Kings of Spring is a project headed by longtime Dean River and Bulkley River guide Matt Moisley. Matt has been exploring and fishing this unnamed river for the past five seasons and is now ready to share it with a select group of game anglers. The bottom line is that this system offers some of the earliest, brightest and hardest pulling kings in BC. Despite being only a short flight from Vancouver, the river systems is very wild and lightly traveled. The river has gorgeous fly water that is in many ways similar to the Dean. These kings enter the system in late March and continue on into May but the best water conditions tend to occur in April. While this is not huge run of fish, they tend to be very aggressive towards flies and the river is built well for them getting a good look at your offerings. Most of the fish are in the 15-20 pound class with a good number reaching the 30 pound class. Some fish in the 40 pound class have also been landed. Matt and his crew have created a fabulous tent camp in a beautiful cedar grove and the food and comforts make it possibly the best tent camp we have ever visited. This is a great ground-floor opportunity with a polished group of guides. Surprisingly, the spring weather in the region tends to be rather mild most of the time.
Location: Kings of Spring is located west of Vancouver, BC on a tributary of the Fraser River.
Fishing Program: The camp will take six anglers per week. Weeks will actually be five day fishing packages. Anglers will fish two per guide and will access the river by jet boat. All fishing will be done while wading and traditional down and across swing fishing techniques will be employed. We hope that anglers will encounter, on average, several high quality fish per person per day. Note that not all of these will be landed! All fish will be released unharmed.
Accommodations and Meals: Matt and his crew will set up an incredible wall tent camp in a beautiful stand of cedars. Anglers will enjoy their own single occupancy tents. Tents will have hard floors and cots as well as a propane heater. The camp will also have a heated drying tent for wet gear. There will be a covered dining area as well as a simple outhouse. Camp fires will roar each night and guests will be very well fed. All bedding will be provides. It will consist of large cotton sleeping bags with bag liners.
Day 1: Arrive Vancouver, BC and overnight at your elected accommodations.
Day 2: Depart for lodge via charter flight for your first full day of fishing.
Day 3-6: Four full days of guided fishing.
Days 7: Depart lodge and return home.
A typical day at camp:
6:30 AM: Breakfast
7:00 AM: Fishing
12:00 PM: Lunch
8:00 PM: Dinner
Rate: $5,500 plus taxes per person for a 5 night/5 day package
Included: Accommodations and meals at camp, guided fishing, round-trip transfers between Vancouver and lodge, limited beer and wine, BC taxes.
Not Included: Airfare to/from Vancouver, hotel and meals in Vancouver, hard alcohol and mixers, flies, fishing licenses, guide and staff gratuities.
Capacity: 6 anglers
Time: Pacific Time Zone