Naden Harbour

Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii


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Posted July 25, 2016 by Dolf Vermeulen

Arthur, Paul, and guide Dimitri watched this beautiful 27lb chinook dive back into the depths of our fishing grounds. We also had two 40lb+ hog releases and one tyee set free. We love seeing the big ones swim at Peregrine Lodge!!

Dolf Vermeulen

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Posted July 24, 2016 by Dolf Vermeulen

The fish are undoubtedly getting larger as 'Hogust' approaches. Our guests reeled in 4 tyees today, including two behemoths above 45 pounds!! Pictured here is guide Khoi expertly reviving a 46lb hog for a successful release. Congratulations to Kelsey and Clint on this beauty!

Dolf Vermeulen

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This is Hog Country

Posted July 24, 2016 by Sarah Bauer

Trip Date: July 20-24

Some things are worth travelling across the world for. 

Our new guests Judy and John from New Zealand might agree. They are here experiencing salmon fishing in supernatural Haida Gwaii for the first time, and with massive success. Day 1 had Judy with a 36-pound Chinook onboard with guide Mike O. at Cape Naden. 

"It's my first time salmon fishing," smiled Judy after the great fight. 

"I wasn't expecting to get one THAT big!"

The big ones kept rolling in over the course of the trip, with salmon in the thirty to high-forty pound range enough to confirm we have entered that exciting Hog heavy time of the season. It's Hog Country out there! 

The first of two 47-pound Chinooks came in on Day 1 on the west side of Snake Bay, with guest Dave P. at the reel and guide Butch at his side.

"It ran close to a hundred yards of line on the initial run," commented Butch later that day at weigh-in. 

Butch guided another 47-pound Chinook with angler Doug P. on Day 4, landed  at Parker Point in what Butch describes as an "awesome fight with massive, long runs." 

It was epic battle all over the place, with new guest Kelsey from Kaslo handling the rod on a 46-pound Chinook while her dad Clint cheered her on.  

"It was a battle-and-a-half!" joked guide Khoi on the hour-and-fifteen-minute fight off Green. Kelsey chose to release her spectacular fish back to the waters; "It was good to see it swim away," she said. 

Our anglers, including the lovely, Peregrine-seasoned Page group, enjoyed glassy waters and mild climes all week, lending to the wondrous environment of Haida Gwaii. Wildlife sightings on Day 4 proved most memorable, with a pod of around ten orcas cruising through the grounds, and a jaw-dropping "Hello!" from a humpback who came within a few feet from the shore at Snake Rock. 

More monsters set in on Day 2 and Day 3, including a 37-pound Tyee pulled in by guest Paul P. at Cape Naden with guide Brian, and a 46-pound Chinook played by California return guest Marc at Snake Rock with his pals Tomer and Dustin and guide Dan on board. 

"Beat my previous record by over ten pounds!" commented Marc. 

Guest Stanley D. has a new record to beat next year; his first salmon landed ever - a 36-pound Chinook played at Cape Naden with guide Dimitri. 

When asked for comment on the hair-raising fight, Stanley said:

"Number 1, this is my first trip. Number 2, this was my first salmon. And number 3, I love Dimitri. He's awesome." 

Number 4, it's worth travelling from anywhere for. As Judy says,  "Haida Gwaii is a hidden gem. We will definitely be back!"

Here's to big bites and epic fights - Talk to you soon! 

Sarah Bauer

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Photo of the Day

Posted July 23, 2016 by Dolf Vermeulen

Proud fathers and happy daughters. These girls put on a clinic in catching Salmon today!!

Dolf Vermeulen

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Photo of the Day

Posted July 22, 2016 by Dolf Vermeulen

Page after Page , they do it again!

Dolf Vermeulen

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