Thanks for another outstanding season!!
A familiar transformation is underway here in Naden Harbour. As the weather starts to turn, rig-down of Peregrine Lodge is well underway. We’ve said goodbye to the last of our guests, and staff are working hard to prepare the lodge for the winter season. Boats are being pulled and winterized, tackle and equipment is being sorted, cleaned and stored, and a number of exciting upgrades and improvements are getting underway. But we’d like to pause and take a break from this hectic work to thank you, our guests, for another outstanding season at Peregrine Lodge.
We are tremendously proud to have celebrated our 25th anniversary this year. My family and I love fishing in the Queen Charlotte Islands, and it has been a true pleasure to share this experience with all of you over the past 25 years. In this industry, 25 years of operation is no small feat – we owe our enduring success to you, and we are very thankful for your continued support.
We’d also like to thank our incredible staff for all of their efforts this year. From our guides to our shore staff, all of our employees feel like family members. The work here isn’t easy – we expect an industry-leading level of professionalism and customer service, and the season can be long – but our staff maintain an admirably tireless work ethic and positive attitude throughout the season, and for that we are very grateful.
If you were able to visit us this season, we hope you thoroughly enjoyed your experience. We always enjoy fishing with our guests, and this season was no exception. It was an honor to see a bunch of our old friends catch huge fish this year, from Pat Quinn’s monster 61-pounder to Gerald Matichuk’s late summer 56. It was equally rewarding to see new friends light up with the silver smiles brought on by first-time tyees, or to hear the screams of delight echoing across the water as our guests did battle with once-in-a-lifetime fish.
If you didn’t get a chance to visit this season, don’t worry; we’re already planning exciting things for next season. 2014 will undoubtedly be an outstanding year of fishing, and we look forward to helping you write your next fishing stories. We can’t wait to get our boats back in the water, spool our reels, and take you fishing!
So again, from myself, my family, and on behalf of all of the staff of Peregrine Lodge, thank you for an incredible season. We look forward to another 25 years of world-class fishing, and we can’t wait to welcome you back to our lodge.
Tight Lines and Screamin’ Reels,