Best Fight of My Life

Long time guest Peter Norie and his 64 lbs trophy chinook

Biggest trophy chinook salmon of the season – 64 pounds!                     

To whet your appetite for fishing with us at the Sportsman’s Club next season, long time guest Peter Norie, who caught the biggest trophy chinook salmon of the season along with many more fish in 2014, reports: "My 34 pounder trophy salmon was deep & caught at the Wall using a downrigger on a flasher with a white hoochie, & the 64 pounder (revised from the reported 62.5 lbs!) was caught mooching with a cut-plug herring,


Recipe – Quick Teriyaki Salmon


-Cut salmon into portions.
-Combine 5 tablespoons teriyaki sauce and salmon
in a zip-top plastic bag.
-Seal and marinate 20 minutes.
-Drain fish, discarding marinade.
-Melt butter & olive oil in a skillet, and cook salmon on both sides over  medium heat until golden brown.
-Turn off the heat & cover – the salmon will continue to cook until it reaches your desired doneness.
-Add a green salad or vegetables for a quick & easy meal.


2015 Bookings
The 2015 fishing trip bookings are being confirmed & Cathy is sending out deposit invoices.
If you have not received yours, please call her at 1-800-663-2644 or To avoid disappointment, & if you have not done so, do contact us soon to hold your dates.

To make the trip more of an adventure, we encourage guests to stay overnight at a Richmond (Vancouver) hotel before & after their trip. For guests who choose to take advantage of the Delta Hotel fishing special, there is a change of name for this property where Sportsman’s Club guests have been staying for the 30+ years Barbara has owned the fishing lodge. As of November 1st., the Delta Vancouver Airport Hotel (former Delta River Inn) will be known as the Pacific Gateway Hotel & will no longer be managed by Delta Hotels. The new owners will continue to offer the fishing special at very competitive rates – the perks such as keeping your catch frozen & free parking you get with this rate do not carry over to other special rates available .
This is not the only hotel offering fishing specials, the others are
the Fairmont Vancouver Airport Hotel & the River Rock Hotel & Casino. Contact information can be found on our website here.

Many of our 2014 guests have contacted us with fishing reports & photos, if you have some to share please send them to us at It’s so easy to keep in touch these days. Barbara, Simon & Cathy use many ways to keep in contact with guests, & yes we still mail out information to those who do not use email, text, or social media. Hardly a day goes by that we don’t hear from a guest to say ‘hi’. So the winter off-season months in our respective offices in BC & Alberta are filled with interesting news from around the world. Imagine 30 years ago when Barbara’s contact with guests was by surface mail & telephone. In those days, once at the lodge, guests communicated with the outside world by shared radio telephone line with other subscribers in the Rivers Inlet area. Today, we have WiFi by satellite throughout the lodge at Rivers Inlet (free), so it’s easy to contact the outside world & tell them what a great time you are having on your fishing trip.

Join us in 2015 to fish for a trophy salmon like this beauty!

Guest Testimonial
This is what Jamie M. had to say about his 2014 Sportsman’s fishing trip:
‘You know those trips you take and you spend the return flight going through your phone looking at your photos. Well, I had just that experience: From the moment I met my brother-in-law at the Delta in Vancouver to the flight home, the entire trip was a memorable experience…The "crew" at the camp did all they could to make my time at Rivers Inlet the best.
Simon’s bugle call at 5:30 am was music to my ears knowing a hot breakfast and warm greetings awaited me from the staff & other guests. The dock team had a welcoming smile and a few tips for the day & this was just what we needed. I could go on and on, about the service we received not to mention the feisty chinook salmon I caught. Thank you to all for your energy and efforts. I will do my best to promote the Sportsman’s Club in my world.’
James M., AB Canada