An experience of a lifetime.  Amazing, beautiful and great hospitality.  Skip was awesome and all staff too.  Wonderful food Teresa! 🙂

Linda Debevec

This was an absolutely amazing experience.  Your staff is wonderful! Thank you all so much!

Elaine Nowlin - Arizona

Fantastic fishing lodge.  Beautiful place, amazing food and great people!  Good fishing too

Amazing trip! Great crew! Wonderful food! Coming back!  Thank you everyone for making our trip so great.

Missy Cooley - Arizona

Gotta love beginners luck.  Had the best time ever!  Chips-A-Ho!

Sonya May

What an amazing experience!!  Fantastic fishing - fun crews - excellent food!!  I can't wait to come back next year and do this again!! Chips-A-Ho!!

AnnDee - Arizona

Fantastic!! Love it.  Compared to the rest of the world, this is Heaven!!

Ron Sakamoto

Always the best guides, cuisine and friendships.  The fishing is the bonus

Stan Sakamoto


Wow! Great Trip!  Thank you!!

Glen Kirkpatrick, Jason Hunter


Kelly, Teresa, Davis, Alli, Kevin, Brian, Kelli and Dan,

Thank you so much for making us feel at home here at your lodge.  Had an amazing weekend, you all are above and beyond amazing souls.  Good luck next season, I hope your all blessed with health and abundance.


Thank you for a great fishing experience. The food was awesome, great kitchen staff and the guides were the best.  Thank you and see you next year!

Gord & Deb Banda


Awesome time. Great Experience. Great Crew.

Tony Pho


NOOTKA WILDERNESS LODGE IS AWESOME!  Great experience, weather and staff.

Bryce Gibson


A very special lodge with a great staff. We had a fantastic time and great fishing.  Can't wait to come back.  Thank you to Brian and Kelly and all our guides and lodge staff 🙂

Cindy & Howard Elmore


Whoppin' thanks to Brian, Andrew and Dawson for making our fishing get away so memorable.


Uncle Bill, Coan and Tony


My first time trying salmon & halibut fishing ever - had lots of coaching & assistance from our skippers Kevin, Mike and Bill.  Brian is a gracious & hospitable host.



Anson Chan

Wow! What a wonderful experience.  Thank you Mike - you're a great fisherman and guide!!  Looking forward to returning to Nootka Wilderness Lodge, Heaven on Earth!!

Allison Berry


Well, it has definitely been an adventure!  This being my 2nd time fishing and I'm hooking my fish on my own!  Everyone here is always very pleasant and smiling 🙂  Thank you for all the new friends, memories, and fish!  God Bless!

Paulene Coupe


An experience I've never had, I have has an awesome time.  Thank you.

Spence "The Meat Shop"


Great Times - The Muskoka Boyz


Richie, Rick, Jason Lars

We had an amazing time!  Thanks for everything.

John and Rich Schiavo

Excellent trip.  Superb facilities, staff and guiding.  Had a great time and can't wait to return.  Thanks!

Ian Scott-Kerr

Best fishing I have ever had.  Company was great.  Guides Dan & Mike were the greatest.  Many thanks.

Pete Pigeon

Great experience, first rate facilities. Sure hope we get back.  Thanks for everything!

Randy Bracewell, Saskatoon

Gage - 15 years, 17 trips, but who's counting... Keep it going, love it!

Rick Roberts

Wonderful Spot! Staff, guides, weather and the big fish were awesome! See you again soon!

Kerry Tychonick, Calgary AB

We had a great time Brian and all! Great setting, great food & accommodation, great fishing, great guides and a wonderful friendly welcoming by all. Brian, you set a high standard & everyone should experience it.  Thank you.

Gary & Kathy Powroznik, West Vancouver

Thanks for the hospitality and all the laughs

Trip of a lifetime! Thanks everyone!!!

Allan Gifford

Excellent job to all staff!! It was a great adventure.

Curtis Littlewood

Amazing Food!  Great fishing and good laughs.  Thanks for the amazing service and facilities.

Sarah & Steven, Nelson BC

Thanks again for a fun time.  Good fishing, good food and good company!  Charlie missed a good trip!!

Sue Johnson, Victoria, BC

A return visit by the Johnson Family!

