilet. Ideal for couples, they are large enough to accommodate a party of 3. (Available on a first come first served basis at an additional charge).

All guest cabins offer the following features:

  • Front door and cross-ventilating windows
  • Front Porch for gear storage and relaxing
  • Carpeted hardwood floor
  • Thermostatically-controlled propane heat
  • Electric and gaslighting
  • Extra-long mattresses with flannel sheets and thick comforter

Food & Drink

The main lodge tent is the central gathering place for the camp and hot breakfast is served to start everyone’s day. Lunches are packed and thermoses are filled for the day on the river.

Each morning the breakfast includes pancakes or french toast, bacon, sausage, muffins, hashbrowns, quiches, hot and cold cereals, fruits, and of course eggs to order. Hot coffee, Orange Juice, and Tea are available for the early riser, and breakfast is served promptly at 7 am.

After you’ve finished your breakfast, stop by the Lunch Bar where you can make your sandwich or wrap for the day. Sodas are located in the same area. Cookies, brownies and great mixed granola are also available to take for that mid-morning snack. If a shore lunch is something you are interested in, just let your guide know the night before and he will have everything set the following day.

Dinner is at 7:30 pm proceeded by appetisers ranging from smoked salmon to bacon-wrapped cheese and Alaskan style sushi. The main courses include Salmon Wellington, Prime Rib, Blackened Halibut and Buffet style BBQ. Delicious pastries, tarts, fruit sorbet and combinations of ice cream and brownies or chocolate chip cookies complete these excellent dinners. One thing for sure is you will not go hungry.

Contact Us

For more information about this accommodation, contact our experienced team who will be happy to answer any queries you have. Alternatively, you can request a free brochure


Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin tents
Power: 110 Volt
Meals: In lodge dining room
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Freezer Room: At lodge
Filleting Area: At lodge
Species Information
King / Chinook Salmon
Season: 20 June to 31 July
Peak: 27 June to 25 July
Weight: 10lb to 60lb
Average Weight: 20lb
Chum Salmon
Season: 27 June to 31 July
Peak: 4 July to 25 July
Weight: 5lb to 16lb
Average Weight: 10lb
Sockeye / Red Salmon
Season: 27 June to 31 July
Peak: 27 June to 11 July
Weight: 4lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 8lb
Pink Salmon
Season: 18 July to 8 August
Peak: 25 July to 8 August
Weight: 2lb to 6lb
Average Weight: 4lb
Coho / Silver Salmon
Season: 18 July to 8 September
Peak: 8 August to 5 September
Weight: 6lb to 20lb
Average Weight: 12lb
Dolly Varden
Season: 18 July to 29 August
Peak: 25 July to 22 August
Weight: 1lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 4lb
Rainbow Trout
Season: 20 June to 5 September
Peak: 21 July to 12 September
Weight: 1lb to 12lb
Average Weight: 4lb


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 in the beginning or end in Anchorage, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1: (Tuesday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available), Arrive Seattle

Depart Seattle, Arrive Anchorage.

On arrival take a taxi to the Anchorage Hotel. Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel (Twin Rooms) R/O

Day 2: (Wednesday) Fishing Day

Early in the morning, take a taxi to Ted Stevens Airport.

Depart Ted Stevens Airport, Arrive Goodnews Airstrip.

On arrival, you will be met by the staff for the 20-minute boat ride to the Lodge. Lunch will be served while you wait for your luggage to arrive at your tent, then it’s time to tackle up and go fishing! Fish until 5:30 PM.

Overnight accommodation: Goodnews River Lodge (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAYS 3 to 6: (Thursday to Sunday) Fishing Days.

Your typical day will start with breakfast at 7:00 AM. At that time you will also make a sandwich for lunch, order a shore lunch, or decide to come back to the camp for lunch. Each day you will fish from 8:15 AM and return at 5:30 PM. Guides are assigned each evening after dinner for the next day’s fishing. This gives you a chance to discuss what species you want to fish for the next day with your Guide.

Overnight accommodation: Goodnews River Lodge (Twin Bedded Tents) F/B

DAYS 7 & 8: (Monday & Tuesday) Fishing Days.

Each day we rotate our guides, that way you get to know all of the Guides and experience many different parts of the river. Guiding is based on 2 anglers to 1 guide.

Overnight accommodation: Goodnews River Lodge Twin Bedded Tents F/B

DAY 9: (Wednesday)

In the morning its time to depart back to Anchorage.

Depart Goodnews Airstrip, Arrive Ted Stevens Airport.

On arrival take a taxi to the Anchorage Hotel. Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel (Twin Rooms) R/O

DAY 10: (Thursday)

Take a taxi back to Anchorage International Airport.

