+44 (0)1603 407596
Request a Free Brochure

Hosted Bristol Bay Lodge | Salmon Fly Fishing | Alaska

Tour code: ALL024  

If you would like the full Alaska experience, seeing many different rivers and catching many species in one day, this Bristol Bay fishing holiday is definitely the trip for you! There are many choices on any given day. For example, the lower river is full of fresh silvers while the upper river with large Rainbows. There are also spots on the river riddled with Char alongside many other species.

We have carefully selected a top week for our Bristol Bay fishing holiday which will place you right in the middle of the Salmon. Each day the fishing is scheduled the evening before and the destination board is posted showing you the pilot, guides, destination, species available, time of departure and your fishing companions for the day. This then gives you plenty of time with our host the evening before to prepare your tackle according to the area you will be heading to and the species you will be encountering. This is where the host’s experience really does pay off; making sure you are well planned for the day ahead which means more fish.

If you have any questions on our Bristol Bay fishing holidays contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.


Bristol Bay Lodge

Bristol Bay Lodge set on the edge of lake Aleknagik is the perfect destination to fish all the surrounding waters of the Bristol Bay Region. This lodge, which has a real homely feeling, can cater for 26 customers each week through the season. Accommodation is a mixture of rooms in the main lodge with separate cabins that can sleep 2 to 8 customers at a time. Each cabin is different offering its own character, yet all offer scenic views of the Lake. The main lodge houses a completely equipped professional kitchen, dining room, large living room with bar area, a library and a huge fly tying bench laden with everything one needs to tie quality flies suited to the surrounding rivers.

A weeks fishing at Bristol Bay Lodge also includes one night at each of the remote fly out camps called Birch and Rainbo Camps. Each of the camps has a unique charm and distinctly different types of fishing but both are equipped with heated ‘Weatherport’ tents built on stable wooden platforms. With fully framed beds, proper mattresses, high-quality sleeping bags with sheet liners and fleece blankets, high-quality pillows and linens, the nights are cosy, warm and comfortable. The dining tents are spacious and contain all necessities for the preparation of hearty meals. There is also a hot water shower and flush WC facility. Waterproof bags will be provided to guests to use for the week for storage while travelling to our day and overnight excursions.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin & triple available
Telephone: Satellite (Chargeable)
Laundry: For nominal charge
Power: 110 Volt
Meals: In lodge dinning room
Alcohol: Included
Equipment Hire: All included
Shop: Full Fly Shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Freezer Room: At lodge
Filleting Area: At lodge
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 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 26 July
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 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 14LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Arctic Char
Season: 14 June to 12 September
Peak: 14 June to 4 July
Weight: 1LB to 17LB
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: (Thursday)

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: (Friday)

Free day to relax.

Overnight accommodation: Anchorage Hotel Twin rooms R/O

DAY 3: (Saturday) Fishing Day.

Early in the morning take a taxi to Anchorage airport.

Depart Anchorage.
Arrive Dillingham.
On arrival, Bristol Bay Lodge staff will greet and transfer you to the lodge via road and boat, transfer takes around 1.5 hrs.

Once you have settled in, its time to go for your first afternoon of fishing.

Overnight accommodation: Bristol Bay Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAYS 4 & 5: (Sunday & Monday) Fishing Days.

Each day you will depart for a full days fishing either by sea plane or boat.

Overnight accommodation: Bristol Bay Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAYS 6 & 7: (Tuesday & Wednesday) Fishing Days.

Each guest over the next six days spends one night at Birch Camp and then Rainbo Camp for exclusive fishing.

This means that every single day you will be fishing very different locations for all sorts of species.

Overnight accommodation: Bristol Bay Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAYS 8 & 9: (Thursday & Friday) Fishing Days.

During each day a fresh shore lunch will be prepared by our guides.

Guiding is based on 2 anglers to 1 guide.

Overnight accommodation: Bristol Bay Lodge (Twin rooms) F/B

DAY 10: (Saturday)

Early in the morning transfer back to Dillingham via boat and car.

Depart Dillingham
Arrive Anchorage
On arrival take a taxi back to your Anchorage Hotel.

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

DAY 11: (Sunday)

Take a taxi back to Anchorage International Airport.

Depart Anchorage
Arrive Seattle
Depart Seattle

DAY 12: (Monday)

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
04/07/201915/07/201912116.5£10,156N/A  Sold Out
02/07/202013/07/202012116.5£10,279N/A  Sold Out
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.

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.

Price Supplements


Still need some inspiration

Why not enjoy browsing our destinations in the comfort of your own home.

