Celebrating 40 years!

Monsters still lurk in the depths nearby the lodge. Put your time in & you could have a chance at a barn-door halibut like this.

It’s that time of year where spring is approaching in British Columbia, & the days are getting longer & warmer. Summer will be upon us before we realize that we have only a few days left before we welcome our first guests of the fishing season. If you have not already done so, book your fishing trip today by calling/texting Simon & Stephanie at 604-938-3677or Email: info@riversinlet.com.

Our focus in the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC) office is starting to shift towards in-season lodge operations. There are so many components to successfully running a remote fishing lodge that we need to start preparing now to ensure we are ready to host our first guests at the end of June, only 16 weeks away! After such a successful season in 2022 with record catches, anticipation & expectations are running high for our 2023 fishing season. Make your summer fishing plans today & help us celebrate 40 years of the Kelly Family hosting fabulous fishing adventures in spectacular Rivers Inlet!

A few questions have repeatedly arisen during our recent conversations with our guests. Here is brief summary of the answers:

Flights – The first & most important order of business during the winter was securing our direct 90-minute Seair Seaplane flights from Vancouver BC (YVR) International South Terminal to the lodge. Not all lodges provide these luxury, first-class, direct flights. We do not use a water taxi, so less time spent travelling means more time fishing.
It almost feels like entering a “time-machine” when boarding our chartered Seair flights in midst of the hustle & bustle of the city. The direct flight takes in the breathtaking views of the seemingly endless snow-capped mountains that rise up from the countless channels, bays & inlets. We are very remote, & completely off the grid far away from the reach of any roads in the middle of the beautiful Central Coast of British Columbia. No roads mean no crowds, so it really feels quite magical, especially when the humpback whales put on a show.
Fishing Grounds – Why is the lodge floating? So that we are conveniently located only minutes away from the fishing grounds. Our guests return easily to the lodge throughout their day at meal times, to drop off fish & reprovision, &/or just take a break from the fishing action.
Fish Limits – Rivers Inlet has some of the most liberal fish retention limits anywhere on the BC Coast. During your stay with us you can catch & keep/take home: 8 salmon, of which up to 4 can be Kings/Chinook, 2 halibut & 4 lingcod. Here are all the details:
Returning Staff – The most exciting news for us at RISC is that almost all of our staff from last season are returning for summer 2023. They include Jasmine, Kaitlyn, Tayler in housekeeping & guest services. Tyler & Jackson running the docks & guides Zach, Shane, Michael, Rico & Kyle. In other big staff news, Simon’s daughter Rory will be returning to the lodge for her first season working after having spent many summers there growing up on the docks.
Daily Routine – Fishing time is 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM. Up to 15 hours on the water with breaks for meals. Here is what your typical day looks like:

Our sincerest thank you goes out to so many of our past guests who are returning to fish with us in 2023. Please know how much we appreciate the loyal support of all our past customers & friends over the years, since we began in 1984 & look forward to sharing our 40th fishing season with you. Once again, if you have not booked your 2023 fishing trip with us don’t delay, book today!
The Kelly Family