Depart Anchorage, Arrive Seattle

Depart Seattle.

DAY 11: (Friday)

Arrive the UK.


Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
14/06/2022 24/06/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,484 N/A Enquire Now N/A
21/06/2022 01/07/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,484 N/A Sold Out N/A
28/06/2022 08/07/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,684 N/A Enquire Now N/A
05/07/2022 15/07/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,857 N/A Sold Out Hosted Week
12/07/2022 22/07/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,857 N/A Sold Out Hosted Week
19/07/2022 29/07/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,684 N/A Enquire Now N/A
26/07/2022 05/08/2022 11 10 6.5 £8,866 N/A Enquire Now N/A
02/08/2022 12/08/2022 11 10 6.5 £9,248 N/A Enquire Now N/A
09/08/2022 19/08/2022 11 10 6.5 £9,248 N/A Enquire Now N/A
16/08/2022 26/08/2022 11 10 6.5 £9,248 N/A Enquire Now N/A
23/08/2022 02/09/2022 11 10 6.5 £9,248 N/A Sold Out N/A
30/08/2022 09/09/2022 11 10 6.5 £9,248 N/A Enquire Now N/A
13/06/2023 23/06/2023 11 10 6.5 £8,713 N/A Enquire Now N/A
20/06/2023 30/06/2023 11 10 6.5 £8,713 N/A Sold Out N/A
27/06/2023 07/07/2023 11 10 6.5 £8,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
04/07/2023 14/07/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,086 N/A Sold Out Hosted Week
11/07/2023 21/07/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,086 N/A Enquire Now Hosted Week
18/07/2023 28/07/2023 11 10 6.5 £8,913 N/A Enquire Now N/A
25/07/2023 04/08/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,095 N/A Enquire Now N/A
01/08/2023 11/08/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,477 N/A Enquire Now N/A
08/08/2023 18/08/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,477 N/A Enquire Now N/A
15/08/2023 25/08/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,477 N/A Enquire Now N/A
22/08/2023 01/09/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,477 N/A Enquire Now N/A
29/08/2023 08/09/2023 11 10 6.5 £9,477 N/A Enquire Now N/A

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.

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • Hotel in Anchorage
  • Private charter direct from Anchorage to Goodnews Bay and return
  • All meals at the lodge
  • 6.5 days of guided fishing
  • Fishing tackle
  • Waders & boots

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals at the Anchorage Hotels or Bar expenses
  • Transfers in Anchorage
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing license + King stamp if required
  • Alcohol


  • Flight upgrades

  • Upgrade to deluxe tent/cabin with private ensuite bathroom

  • Additional nights in Anchorage

  • Single rooms in Anchorage

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

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

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes


Alaska operates a Visa waiver 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 – Goodnews Bay (approx 2.5 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 the 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 are dependent on the airline. We, therefore, recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airline’s 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.

The internal flight is limited to a 50lb checked bag and a 10lb carry-on.

Transfer Time

Goodnews Bay to Goodnews River Lodge transfer by boat (approx 20 mins) Note: boats are not covered so make sure you have your rain gear available just in case.

Questions & Answers

Where is the lodge?

Located in a remote corner of southwest Alaska, and accessible only by private charter aeroplane, seven miles upstream of the small community of Goodnews on the Bering Sea. The lodge sits approximately 450 west of Anchorage.

Where will I fish?

The Goodnews River is a complex of three forks that offer anglers over 400 miles of fishable water accessed by jet boat. The river hosts runs of all five Pacific Salmon, with King Salmon and Coho runs getting much of the attention. In addition to their prolific Salmon runs, the river has lots of Leopard Rainbow, Grayling and great numbers of Dolly Varden.

The tidewater section of the river begins fills with King Salmon in late June and angling for them, from boats continues through July. King Salmon are followed closely by Chum Salmon and Sockeye Salmon. For those wanting to take some fish home, the Sockeye Salmon is a great option. Coho Salmon aka Silvers arrive in large numbers in August and they are a great sport for fly anglers. They are eager to chase flies and can provide lots of action for fly anglers.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

Each day two customers depart with a guide by jet boats to reach the fishing grounds at Goodnews River Lodge. The lodge is located just above tidewater, so if you are seeking fresh salmon the runs are short. When targeting Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden and Grayling, the runs may be longer as you head upstream to choose from one of the Goodnews’ three forks.

What fish will I catch?

Depending on what time of year you join us will depend on what species will be available in the rivers, so please make sure you check out the species information on this tour. Throughout the year King Salmon, Rainbow Trout, Sockeye and Silver Salmon are all on the main menu. Other species include Northern Pike, Chum Salmon, Dolly Varden and Grayling.

