Aug 29, 2020
FISHING REPORT - SUMMER 2020“How is the fishing” is the question we most often get during the summer as our incoming guests anxiously anticipate & prepare for their trip. Usually we can just refer our eager customers to our monthly newsletters & recent social media posts etc. However, this COVID 19 summer is unique. For the first time in 35+ years with our lodge & many others not opening, we have had to get our information “second hand” from a variety of sources. So…remembering that most fishermen like 'tall tales' here we go!
Jul 15, 2020
JULY 2020 UPDATEWe can’t believe it is already mid-July & we are only 6 weeks away from SEPTEMBER!!! It is the perfect sunny summer B.C. day today as my mind wanders to Rivers Inlet.
Jun 30, 2020
Happy Canada Day!Happy Canada Day from the skies above Rivers Inlet. Every July 1st for the past 35 + summers we have been fishing in Rivers Inlet. Really missing all our guests today & we hope to see you all back to wet a line & watch a sunset in our wide open spaces in the middle of nowhere in Summer 2021!
Jun 19, 2020
Happy Father's Day!Are you looking for a unique present for your father, or anyone in your life? What about the gift of a fishing adventure to the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC) to reward that hard working student who is about to graduate? Look no further than 2021 fishing trip to our fly-in lodge in rugged & remote Rivers Inlet BC. Access is by 90-minute direct first class seaplane flight from Vancouver. This journey is like a “time machine” that whisks you away to another world, our pristine wilderness location in the WHO listed Great Bear Rainforest. A father & son/daughter/family fishing adventure of a lifetime will create memories that will last forever.
May 21, 2020
Update May 22, 2020First of all, we hope that you are keeping safe & well in these unprecedented times. We have been on the phone to many of you in the past few days & we are gratified that most have moved your 2020 deposits & payments forward & re-booked for our 37th. season in 2021. Thank you for your continued loyalty & support. It was our decision NOT to open the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club in 2020 due to many different deterrents, the most important being the health & welfare of our employees & guests.
Feb 18, 2020
The Dream Is Still Alive at Rivers Inlet Sportsman's ClubWe recently returned from a road trip down to Seattle (Puyallip actually just south), where we attended the Washington State Sportsmen’s Show. It was so great to see so many past, present & future guests all under one roof. We were very excited at this Show to talk about RISC to hundreds of anglers. Some had heard of Rivers Inlet because there was a picture of their dad & grandfather shown posing with a classic giant Rivers Inlet trophy Chinook/king salmon on the wall of the family den when they were growing up. Rivers Inlet was forever cemented in their mind as mystical place where the dream of Tyee salmon was attainable which it still is today!
Jan 25, 2020
Washington Sportsmen's ShowCome down & see us at the Washington Sportsmen's Show in Puyallup WA. You will find us in the Main Hall at Booth # 545. Only 2 days left to take advantage of our amazing Show Special. We have a limited number of spots on some select dates so get here quickly before they book up! If you can't make it contact us & we can give you the dates & rates. Offer ends Monday at 5:00 PM so don't delay & book your wilderness fishing adventure of a lifetime today!
Jan 1, 2020
Happy New Year 2020!🎉Wishing all of our past, present & future guests a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year in 2020!🎉
Dec 23, 2019
Season's Greetings!Season's Greeting and All the Best to You and Yours This Holiday Season! From your friends at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club.
Dec 22, 2019
Last Minute Gift Ideas🎄 🎄🎄Holiday Gift Certificates 🎄 🎄🎄 The perfect gift for anyone who loves fishing, the outdoors, or just doing something different & unique! Either buy a trip (or two) or just decide on a dollar amount & we will make up a gift certificate & email it to you right away. All you have to do is print it out, put it in an envelope with a bow & put it under the tree.
Nov 27, 2019
Happy American Thanksgiving!We hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend with friends & family. While enjoying your scrumptious feast, why not start planning your next fishing get-away, that’s the gravy! If you haven't already done so call today to book your 2020 fishing trip. HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club (RISC).
Nov 13, 2019
Remembering Greg MooreRic & Donna Moore hosted a 20 year Celebration of Life for Greg at the Sportsman's Club this past summer. RISC was without a doubt one of Greg's favourite places to come with his Dad/Manager Ric for many years starting as a young boy. As Greg's racing career blossomed & life became more hectic, more & more they appreciated this escape.
