What makes the Peregrine experience truly unique is that we offer our guests the opportunity to go freshwater fishing in the many rivers, lakes, and streams of Haida Gwaii. Our unparalleled fishing experience is what adventurers seek most!
As part of your fishing package, you are provided with freshwater fishing equipment and gear. Our professional guides will be there with you to ensure you catch some of the amazing fish that populate the local estuaries.
Feeling adventurous? Although most of the estuaries can be accessed by vehicle, you can also charter a helicopter to reach remote streams and rivers. Whether you are a seasoned angler or more of a beginner, the freshwater fishing in Haida Gwaii will provide an adventure like no other!
Freshwater Fish of Haida Gwaii
Haida Gwaii is a place unlike any other in North America. Haida Gwaii’s exceptional climate and location have made the region rich in both saltwater and freshwater fish. In fact, Peregrine Lodge’s access to these robust fishing grounds is what makes our lodge so unique!
Dolly Varden Trout
Dolly Varden trout have a dark blue or olive-green back, silvery sides, and a white belly with spots around their body. Dolly Varden are an aggressive fish and strong fighters. They can live up to eight years.
Coastal Cutthroat trout usually have a distinctive red or orange streak under their lower jaw. This may not be obvious on those found in salt water
To preserve the conservation of freshwater species, freshwater fishing is limited to catch-and-release fishing. Here are some tips:
- Play and land the fish as quickly as possible.
- Keep the fish in the water while removing the hook. If this isn’t possible, return the fish to the water as quick as possible.
- Never just throw a fish back into the water; revive an exhausted fish by holding it level in the water until it swims away on its own.
- If you have to handle the fish first, wet your hands and be as gently as you can.
- Use barbless hooks.
If you choose to freshwater fish during your stay with us, a freshwater licence is required. Make sure you have your fishing license ready and with you at all times. Fishing licenses can be purchased online, but you must print it and carry it while fishing.
The government of Canada has regulations on sport fishing in Canadian fisheries waters of the Pacific Ocean. All Chinook, Lingcod and halibut catch must be recorded on your license in ink. For more information on sport fishing regulations in British Columbia, refer to the Government of Canada’s site.
Peregrine’s Professional Guides
Peregrine’s professional fishing guides are here to ensure you have the best freshwater fishing vacation experience. Our highly skilled and trained guides will provide instruction on how to cast with both the fly rod and spin caster. They will also teach and assist you on how to release any fish safely and properly back into the water.
World-Class Fishing in Haida Gwaii
Haida Gwaii’s unique geographical location sets it apart as a premiere fishing destination, making it every angler’s dream to visit!
Located in Naden Harbor in Haida Gwaii, we offer unparalleled fishing in the Pacific Northwest for both saltwater and freshwater angling. We pride ourselves on our amazing customer service, luxury amenities, and world-class fishing experience.
Book your fishing trip with us today and discover what makes us the premiere fishing destination!