Skeena Spey is located within a short drive from Terrace in British Columbia. It is located right on the banks of the Skeena River, where the Copper and Skeena rivers meet. Fantastic location for a range of rivers in the area and the lodge has its own boat launch, so there is no waiting around.
A great place to head to for targeting steelhead, coho (silver salmon), along with a myriad of other trout and salmon species. The lodge has a fishing shop along with loan tackle, as needed.
The accommodation is to a very high standard and does work well for non-anglers. Plenty to see in the area, beyond the fishing.
When you stay at Skeena Spey Riverside Wilderness & Lodge you will enjoy waking up to the call of the eagles nesting on the river’s edge. Relax on your private cabin patio and immerse yourself in the sounds of the wind rustling through the towering cedar trees that surround your cabin on the Skeena River. Tucked away at the confluence of the Copper and Skeena rivers, just 15 minutes the town of Terrace, Skeena Spey’s location offers convenient access to one of the finest fly fisheries to be found.
Skeena Spey offers access to a variety of waters within the Skeena system. However, fishing the mainstem of the Lower Skeena is their specialty. Guests enjoy access to the best the lower Skeena has to offer, utilising Skeena Spey’s fleet of comfortable jet boats. Skeena Spey offers the most flexible guiding programme in the area, as all guiding is booked by the day and equipment can be provided as needed.
You will stay within a stone’s throw of the riverside, resting easy after each day of adventure in your comfortable ‘A’ frame cabin. Wake up well rested to savour the cool Skeena air as it breezes by your cabin. Start your day with hot coffee in the lodge each morning and fuel up with a hearty breakfast with your fellow anglers. A mere 15 minutes from the airport, Skeena Spey Riverside Wilderness & Lodge is easy to get to and even has wireless internet and cell phone reception so you can stay in touch.
The Skeena offers the chance to connect with a fish of a lifetime in a spectacular, wild river. Supporting all species of salmon as well as trout and char, the Skeena is best known as a producer of large, wild steelhead. Every year, trophy fish return to Skeena tributaries like the Kispiox, Babine, Sustut and Bulkley Rivers. Fishing the lower Skeena, which Skeena Spey specialises in, gives you a shot at these fish when they are at their best; still bright from the ocean and full of energy that will test you and your tackle to its limits.
The wide and shallow waters of the Skeena are perfect for swinging a fly. Fishing the Lower Skeena, yours is the first fly these fish will see have seen, triggering a natural reaction, a predatory response. Steelhead are often hooked very close to shore here, in water so shallow you will see them splash even when taking a wet fly. It’s a surreal experience to have a giant silver fish chase your swung fly into a foot of water, grab and turn with the fly only to empty your reel of 200+ yards of backing. Discover for yourself the rewarding feeling of hooking a mainstem Skeena River fish. It is an experience like no other.
Swinging a fly on the Skeena is salmon and steelhead fishing in its purest form, targeting fresh fish moving through the lower river that may have never seen a fly before. This is a challenging fishery for anglers of all skill levels and the reward of an ocean bright salmon or steelhead is well worth the effort. While the huge size of the river here can be an intimidating for some, our guide staff will help you unlock the secrets of this exciting fishery.
The Skeena River Fishing Lodge building has a long history of hosting Skeena anglers. It was converted from a barn in the 1980’s by the Hruby family who ran the lodge up until their retirement in 2014. From the moment you open the big wooden door, hand carved by Dieter Hruby, you know you are in a special place. Take a seat at the cedar bar and swap fishing stories with the other guests as you explore our selection of local craft beer, wine and spirits. Check out the games room with its pool table, darts and fly tying bench. If the weather is fine you may eat outside; the fully licensed open air dining area overlooks the Skeena River.
The team at Skeena Spey Riverside Wilderness & Lodge make your Skeena River experience a memorable one. They love being on the river as much as you do and it’s their goal to create a lodge atmosphere that is comfortable and welcoming as you celebrate your daily adventures. Guests enjoy exceptional meals and authentic northwest hospitality in the main lodge, known by its original building name as the Skeena River Fishing Lodge.
Skeena Spey offers a variety of cabin layouts and price points with both Deluxe and Classic cabin options available. One of the great features of Skeena Spey is the location right on the river, where you can enjoy easy access to some great water in front of the lodge. Guests are primarily interested in guided fishing. However, some guests fish unguided or take part in the other activities the area has to offer, such as bear and whale watching. All cabin guests, guided and unguided, enjoy the same Skeena River Fishing Lodge culinary programme. Mealtimes at Skeena Spey are a special time full of camaraderie and laughter. Enjoy rustic cuisine featuring the very best in local ingredients as you reminisce about the day’s adventures.
Skeena Spey has no set length of stay and also has a variety of options available tailored to your requirements. For a detailed costing based on your needs, please CONTACT FishTravel and we will provide you with an accurate quote.
As an example, the following would be a 7 night stay with 6 days fishing, based on two people sharing a Classic Cabin and guide; CAD$7,018 per person. This includes all taxes, meals at the lodge and also local transfers.