Location
Haida Gwaii/North Coast
BC, Canada
Fly-in Access
All-Inclusive?
All-inclusive lodges include:
  • accommodation
  • all equipment/gear/tackle
  • boats and fuel
  • guiding
  • all meals
  • fish processing (unless fishing is catch-and-release only)
See below to find out exactly what is included in the price.
Fishing
saltwater,
Guided + Unguided
8 hours/day
No fly fishing
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Overview

Black Gold Lodge at Rivers Inlet is the premiere sport fishing destination along British Columbia’s rugged Pacific coast. Rivers Inlet is an area known for its enormous chinook salmon—powerful sea-run Tyee—not to mention abundant coho, ling cod, snapper, and barn door halibut weighing over 150 pounds. No wonder trophy hunters from around the world specifically target these waters.

Salmon fishing at Black Gold Lodge is simply outstanding. There’s no other way to say it. Rivers Inlet, home to three major river systems, is teeming with giant chinook and fat coho, along with all other Pacific salmon species. The unique geography here stacks all the odds in your favor for the promise of an unforgettable fishing experience.

Rivers Inlet is where the majority of British Columbia’s largest salmon congregate on their way to the spawning grounds of three major river systems—and where they are actively feeding prior to the final leg of their run. Each summer, more 50 – 60 pound chinook are recorded in this 30 mile fjord than any other fishery in the province. Our location at the mouth of the Inlet gives us the best and longest period of productive fishing, making it unnecessary to travel in larger boats to find productive fishing areas.

All guests stay in comfortable, well-appointed cabins and enjoy great service from our experienced staff. In many respects, guests who visit Black Gold Lodge enjoy many of the same services as a fine hotel. The minute you arrive by seaplane, someone will escort your party to your cottage and give you a brief tour of the facilities. We will do everything we can to make you immediately comfortable and get you settled in. Before long we will deliver your beverage orders and arrange for your fishing permits.

While we pride ourselves on exceptional service, we also make it a point not to interfere with your total fishing experience. Keep your own schedule, fishing from morning through evening if you like.

What makes us unique:

COVID-19 AWARENESS

Taking 2020 bookings:

Not specified

What We Catch

List
Species Availability Calendar
  • Halibut
  • Ling Cod
  • Rockfish
  • Salmon - Chinook (King)
  • Salmon - Coho (Silver)
  • Salmon - Chum (Dog)
  • Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
  • Salmon - Sockeye (Red)
SpeciesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Halibut
Ling Cod
Rockfish
Salmon - Chinook (King)
Salmon - Coho (Silver)
Salmon - Chum (Dog)
Salmon - Pink (Humpback)
Salmon - Sockeye (Red)

Our season runs from July 20 to Labour day.

Packages/prices

PER-DAY fishing vacation packages start at:

US$349.27
CA$473.75
£280.15
€310.85

PER PERSON

4 nights / 3 days fishing

No meals or return airfare included.

US$1,102.19
CA$1,495.00
£884.06
€980.93
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4 nights / 3 days fishing

Includes meals and return airfare to Vancouver.

US$2,281.78
CA$3,095.00
£1,830.21
€2,030.75
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5 nights / 4 days fishing

No meals or return airfare included.

US$1,397.09
CA$1,895.00
£1,120.60
€1,243.38
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5 nights / 4 days fishing

Includes meals and return airfare to Vancouver.

US$2,724.13
CA$3,695.00
£2,185.02
€2,424.43
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NOTES

Unless otherwise stated, prices do not include taxes, gratuities, or fishing license/stamp.

This lodge charges in $CAD.
Prices that have been converted to your chosen currency are based on today’s exchange rate. This lodge charges in $CAD, so the amount billed to you may be different than the converted value shown here. Source: openexchangerates.org

What's Included?

How many hours of guided fishing?

8 hours

Return transportation:

If YES, the lodge covers all transportation costs to and from the Travel Destination. If NO, you are responsible for all costs getting to and from the lodge.

Equipment / gear / tackle / bait:

Fish processing:

Cleaning, filleting, vacuum packing and refrigerated (or frozen) storage.

All meals / snacks / non-alcoholic drinks:

Alcohol:

Beer or house wine with meals.

