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Fishing Grounds





We take your fishing seriously

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Self-Guided Fishing





Fish for the Future

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Fishing with the Pros

Guided Fishing



Queen Charlotte Lodge, Haida Gwaii B.C.

Experience Fishing First Class

The ultimate fishing experience means something different to everyone. Whether you’re eager to hit the water at dawn for the early bite, or prefer to just relax in the surrounding beauty of the resort grounds, QCL offers something for everyone.

This is fishing Disneyland and National Geographic all wrapped in to one. Mind blown. You should go.

~Jordan T.  on Facebook

Our fishing program is designed to take full advantage of all the great fishing opportunities available in Haida Gwaii.  The fishing grounds at QCL offer some of the best fishing for salmon and halibut in the world.  Vast populations of herring and needlefish mean that the islands of Haida Gwaii offer big fishing at its finest.  This locale provides some of the most consistently exciting fishing to be found anywhere and monstrous halibut and mighty salmon are caught all season long!

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner, QCL provides a full range of services to meet your every need. We are proud to offer a fleet of boats specifically designed for performance and safety. You can choose to fish on your own on a self-guided trip or benefit from the assistance of a professional guide on a guided fishing trip.  Either way, QCL will provide you with the fishing trip of a lifetime! Your first class fishing experience includes 5-star dining, luxurious accommodations,  return airfare, helicopter transfer, all fishing gear, care of your catch, access to onsite spa services, relaxing activities, and, of course, staff who are always happy to meet your needs.

Queen Charlotte Lodge Takes First Class Fishing to a New Level

A first class fishing resort always has guests coming back for more! And at QCL, that’s our goal, every day. From start to finish, the staff and management at Queen Charlotte Lodge strive to provide each guest with a stress-free trip. A welcoming and friendly atmosphere is the hallmark of our comfortable accommodations while our guests enjoy warm hospitality.

The Charlottes have been on my bucket list for many years, as has experiencing a first class fishing lodge. Queen Charlotte Lodge has to be one of the most iconic soft-adventure experiences in North America, and perhaps even the world.

~CanadianOutback on TripAdvisor

You may come here for the legendary fishing, but you will discover the entire QCL experience is beyond compare.  The breathtaking natural landscape of Haida Gwaii, the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime, and quality moments with your family and friends make the QCL experience more than extraordinary.  Adventure is waiting for you!



An Unforgettable First Class Fishing Trip with a True West Coast Feel

Escape your routine and experience first class fishing at its finest. Queen Charlotte Lodge operates through the summer from late May to early September, making the most of our long northern days. With a 100-day season we believe that any trip, any time, can be the best trip of the summer. There is really no high or low season, eliminating the risk in choosing when to go.

Vast schools of salmon come into our bays and shorelines every day of the season, ensuring that your fishing trip will be successful. Our fishing programs are designed and created by professionals to provide you with the ultimate angling adventure experience.

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QCL guided fishing

Guided Fishing

Guided fishing means that you won’t be on the water alone. Great for beginners and those looking to perfect their skills.


QCL self-guided fishing

Self-Guided Fishing

Our guests who choose to “do it on their own” are having great fun and success with self-guided fishing.


Aerial view of QCL fishing boats and equipment

Boats & Equipment

Our fleet of fishing boats and equipment are immaculately prepared and maintained for your fishing experience.


QCL freshly caught salmon fish

The Fish

Check out the many varieties of fish that you will catch and encounter during your fishing adventure.



QCL fishing grounds

Fishing Grounds

QCL fishing grounds produce an abundance of sportfish that rivals any locale on the coast.


QCL catch & release fishing program

Catch & Release

At QCL we encourage anglers to take only what they need and carefully release all others back to the ocean.


Vacuum packed salmon filet

Fish Processing

Take your catch home with top quality fish processing services at QCL or we’ll deliver it to your home.


QCL salmon fishing tips

Fishing Tips

We don’t just send you out in the water to fish, but send you off with great tips to catch them and have fun.



If you are looking for the greatest fishing experience of your life this is THE place to go. From the knowledgeable fishing guides to the delicious meals they have thought of every detail. The fishing was amazing – we easily caught our limit in coho and chinooks including my very first Tyee at 38lbs! The facilities are top quality with well-appointed rooms, a gorgeous main lodge, and a bar at the dock that has the best ‘après fish’ anywhere.


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