Many thanks to Brian & Kelly and the Nootka Crew!  Good fishing, good food and good times.  It was fun to return after a 5 year hiatus.  The lodge is as deluxe as ever.  Thanks so much

Karen Johnson & John Stephenson, Yellowknife, BC

Top notch, Fantastic!!!

Brad Haubrich

Good people, good fishing, good accommodations & unbelievable food!!

Garrett Cowan

Fantastic place, our group of 23 had a great time!

Kevin Chorney
Bayer Crop Science

Thanks again to you and your team for the amazing couple of days.  The accommodations, fishing, food, and most importantly people were all first class.  It was a great experience and I am looking forward to my next trip up there.  A special thanks to Chris and Stefan who showed us a great time out on the water.  Your team was outstanding all around!!


I was also wondering if you could confirm that both of my shipments made it to the cannery.  I completed the paperwork and sent two fish on the Monday and then also sent my spring on the last day to get processed.  I received a copy of the packing form on the last day but not for the first shipment.


Thanks again for the great time!!

Jeff Wildeman
Cargill AgHorizons - Canada

It has been an excellent trip, the food, the scenery and the fishing.  The fishing is indescribable.

Meg & Dave Patterson

This has been the best fishing experience ever.  The fishing and scenery was fantastic.

Mike & Stephanie Sampson

Thanks for an awesome fishing experience.  The staff did a great job & we loved Joel.  We will be back!

Mark & Jenny Sitterle

Best place I've been to. Enjoyed the whole experience.  Thanks to all the staff and guides.  My tip for all guests: Keep both hands on your rod!


Awesome time.  Everything I expected and more.  Thanks for making my dad's dream come true.

Thomas Pigeon

Thank you again for a fabulous fishing experience.  The food was excellent.  Best trip to be on.  Thanks to our guide John.

Gord & Deb Banda

3 First's as well with Evan actually winning!!  Once again, a fab trip.  Thanks Mike and Nootka Wilderness Lodge

Josh Ens

3 First's, the most and the biggest.  Thanks Mike.  Love this place!!!

Evan Froom

Had an amazing time fishing! Beautiful lodge, beautiful country, Perfect!


Lisa Bracewell

Great tip. Thanks for the awesome time.  We'll be back!

Allan Chatenay

Our trip was fantastic - all the staff, Brian, Dan & Mike - Thanks!

Floyd & Connie Salser

Barbara and I thank you for another fantastic fishing adventure. As always, we had a great time at the Lodge. The accommodations were perfect and the staff so very attentive.

Our best memory will be our guide, Kevin.  He is the most professional guide we have ever encountered anywhere in Canada or Alaska in all of our years of fishing. He is polite, considerate of his guests, and most important, knows where to find fish. Several times he went to areas that had no one else fishing and came up with a great catch. He is a wonderful addition to your team of guides.

Again, thanks for the memories.



Stan and Barbara Jones

We had an awesome time. Great staff and guides. Caught my first salmon and halibut!

Bob Redford

Thanks Brian and Stefan "Nacho" and all the staff for the experience

We had the best time!!! Catching the biggest halibut of our lives made it even better.

Shawn & Emma Chylinski

There are three of us who annually come to this Nootka Wilderness Lodge for a great time & fabulous fishing.  This year we caught our limit after only 2.5 days out and relaxed the whole morning back at the lodge.  Our guide, Chris Fyfe, knew exactly where the fish were and needless to say he is a chip off the old block.

Once again Chef Dennis, Chad & the girls out did themselves with top drawer service & cuisine.

The fishing, the guests & the camaraderie makes the Nootka Wilderness Lodge experience simply priceless!

Stan Sakamoto

Another Fabulous stay, fishing & food went into making the perfect trip

Stu McDonald

Thank you so much Brian & Kelly! We had a wonderful time.

Kitima & Ron

Another great day at Nootka Wilderness Lodge.  Lots of fish are coming home with us and probably even more stories.

Thanks to all for a great trip!

Peter Thibodeau

First time and have had the experience of a lifetime reeling in the big ones.  Thanks for the lifetime memories.

Skip Young

Thanks Brian, Kelly and Staff for another awesome time.  Sure beats kokanee fishing on Kootenay Lake. Can't wait until 2014.

Fred Young

I know no place on this blue granite planet where a man can experience 5 sunrises in one day, expect at Nootka Wilderness Lodge on the "Hangin' Loose" with Joel "Boat Limit" Springer!

