At Kalum River Lodge we strive to provide a first
class personalized service to ensure our guests’ stay with us is a memorable
one. We started our guest book in 2010 and here’s what our guests have
written since then.
Andrew, Pierrot, and Lyla . . . I don't have words to describe how
wonderful my week was with you. Your fellowship was truly a source
of restoration to me on a soulish level. The accommodations,
setting, FOOD, and fishing were out of this world. Special thanks to
my guide Pierrot and his buddy Lyla for getting me into the first 4
Steelhead of my life! The Coho and trout were no slouch either. We
fished 7 rivers in 6 days! I came as a single and made good friends
during the dinner and after dinner discussions. This trip is a MUST
DO for anyone trying to catch their first steelhead. I wouldn't
think twice about coming back. Worth every penny. – Brain,
trip and wonderful lodge. Huge thanks to Andrew, Deanna and all the
guides for awesome hospitality. Great fishing in beautiful BC made
all the much better by our hosts. Already booked for next year to do
it all again! – Dave, August 2016
you both for the experience of a lifetime. It’s not just about the
fishing – it’s the whole package. Great place – you lucky people.
See you again. – John, August 2016
trip. Superb accommodation, fabulous food, top class fishing. Guides
are great guys and very professional. Very much looking forward to
our next visit. – Anthony, July 2016
Thank you Kalum River Lodge for sharing BC with me. It has been a
fascinating experience with a lot due to the unselfish help from
Deanna, Andrew, Pierrot and Glen. I would love to have an action
replay. – Geoff, July 2016
Good weather, great fishing, huge fish, knowledgeable guides, superb
lodge, excellent food, lovely chef, no one can complain about
quality and quantity- what’s more to want?!! – Ken, July 2016
|What can I
say about my incredible week at Kalum River Lodge. An out of body
experience might be a good place to start. Deanna and Andrew have
been wonderful hosts, the food and hospitality second to none. The
fishing has been wonderful, Chum, Pink, Sockeye and Chinook, in one
of the most beautiful places in the world. Anyone thinking of coming
as a single angler, don’t worry, do it. I have met and made friends
with so many new people whom I hope to fish with again sometime. I
will definitely return. Deanna and Andrew, Thank you so much. –
Ian Wood, UK July 2016
Andrew – Thanks for a wonderful week at your beautiful lodge. Your
hospitality and kindness are second to none. We have met some
wonderful people from all over the world and had great craic with
them all. The scenery and fishing is an experience that will live
with us forever!! We would definitely recommend this place to anyone
who wishes to come to BC to fish. Thanks for everything. – David,
Kylie and Sean, UK, July 2016
I had a great time fishing in a such a
gorgeous part of the world. Caught some nice fish and felt welcome
each day. A special thanks to the expert guides for their guidance
and help in making this a trip to remember. Deanna's attention to
our food needs was nothing short of exceptional. Overall an
outstanding trip. Thanks again for everything. Have a great fall and
winter in your travels. All the best John John Richardson, USA,
14th October 2015
|I didn't really know
what to expect from my holiday, with people I didn't know and who
didn't know me, wow! I can honestly say it was the best holiday I've
ever had, the friendliness and warmth of all the people there made
me feel very comfortable from day 1, the professionalism of the
guides gave me great confidence, and their advice and help to a
novice like me helped me to catch some fantastic fish, and the food
was beautiful, no wonder those guys can't wait to sit down for
dinner every evening! I was already missing all of you by the time I
got to Vancouver, but I'll definitely be coming back, I'm going to
book at the same time as Sid and Jim. Speak to you soon, take care
and thanks for a fabulous experience. Andy Watts, UK, 23-30th
|For a five
star fishing experience come and fish and enjoy the hospitality of
Deanna and Andrew. This has been a truly exceptional 3 days of
fantastic fishing. Andrew is a very experienced professional guide
and host. A memorable and great fishing experience. Deanna's
hospitality and fantastic cooking ended each day very pleasantly.
Thank you for the best fishing experience. John Birnie, BC and
Graham Birnie, Scotland. May 14th 2015
week! Beautiful lodge, wonderful hosts, great fishing. Thanks for a
fantastic week. Happy to have joined the 41” club! Mario, CA,
USA. September 2014
whole package was superb from the moment I arrived, I felt
comfortable and at home. The hosts are excellent at their jobs.
