Haida Gwaii (formerly the Queen Charlotte Islands) is legendary for sport fishing. Our combination fishing is famous for Chinook or (King salmon), Coho silver salmon, halibut, lingcod, Yelloweye rockfish, and other assorted groundfish.

The King salmon begin to migrate down from the Gulf of Alaska in March and arrive by April on the west coast of Haida Gwaii. They continue to migrate throughout the summer as wave-upon-wave of salmon spends time feeding the rich waters in the Cartwright Sound.

The fish that are returning to spawn must navigate past these islands in order to get back to the hundreds of different rivers and streams of origin, from northern British Columbia to Vancouver Island and on to Washington, Oregon, and northern California.





The islands that comprise Haida Gwaii are blessed with some of the world’s most consistently abundant salmon and bottom fishing.

Many fish populations worldwide have experienced drastic reductions in number, largely due to the effects of the fishing industry and habitat loss. Although the nature of the decline is specific for each species and environment in which they occupy, similar efforts are being employed through rivers, lakes and oceans to both enhance natural populations and alleviate some of the stress placed on them by the fishing industry.

As humans, we have the largest impact on living systems of any species, and therefore we must take care when we interact with these systems. Streams, lakes, estuaries, bays, and oceans exist in a fragile balance that if we are careful, can be enjoyed not only by us, but by our descendants. This doesn’t mean we can’t occasionally harvest from the ecosystem, but it does mean that we must understand how removing that resource will affect the ecosystem.

Guests can make a great contribution to the genetic strength and continued abundance of these species by choosing to release very large salmon and allowing them to return to their spawning rivers. Releasing very large halibut and lingcod is also encouraged, as these fish are almost always egg-carrying females. In fact, the larger sizes of some species may not always be the best choice for eating.

We actively support conservation to ensure that this resource is maintained for generations to come and thank all of our guests who are helping us achieve these goals.

We ask all of our guests to respect and value this magnificent resource by taking home only the amount of fish they expect to consume. When choosing to release a fish, all guests are encouraged to practice proper catch and release techniques.


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