Freshwater Catch and Release
Peregrine Lodge is home to some of the best fishing on the west coast. Experience some of the most thrilling catch and release BC fishing in our local rivers and streams.
Our unique location positions us along the migratory route where millions of mature salmon swim to spawn in the nearby rivers of the Pacific coast. The waters are populated with salmon averaging over 30 pounds!
In addition, guests have the opportunity to experience freshwater fishing in the rivers, lakes and streams of Haida Gwaii. The unique and thrilling fishing experience is what adventurers from around the world seek!
At Peregrine Lodge, we are proud to support and promote fish conservation of our province. Freshwater fishing is strictly catch and release, but we also encourage guest to take home only the amount of saltwater fish they expect to consume.
The Fish of Peregrine Lodge
Our fishing grounds are filled with salmon averaging 25- 30 pounds with a number over 50 pound caught by Peregrine Lodge guests each year! Below are the freshwater fish species that can be found in the waters of Peregrine Lodge:
Coho salmon – Highly prized catches in BC because of their delectable meat
Pink salmon – The easiest species to catch and the smallest of the BC salmon species
Steelhead trout– Although they aren’t as abundant as salmon, their moody behavior creates a challenging fishing opportunity for anglers.
Rainbow trout – They range from 1 to 10 pounds and their aggressive feeding and strong fighting characteristics make them an enjoyable species to catch.
Dolly Varden trout – They are strong fighters and an aggressive fish that live up to eight years.
Cutthroat trout – Their constant search for food means that they are constantly on the move. They can grow from 5 to 6 pounds and reach in sizes over 20 inches.
Catch and Release Meaning
Catch and release fishing is a recreational form of fishing where the captured fish are immediately unhooked and released back into their natural environment unharmed. Catch and release is considered a conservation strategy to maintain the principles of recreational fisheries.
By releasing salmon back into the ocean, we are helping their genetic traits to be passed on to the future generations. In return, we are keeping our waters filled with various species of fish for future anglers.