Oct 31, 2019
Happy Halloween!Witching you and yours a Happy Halloween! From your friends at Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club.
Oct 14, 2019
Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!As you know we honour the turkey dinner at the Sportsman's Club. For 36th seasons we have been serving them weekly to our loyal & longtime guests! Some say they come back just for the turkey! Here are some stats: 4 turkeys/week for 36 summers = over 1,000 buzzards served up! And it is still our favourite meal at the Lodge. We hope that you are sharing some turkey this weekend with friends & family & planning your next fishing get-away! If you haven't already done so call today to book your 2020 fishing trip. HAPPY THANKSGIVING from all of us at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club (RISC).
Sep 20, 2019
Summer 2019 - End of Season ReportAnother fabulous fishing season has sadly come to an end at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC), our 36th. So many good times & amazing memories created for our loyal customers old & new. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our guests & staff for their continued support & dedication to the “RISC Experience”.
Sep 3, 2019
Thanks For A Great 36th Season!Our 36th season is over at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club, & it's time to thank Cathy, Simon & Stephanie & our amazing staff for all their work. Also, a big thanks goes to all our appreciative guests who helped to make the fishing season so enjoyable for all.
Aug 13, 2019
Fishing Report August 13, 2019WOW WOW WOW is all we can say about the season so far! The fishing has been consistent all summer with no real gaps in the waves of salmon funneling through our area & the resulting steady action. And again, the best fishing has been at the known spots only minutes from the Lodge.
Aug 1, 2019
SALMON FISHING is HOT - BOOK NOW Sun-Thurs, Aug 18-22If you have not already done so, do not delay in booking your fishing adventure with us. All trips are sold out for the season except Sun-Thurs, Aug 18-22, where we've had an unfortunate cancellation. Our largest Chinook/king ever was caught on August 19, weighing in at 72 1/2 lbs. If you like the excitement of fishing for the feisty coho/silvers, this is the time the Northerns are making their appearance. Contact us right now, Cathy is waiting for you...
Jul 27, 2019
Fishing Report July 27, 2019Are you still thinking about a fishing adventure this summer to rugged & remote Rivers Inlet in the pristine wilds of the B.C. coast? There is still time to put a trip together but don’t delay. The fishing is RED HOT & we have some space available in August. Just get your calendar out, call your family, friends &/or business associates & make it happen. And it is never too late to start the planning for a trip with us in 2020 to get the best choice of available dates & to ensure your alumni 2019 pricing in case we have to increase our rates.
Jul 17, 2019
Fishing Report July 2019Hi from the wilds or rugged & remote “downtown” Rivers Inlet! Things are in full swing here at the Lodge as we are in the midst of hosting our second group. It has been a fantastic start to our 36th summer season here at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club Fishing Lodge. The fish are biting, the sun is shining & the waters have been exceptionally calm. If you have not yet booked your 2019 fishing trip & don’t want to miss out on some fishing fun, then there is still time & we still have some select dates available. It is as easy as 1,2 3 …
Jun 14, 2019
Happy Father's Day!Give the ultimate Father’s Day gift to everyone, precious time spent with family. Imagine your self amidst the magical splendor of the rugged & remote B.C. central coast with your favorite people catching hard fighting trophy salmon.
May 30, 2019
Business As UsualThere has been some confusion over what the catch limits are for the upcoming summer salmon fishing season in B.C. So we decided to be a part of the Vancouver Sun/Travel Section Fishing Lodge segment. There are some closures in the southern waters for Chinook/King salmon so there has never been a better time to move your fishing program North! 2019 regulations for fish retention at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC) will remain the same as they have been for over 30 years.
May 16, 2019
Good News AlertIt’s time to look forward to summer 2019 adventures &, if you have not already done so, book your fabulous fishing adventure with us today! There has been some confusion over what the limits are for the upcoming summer salmon fishing season in BC. The Canadian Federal Government agency that regulates the number of salmon our guests can retain/take home, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), has recently enacted some new conservation measures that restrict the retaining of Chinook/King salmon in certain areas in BC at specific times. However, the good news for our guests is that the 2019 DFO Regulations for fish retention at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC) will remain the same as they have been for over 30 years.
