Queen Charlotte Lodge, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia, Canada

Experience Fishing First Class

World Class Fishing At A World Class Location
Incredible 76 lb. Chinook salmon
Salmon and halibut guided fishing catch and release program
Salmon and halibut self-guided fishing
Chinook salmon fishing at QCL
QCL in Haida Gwaii
Salmon and halibut guided fishing

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Drop by Booth #408-409 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds March 28-31 and let’s talk about Fishing First Class

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Fishing Getaways

Legendary Fishing

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

Take a journey to an island perched on the edge of the continental shelf in the north Pacific just south of the Alaskan Panhandle. You will find a beautiful and expansive landscape home to arguably the best salmon and halibut fishing in the world.  Vast populations of herring and needlefish mean that the islands of Haida Gwaii offer big fishing at its finest. Monstrous halibut and mighty salmon are caught all season long!

Queen Charlotte Lodge is your key to an unbelievable fishing adventure. We can transport you to a place where the deep greens of the temperate coastal rain forests will fill you with wonder, where you will come face to face with an array of wildlife, and where the fish are always biting!

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

Our fishing packages include return airfare from Vancouver, British Columbia on our very own QCL chartered jet. Once you land at the Masset airport, you will board a helicopter for an unbelievable ride to our beautiful lodge in Naden Harbour.  Half the fun is just getting here!

Guided & Self-Guided Fishing

We know you will travel far and wide for world-class fishing, and we believe there is no better place to cast your line than the fishing grounds at QCL.  There are so many great fishing opportunities on Haida Gwaii. Our fishing grounds are designed to take full advantage of the natural conditions of the island and are located at the beginning of the salmon’s journey to spawn in freshwater streams and rivers. This means there’s always salmon waiting to be caught.  It won’t be long before your arms are tired after a lengthy fight with a powerful Chinook Salmon!  And if you are a sport fisher looking for your next prize halibut catch, the cool north pacific waters are home to halibut ranging anywhere from 20 to 200-plus pounds! While halibut spend a lot of time near the ocean floor, they will pursue baitfish and move between the depths and sometimes they’ll be found in waters as shallow as 25 feet.

A typical day of guided fishing is eleven hours on the water (with breaks on the fishing grounds on the MV Driftwood) however, you and your guide can create a schedule that works best for you! Our guides are experienced, professional, carefully selected and trained and will provide you with an opportunity to kick back and enjoy the comfort and success that they can bring on the productive waters of the Haida Gwaii.

Queen Charlotte Lodge also provides self-guided fishing. If you prefer the freedom of fishing on your own, your modern boat comes with a new GPS / depth sounder unit, high-quality Islander reels, and a detailed area and fishing techniques map. Moreover, the QCL Fishmaster is always on the water to ensure that you are fishing safely and successfully.

Your Destination For An Incredible Fishing Experience

Queen Charlotte Lodge is a leader in providing a robust and memorable fishing experience. Many of our guests continue to return year after year because there is nothing quite like the QCL experience.

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-time fisher – we can accommodate all skill levels and love to share what we know.  Your fishing trip with QCL will not only be a great adventure but a memory that you can cherish for years to come.

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Experience first class fishing

First Class Fishing

The ultimate fishing experience means something different to everyone. It could be a misty first light of the morning heavy salmon strike. A silver bright Coho cartwheeling in the afternoon sun. A Bald Eagle swooping down to pick up talons full of needle-fish. The steady pull of a barn-door halibut from 250 feet down. Whatever your ultimate – you can find it at QCL!

First Class Fishing

Humpback whale breaching in Naden Harbour
A Northern Safari

Nature Watching

Haida Gwaii has a wealth of wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. From the lodge you have easy access to a wide range of habitat on both land and sea to discover nature in it’s purest form! Our guides and staff are happy to point you in the right direction!
A Northern Safari

Nature Watching

Haida Gwaii totem pole on the main grounds
Discover the heritage

Natural & Cultural History

As easy as it is for you to travel here, these islands have always been a remote and isolated corner of the world! But the fascinating stories of how life has unfolded here in Haida Gwaii will spark your imagination!
Discover the heritage

Natural & Cultural History

Kayaking and explore Naden Harbour
Explore Naden Harbour


For a change of pace have our staff set you up with a kayak to check out the prolific estuaries in Naden Harbour. With a tidal range of 18 feet this sheltered estuary environment is a beautiful sanctuary to explore.
Explore Naden Harbour


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

~Jordan T.  on Facebook

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