With the spring fishing season fast approaching, a remote lodge in British Columbia is offering the opportunity to fly fish for trout in some of the most pristine coastal rivers in Canada.
At Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, near the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the fishing spots are so isolated that guests, accompanied by expert guides, reach them by helicopter.
The season opens April 15 and continues through May 31, when many of the fish have reached 25 pounds in weight. Steelhead, a type of rainbow trout, spend two to three years in the sea before returning to freshwater streams and rivers to spawn.
All-inclusive heli-fishing packages for parties of two to four anglers start at about $2,240 per person, per day. Guests can bring their own gear, but the package includes the use of custom R.B. Meiser rods.