Andrew and Peirrot’s guiding was attentive and aimed at giving you
the best experience. Had one of the best fishing experiences ever.
Thank you. David, UK, September 2014
wonderful week – you have both spoiled us in every way – the whole
adventure was perfect. We will never forget the whole experience and
will definitely be back, especially for the elusive Steelhead.
Thanks for all you’ve done for us. Shelagh and Nigel, England,
UK. August 2014
fishing. Great food. Great company. Great guides and fantastic lodge
– what more can you ask for! Jamie, England, UK. July 2014
The most fun you can have with your
clothes on!! Fantastic week with awesome fishing, company, food and
friends. One off a grand slam. Can’t wait to come back. Matt, UK.
another great fishing adventure. Watching a 50lb Chinook strip my
fly line and bend my hook straight will live with me forever. The
food, as always, was out of this world. Thanks again and I look
forward to seeing and fishing with you soon. Matthew, England,
UK. July 2014
for the most wonderful fishing experience of our lives. So many
fish, so little time. The fishing and scenery are out of this world.
And Deanna what a good cook you are – always a surprise of fresh
healthy choices at dinner. And your guide is superb – I’m such a
beginner and he took such good care of me. My husband caught so many
fish that we lost count. Our “honeymoon suite” with its beautiful
view and comfy accommodations made for a great night’s rest. Thank
you once again for your hospitality. Ricky and Dianne, CA, USA.
Andrew and Deanna, Helen and I can’t say enough about our time with
you. Everything exceeded our expectations: the warmth of your
hospitality, the beautiful setting of your lodge, the wonderful
meals. Deanna, you made us feel like a part of the family. We
marveled at the beauty of the rivers and the splendor of their
valleys. What Majesty! We honed our spey skills under the tutelage
of Andrew and Pierrot’s expertise. And we caught fish. Healthy fresh
strong fish that thrilled us. Chinook that make our reels sing and
took us to the baking time and time again and forces Helen into hour
long jousts. A little piece of heaven! Thank you so much. Marc
and Helen, BC. July 2014.
for having one of the most beautiful weeks in our lives. Beautiful
weather, breathtaking scenery and especially your overwhelming
hospitality. You’re really a *** Michelin lodge. We can’t tell what
we appreciated more – the excellent fishing of Andrew or the gourmet
kitchen of Deanna!! Whenever we get the chance we will be back
again. Thomas and Andreas, Germany. May 2014.
great experience. My four wonderful boys took me on this super
adventure for my 80th birthday. There is nothing more rewarding than
grateful children – all well and great parents in their own right.
This adventure was a pinnacle of appreciation in all my wife and I
did for them. Andrew was a real pro – worked his tail off and gave
us a wonderful trip. Deanna could not have been more accommodating –
only exceeded by the wonderful meals. Many thanks to all. Malcolm
Granberry. Texas, USA. 22nd September 2013
locations, beautiful rivers, terrific food and hospitality. Shame
the weather didn’t play ball but nevertheless an experience to
remember. Big Dave, Little Dave and Robin. UK. 19th September
vacation/fishing trip of a lifetime and it exceeded my expectations.
You can never predict you will get a fish let alone the infamous
Steelhead but it happened and I owe you and your guides for making
it possible. The accommodations were great, the food even better –
the lodge was perfect. I can’t thank you enough for the hospitality
and friendship. I know we will see each other again in the future.
Tight lines to you! Cheers always. Karen Price, Maryland, USA.
10th September 2013
to find anything to complain about!! You have got it just right at
the lodge with a warm welcome like old friends. I will be saving and
stealing the grandchildren’s inheritance to come again. Tight lines.