Other:

  • A self-serve sandwich & snack bar is available from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Fishing Instruction seminar with an escort to the most productive fishing grounds by our Fish Master. Rods, Reels, Bait, and terminal tackle is included; lures and jigs can be brought from home or purchased at the gift shop. Raingear and loaner suits for the hot tub also available.
  • Black Gold is proud to be one of the very few Sports Fishing Lodges on the central coast of B.C. to hold a U.N. Certification License. This is due to the cleanliness of our processing program. Our certified processing room meets strict European standards for importing meat. After each day’s catch has been cleaned and packed, it is moved to our walk-in flash freezer, and then packed in airline-approved containers for your trip home. For guests traveling overseas (or exceptionally long distances), we use special insulated packaging that extends the duration of the frozen state.

Deposit required: $750

Balance due: 90 days prior to arrival.


75% refund if notified 120 days in advance of arrival date. If less than 120 days, monies can be transferred to other available dates in the same calendar year, but may not be refunded.


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Weather

°C / MM
°F / IN.

Temperature, °C

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

mm

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 82 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
7
2
193.9
Feb
7
1
111.4
Mar
9
2
126
Apr
11
3
89.6
May
14
6
52.8
Jun
16
9
53.3
Jul
18
11
27.9
Aug
18
11
43.5
Sep
16
9
68.4
Oct
12
6
194.8
Nov
8
3
243
Dec
6
2
210.3

Temperature, °F

Avg HIGH

Avg LOW

Avg. Accumulated Precipitation

inches

Weather data based on closest weather station which is 82 kilometres from the lodge, so the actual climate at the lodge can vary a bit. Based on weather reports collected during 1985–2015.
Jan
44
35
7.63
Feb
45
35
4.39
Mar
48
36
4.96
Apr
52
38
3.53
May
57
43
2.08
Jun
60
48
2.1
Jul
64
51
1.1
Aug
65
52
1.71
Sep
61
48
2.69
Oct
53
43
7.67
Nov
47
38
9.57
Dec
43
35
8.28

ACCOMMODATIONS

Description

Soon after arrival at Black Gold Lodge, a host will show you to your cabin where you can get settled in. Staying at Black Gold Lodge is very much like checking in at a resort condo with all the comforts of home.

Each roomy cabin has a fully equipped kitchen with the following supplies:

  • all electrical appliances
  • microwave
  • dishes & cutlery
  • cookware
  • coffee & tea
  • coffeemate
  • sugars
  • salt & pepper
  • soaps
  • paper products

Bedrooms are clean and comfortable, with warm bedding, fresh linen, and clean towels, all changed daily. Every cabin has a comfortable lounge, dining area, and washroom with showers.

Details

Corporate buyout:

A corporate buyout is a single group booking the entire lodge. Often done for executive retreats.

WiFi available:

Maximum capacity:

60

Average travel time to fishing grounds:

5 mins

Amenities

You can also cook over the gas barbecue on the front deck of every cabin; nothing in this world tastes as good as fresh grilled seafood! And after a hard day’s fishing, feel free to relax and unwind in our jetted hot tub.

Meals

    BOATS

    Description

    16 or 17 ft open Logics or 17 ft Hourstoncrafts equipped with depth sounding / fish finders, radios, compass, area charts, all safety flotation and water safety necessities required by law.

    We have a limited number of high-performance boat upgrades available to guests who want to maximize their fishing time with added comfort. All boats have VHF radios and are fully equipped. Ask about the availability of upgrade boats when you book your trip.

    Having the right equipment can make or break a fishing trip. At Black Gold Lodge we won’t tolerate anything marginal, especially fishing gear. Our 16ft. Lund aluminum boats are comfortable and seaworthy with swivel seats and new 15 h.p. motors. These are excellent boats for slow motor mooching when targeting salmon. We outfit the boat with a 10.5ft. rod for each angler, single action mooching reel, 4 to 6 oz. ball weights, double hook leaders, and plenty of cut plug herring in salt brine: the time-honored solution for taking salmon.

    If you want to target halibut, we’ll swap out your mooching tackle with a sturdy bottom rig. Salmon gills and belly strips make an extremely effective bait.

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