Free general Fishing BrochureRequest your Free fly fishing brochure
Request a free brochure
What's Included & Excluded
  • All international flights
  • Internal flight Anchorage to Dillingham
  • Transfers to and from Dillingham and Bristol Bay Lodge
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 1 night Birch Camp
  • 1 night Rainbo Camp
  • All meals at Lodge
  • All soft & alcohol drinks at Lodge
  • 6.5 days fishing via boat and plane
  • Flotation waistcoat
  • Fishing license
  • Fishing tackle
  • Waders & Boots
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Meals at the Anchorage Hotels or Bar expenses
  • Transfers in Anchorage
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff

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 – Dillingham (approx 1 hr)

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

Dillingham to Lake Aleknagik 40 minutes by road. Lake Aleknagik to Bristol Bay Lodge 40 minutes by large covered boats.

Questions & Answers
Where is the Lodge?

You can find Salmon Fishing Bristol Bay lodge nestled in the edge of the Wood-Tikchik State Park

Where do they fish?

During your stay with at Bristol Bay Lodge, you will fish a different location each day and have the opportunity to catch every species of fish available to you during any given week.

Each evening you’ll be informed of your next day’s fishing adventure by an experienced fishing guide. Every aspect of the coming day will be explained. You will be fully informed and confident that you are prepared for whatever the next day brings.

Bristol Bay Lodge has six different and spectacular fishing destinations. Each fishery you visit will be unique and memorable. Four of these fisheries will be utilized in your two overnight camp experiences and two will be fished from the lodge as day fisheries.

Fishing From the Lodge

Two of Alaska’s most renowned fisheries, the Agulawok and Agulukpak Rivers are ‘home-waters’ for the Bristol Bay Lodge. These fisheries provide some of the region’s most productive and consistent fishing for Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char, Grayling and Dolly Varden.

Additionally, these rivers are host to one of the largest Sockeye Salmon runs anywhere in the world. On average, several million Sockeye Salmon return to the Wood-Tikchik lake system each year, and most pass through these two rivers. The first Sockeye Salmon are usually caught around the 4th of July. When the time is right, it’s not unusual to catch limits of these noble fish before lunch and spend the afternoon pursuing Rainbow Trout, Arctic Char and Grayling.

You will fish each of these legendary rivers, as a day-fishery, returning to the lodge in the evening.

Over-Night Camps

Bristol Bay Lodge maintains exclusive leases on two of the most exceptional fisheries in all of Western Alaska and it’s on these very different rivers where you’ll spend two nights.

The overnight experiences at the two camps are possibly the best wilderness experience in Alaska. They are often remembered as the highlights in the trip.

Located northwest of the lodge and north of the tree line is Birch Creek Camp. This camp is strategically located on a braided and meandering tundra stream. In addition to all five species of Pacific salmon, you’ll find marauding rainbow trout, enormous arctic grayling and an incredible population of sea-run Dolly Varden.

Directly west of the Salmon Fishing Bristol Bay Lodge, located below the confluence of two exceptional rivers and on the tidewater of the Bering Sea, is Rainbo Camp.

Those who have spent time at Rainbo camp lovingly describe it as “the end of the earth”, a place where the wind in the grass brings whispers of ancient times. The camp is located on tidal water, at the edge of the Bering Sea. Every tide brings with it the promise of a fresh run of salmon just minutes from the saltwater.

A trip to one of our remote overnight camps begins like every other day at the lodge. After breakfast you will depart from the dock at 8:00 AM in one of our three de Havilland Beavers. You’ll enjoy a scenic 30-minute flight and land at one of our two spike camps on the Togiak River, where you will be met by fishing guides who live on the water they fish. Both of our camps on the Togiak River offer fishing for all five species of Pacific Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and a prolific run of anadromous Dolly Varden. Our camp on the upper Togiak River is world-renown for its Dolly Varden and Silver Salmon and at times the fishing for Rainbow Trout can be extraordinary.

Both Togiak River camps are near several smaller tributaries, and when the conditions are right, they offer excellent small-water fishing for Rainbow Trout, Dolly Varden, and Silver Salmon.

After a day of fishing on the Togiak, you will begin the final leg of your journey to one of the overnight camps, arriving in the late afternoon. On the short walk to your camp, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the stunning beauty and the placid serenity inherent to remote Alaska. When you arrive at the camp, you’ll be made comfortable, enjoy a light snack and gear-up for your next fishing adventure.

You’ll fish until evening, enjoy dinner with your friends and then return to the river and fish as late as you’d like. A comfortable night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast the next morning will prepare you for the next full day of fishing. You will return to the lodge the next evening at 5:30 PM. You have direct access to your experienced fishing guide during your entire trip, so you can rest assured that you will be taken great care of and all questions will be answered.

While these camps may seem to be on the very edge of the earth, they are well appointed, comfortable and safe. We make sure every aspect of your Alaska fishing trip is something you will remember forever.

