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March 5, 2020 Duane Foerter2

Our current e-newsletter is out this week with the latest updates on the goings on at QCL. With only 85 days to go before opening day (Wow!) everybody’s in high gear around here in preparation for our 30th season!  If you don’t currently receive our e-news you can easily sign up from our website… there’s a little Newsletter form at the bottom of almost every page!

To read the current edition just click on this link:    http://createsend.com/t/r-EB269230CB0F6A022540EF23F30FEDED

 


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February 24, 2020 Duane Foerter0

QCL Kingfisher DerbyThe QCL Kingfisher Derby has been annual tradition for many years. In fact, many of the participants have been fishing this derby for more than a decade!  The Kingfisher is a Catch & Release salmon derby that happens in mid-June – so that means Chinook salmon.  Fish guided or self-guided, weighted rods or downriggers; Go with what you know!  All entered fish are measured, scored, revived and carefully released by derby marshals.  Guides may not touch the rod.  It’s 3 exciting days of intense fishing effort, right down to the wire on the last day.  More than once the winner was netted in the final hours of the derby!  To spice up the competition a bit, there is one prize for largest killed salmon; often a strategic decision!  With an entry fee of $2000 per angler the top prize has ranged from $40K to over $60K.

QCL C&R This year’s event, our 18th Annual, is our biggest yet, with the richest prize pool ever!  It’s a highlight of the summer with over $100,000 up for grabs for anglers pursuing the largest Catch & Release salmon.  Top prize for the largest salmon released will be minimum $50,000 and there are prizes for runners up as well as daily catch.  It’s a party all weekend with special treatment from the food & beverage department as well!  Tons of fun!  At this time there are still a few spaces left so if you enjoy a little competition in your fishin’ you should give us a call today!

 


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January 21, 2020 Duane Foerter0

Come see us in Puyallup!This week members of our sales team are attending the annual Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup; look for Roger, Craig and Kevin at Booth #621.  We’ll be at the Pacific Northwest show in Portland on February 5-9. At the same time we’ll be in Reno for the big Safari Club International show.  Remaining spaces for the 2020 season are going even more quickly now with show season in full swing.  If you haven’t reserved your dates for this year you’d best not delay any longer!


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January 8, 2020 Duane Foerter0

Happy 2020! While the lodge is buttoned up for a long winter’s nap, we’re busy with plans to make our 30th season the best one ever!  As we look forward to an exciting year ahead, we’re most thankful for the great relationships we have with all members of what we call the QCL family. Sharing time and experiences together up at the Lodge is a privilege that we truly appreciate.

Totem House at QCLThe 2019 season was a very good one at QCL with memorable fishing, wonderful guests, terrific staff and mostly favourable weather. We’re well into the serious preparation phase for the 2020 season and the excitement level around here is definitely ramping up. Judging by the fantastic return bookings and the volume of new guests already committed to visit us this season, we’re going to have a very busy summer!

Members of our sales team are currently attending the annual Safari Club Convention in Dallas; look for Roger, Craig and Kevin at Booth #962.  We’ll be at the Washington Sportsmen’s Show in Puyallup later this month as well as the Portland show in February. At the same time we’ll be in Reno for the big Safari Club International show.  Space for 2020 have sold notably faster than “normal” so if you haven’t reserved your dates for this year you’d best not delay any longer!


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December 24, 2019 Duane Foerter0
We Wish You a Merry Christmas! All of us at QCL in Haida Gwaii hope you enjoy wonderful days with loved ones over the Christmas holIday. Thank you for making so many great memories with us this year!  

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November 28, 2019 Duane Foerter1

Thanksgiving, whenever you celebrate, is absolutely the perfect time for reflection.  As we gather with friends and family to celebrate Thanksgiving it’s wonderful to share some of the stories and the memories of the year that is coming to an end.  And in reflection we’re reminded to be thankful for those memories.  Our lives are so rich and we often forget how very fortunate we are.  At QCL we feel that our guests and staff all have something very important in common… our experiences at the Lodge in Haida Gwaii and especially our stories.

We feel especially privileged to be able to share a few days with our Queen Charlotte Lodge family each summer.  Thank you all for allowing us that privilege.

For the past 29 years Queen Charlotte Lodge has helped to create those memories for adventure seekers of all generations.  Families and friends make up a large part of our guest list on virtually every trip of the summer.  With all that experience, we make it really easy for you to come visit!

As our American friends celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend, it’s the perfect time to start planning one of those escapes!  We still have some space available for next summer but people are talking and planning and select dates are filling up.  Explore around our website to learn more and feel free to give us a call to enquire.


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November 14, 2019 Duane Foerter0

QCL Moments is our new slideshow series featuring the many memorable experiences that QCL guests enjoy every summer.  It could be fishing, dining, wildlife or wild life!  It’s all about the QCL Experience – every day is a new day at the Lodge!  This time we’re thinking about all the tasty treats that we enjoy at the Lodge every season!  Enjoy!


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November 4, 2019 Duane Foerter0

Spot Prawns & Sidestripe Prawns
BC Prawns are caught along the entire BC coast. Sashimi grade, these deep-water delights are among the sweetest and most exquisite on the planet. Spot Prawns – Whatever you do, do not overcook – or they will turn to mush! Either boil them until they float, then immediately drain and ice, or do a quick 10 second sauté on each side; it’s all you need!  Sidestripes are tougher and can handle being on the grill a little longer.

We recommend this delicious treatment of Spot Prawns – everything is better with butter – right!  Here’s the recipe from our latest QCL Cookbook!