Plan Your Fishing Trip

Guest Orientation

Welcome to QCL Luxury Fishing Lodge, your home away from home for First Class Fishing!

Trip Information

At QCL we strive to always improve our facilities, systems and amenities to better serve you. We are proud to offer what we believe is the finest fishing experience on the west coast. To get you out fishing as quickly as possible upon your arrival to the Lodge, your check-in is as follows:

  1. Upon your arrival, a QCL representative will direct you to the Lodge for brunch
  2. There will be a brief welcome orientation to explain the general program
  3. Your luggage will be taken to your room for you as it is unloaded from the aircraft
  4. You will head down to the dock after orientation where you will find your rain gear pre-assigned, in your locker, in the “Dry Room”
  5. A fishing and boat orientation will be held on the dock to outline water safety and boat operation
  6. A QCL deckhand will show you to your boat and review basic procedures before you head out
  7. All boats are numbered and are assigned for the duration of your trip, so it is important that you remember your boat number
  8. Those guests fishing with a QCL guide will find their guide waiting on the dock, ready to go – just check in with the Dock Manager Ryan Ashton for an introduction
  9. Those guests staying aboard the MV Driftwood will find the ship anchored just off the QCL dock when they arrive and will be shuttled out to the Driftwood upon arrival for your breakfast and orientation on the ride out to the fishing grounds

If you require assistance of any kind, please don’t hesitate to ask any of our staff.

Boat & Motor Information

At the beginning of each season we equip our fleet with new outboard engines. Your boat is is checked, serviced and restocked each night upon your return to the dock. If you notice any mechanical problems either with the boat or the engine please bring it to the attention of our dock staff, Fishmaster or Driftwood crew immediately so we can see to it that the issue is resolved.

Each boat is stocked with safety equipment in compliance with Transport Canada boating regulations. Each vessel has this safety equipment on board, in addition to flags for signaling other boats, radios for communication and a first aid kit.

Fishing Regulations

Refer to the Tidal Water Sports Fishing Guide available at the Lodge for current catch limits. It is your responsibility to read the  Sports Fishing Guide and to fish within the regulations’ limits. We will ensure that all regulations are abided by and will not allow guests to exceed catch limits.

Regulations require that you carry your fishing licence with you at all times while fishing. You must also record on your licence, before resuming fishing, each Chinook salmon and each halibut retained. You must also have your licence with you while traveling from the Lodge back to Vancouver. Failure to follow these instructions may result in fish being confiscated by Department of Fisheries & Oceans officers and/or fines being assessed.



Amazing fishing, great location and they really put the customer first in everything that they do. From the lodge itself, the boats and equipment and the food, everything was first class. This was my first time visiting QCL and will definitely not be my last!!!

~Andrew G on TripAdvisor


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