Both camps have three private, carpeted and heated guest tents with two fixed beds. On these beds, you’ll find warm, full-sized sleeping bags with fleece liners. The camps have running water, with a full-service lavatory and shower. In addition to the three guest tents, each camp also has a main cook tent that is used for serving breakfast and dinner. It also serves as a central meeting place for the beginning and end of each day. This is where you’ll share fishing stories and laughter often late into the night. The camps are staffed with two experienced guides as well as a camp chef to take care of all of your needs. Both camps have state of the art satellite phones should communication with the lodge be necessary.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

The travel time depends on where you are going to fish and is mainly taken up by just flights times from Bristol Bay Lodge. On arrival at each location, there will be boats waiting to take you both up and down the stream from your landing point. Most of the travelling is done within 40 mins then you will be fishing.

What fish will I catch?

Depending on what time of year you join us at Bristol Bay Lodge 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, Chum and Silver Salmon are all on the main menu. Other species include Northern Pike, Dolly Varden and Grayling.

How many fish will I catch?

The amount of fish you will catch at the Salmon Fishing Bristol Bay Lodge will depend on the target species and the time of the year you are fishing with us. Each species has a season but also a peak period where the run is greater. It is best to talk to us about what you wish to achieve from your trip and we can then advise what the best weeks would be to suit you.

How do they fish?

Bristol Bay Lodge is conducted in many different ways, for a customer wanting to target the big Kings & Chum Salmon it is best to swing large flies with Spey rods. For the smaller Salmon, you can fish with shorter lighter rods like 12ft switch rods which make great both single and double Spey fishing. You can then even fish with 5# single handed rods with drys for the many Trout and Grayling.

Do the guides speak English?

All of the guides at Bristol Bay speak very good English.

Who is best suited to this destination?

Anyone who wants to gets lots of action and catch lots of fish.

What skill level is required?

You can come as either an experienced angler or as a beginner, we cater for all abilities. The guides like nothing more than teaching people and sharing their passion for catching these fish in this amazing environment. If you are far more experienced and only want to chase the specimen fish we also cater for that.

How physically demanding is this trip?

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

When to go?

Again this really depends on your targets for your trip. The season starts in June and runs through to September. Talk to our experienced staff in the office and they will advise you from experience what are the best weeks for you to meet what you wish to catch.

How to get there?

To get to the Bristol Bay Lodge you will fly to Anchorage in Alaska. After an overnight stay, it’s just a short flight to Dillingham before you are then transferred the rest of the way by boat up the lake to the lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

The Bristol Bay Lodge has a professionally equipped kitchen, dining room, a great room featuring a fireplace, bar, library and large well-furnished fly tying bench. There is also a fully equipped fly and tackle shop where any angler can be completely outfitted.

In warm weather, the lodge’s decks are a favourite gathering place for appetizers, cocktails and the weekly barbecues. As waves gently break against the shore and fish leap from the blue waters, you can relax in the hot tub or sauna after a long day of fishing. You can keep your waders and rain jackets cosy and dry in the warming house.

In addition to the eight spacious bedrooms in the main lodge, there are four comfortable and private cabins set around the grounds. These cedar cabins are often used for small groups or families. Each has its own character and offers the kind of scenic view of Lake Aleknagik.

What is the food like?

The food is excellent; it is in true Alaskan style with plenty of traditional meat dishes! You will all eat a cooked breakfast before you head out for the day, your guide will bring along a picnic for you to have by the riverbank whilst you are fishing. Evening meals are eaten at the dining table and are three courses.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

Bristol Bay Lodge is the perfect location for anyone who just wishes to turn up with a bag of clothes, everything else can be provided. You are welcome to bring your own tackle or you can use all the necessary lines, flies, waders, boots, rods and reels all for free from the lodge.

Is internet and phone signal available?

The lodge does have internet but your cell phone will not have signal. The lodge does have a phone you can use if needed.

Are there other activities available?

As the lodge sits on the edge of the lake there is not too much else to do apart from the fantastic fishing.

How much does it cost?

Sportquest Holidays offers you 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.

Related Blogs
Page 1 of 4
Page 1 of 4
Tour Reviews

Sportquest Holidays is proud to be different, and one way we stand out from the crowd is our tried and trusted information we provide our customers. This information is not just provided on our own personal experiences but also REAL CUSTOMER reviews.

We are the only fishing & shooting tour operator to operate our own review system whereby customers can review both the packaged holiday and also how we performed on each destination.

How This Destination Performed
66% Complete
67% Complete
74% Complete
83% Complete
98% Complete
Fishing Guides
93% Complete
Staff & Services
99% Complete
How We Performed On This Destination
Confirmation Process
91% Complete
Consultants' Service
88% Complete
Billing Process
86% Complete
Pre-trip Information
83% Complete
Tackle Information
89% Complete
Would use us again
100% Complete
Would recommend us
100% Complete
How Our Customer Feedback Works
See how our customer feedback works and our latest customer reveiws.
Read More
Write a Review
Have you ever visited this destination? Why not write a review and let everyone know how you rated their services?
Write a Review
Review 1 of 32
Page 1 of 32