How many fish will I catch?

The amount of fish you will catch will depend on the target species, however for a guide purpose only with normal conditions the averages are around.

  • Kings – 5-10 hookups per day on the fly is considered good.
  • Rainbow trout – a dozen quality fish would be expected.
  • Peak Silver fishing should provide 30-50+ hookups per day.

How will I fish?

The fishing at Goodnews River Lodge is conducted in many different ways. For customer wanting to target the big Kings and Chum Salmon, it is best to swing large flies with Spey rods. Your guides at the lodge love nothing more than swing flies for these two hard fighting species of Salmon.

For the smaller Salmon, you can fish with shorter lighter rods like 12ft switch rods. You can even fish with 5# single-handed rods with drys for the many Trout and Grayling. Although you use boats at Goodnews River Lodge, to access the river up and down the majority of the fly fishing is done by wading on foot.

Do the guides speak English?

All the guides speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

This is a great destination for any fly anglers wanting to target and catch King Salmon along with a huge run of Coho Salmon aka Silvers in the Autumn.

What skill level is required?

Although all levels are welcome at the lodge, this tends to be more of a big fish destination therefore it is preferable if customers before arrival have a basic understanding of fly fishing.

How physically demanding is this trip?

The physical demands are not challenging. You should expect to get in and out of boats on most days with some easy wading and short hikes.

When is the best time to go?

Fishing at Goodnews River Lodge is done between June to September. When to go depends on the species you wish to catch. Contact our office and our staff will advise you on the best times.

How will I get there?

Firstly, you will arrive in Anchorage. After an overnight stay in Anchorage, it’s a 2-hour flight to Goodnews Bay Airstrip. From there it’s only a 20-minute boat ride to the Lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

Goodnews River Lodge is an elaborate tent camp with large Weatherport tents built upon platforms, several fixed buildings and lots of nice boardwalks connecting everything together. The complex consists of a boathouse, dining hall, commercial kitchen, restrooms with flushing toilets, showers, a drying room and smaller tent-cabins for staff and guests. The lodge has seven standard guest tent-cabins, each with elevated front porches overlooking the as well as several 10 deluxe cabins upgrades with full ensuite bathrooms.

What is the food like?

The food is excellent; it is in true Alaskan style with plenty of traditional meat and fish dishes! You will eat a cooked breakfast before you head out for the day, pack a sandwich for lunch or request a shore lunch complete with fresh fish and all the fixings. Evening meals are eaten in the dining room and include three courses, with a choice of entrees that changes daily.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Goodnews River Lodge includes all flies and terminal tackle. Single-handed fly rods, reels and waders are available to loan at no charge. Customers should bring their own double-handed rods and reels.

Is internet and phone signal available?

There is WiFi available at the lodge. However, it is limited to emails and texts. The lodge does have a phone for emergencies. Note there is no mobile phone coverage.

Are there other activities available?

This lodge is only geared and suited to anglers as the only other activity would be watching the wildlife while out fishing.

How much does it cost?

We offer the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view, all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel arrangements Sportquest Holidays can book just the lodge and fishing for you.




Excellent fishing experience overall but I had a bad experience with a couple of the guides not trying as hard as the other to find fish.

A great destination with lots of Silver Salmon can not wait to return next year for the Kings.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Steve Thanks for your feedback and also your company it was a great trip with lots of fish. I know what you mean about the guides as it seemed some knew what to do in the difficult conditions where others looked lost.


What a fantastic holiday.

All the people at Goodnews Lodge were tremendous.

The fishing was excellent I landed 19 Kings for the week, my friend who joined me also landed 18 kings for the week and he had never fished for Salmon before.

In total I landed well over 60 fish for the week.

The lodge is basic but has everything you need, food good, staff and fishing guides top class.

The only negative was our luggage did not arrive with us and took a further 2 days to arrive courtesy of British Airways. However the lodge did an amazing job in lending us everything we needed so we could start fishing from the moment we arrived.

I would recommend anyone to visit Goodnews River Lodge.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays


It was so nice to catch up with on the telephone after your trip. It was a worry when you called us to say that you had arrived in Anchorage but your bags had not. Yes the staff at Goodnews did an amazing job in sorting things out. When we called them to say that you had no luggage they said they would take good care of you all.

What an amazing catch 19 Kings plus tons of other Salmon sounds like you did caught all the time.

Anyhow thanks for completing the customer feedback its very much appreciated.

I look forward in taking care off your travel plans again soon.

Regards Peter

Resort Manager

We thoroughly enjoyed having Cyril and Steven at the Lodge on June 28-July 6. They were both delightful and their enthusiasm was infectious. Getting them into their first King Salmon on the Fly was an added bonus.