Roger Hurren, England, UK. 8th September 2013
thanks for a most enjoyable week. The fishing has been tough but was
a great learning curve! Steelhead are awesome fish. The lodge and
food, along with the guiding by Al and Andrew have been excellent. I
hope to be back soon. Phil Donetti, England, UK. 8th September
2013 (Left in photo)
Deanna and Andrew, Many thanks for a great weeks fishing. Although
the fishing was tough at times, excellent guiding helped everyone in
the group to catch some very cool fish. The lodge, food and
hospitality are all first class!! See you both soon. Allan
Shepherd, England, UK. 8th September 2013 (Right in photo)
Andrew – As I sit in your dining room awaiting a lift to the
airport, I am reflecting on how time flies when you are enjoying
yourself. This is the type of paradise that we all need in this
crazy world where so few of us even pause to taste the natural
worlds wonderful free treats and reclaim their lives. This has been
six star treatment. Peter Starbuck, England, UK. 7th September
brother, brother-in-law and me all had a great time. Great food and
even better fishing. We will be back soon. The place is truly
fantastic. Collins Illich, Texas, US, 4th September 2013
Great week and Big Steelhead. Really felt at home in the lodge.
Andrew Witkowski, England UK. 4th September 2013 (Season 2
with Kalum River Lodge. Andrew also landed a 25lb Steelhead – see
the fishing report
for 31st August).
|I had an
absolutely fantastic time; your guiding and hospitality were
exceptional as always! The fishing was a bit slower than last year
but apparently we fared a lot better than people fishing at the
other lodges so Andrew and Ted have to take a lot of the credit for
that. It was worth going just to see that amazing fish that Andy
caught. It always goes too fast, I think I need to come for the
whole season next year! Martin Koper, England UK. 4th September
2013 (Season 2 with Kalum River Lodge).
Deanna and Andrew, Thank you very much for the great hospitality at
Kalum River Lodge. The fishing once again was excellent. The guides
led us to excellent fishing waters, gave advice and support. We
enjoyed outstanding breakfast and dinner. And above all the open
atmosphere in your lodge inspired to very humorous conversations and
“debates”. Looking forward to coming back 2014. Thomas B,
Germany. 29thAugust 2013 (Season 5 with Kalum River Lodge)
and Andrew, Thomas said what I thought. The Brits spanked me with a
25lb Steelhead. I‘ll be back next year to deal with those Brits!!
Marcus Ervin, California, USA. 1st September 2013 (Season 8 with
Kalum River Loge)
had said to me you can catch 30+ salmon in 1 week, I wouldn’t have
believed them! Excellent sport and I think I’m hooked more than the
fish! To catch them in such stunning scenery too – well you have to
pinch yourself that this is real. Many thanks to you all for
organizing the rooms, food, tackle etc, which worked so well. A
particular pleasure was the banter, stories and jokes. Sincerely
hope we get together another time. Best wishes, Dave Edward,
England, UK. 25th August 2013
for an outstanding fishing trip and being so helpful and it was so
good to meet all the other guests that were so friendly. Once again
thank you and I will be back. Robert Hayes, Ireland, UK. 25th
Andrew, What wonderful hostess and host you are – gracious and
helpful especially to a rookie at KRL. The food and comfort of the
lodge were top top! And the fishing guides and other long time
guests made us feel like part of the KRL family!!! Alan B Miller,
New York, USA. 25th August 2013
for a delightful week. The fishing, food, accommodation and
friendship will be remembered forever. Hope to see you again! Ken
Hiltz, Chicago, USA. 25th August 2013
I’ve had the pleasure of joining you and your other guests in
another “Skeena” adventure. The clean air, the natural environment
and the magical Skeena river all put together makes for a dream-like
experience. When fishing the Skeena river with a fly, I never know
if I’ll have a strike from a salmon or a Steelhead – anyone of which
could be a “fish of a lifetime” – and that anticipation is what
brings me back. Of course Deanna’s cooking is over-the-top
fantastic. The hospitality provided by both Andrew and Deanna is
unsurpassed! Thank you one again for an unforgettable trip. Doug
Gosling, Abbotsford, B.C. 25th August 2013 (Season 2 with Kalum
again for a fantastic week with wonderful hospitality, food and
great fishing. We’ve loved trips 1 and 2, and hopefully there will
be a trip 3 soon! Geoff, Alan and Bruce, England, UK. 18th August
2013 (Season 2 with Kalum River Lodge)
Andrew, Thank you for the great hospitality, food and great
Steelhead!! The Skeena is a remarkable treasure. Joseph and Betty
Graziano, California. 17th August 2013
Deanna, Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication. You
showed us a wonderful time the past week. I think we enjoyed the
nightly conversation almost as much as the fishing. Gordon
Thank you so much Andrew and Deanna for
making us feel special and giving us memories we will cherish. You
and Deanna are wonderful Host/Hostess and now new friends. Steven
Thank you for the great time. Food
was great and always looked forward to coming back to the lodge
wondering what great meal was next. Hope to see you soon. Keith
The Brown Brothers, California, USA. 17th August 2013
|Deanna – I
felt totally spoilt by your cooking and your service. You made us
all feel at home and comfortable. It means a lot to come home to a
bright, cheerful smile. Thank you for making everything unrelated to
fishing as perfect as it could be.
