Skeena River System Fishing Lodge
Located on the banks of the Sustut River, the Steelhead Valhalla Lodge consists of a log lodge, five cozy log sleeping cabins, and a wash-house complete with showers sinks and indoor toilets. The lodge has a modern kitchen, an expansive open-beam dining room, fully supplies fly tying benches and a small lounge area. Buildings were hand-crafted of logs available on site.
The five guest cabins are designed for two persons each. The cabins are carpeted, have electric lights (powered by a generator), wood airtight heaters, foam mattresses and warm bedding. In addition several of our cabins have en suite bathrooms in the event you'd prefer not use the wash house facilities.
Meals at the Lodge
The meals are hearty and home-cooked, including bre View more...ads and pastries, and are served family-style. Domestic Canadian wines are served with evening meals. Lunches are served by your guide along the river.
Clothing Required for the Sustut River
Warm clothing i.e. fleece or wool shirts, denim pants or cotton blend for warmth and comfort. Wear comfortable walking type shoes or boots as you will have to walk approximately 25 minutes on a trail through the forest. For the river, neoprene waders, boots with felt soles and rain gear.
The weight carried in small planes is critical, therefore we ask that you keep the weight of your gear and clothing to a maximum of 60 lbs. or lighter. While warm clothing is a must after mid-September, you will not need more than two changes of most outer clothing. Using soft sided duffel type luggage in two medium sized bags is much easier to handle than one large bag.
The Skeena River system in northern British Columbia has long been known as the "Valhalla" for anglers from all over the world who wish to test their skill against the mightiest of steelhead trout. The Skeena river is the largest producer of trophy-sized steelhead in the world, with the annual run ranging from 25,000 to 40,000.
Over five million Pacific salmon pass through on their journey to the spawning grounds each season. The largest freshwater rod-and-reel caught steelhead came from the Skeena system, as did the largest fly-caught steelhead.
The Province of British Columbia has officially recognized the steelhead trout as a trophy fish. A catch-and-release sport fishing ethic has been encouraged with emphasis placed on returning fish to the river so that they may spawn and perpetuat View more...e their splendid race. Steelhead Valhalla Lodge requires that all steelhead be released.
Guests at Steelhead Valhalla fish the lower 20 miles of the river. The upper 80 miles are utilized exclusively for salmon and steelhead spawning and rearing, key to the tremendous productivity of the Sustut River.
Sustut River Steelhead Fly Fishing
Sustut steelhead average 15 pounds, with many running 20 pounds and larger. The females generally run from eight to 20 pounds, while the males normally range from 14 to over 30.