Peregrine Lodge

Peregrine Lodge

January 02, 2015 13:32 ET

Haida Gwaii is Reeling in Fishing Tourists from Around the World

National Geographic Traveler Names Haida Gwaii as One of the Top 20 Must-See Places in the World for 2015

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 2, 2015) - Haida Gwaii is British Columbia's last pristine and uncrowded fishing destination and the breathtaking nature of this untouched land is reeling in fishing tourists from around the world. Haida Gwaii was recently named one of National Geographic Traveler's Top 20 must-see places in the world for 2015.

Located north of Vancouver Island and west of Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii is the crossroads at which all five salmon species must pass through during their annual migratory route. Millions of fish come through between May to August, and with this past year's salmon run one of the largest in recent history, it is no wonder that anglers from around the world are taking notice.

The Haida Gwaii Islands provide the conditions for some of the best fishing in the world. The fish are at their physical peak in this area as they feed voraciously before the spawning season. The biggest trophy fish is the Chinook Salmon, but there are plenty of Halibut, Ling Cod, and Snapper as well and fishing enthusiasts have their pick of freshwater and saltwater fishing. Visitors to the area return home with epic catch stories which has cast a spotlight on the area for adventure fishing tourists.

When it comes to fishing getaways, there are several to choose from in Haida Gwaii. The ultimate escape is Peregrine Lodge. Its remote location makes it only accessible by helicopter from Richmond, BC.

All guests are provided with fishing equipment and specialized outerwear for complete comfort and protection on the water. Peregrine's experienced fishing guides pilot their fully equipped guest boats, assist with tackle, gear and bait, as well as clean and prepare the catch. Staff can flash freeze, vacuum seal and package fish for return transportation leaving guests with a thoughtful way to share their catch with friends and family back home. Chinook salmon over 30 pounds are numerous and salmon over 50 pounds are regularly caught by guests. The lodge record is a whopping 270 pounds.

Book early as there are a limited number of trips each year and the lodge is only open between June and August. Prices vary depending on the week. Request a quote for pricing and availability.

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