Brian & Kelly,

Thank you for seamless

John Klempner

Another amazing adventure at Nootka Wilderness Lodge! A great part of this is the year prior to arriving and the anticipation of what we know is coming... Then reality hits and it's over far too quickly!  The staff (Chad, Dennis, Tate & Jenna) are truly "customer orientated". A culture we've come to expect on every trip, but always appreciated.  Many thanks to Brian & Kelly for creating and then carrying on from the Fyfe's.

Thanks to John, a first class guide!

An amazing adventure to have! Thank you goes out to all Nootka Wilderness Lodge staff for making this a great trip.  I look forward to doing it all over again!

Jon-Jon Klempner

Great Facility, great food, good fishing, weather was fine.  Thanks Everyone, good work guides.

Ron Carson, Travis Carson, Troye Carson, Roy Stinson, Don Bradley & Trent Carson

First time out west coast fishing and it was spectacular! Same goes for the hospitality/staff/owners of NWL. Thanks for the great memories!

Darren Chvojka

A must for every Bucket List

Ken & Tony Sweet

Thanks Brian & Kelly & Staff!  What a great trip this has been. Great Fishing "limited out" on Coho, Springs & Halibut.  Fun Times!

John Davis, Campbell River

Great, Great Fishing! Thanks for a unique lifetime experience! We loved it!!! Everyone here is Awesome!

Jenifer Hayes

Awesome Trip!

Warren Smith, Glassow, Kentucky

Very good – as always!

Chad Harvey and Lyndon Harvey

Awesome experience with your TEAM. From the guides, cooks and all your support staff, everything was Unbelievable. I had a great time with my brothers, thanks to our parents.

Cooper Jordan, Dillon, SC

Wonderful Adventure – Great Guides & Super FOOD. Thanks for a great time. Will come back again

Art Jordan, Dillon, SC

Fantastic time, thanks for the hospitality and great fishing. See you again.

Thomas Jordan

Great time just like last year. Look forward to next year!

Lee Williamson, County Armagh, Northern Ireland


Rob Hood, Calgary

Wow everything was better than I imagined. The fishing was awesome.

Keith Nickel

Thank you for many years of fishing joy. See you in HEAVEN!

John Wortmann with Dr. Lucky Constance

A huge thanks to the four of you and all your staff for making this such a wonderful experience for all eight of our party. No one was concerned about having to drive in on Tuesday morning. I really appreciate that you have that option.  Our Selwyn guests would be held sitting at the dock waiting for a weather improvement.  Everyone at the lodge was just wonderful, and the sense of “family” and camaraderie that exists makes the stay a real pleasure. Everyone was pleased with the guides and I don’t feel there is a single guide in the group that any of us would not want to be with. The fellowship, and the way the guides work together to attempt to provide the best possible experience for the guests, is obvious to even the casual observer. All in all, it was a great experience enjoyed by everyone in our group. We look forward with anticipation to next season. Thanks again, and please pass our thanks on to all the staff and guides.



We had a great time at NWL, and after several visits now feel like we are coming home to visit family!  Our family reunion was great fun, and it’s wonderful to see some enjoy NWL for the first time!  Everyone had a blast (and brought home a lot of fish!!)!!


Let us know about the recipe, and the grill has been busy since we have been back!

Michael Chesser

First of all, we would like to thank both of you for the memorable and lovely time we spent at your lodge from August 6th to the 9th, 2011. We did very much appreciate the excellent quality of service and organization you and your personnel have provided during our stay. All was number ONE. At the same time we would like to take this opportunity to thank Brendan, Andrew, Joel and all the others fishermen as well all kitchen and all the rest of the personnel for their professionalism and helpfulness.

August 9th, 2011, we spent the night in Nanaimo and had the boxes of fish stored in the hotel freezer. We flew to Montreal Wednesday August 10th, 2011 and arrived at midnight. Too late too unpack the boxes of fish. We did that Thursday morning. All the fish remained frozen. Please thank the people that did the packing as it was very, very well done.


Mireille & Moheb Greiss

This years trip to Nootka Wilderness Lodge offered some of the best fishing action I can remember. I'm always amazed how their guides constantly reinvent themselves in finding new ways to get us into fish. Thanks NWL.

Steve Sache

Jeff & Joanne loved every minute! I want a job here

The McGills, Saskatoon, SK

Great food, guide, weather & fabulous fishing.