Andrew - Well what can I say? You put us on some of the most
spectacular water with amazing fishing to go with it. I loved
trekking out into the wilderness and simply being there to witness
the amazing cycle that is the salmon run. As to the fishing,
well…..I can honestly say that catching that 50lb Chinook is the
single most amazing experience that I have experienced fishing
related. Possibly even outside my time fishing. Not in a million
years did I think I would be so lucky. But you are the man, I just
held the rod. Lachlan Allen, Australia. 3rd August 2013
visit to Canada/BC/Kalum River Lodge has all my expectations met.
The scenery, the accommodation, the food and your hosting were
fabulous. The rivers were challenging, beautiful and once I had the
hang of spey casting I manage to hook and land some stunning salmon,
the most memorable being a Chinook that we sight fished for. Thanks
Andrew for the encouragement to keep on pushing for these truly
amazing river monsters. Regards and many thanks. Rob Burley,
Australia. 3rd August 2013
|Dear Deanna and Andrew,
Thank you for the best 3 days of fishing, food and hospitality of my
life. It is my pleasure to have met you and stayed at your lodge.
Also a great pleasure to have met Randy and Marilyn. And thanks to
Al (Assistant Guide). Thanks again - Walt Hamby, Hollister,
Idaho, US July 2013 (Walt is on the left)
Have a look at our
Fishing Report page to see a few of Walt's catches!
|Dear Deanna and Andrew,
Thank you so much for a great trip. I never forget this trip. I
appreciate for all your support! I hope I’ll be back! So, I don’t
say “goodbye”, I say “see you again!” - Shinichi Hoshino, Japan
|Wonderful hosts, lovely
lodge, fantastic cooking and we truly appreciate the energy and
effort you put in to get us fish. Hope to see you next year. Many
thanks. - Geoff, Alan and Bruce, England, UK September 2012.
Beautiful small river. Excellent food. Congratulations. - Jorge
Thank you for
all. Very fine and beautiful people. - Jorge “Puma” Damiani
Thanks for all. Beautiful people,
place and food. I hope to see you in Argentina, congratulations. -
- Guests from Argentina,
|After 3 day trips with
Andrew, the best guide in BC, we are not sure that we are in heaven
and it couldn’t be any better than we ever dreamed. Deanna made the
dream complete with her positive attitude, beauty and charm. We
learned more about fishing for Coho and Steelhead from Andrew than
any other guide or book we have read. He was the best. - Clyde
and Greg Weston, San Diego, USA September.
beautiful lodge, terrific food; wonderful scenery and a great
atmosphere! Thank you so much for an excellent adventure. - The
Branch Anglers Association, B.C. September 2012.
|Thank you for a great
week. Hospitality perfect. Fishing excellent. Wonderful cuisine. A
superb time had by all. - Brian, Rex, Derek, Jeremy, William,
Roger and John. England, UK September 2012.
|Andrew and Deanna,
Thank you both for a great time fishing and eating. Your lodge and
property are beautiful. The fishing was outstanding and I finally
landed a Steelhead on a spey rod. Thank you both for a great trip. -
John Popich, Shoreline, WA, USA September 2012.
|Thank you for
everything at Kalum River Lodge!! I was soooooooo happy that I met
you and got many Steelhead!!! It was wonderful days for me!! Good
location, great meals and awesome fish!! I will come back again!!!!
