Deanna and Andrew, Thank you both so much for a truly memorable stay. I wanted a special place to fish for my 60th birthday on the Skeena system. Andrew and the excellent guides certainly delivered. The lodge is perfect, Deanna’s cuisine more than perfect, and both of you are such marvelous hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. Thank you – I will be back. – Francis, September 2018
I had a perfect week staying with you guys and the other guests. Fishing may have been challenging but that’s not what it’s all about. It’s about sharing stories, meals and a few drinks with good people and reinforcing that there are some truly special places in this world that aren’t easily forgotten. I’ll be daydreaming about the Skeena and about this lodge until the next time. It was such a pleasure meeting you! – Paul, September 2018
Since the age of 14 my dream was to catch a Steelhead. I’m now 59 and dream achieved at the first attempt. One happy Scotsman! – Brian, August 2018
Andrew and Deanna, We had the most awesome time with you both. You run a very classy act, and we were so delighted to be able to experience it. You have no idea how joyful it is for a passionate angler who, to date has only experienced the repeated empty Scottish rivers, to go somewhere else where they actually expect clients to catch fish!! I loved every moment of it, and the memories of my ‘giant’ 30lb chum leaping vertically out of the water will stay with me forever. For that memory alone I am deeply grateful. However, there were so many more fantastic ones to treasure including Will’s monster Steelhead and Sarah’s first of many fish – indeed I think she might now be persuaded to come on another fishing holiday! – Paul, July 2018
A wonderful week. Thank you Deanna for the fabulous food always served with a smile. You must both be very proud of the new lodge. Total luxury and comfort. Thank you Andrew for the endless knowledge and help with kit and technique, making the fishing a memorable experience. Please pass on my thanks to the other guides for their patience, company and skill. It all adds up to what I have said – a wonderful week. – John, July 2018
Firstly Andrew & Deanna congratulations on the completion and opening of your new lodge on the banks of the Skenna River it’s just fabulous. Our week with you was a trip of a lifetime the high standards you provide and the quality of food just first class. Fishing the Skeena and Kitimat provided daily excitement and sport with your experienced guides continually finding the hot runs, we had some heart stopping hook ups and battles with Coho, Steelhead and Sockeye. Hard to describe the fishing, just come and experience it for yourself, something special.
Thanks for your hospitality you have a quality team providing the best of everything at Wild Rivers Lodge and we hope to see you again in 2019 for another trip of a lifetime.
Good luck & Tight Lines. – Philip and Simon, September 2017
Hi Deanna, We enjoyed an outstanding visit to your wonderful new Wild Rivers Lodge. As usual both yourself and Andrew made us feel very much at home and Pierrot, Glen and Cody gave us all the attention and help we needed with the fishing. When it came to the food, we were treated to a beautiful variety of meals which everyone appeared to enjoy. At my age of 76, I was needless to say very tired at the end of the day, however, after your beautiful dinner and a good nights sleep, I was always ready for the challenge the next day after breakfast. The fishing was again outstanding when compared to what we can expect back home. With anglers from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the Isle of Man present last week, it was everyone’s opinion the we could never expect or experience the same standard of fishing back at home. If my old bones are fit when I am 77, I would certainly consider going back next year for another fishing adventure with Andrew and your great guides. Thanks again for a wonderful fishing adventure. – John, August 2017
The lodge and the hospitality were second to none. Wonderful guides and beautiful river scenery. This was a magical trip with many salmon caught and released. The memory of big Chum crashing downstream will last a lifetime. I will return. Thanks to all – Tony, August 2017
And a big thank you from me for providing a flask of hot water for either coffee or tea on those early morning runs on the river bank. The lodge was beautiful, homely and a real credit to you both. Loved every single meal you prepared and the bread! Delicious!! Lots of great scenery and guides with never ending patience for those of us – me – who needed a little extra help! Fabulous 6 day stay – hope to repeat it some day. Many thanks– Ali, August 2017
Another great week with Kalum River Lodge. The new Wild Rivers Lodge is an outstanding base and the single en suite rooms are great. Nothing is too much trouble for Deanna and Andrew and the operation runs like clockwork with excellent food, fishing, guides and company. It was great to join up with anglers from so many places and I shared fishing and beers with people from Canada, Australia, Spain and Argentina during the 6 days of my trip. The fishing this time was mostly focused on the Kitimat and there were plenty of pinks and chum salmon hooked and sometimes landed on a river which has a great variety of fishing spots to reach with the drift boats. Already booked again for 2018, so it must have been good!– Dave, July 2017
Deanna, 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, October 2016
Fantastic 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
Thanks to 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
Great 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 2016Thank 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
Deanna and 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
Andrew/Deanna,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 August 2015
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
What a week! Beautiful lodge, wonderful hosts, great fishing. Thanks for a fantastic week. Happy to have joined the 41” club! Mario, CA, USA. September 2014
The 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
What a 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
Great fishing. Great food. Great company. Great guides and fantastic lodge – what more can you ask for! Jamie, England, UK. July 2014The 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. July
Thanks for 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
Thank you 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. July 2014
Dear 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.
Thank you 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.
What a 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
Great 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 2013
A dream 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
I struggle 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
Many 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)Dear 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)
Deanna and 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 2013
My dad, 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
Thank you! 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).
Dear 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)
Hi Deanna 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)
If someone 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
Thank you 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 August 2013
Deanna and 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
Thank you 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
Once again 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 River Lodge)
Thank you 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)
Deanna and 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
Andrew and 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. GordonThank 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
My first 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 October 2012.
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.
Great experience. Beautiful small river. Excellent food. Congratulations. – Jorge EchavarriaThank 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. – Herny Echavarria
– Guests from Argentina, September/October 2012.
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.
Marvelous hospitality; 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 2012.
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 August 2012.
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 2012.
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 August 2011.
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 2011.
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 2010.
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.