Fred Young & Stu McDonald Nelson, BC

Food, guides, staff & fishing were 1st class. Looking forward to next year! Thank you.

Gordie & Debbie Banda, Saskatoon

Once again, awesome weather the best guides & hospitality and kick-ass fishing!  So great to return.  We’ll be back again!

Vaughn Wyant & Lori Leach, Saskatoon SK

Thanks for everything.  Really enjoyed everyone.  See you next year!

Gord & Deb Banda

Had an amazing time!

Michael Henthorn, Houston, TX

Best weekend EVER.

David Eppenlozer, Maple Valley WA

5 star. Keep it up.

Todd Gaspers, Saskatoon

Most courteous & professional staff of any lodge previously visited.  Fishing was fantastic, and food beyond belief.  Great time & already looking forward to next year.

Mark Sitterle

A great retreat, fishing was good, food excellent and staff superb.

Bill Baker

Thanks to everyone at Nootka Wilderness Lodge Again!  Good food, good fishing, great place! Thanks again Brendan!

Rob Smith, Jim Switzer & Darrell McQuillan

All I can say is “GREATEST TRIP EVER!”

Alan Harbert, Houston, TX

“Rots of Ruck” to everyone on their fishing highway of life! This experience "price less"

Ron Sakamoto

Awesome…. As Always… !

Ed & Sue Bull

Thank you all for a great time, great fishing, phenomenal “guiding” – hope to see you all again here and in Phoenix.

Greg Celaya

Time and time again this truly magical place is simply paradise.  The entire angling experience is truly amazing.  The food, the staff, the guides & naturally the fishing is the best there is.  What is especially unique at Nootka Wilderness Lodge is the camaraderie, laughter & friendship that all the guests share together at this lodge.  Thanks again!

Stan Sakamoto

Another wonderful trip.

Frank & Pam McFadden

NWL guides & staff: Thank-you for providing a wonderful venue for my father/daughter outing.  We’ll remember and share this at family gathering over & over.  The guides (Brendan, Mike & Joel) made it easy for 2 newby’s (Kristen & Paulene) to fit in, feel wecome, and become “fisherwomen” in short order.

Dennis Bernhart

This has been one of the best experiences of my life.  Thanks to Pat, Todd, Gary, Dan, Connor, and Bill and all the people at Nootka for making this a memorable experience.  I fished well over these post couple days and my dad and I caught a tyee each.  I hope to return soon.

Aaron Drew

Never fishing before in my life an on the first day to get a 30 pounder!  I have been spoiled not only with fishing but with the staff’s hospitality.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for the wonderful memories and for creating this little piece of heaven!  I look forward to coming back again and again!

– Paulene Coupe AKA Rookie & Mike “Big Water” Coupe’s other half

Glad to be back once again in Dave & Brian’s NWL.  Thanks to the staff & crew for a wonderful experience again! Great fishing, great food, great service. GREAT!  It’s been 5 long years since I’ve been here – the police wouldn’t let me in because I spit on the sidewalk – see you all next year!

Patrick Gallagher, Ventura CA

I had a blast with my dad – fishing veteran of NWL and cousin Paulene & Uncle John.  Guess I’m a “fisherwoman” now. Definitely working on making it an annual Father-Daughter thing… Thanks, Dave!  Oh yeah – cheers to “Brenda” and “Captain Weasel” for showin’ us where the fish were!

Kristen Thibodeau

So it has begun, a banner fishing trip with Joel as our guide.  What a beginning.  Paulene hooked her own “tyee” on the first day of fishing; what a one of a kind guide; way to go Joel! More to come…..

"And on the seventh day God looked at what he had created and said it is good, now I’m going fishing. See you at Nootka.”  I really don’t think God said it but he would have thought it because it is surely here, a little piece of heaven.  Another great day of fishing at Nootka, what a life!  More to come…..

Here we go! Big day today catch and release my boot.  Spoons tonight. Just another day in paradise. Thanks for wonderful memories of my daughter Paulene.

John Klempner

Great people & food

Rob Hood

Thank you so much for an amazing trip.  I really had a great time, people back home will not believe it!!  See you next year.  Thank you all.

Lee Williamson, CoArmagh, Northern Ireland

Had a great time – 28th Wedding Anniversary trip.