- Yuta Fujiwara, Japan September 2012.
|Dear Deanna and Andrew,
Once again I had a great time fishing the Skeena and staying at your
lodge. The food was excellent and so was the service. Fishing was
outstanding. On Sept 1st 2012 I landed 9 Steelhead. Marus Ervin,
Clay Kangera and myself landed 20 that very day. During my nine days
of fishing I landed 36 Steelhead. What else could you ask for as a
fly fisherman? See you next year for another exciting fishing trip
and another excellent treat at Kalum River Lodge. - Thomas B,
Germany September 2012.
|Another season of great
fishing. This year 7 steelies in one day. Hooked more than I landed.
Food was great and the atmosphere in the lodge and on the river was
great. - Marcus Ervin (Season #7), Santa Cruz, CA, USA September
|What a fantastic
introduction to the Skeena. Big strong fish and guides! Had a great
week both on the river and in the lodge. - Andrew Witkowski.
Very great week. - Farlows Fred
I had a great week’s fishing. Thanks
to all at Kalum River Lodge for a fantastic introduction to Canada
and Steelhead fishing. - Ian MacDonald.
Many thanks for one of the best weeks
fishing I have had and some truly magnificent fish. The quality of
the fishing truly lived up to all expectations. Thank you to Deanna
and Andrew for your wonderful hospitality. I hope to come back very
soon. - Martin Koper.
Group from Farlows, London, UK, August 2012.
|First trip to Canada
and BC, fantastic country and stunning scenery. Fishing was terrific
in great places, my salmon fishing skills have improved with your
help and next time I might land a big Steelie. Very much enjoyed the
lodge and Deanna’s cooking and hospitality, everything was just
great! Look forward to returning back. – Peter Jaques, Essex, UK
|I’ve dreamt about and
waited for this trip for most of my life, despite having lived in
B.C. all my life. And I have not been disappointed. Andrew’s
knowledge and experience has made my yearning for a top-notch fly
fishing for Steelhead dream a reality. Deanna’s smiling personality
and world-class cooking was totally unexpected and a true bonus to
the trip. In addition, meeting other like-minded fly-fishers from
all around the world and hearing their adventures was so very
enjoyable. My time here flew by all too quickly. The scenery, the
company and most of all the feel of the line pulling off my reel
while trying to hold that Steelhead out of the fast water is
something I’ll long remember. I’ll be back! Thank you Andrew and
Deanna. - Doug Gosling, Abbotsford, B.C. August 2012.
|Great time first trip
to B.C. Thoroughly enjoyed the fishing, the lodge and the company.
Could not fault. Will be back in the near future. What a wonderful
experience. - Barry Stockton, GVFFC, Australia August 2012.
|Back again for the Best
of the Best. Best of big fish, best of company, best of food, best
of good times. My buddies of this trip had the best time of their
life on big fish. - David Pickering and Annella Campbell, GVFFC,
Australia August 2012.
|Three thumbs up for an
amazing 3 days. The mighty Skeena and beautiful Kitimat plus the
most gracious hosts Andrew and Deanna combined with wonderful dining
for a true “trip of a lifetime”. Barbara and I will always remember
this adventure as one of the best ever. Fabulous. - Dennis
Stolzenberg, Edmonds, WA, USA August 2012.
|Dear Deanna and Andrew
- This has been a trip we have been looking forward to for months.
What a joy to meet and spend time with both of you. The lodge is a
welcoming haven for your guests. Deanna, your care and attention to
detail in every meal – including a delicious array packed in the
cooler for lunches, makes us feel so cared for and valued. Andrew,
your extensive knowledge of the area, the rivers, the fish and
taking into account those you are guiding as to their experiences
and interests makes for an outstanding adventure each day! Your love
of the land and nature shine so brightly – one cannot help but take
on the appreciation to make it your own. Thank you for providing a
delightfully exciting, yet restful holiday. We so appreciate being
able to spend our days here in the beautiful lodge and country. -
Barbara Stolzenberg. Edmonds, WA, USA August 2012.
|When I became close to
80 years young I know my wife and my boys (fellows now) and daughter
were going to gift me a party. I suggested doing fishing and Gleeson
my oldest son, a world fisherman, organized this trip. We were
looking forward to this fantastic fishing experience and Andrew and
Deanna certain made this trip “over the top”. Thank you very much.