As we tell all of our Clients, "Long after the memory of the fish you caught fades, you still fondly remember the Friends you made while at the Lodge".

We look forward to having them back again in the future, as they are now proud members of the "Goodnews River Lodge Family of Fishing Fanatics!"

Tight Lines!

Mike Gorton


This was our first ever fly fishing holiday to Alaska. As a group we did not really know what to expect, therefore our expectations was not to high.

Your descriptions about what to expect was completely accurate. If anything I would say that you undersold the destination to us which is a good thing as Goodness then exceed all our expectations.

Some of the group, those with more fly fishing experience did better than others (Like me). Our guides worked very hard and were always on hand to give advice about casting plus to help sort out a few tangles.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Joshua, thank you for taking the time to talk to me on the telephone. Loved listening to your stories.

It will be a pleasure in helping you all again arrange another fishing holiday. Feel free to contact me personally when you are ready.


Our first time fishing for Silvers and it will not be our last.

Goodnews is a fantastic location river on the river and you feel like you are somewhere special from the minute you arrive. The Silvers provided non stop sport and they fight so hard for their size.

A special thanks to the guides and camp staff as they took very good care of us all. Nothing was to much trouble even when I was feeling under the weather one day so decided to take a day off. They kept a regular check on me and made sure I wanted for nothing. First class fishing and service.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays


We are so glad that you all enjoyed Goodness River lodge and that you are also feeling better, we will be sure to pass on all your thanks to the lodge and staff.


Wet wet very wet.

Peter just returned home and thanks for everything. Unfortunately our week was one of rain. I have never experience rain like that before it just never let up even for a moment.

Lucky the river came up but we still managed to fish but it did effect our fishing. Not sure if if effected us or the fish?

The lodge staff and guides kept everyones spirits up for the whole week and we all made the best of the situation that we could.

A true wilderness experience for us all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wilfred a big thank you for the customer feedback as it is very much appreciated.

Shame about the weather on your trip, but as we all know travelling and fishing in these amazing remote destinations we are always subjected to the weather.


A great destination for keen fly fishermen. This is a tented lodge which does not offer the luxury of other lodges, however if you main reason is to travel for fishing Goodness has everything one would need.

Your tent also had heating which was very welcome after some very long wet days on the river.

If we were to change anything it would be the hotel in Anchorage, as we would prefer to be closer to the town centre.

For all fishing addicts you must check out the fly shops in Anchorage

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Miles thank you for completing a destination review


Mel, just a quick thank you for both recommending Goodness and handling the whole operation.

Fantastic service from start to finish.

You asked would we use Sportquest Holidays again and would we recommend your company services, easiest question we have ever been asked. A very large yes.


Reply from Sportquest Holidays


It is always a pleasure and thank you for the kind words, the team works very hard so it is very nice when a customer takes the time to thank them all.


We stayed at this lodge a couple of years back now as a group of 4 mad keen anglers. I must say although we have not managed to go back all due to family reasons, we have very fond memories of the place.

We have not forgotten the trip in anyway and we WILL all be back as soon as we can possibly fit it all in.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays


Thank you for completing a destination review, if you ever should wish to return we would be more than happy to assist you all.


Wow, what a great fishing resort in remote, wilderness Alaska. Top-notch service, fishing boats, guides and great hospitality.

Definitely a place to go back to.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thomas, thank you for completing a destination review. If you would ever wish to return please consider using our services.


King fishing at its best. Thanks to Mike and the staff, top class holiday

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to complete your customer feedback, so nice to hear just how much people have enjoyed their holiday. I will pass on all your comments to the camp. Mel


We had some high water but this did not effect the guides putting us onto the fish. Could not ask for more.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Jon, Thanks for your comments we will be sure to pass them onto the camp staff.


I was hard to pull us away. We have never wanted to stay on at a location so much before. Great camp, guides, equipment, food. Just can not fault any of it. Thank you for suggesting Goodnews River.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dr Moat, a pleasure as always and thank you for using our services. I look forward to the next time.


Wow just returned and getting back into the swing of things. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. We all had a top trip. Mike and the lodge staff really work hard and they had their work cut out with us. What with easily landing 30 t0 40 fish each day each the guides were kept very busy. Also a nice touch was the huge rainbows and what stunning markings. Thanks everyone, now starting to save up for the return trip. Mike.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mike, thanks for your kind comments and pictures I revived them today. Yes Mike and the crew are fantastic hosts and the camp right on the river is a great destination. Saving up for next year? so shall I pencil the 6 of you again? Regards Peter

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