Apr 29, 2019
Why Rivers Inlet?BIG trophy world-record breaking sized salmon, is the reason the Sportsman’s Club is situated at the ocean end of Rivers Inlet on the central coast of beautiful British Columbia (BC). For over 35 years the Kelly Family has built, owned & operated the fishing lodge. The Canadian Federal Government agency that regulates the number of salmon our guests can retain/take home, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO), has recently enacted some new conservation measures that restrict the retaining of Chinook salmon in certain areas in BC at specific times. The good news for us in Rivers Inlet is that for our entire July/August season our guests will still be able to retain up to 4 of the largest species of salmon as part of their total 8 salmon.
Apr 17, 2019
Good News ReleaseAfter much anticipation, speculation, rumours & delays, the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) Canada has finally released the sport fishing regulations for this summer. You may have already heard rumours that there are conservation concerns regarding some Chinook/King salmon runs in BC & that there may be some adjustments to the catch limits in specific areas. Many of you may have even heard incorrectly that “salmon fishing in BC is closed”. We are reaching out to assure you that this is NOT the case.
Apr 10, 2019
Hatchery Update 2019We have had a long history of salmon enhancement in Rivers Inlet. Over 35 years ago we decided that we needed to take things into our own hands & enhance the salmon runs in our area using our own initiative. We formed an association of lodges on the central B.C. coast with the sole purpose of using our own resources to start a private hatchery program. The Rivers Inlet North Coast Salmon Enhancement Association (RINCSEA) was formed.
Mar 26, 2019
Where to Fish at Rivers InletOne of the many great things about Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club is the extremely close proximity to several excellent fishing spots. The lodge is literally minutes away from some of the best fishing on the Canadian West Coast. My family & I have been coming to Rivers Inlet for many years now & have gotten to know the area quite well on our numerous trips. Although there are really no bad fishing spots in the area, & time on the water is always a pleasure whether the fish are biting or not, here are a few of our favorites.
Mar 4, 2019
Spring Is In The Air!With the record cold snowy winter still continuing its grip on us, it is hard to believe that it is already March 1st. Believe it or not, spring is just a few weeks away so eventually it IS going to get warmer, but by the most recent forecast not this week! NOW is the time to plan your fishing trip - if you have not already done so. Already calendars are getting filled up & it becomes harder & harder to coordinate dates even for just a group of 2 of you! Contact us anytime to make your plans.
Jan 18, 2019
Happy New Year!We hope that you had a fabulous time with friends & family over the holiday season. With the coming of the New Year most of us are back to work & reflecting on the year that was. Of course, as tradition would have it, naturally we are all curious as to what type of “resolutions” our friends & family have made?
Nov 20, 2018
Happy Holidays!It isn’t really until the first snowflake flies in my face that I completely let go of summer & officially start to embrace the fall/winter season. With Halloween & Canadian Thanksgiving now behind us, & American Thanksgiving on the horizon, “Holiday Season” is officially upon us. Now is the time to reflect on the year that has passed.
Oct 22, 2018
Summer 2018 Fishing ReportIt is hard to believe we have already been back from the fishing lodge for over a month now. We have all settled into our regular lives but have great memories of the successes of our 35th summer at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club (RISC). We are straight back into the office here & already getting ramped up & making bookings for summer 2019. When the Kelly Family started the Lodge back in 1986, we had no idea we would become one of the longest running & most successful fishing operations in the world.
Sep 24, 2018
Our 35th Fishing Season is a WrapWe are just back home after an amazing summer at the Lodge. The Kelly Family started the Lodge back in 1984 so we marked the milestone of our 35th summer of operation with the usual fun, adventure & shenanigans.
Jul 31, 2018
Fishing Report August 2018We are well into our season here at the Lodge hosting our 5th group. The fishing was strong to start, tapered off last week but they are back with a vengeance for this trip! The big news has been the sunny weather. We have seen hardly a drop of rain all summer & that makes for some great boating conditions & spectacular sunsets.