Lieven Van Riet, Houston, Texas, USA. With fond memories! August
|Dear Andrew and Deanna, Like always I had an amazing time with you
here in Terrace. It’s so nice to see you guys and the fishing was
tons of fun. Thanks for such a great time. – Matt Wiener, San
Diego, CA, USA August 2012.
|As always I had an
amazing time here at Kalum River Lodge. Food and hospitality were
exceptional (as always) and the fishing is some of the best I’ve
ever experienced. From fishing on amazing waters such as the Skeena
and the Kitimat to just fellowshipping with you and the other
guests, it’s no wonder why I look forward to coming here every year!
I can’t wait to come again next year! – Peter Rush, Herndon, VA,
USA August 2012.
|What a phenomenal week
again at your lodge! The company was great, the food amazing and the
fishing and service was top notch!! I enjoy the homey atmosphere
that you provide at your lodge. Thanks again for an amazing 3rd trip
and I look forward to seeing you next year. - Alan Rush, Herndon,
VA, USA August 2012.
|Thank you for your
great hospitality and fishing. We had a wonderful time. – Randy
and Marilyn Ward, Calgary, Canada July 2012.
|Exciting fishing on
some of the most beautiful country in the world. Andrew – you
passion for fishing and for the country is evident. In all of your
actions you were patient and understanding of our situation and we
all caught good fish, and we all saw some incredible country from
some marvelous waters. Thank you. Deanna- you are an incredible
hostess. Your skills in the kitchen are amazing. Thank you for a
wonderful stay. Mike and Mike L Egan, and Philip and Terry Young,
Winnipeg, Canada July 2012.
|Thanks for a great
trip. Your lodge, your food and service has been fantastic. We
really enjoyed and we hope to come back. Andrew, your energy is just
fantastic and give us EXTRA fun as well. All the best. - Helge
Vetas, 2Instincts, Norway. September 2011.
|My son Hogan and I are
thankful that we had the opportunity to come to you nice home and
experience our first Steelhead fishing. Great job by all. Knowledgeable
guides and terrific hospitality. Ernie (Assistant Guide) was a
gentleman. Thanks!! Hogan and I especially enjoyed the cooking after a
long day on the river. Until next time, peace and best of luck! - Howard Steiss (13lb Steelie) and Hogan Steiss (16lb Steelie beats Dad!!),
Whiterock, B.C. September 2011.
|Fish that dreams are
made of - that is what you swing to every cast while at Kalum River
Lodge. Andrew and team as always set up a great trip - we had high
water, rain and wind but through it all they were able to keep us in
the fish. Unbelievable dinners and fantastic life saving lunches out
on the bar. This is our 6th year with Kalum River Lodge and you can
bet that I will be writing about my 10th/15th years here too. Thanks
for the awesome trip. - Troy Adams and Marcus Ervin, Santa Cruz, CA,
USA September 2011.
|Once again it’s been a great fishing
trip. It’s not only first class fly fishing but also first class
lodge. See you next year. - Thomas B, Germany September 2011.
|Thank you for your
faultless hospitality once again. Wonderful food and all served with
a smile! Andrew’s limitless energy always trying to find us the
fish. Truly hosts of the highest calibre. Thank you again. - Phil
Barker, Angling Direct Holidays, Waltham Cross, UK August 2011.
|Second trip for me.
Thanks for your coaching, I feel like a better fisherman. Scenery
was spectacular, saw a bear every day. Fishing was great, hooked
some powerful silver fish - got my Steelhead and Coho. Really
appreciate the hospitality. Thanks. - Tony Fairclough, Basel,
Switzerland August 2011.
|Great hosts, great
trip, great fun and fantastic fishing! Many thanks. - Steve Lobley,
Stroud, UK. August 2011.
|Thanks for a great trip. Really enjoyed my time.
See you again. - Mike Tracey, Somerset, UK August 2011.
|The Best of the Best.
Best fishing, best of big fish, best of company, best of food, best
of good times. - David Pickering and Annella Campbell, GVFFC,
Australia August 2011.
|Another great trip has
come to an end and it was great. From 35lb Chinook on the Skeena to
180 plus hook-ups on the Kitimat, I couldn’t be happier. The food
and accommodations were top notch as always! Andrew, your
encouragement, knowledge of the water and fish, and expertise never
cease to amaze me. Hopefully we will be back next year. - Alan Rush,
Herndon, VA, USA August 2011.
|Thank you so much for
the great trip. I have never caught fish so big or so many fish in
one day before. This was the most fun fishing I have ever had. The
food was also amazing and I am hooked on fly fishing. I will
definitely be back next year. - Matt Wiener, San Diego, CA, USA
|Thank you so much for
yet another amazing experience fishing both the Skeena and Kitimat.
