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If you’re looking for the top fishing trips Canada has to offer the best lodges are taken care of by our great hosts. Derek Botchford and Andrea Soto would like to welcome you to Frontier Farwest Steelhead Lodge on the banks of the Bulkley River. We have been chasing fish together all over the world from Chile’s Patagonia to the spring creeks of New Zealand. Now entering our 5th season on the Bulkley we can honestly say we feel we have the best operation in the province.

Our philosophy with providing the best fishing lodges has always been that the basis of a good operation starts with the fishing program. The Bulkley and Morice Rivers exemplifies this tenfold, as it is in the heart of wild steelhead paradise. Both Andrea and I are passionate about our steelhead fishing. When we took our first float down the canyon stretches on the Bulkley River we were completely enamored. It is as remote and as beautiful as any stretch of water we have encountered anywhere in the world. This past season we have expanded exponentially with a newly constructed lodge on the Bulkley and our winter steelhead program on the Queen Charlotte Islands. When you fish with us we will assist you from start to finish with the best fishing trips Canada offers. We don't believe in absentee ownership as we work in every single aspect of the business.

The next crucial ingredient to a successful lodge is the service it provides. We have learned that among these services we also offer the best fishing trips Canada has, and we strive to create the best experience for our guests. We are extremely detail oriented, and will make your experience here with us one that will never be forgotten. The lodges we have worked at have always maintained a loyal clientele. Doing that here is at the forefront of every single decision we make. From the moment you book with us until the time you leave, we will do everything we can to make your trip exactly what you desire it to be. We can guarantee that in fishing with us you will never have to deal with large egos, or arrogant personalities. You will have to deal with friendly attitudes, an extremely hard work ethic, and large portions of gourmet food.

Andrea maintains an extremely clean and organized lodge. She ensures that each meal is well thought out and prepared with care and detail. Her joy, and exuberance for life is contagious. To be greeted each morning with one of the best fishing trips Canada has and be around Andrea’s sincere kind words, it makes everyone’s fishing experience memorable. We truly take pride in our operation and look forward to hosting your week on the Bulkley River.

Our exceptional resource, deluxe lodge accommodations, knowledgeable team, and philosophy that the trip is about you - the customer, will result in a truly special B.C angling adventure.