There is not better way to celebrate summertime than a family fishing adventure to Rivers Inlet.

School’s out and with graduation/prom, Canada Day/July 1st and Independence Day/July 4th behind us, now it really is officially summer! The weather certainly cooperated, maybe too much, with record setting temperatures in British Columbia these past few weeks. We hit an all-time high of 49.6 C/121.8 F in Lytton BC last week & it might have gone higher, but the entire town burned down the next day and the weather station was gone. I have only seen temperatures like this in Sydney Australia a few years ago when it was 50 C/122 F and never even in Las Vegas! The good news is that even in the hottest parts of the BC summer, we are always cool at the salmon fishing lodge because of the moderating influence of the Pacific Ocean. There are hundreds of wildfires burning in British Columbia right now, but that is typical in the summer in BC. Forest fires are an essential part of the life cycle of a healthy forest, and believe it or not, are as important as the sun and the rain to the health of the temperate rainforest that surrounds our BC fishing lodge.

For me, summer invokes memories of family time at the lake, lots of sun and fun activities, travel and of course some salmon, halibut and lingcod fishing. Boating has always been a big part of the salmon fishing experience for me, and I still always prefer fishing from a boat. I never fish from the shore or riverbank, unless you get there with a helicopter, but that is a different and very expensive BC salmon fishing lodge trip! At the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC), we have a fleet of comfortable and stable custom-built 17 ft. fiberglass boats. They are equipped with new 40 HP Yamaha motors, GPS/depth sounders, radios and electric bilge pumps. Most importantly, our boats at the fishing lodge have downriggers to get you down to where the fish are biting when the top water bight for salmon is off. Not all BC salmon fishing lodges have downriggers, so that is a crucial factor when planning your Canadian fishing trip.

Summer also marks the end of the salmon’s life cycle, when they return to their birth river to spawn after a few years at sea. This is why we only operate our BC salmon fishing lodge at the peak of the salmon runs in Rivers Inlet in July and August. These past two summers, what we really missed was doing something, anything with the family. There is no better place to go on a worry-free, all-inclusive fishing trip with your family than our BC salmon fishing lodge. Our all-inclusive Canadian fishing vacation packages are ex. Vancouver BC. We offer intimacy, isolation, first-class service and equipment, in a pristine wilderness setting with breathtaking scenery, wildlife viewing and world class fishing. We have families of three, four and even up to twenty that come every year or every few years, on an all-inclusive fishing trip to our BC fishing lodge. We are without a doubt, the best place to have a family fishing vacation. If you have not already done so, make your family fishing vacation plans to our BC salmon fishing lodge today. Contact us now and reserve your Canadian fishing vacation package during our July/August 2022 season. Book Now for our 2022 season and make priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

Call: 1-800-663-2644,,  Text: 604-938-3677


My brother & I had the best time fishing with Dad & we got the fish and the photos to prove it!

Wow! What a great spot my Dad brother and I fished are hearts out lots of fish here all was great not one hitch from are flight from Vancouver to the great greeting on arrival from the staff, Simon and Stephanie really pay close attention to every detail of this operation, great boats fish equipment, meals very good accommodation clean, and the staff very nice always full smiles ready to help you anytime this was the first time I have been salmon fishing and like I caught lots of fish the mini information seminar that Simon gives very informative for a rookie like me really helps to understand how to fish these waters what can I say was a great 4 days I will be going back with my son for sure.

Magnum P.I. wrote a Tripadvisor Review Aug. 2019

RECIPE – Perfect Salmon Burgers

In the mood for a big juicy burger? Try something a little different this time and make Salmon Burgers!
Here’s a fun and easy recipe that’s sure to please family and friends all summer long.

  • 1 1/4 pounds center-cut salmon fillet, skin and pin bones removed
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 brioche buns, split
  • Tartar sauce and arugula, for topping

Cut three-quarters of the salmon into 1/4-inch pieces. Put in a large bowl. Cut the rest of the salmon into chunks; transfer the chunks to a food processor along with the mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice, lemon zest and cayenne. Pulse to make a paste. Add the pureed salmon mixture to the bowl with the diced salmon. Add the scallions, 2 tablespoons panko, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and black pepper to taste. Gently mix until just combined.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and brush with olive oil. Divide the salmon mixture into 4 mounds on the parchment paper. With damp hands, pat into 4-inch-wide, 3/4-inch-thick patties. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the broiler. Spread the remaining 1 cup panko on a plate. Press both sides of the salmon patties in the panko. Heat the olive oil in a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties (in batches if necessary) and cook until browned on the bottom, 3 to 4 minutes, adjusting the heat if necessary. Turn and cook until the other side is browned and the patties feel springy in the center, 3 to 4 more minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to drain; season with salt.

Meanwhile, arrange the buns, cut-side up, on a broiler pan and broil until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve the patties on the buns; top with tartar sauce and arugula.


This month’s give-away competition is for the best family fishing story. Win a $100 value RISC micro fleece hoodie.
Simon has one and that is his go-to item for fishing, skiing pretty much anytime he needs a layer that is not too thick.

Anyone can enter this competition! You don’t have to ever been to our lodge or caught a salmon, halibut or lingcod. We want to hear stories about any family fishing adventures anywhere, with pictures that tell a fishing story. The fish don’t have to be big. It is all about just getting outside, the preparation, the journey, the misadventures, shenanigans and the rest.
Deadline is July 26th. It can be just a few words and images and you might win the coolest fleece ever!
Enter Now.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Winner of the old school college gray Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC) hoodie, Captain Paul Griswold for Costa Mesa, California. Paul is an avid fisherman, captain and long-time RISC guest that comes fishing with us every year. We look forward to seeing him wearing it when he jumps out of the seaplane on his return to the lodge in Summer 2022!