One of the only places left to catch a truly wild salmon or steelhead on it's epic journey upriver to spawn.
A legendary, bucket list location for any salmon or steelhead fisherman. British Colombia has so many fishing opportunities there is no way we can describe it all on this page. The river systems in British Colombia are some of the last great strongholds for migrating steelhead and salmon, which have been know to swim to 600 miles upriver just to spawn. Here, you can find nature as it used to be. Imagine casting into a mighty river and feeling your fly bump along the bottom until all of a sudden, it stops, and you set the hook into one of these prehistoric fish. These wild fish are headed upriver on the most epic and last journey of their lifetime, and it is a true privilege to share a moment with one before sending along its way.
But fishing in BC isn’t only limited to salmon and steelhead. Off the coast, you can head out into the Pacific after massive halibut and sturgeon. Many world record halibut have been caught right here in British Colombia. There is also a prolific salmon population in the ocean, before they head upriver to spawn.
The wildlife and scenery are another reason that British Colombia is such a monumental place. You can’t take one step here without seeing a snow covered mountain peak or an emerald river running through a wooded valley. If you fish in the ocean you’re almost guaranteed to spot a whale or a sea lion. You do not want to go through life without ever having fished in BC.
- 28° 20° Dec-Feb
- 50° 34° Mar-May
- 70° 52° Jun-Aug
- 61° 46° Sep-Nov
Top fish species to target in British Columbia
Nicholas Dean Lodge
A World Class Fishing Destination Nestled in the majestic coastal mountains near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, the mighty Skeena River and its tributaries form the major arteries that fork through stands of old growth forest and steep valley walls. It is in this river system that some of the strongest runs of large, wild steelhead and salmon left in the world return. Each year, steelhead, chinook (Kings), coho (silvers), sockeye, pink, and chum salmon ascend the Lower Skeena from the Pacific Ocean and join the trophy trout and char that reside in rivers year round. It is here that Nicholas Dean is strategically situated to provide anglers with world class guided fishing adventures, along with gourmet dining, and first class accommodations at our partner facility, Pioneer Lodge. The Experience Imagine yourself airing out a long cast with your Spey rod on one of the Kalum River’s best runs for trophy steelhead, or skating a dry fly across the tailout of a boulder-studded pool on the Copper River for its aggressive steelhead. Or, try tackling the giant chinook of the Skeena River, fish of over 60 lbs that can melt a reel with line spooling runs, or sight fishing for acrobatic Coho as they take your fly in a large swirl. All in the shadow of towering, snow capped mountains and untouched coastal rainforests, where bald eagles, grizzly bears and other wildlife still roam free. Savour the gourmet, home cooked meals provided by Jezz and Pip Crosby at Pioneer, or share your day’s stories over a glass of scotch with a few friends as you relax in the comfort of the lodge. At Nicholas Dean, these experiences are a reality.