KALUM RIVER LODGE
KALUM RIVER LODGE
The Skeena river system is considered the best Steelhead fishing in the world. It’s there where the world record was achieved for Steelhead on both a fly and with conventional tackle. The Skeena watershed is very diverse and runs from early spring through late fall.
The Kalum River Lodge is centrally located near Terrace in British Columbia, Canada making for easy access to the Skeena River and its tributaries which includes the Kitimat River, Nass system and other coastal rivers. Fly anglers come from all over the world to fish these legendary waters.
Catching a Steelhead on the fly is considered by many to be the ultimate fishing experience. With the large numbers of fish migrating up the Skeena, anglers have the opportunity to catch several species of salmon as well as Steelhead in a day.
With record sized fish moving up the rivers any angler has the chance of catching a fish of a lifetime. The owner of the lodge, Andrew Rushton is also a guide and has fished at lodges all over the world. He feels that he has incorporated the best of those experiences into Kalum River Lodge.
At a Glance
Target Fish: Steelhead, Salmon (various species)
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Seasons: April through early November
Lodge Capacity: 9
Nearest Airport: Terrace BC
Electricity: 110 volts
Documents needed: Passport
The Skeena system holds the world record for both Steelhead on the fly and on conventional tackle. As well as having the world’s largest run of wild Steelhead the Skeena also holds two world records for Chinook (King Salmon).
Fishing season begins in April and goes through to early November. The spring season brings fresh runs of Steelhead, trout and early Chinook salmon into the rivers. This is a great time for fly fishermen to experience fishing on a variety of rivers. Fly fishing throughout the summer season is an action packed time.
The chance of catching Steelhead and all five species of salmon during your trip is an amazing experience and brings many anglers back year after year. By early September the tributaries are filling up with Coho (Silver salmon) and Steelhead providing excellent fishing as well as incredible wilderness scenery.
Kalum River Lodge’s guides are very experienced fly fishermen with an extensive knowledge of the fly fishing waters. The guides will work with you as much or as little as you require.
During the summer and into the fall, the lower Skeena River hosts vast numbers of migrating Steelhead and salmon all heading towards up-river tributaries. These fish are only a day or so out of the ocean so they are strong, aggressive and very feisty.
Fishing the lower Skeena is exciting and action packed. Be prepared to hear your reel screaming as your fish heads off down river!All the fish bound for renowned rivers such as the Bulkley, Babine, Kispiox, Sustat, Kalum, Morice and Copper (Zymoetz) run through the lower Skeena.
Each morning after breakfast your guide will be ready to take you fishing all day. You will depart with your guide to different river systems and areas, dependent upon the time of year, species available and preferred fishing methods.
Access to the fishing areas is with a combination of four-wheel drive vehicles, drift boats, rafts or jet boats. With the perfect location of the lodge you can be fishing within 5 to 45 minutes after setting out. Fishing is from the bank, wading or drifting.
Best Fly Fishing Seasons
Steelhead: Spring run - mid March to end May. Summer run - late July to November
Chinook Salmon: Spring Run-late April through early June. Summer Run-late June through early August
Coho Salmon: August through November
Sockeye: Mid July to September
Chum Salmon: Mid July to mid August
Pink Salmon: Late July to early September
Char, Cutthroat and Bull Trout Trout: All year
The lodge is situated in a secluded wilderness setting north of Terrace, BC. From the lodge you can enjoy spectacular mountain views and a private access to the Kalum River. The lodge has both single and twin rooms and there is also a private cabin within the lodge’s grounds.
When not fishing the guests can kick back in the Angler’s Lounge or on the deck and enjoy the amazing scenery. After a day on the water experiencing the incredible fishing, guests enjoy gourmet home cooked meals and exceptional service.
Kalum River Lodge has 2 twin bed rooms with bathrooms and showers. It also has 3 twin rooms plus 2 single rooms with 3 separate bathrooms with showers. The lodge holds a maximum of 8 guests.
On Site Amenities and Activities Include
Satellite TV and VCR
Daily direct flights from Vancouver, BC into Terrace make your journey an easy one. WestJet and Air Canada have several flights a day to Terrace and you are only in the air for around 1h 45 minutes. Lodge staff will greet you at Terrace airport and within 25 minutes you will be relaxing at the lodge.
All rates are per person and include tax. Guests can pay in Canadian or US dollars.
The US rates below are based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change.
Packages include transportation to and from Terrace Airport, fully guided fishing, twin room accommodations, breakfast, packed lunch and gourmet-style dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. All prices are based on double occupancy.
7 NIGHTS/6 DAYS – $5700 CAD ($4665 USD)
6 NIGHTS/5 DAYS – $4750 CAD ($3890 USD)
3 NIGHTS/3 DAYS – $2850 CAD ($2335 USD)
All rates are per person and include tax
Transportation to and from Terrace Airport
Fully guided fishing
Single rooms with private ensuite bathrooms
Breakfast, packed lunch and gourmet-style dinner
International or domestic flights
Fish processing (if required)