John W. Floyd

Wow – this fishing trip was a wow.  Thank you for an awesome time!  Joel is great.  Jack left with a tyee.  We both left with great memories!

Jack & Marie Schneider, Davidson SK

Awesome Trip!  Great fishing, food & staff.  Thanks Willie & Mike.  Good times on the boats, even thought the itunes were lacking & Marley had a hard time keeping a fish on the line (ha). Family record went to Matt for the halibut & Chinook, Jackie with the coho.  Thanks  again!

Morley, Clint, Matt & Jackie Schemenauer, Saskatoon, SK

Thanks for a great trip & looking forward to eating the fish when I get home.

Jarrett & Nancy Garrison, Charlotte, NC

7 years running & it just keeps getting better!  Great food, great facilities, fantastic staff & guide!

Jim & Lisa Yuel, Saskatoon, SK.

Dad & I had a fabulous trip & great time with your guys!  Awesome fishing! Planning next trip already!

James Lipkewich

A great time for our family. Great fishing.

Leon Houser

Thank you for a great trip that I will never forget. I hope I get to come again.


Dear Joel,

Thank you for best fishing experience of my life. See you next time.

Atlas, age 12

Dear Joel,

Thanks for the wonderful trip! I had a lot of fun and caught a lot of fish! I really liked catching the salmon!

Max Kouroriez, age 12

Thank you so much for a wonderful time of fishing, food and adventure. This trip is one I will never forget.

Wyatt Christianson, age 13

Thank you for a great time.  We enjoyed everything.  Food, fishing, wildlife sightings, were all great.  Thanks Brendan you were a great awesome guide.

Lynne & Tom Dutton

Wow – Awesome fishing. Hospitality was second to none.

Ron Yeske

Awesome is the best words to describe the service the fishing and the food.  Never seen so many people work so hard to make sure we had a great experience.

Paul Peacock

Great guides & staff.  Heavenly !!!!

Thanks for an amazing experience!

Scott LeGear

A truly wonderful trip. The fishing was fabulous and the lodge and meals first class.  You all do such a great job we can’t wait to come back!

Anne & John Scurr – New Zealand

We had a wonderful time – great fishing, excellent food, good guide and exceptional hospitality.

Gord and Debbie Banda

Brian et al – Thanks once again – never disappointed.

Rick Roberts

Thank you so much for the wonderful experience!  I will remember my first trip always.

Jeff & Donna Phillips

Wonderful place, wonderful friends… great time.

Joe Gurasich

1st class all the way.  Thank you Nootka staff for the great hospitality.

Edmonton, Alberta

Fabulous fishing, accommodations, staff. Thanks for a great trip.

Ron & Karen Cosocar, Saskatoon.

Great fishing, food, weather & people.  Fabulous trip!

Gord Thompson

Going home after an awesome time.  Thank you to all. You guys have a world class operation.

Luc Robitaille – Grand Cache, Alberta

When I’m old and remembering my fondest memories one will be of Nootka Wilderness Lodge fishing and all the wonderful people who made it so memorable.  Thanks to all.

Barbara Fricke

Truly the best fishing in North America.  The best cuisine, guides, and lodging with lots of laughter and most wonderful fishing holiday.

Stan Sakamoto – Medicine Hat, Alberta

What a privilege to be with so many wonderful people.  Come see us at the Fiesta Bowl!

John Junker

Amazing time!  First class all the way.

Jeff Boychuk

Experience of a lifetime!

Matt Sawatzky

What a marvelous experience!  All amenities were perfect.  Fishing sensational.  The food out of this world!

Jack & Bev

Another great time.  Best fishing ever

Gordon Lawrence

As Always absolutely amazing.  Thanks guys.

Rod Sopko

A beautiful experience with awesome people and the most seasoned guides I have ever seen, Wow, what a resource.  Weather was tops too.

Greg & Olivia Yuel

Great people, great fishing, great weather. 2nd time back and nothing compares.

Scot Atkinson

Excellent time & very professional

Ron Labrecque

Two limits of fish and a blister on my reeling finger, what more could you ask for in a fishing trip.

Shawn and Bill



As Dave was a former teacher I thought he should have a report card.



FOOD           A    AWESOME

STAFF          A    AWESOME

BOATS         A    AWESOME


NWL              F     FRIGGIN AWESOME

For a first timer, an experience to remember!  - 2 Tyee, 30 minutes apart!

Rick Sayers


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