May 24, 2018
Almost Sold Out. Book Now!We are looking forward to another great fishing season. It’s time to get out of the office & on the water to start fishing! Summer 2018 will be the 35th since the Kelly Family established the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club in 1984. The crew is very busy at this time of year as we fill up the last few remaining spots on our 2018 season’s calendar. If you have not booked your trip yet, please contact us today & we will fit you in.
Apr 18, 2018
Water, Water Everywhere!Our fish possession limits are among some of the most liberal anywhere on the Pacific Coast. The good news is that the limits for this season remain almost the same as in previous years with a couple of recently announced minor changes.
Mar 29, 2018
Happy Easter 2018!Best Wishes to you & your family over the holiday weekend. Happy Easter from all of us at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club.
Mar 9, 2018
See You at The Show!Come down & seen Simon & Stephanie today or this weekend at the 72nd running of the Fred Hall Long Beach Show. You will find us in our usual spot a booth # 442. It would be great to see you, chat fishing & get you set up for the fishing adventure of a lifetime this summer at the Rivers Inlet Sportsman's Club. We still have some dates available but we are filling up fast so don't delay in making your plans. Call/Text us if you are going to stop by 604-938-3677. If you won't be at the Show then contact us anytime to book your summer trip.
Feb 28, 2018
Spring is Coming!There have been some signs of spring with March looming on the horizon. It seems we are almost there but not quite yet as this week we are in the midst of, hopefully, the last cold snap of the winter. In this “deep freeze” it is hard to imagine the lazy hazy days of summer but NOW is the time to plan your trip for a number of reasons.
Jan 9, 2018
Happy New Year 2018!Wow … what a year it was! From the amazing fishing we had in 2017 to the huge resurgence in the economy world-wide, things have never been better in the destination fishing travel business. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our guests for their loyal patronage & dedication to the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club. You are what have made us so successful over the years & we look forward to celebrating our 35th anniversary with you in summer 2018!
Dec 12, 2017
Season's Greetings!Season’s Greetings from Barbara Kelly, Simon Kelly, Cathy Drew, Stephanie d’Artois & the Crew. We wish you a happy, healthy & prosperous 2018.
Nov 23, 2017
Making Plans - Fishing 2018It’s that time of year when families & friends in the USA get together for Thanksgiving, & we send everyone happy wishes for simple pleasures & sweet memories. At the Sportsman’s Club, we are closing the books on the 2017 fishing season & making plans for fishing in 2018, our 35th anniversary season.
Oct 10, 2017
Fishing Report 2017Greetings to all of you. We hope our Canadian friends & clients had a Happy Thanksgiving & that you were able to spend time with special people & that your weekend feasting involved some of your catch from the Lodge this summer. We can’t believe that it is already October!
Sep 15, 2017
2017 Season is a Wrap!WOW is all we can say … what a summer it was! 2017 will go down as the legendary season of all seasons with mostly sunny weather & record catches. The season’s fishing report will follow soon so please stay tuned for that.
Jun 26, 2017
Early Season FishingThis is our last week in the office here in town before we head up to the lodge with the rig-up crew. First we fly to Port Hardy & spend a day prepping & provisioning our 6 bigger guide boats. We then run them into the lodge in the calm water at first light. This 5 hour adventure in open ocean conditions takes us through some of the most breathtaking scenery on the BC coast & is definitely a highlight.
May 26, 2017
Almost Sold out for the 2017 Season!We are looking forward to another great fishing season, the 35th since the Kelly Family established the Rivers Inlet Sportsman’s Club. Our Team is very busy at this time of year when we wind up the winter sales & marketing season, & get going with the fishing season’s operations.
May 5, 2017
See You At The Show!River Inlet Sportsman's Club is proud to be a part of the Oak Tree Gun Club 2017 Summer Blast May 6th & 7th - 2017.
Apr 14, 2017
Happy Easter!Recent predictions by the Department of Fisheries & Oceans (DFO) are for another record run of salmon in our area in summer 2017. They are also predicting larger fish as more 5 & 6 year old Chinook/King salmon will be part of the mix. This positive outlook appears to be the result of a “perfect storm” of cooler ocean temperatures (resulting in more food & better ocean survival) less commercial fishing pressure for many years & the overall improvement in stewardship of spawning habitat.