Record-sized Chinook on the Skeena was truly awesome, as was the 100
plus hook-ups on the scenic Kitimat. The cooking and hospitality
provided last year far exceeded my expectations, and this year was
just as impressive if not better (the home-made bread is the best
I’ve ever had!). Andrew, the amount of wisdom you’ve shared with us
this past week is certainly something I will carry with me for the
rest of my like, and the laughs we all shared still have my sides
hurting from days ago. I will always remember my trips here for the
rest of my life, and the friendships I’ve made with other guests
here are sure to last a lifetime. I can’t thank you enough for
another amazing, memorable experience here at Kalum River Lodge. I
can’t wait to come back again next year. - Peter Rush, Herndon, VA,
USA August 2011.
|Once again another
great Canadian fishing adventure. Chum on the fly was a great
experience for me, as was catching a record-breaking amount of fish
in one day! 250 plus hook-ups in less than 8 hours!! it’s a good job
your home-cooked food is both great tasting and nutritious or my
muscles may have never recovered from such fly fishing action! Hope
to see you again next year. -Matthew Taiwo, Yorkshire, UK August
|Thank you for the
amazing time you showed us. My son Evan and guests Seigi and Masami
were impressed by the fishing in “nature” and truly enjoyed their “A
River Runs Through It” experience. Andrew, you’re a gem and truly
stand our as one of the best guides in B.C. Thank you for sharing
your knowledge and your mentorship of our fishing skills. Thank you
for making our stay so comfortable and for the delicious meals! -
Wilson Kwong, Vancouver, B.C. August 2011.
|Thank you for a really
great 3 days of fishing. What a feeling catching that 27lb King, as
you could see by the huge smile on my face. I really enjoyed your
wonderful hospitality and fine food. First class all the way. Thank
you again and I hope I get the chance to repeat in the future. -
Wayne Corlett, Palmerston North, New Zealand July 2011.
|We are first timers to
your fantastic lodge and what an experience. From the first class
food and hospitality, you made us feel like old friends that had
come for a visit. Andrew, your knowledge of the Kalum River was
incredible as you picked out fantastic water to fish. The number of
Steelhead hooked was incredible. From the fantastic scenery to the
peaceful floats down the river, this was truly a fishing trip of a
lifetime. - Jason and Pat, Kamloops, B.C . April 2011.
|Thank you for your
hospitality and expertise. I had a fantastic time. You have made the
Kalum River Lodge experience warm and complete - and as a less than
novice fisherman, you made the fishing easy. Andrew’s knowledge of
where and when to fish appears to be second to none, This
unfortunately brief stay far exceeded my expectations. Much
appreciated. - John Hedblom, Arizona, USA September 2010.
|Mat (Mathew McHugh, Fly
Odyssey Fishing Holidays UK) said your lodge was first class and I
reckon he is right but he didn’t say that you were great hosts and I
will make sure he adds a lot more to his comments when recommending
Kalum River Lodge. Great fishing, great hospitality and great
people. Hope to see you again. - Bill Mummert, Australia September
|From end to end it’s
been awesome, and although it wouldn’t be exactly true to say that
it wouldn’t have mattered if we hadn’t caught any fish, your
terrific hospitality and warmth would have made that OK too. Hope to
see you again. - Steve Rothkopf, Oxford, UK September 2010.
|We would like to than
you for another great year of fishing. The Skeena was very generous
and we landed big Steelhead, 17 and 13 each, giant Chum and Springs,
Sockeye, Coho and the Pinks. Good company and food, and the lodge
was awesome. This is our 5th year of fishing at Kalum River Lodge
and it keeps getting better. Needless to say we are already signed
up for next year and we are looking forward to another fantastic
time on the Skeena with you. Thanks. - Troy Adams and Marcus Ervin,
Santa Cruz, CA, USA September 2010.
Kalum River Lodge
Canadian salmon and Steelhead fishing at it’s finest.
Guided fishing in Terrace, British Columbia.