Located in northern British Columbia near the town of Terrace, the Kalum River Lodge is a wonderful family-run lodge. It offers many fly fishing options to suit anglers of all abilities.
Situated on one of the most prolific steelhead rivers, the Skeena and her tributaries, Kalum River lodge provides fantastic Steelhead and Pacific Salmon fly fishing with access to both big rivers like the Skeena and small streams like the Kitimat and Nass.
Situated in a secluded wilderness setting north of Terrace, Kalum River Lodge provides spectacular mountain views and private access to the Kalum River. The famous Skeena River is just a ten-minute boat ride from the lodge. The lodge and its mature lawns and gardens are nestled in an old forest.
The lodge provides comfortable accommodation for eight guests. The accommodation offered is in two twin-bedded rooms with en-suite facilities or three twin-rooms and two single rooms sharing three separate bathrooms and showers. Each room has plenty of space for storage, fishing tackle and travel gear.
There is also a private cabin within the lodge grounds. Guests can relax in the Anglers’ lounge or on the spacious deck and take in the stunning scenery. The landscaping and natural beauty make this a truly unique setting. After a full day’s fishing on Terrace’s world-renowned waters, guests enjoy delicious gourmet style home-cooked meals and the personalised service Kalum River Lodge has to offer.
The lodge also has a rod room and drying facilities to ensure all gear is ready for the next day’s adventure.
The lodge is run by Andrew Rushton and Deanna Taylor who pride themselves in a set-up where they will do everything possible to cater to guests’ individual needs and ensure they have a successful and memorable holiday.
WIFI is available in the lodge but bring your own laptop or tablet.
At Kalum River Lodge the guides will cater to your preferred method of fishing, whether you are a spey-caster, single-handed fly-fisher or prefer to fish with bait or spinners. The experienced guides enjoy guiding all levels of anglers from the novice to the expert. Sharing our passion for angling, the outdoors and the diverse fisheries that northern British Columbia has to offer, makes being a fishing guide here a rewarding experience.
The Skeena River system is world-famous for its runs of Pacific Salmon and Steelhead. The Skeena has a huge amount of fishable water and a number of high quality tributaries and wilderness sections which means you will be constantly fishing new and un-fished water. The nearby rivers of the Nass and Kitimat ensure that during a week’s stay you will not even scratch the surface of the possibilities available.
These rivers all experience exceptional runs of Pacific Salmon and the Skeena reportedly receives the largest run of Steelhead in the world, with catches of Steelhead of over 20 lbs and King Salmon weighing over 60 lbs. Each year the Skeena system produces some very large fish and currently has 2 world records with 2 Kings caught in excess of 90 lbs. Due to their nature, these rivers lend themselves to many of the techniques used when fishing for Atlantic Salmon. The use of double-handed rods and Spey casting is the norm on the larger rivers while the smaller tributaries are ideal for those who love using a single-hander.
A typical day starts with breakfast around 7:00am after which you meet with your guide and head off to whichever part of the river best suits your preferred target species, fishing methods and allowing for seasonal variations with running fish and current conditions.
Access is either by fast jet-boats, trailer-boats and or four-wheel-drive vehicles. The fishing grounds are usually reached within 5 to 45 minutes from leaving the lodge. All fishing is walking and wading or drift-boating with up to 3 anglers per guide. Anglers are advised to take all fishing equipment with them – waders, rods, reels, lines, flies and leaders.
Fly direct to Vancouver and stay overnight. Take a two-hour morning flight to Terrace where you will be met by lodge staff and transported to the lodge, which takes around thirty minutes.
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Fly Odyssey has access to the best guiding and lodging rates, suitable tides and updated availability to this destination which can vary throughout the season.
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We specialise in group stays to the region, and our long involvement with our partners on the ground in British Columbia will ensure you are well looked after both on and off the water.
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