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Destination Overview

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

Fishing Program

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

Wi-Fi/internet access


Fly Shop

Swimming Pool


Pool Table

Gourmet Food

Getting There

Major airlines fly to Vancouver BC and domestic flights are available from there to Terrace BC (about a 2 hr flight).  You will be picked up by lodge representative in Terrace upon arrival. 



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 night/6 days fishing: $4650. per person
All rates are per person and include tax

To book any of our trips give us a call to start the process
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