Fly Fishing British Columbia the Lillooet River

Anglers imagine a trout and salmon river – wild as British Columbia - changing scenery behind every turn of the river, wildlife, canyons, mountains, glaciers and untamed nature – we introduce them to our “home river” in our back yard - the stunning Lillooet River.

"A mature winter-run bull trout has taken an egg sucking leech fly".

Every time we take guests up this beautiful river, we feel privileged and thankful to be able to show and guide you in one of the most beautiful areas not only in British Columbia, but perhaps in Canada. We know this wilderness area thoroughly; since some of our guides have specialized on this river fly guiding for a variety of trout, char, salmon and a chance of an occasional steelhead during spring time. We fly fish single or double handed, whatever you prefer.

"Shore lunch with fresh salmon for Teresa and Clyde from South Africa after catching lots of trout on the fly".

The best fishing takes place from late August to May. During that time we focus on a rainbow, cutthroat, bull trout and char. Later in September to late November we fly-fish for salmon and during spring time around April is the next opportunity to focus on a small run of big salmon and steelhead moving through along with excellent trout fishing.

We access the river via jet boat by crossing the largest lake in south western British Columbia. When we start the journey on the south side of the lake, you can see weekend homes and signs of civilization but the further we head north-west, the sparser the sign of humans gets. Once we have half the lake behind us you start wondering what is behind the next “corner” of the lake.

"One of many Bull Trout landed by Clive on this memorable day in the wilderness".

The area was known in the last century during the caribou gold rush as a pathway for the thousands of unfortunate gold miners, but also for the fortunate few who did find the yellow metal and made it to fame and fortune.

"Dramatic sunrise while crossing the 44 mile long lake".

 Waterfalls, snow capped mountains and glaciers, a huge variety of water fowl, in fact the largest congregation of ducks in British Columbia and bald eagles are there for you to see. Some logging camps are located on the shore of the big lake - a sign of the past glory of the once biggest and now fading industry in British Columbia. Bobcats, cougars, black and grizzly bears, black tail deer and turkey vultures are just a few species calling this area home.

Bring your partner for they day, even if he or she is not into fishing. Being a nature lover is enough to get your heart beat up a few notches during this incredible journey. These are the memories that last a lifetime.