Nicholas Dean Lodge has access to over 50 of the best rivers and lakes in the Lower Skeena region and the near shore Pacific Ocean. Although guests will only be able to fish a fraction of the available water during a typical holiday, you will have unparalleled opportunities to fish in the style that you prefer, for the species that you wish to catch in the best available rivers to suit the local conditions. If the options seem bewildering to the outsider, rest assured: the team of highly qualified and knowledgeable guides will make sure you are fishing the best beats available.
Nicholas Dean Lodge is nestled amongst the majestic coastal mountains near Terrace in British Columbia. The mighty Skeena River and its tributaries form the major arteries which fork through expanses of old growth forest and steep valley walls, making for spectacular backdrops. Nicholas Dean Lodge is strategically positioned, allowing anglers to take full advantage of the Skeena system that boasts some of the world’s strongest runs of large wild steelhead and salmon. 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 these rivers all year round.
The fishing options at Nicholas Dean lodge are as wide and varied as the rivers that can be fished. The specific runs of fish are seasonal, but the variety is such that regardless of when you come there will always be the possibility of some exciting fishing. Many of the rivers are ideally suited for fly fishermen who want to wade: however should you prefer to fish from a boat or use spinning gear there are places and stretches to suit all requirements.
The rivers below are just a taste of the variety of waters that can be fished whilst staying at Nicholas Dean Lodge.
Nicholas Dean has recently moved its accommodation to Pioneer Lodge which provides anglers with a dedicated fishing lodge with comfortable and cosy surroundings. Guest accommodations are comprised of comfortable and relaxing log cabins or apartment-style suites. The cabins are designed to accommodate two people with minimal intrusion and disturbance. Each guest will enjoy their own private bedroom with a deluxe double bed and quality linen.
There is an airy lobby area with drink making facilities and a covered open deck with seating for those who wish to relax al fresco. Apartment suites offer similar amenities as the cabins in one large, spacious room. Meals are taken in the main dining area of the lodge, a nice spacious room with high vaulted ceilings and a great place to enjoy good company and a few drinks reminiscing over the day's events. The lodge has a newly renovated heated dry/wader room where you can leave your fishing gear and clothing ensuring that it will be totally dry the next day. Wireless internet is available for all guests.
To get to Nicholas Dean Lodge guests typically fly to Vancouver and take a connecting flight to Terrace. You will be collected at Terrace and driven to the lodge in anticipation of your first days fishing the following morning.
The season runs from March-December
- Shared room rate: $6,295.00 CDN plus taxes/angler
- Six (x7) nights
- Five (x6) days fly fishing - approx 9 hours/day.
- Price includes accommodation.
- Includes transportation from Terrace Airport.
- All meals.
- A reasonable supply of loan tackle is available.
Price does not include gratuities, fish licenses or alcoholic drinks.
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