Nass Base Camp British Columbia

Two and half hours north of the hustle and bustle of Terrace, BC and the fabled waters of the lower Skeena there is a small, unassuming, homespun lodge that operates in anonymity and solitude. Their waters all flow eventually into the mighty Nass, the first big river system north of the Skeena. Their mainstay system is the Bell Irving, a gorgeous river where huge snow-capped mountains rise, in places, straight up out of the river. To call this river majestic is, in many ways, an understatement. The other systems will remain unnamed for good reason but they are unique, productive and very hard to blow out, making this program one of the most diverse and foul-weather resistant in all of BC. 

Catering to only four anglers per week, this is an intimate, casual and totally unpretentious set up. You could even call it a bit funky but the guides are as good as they get, the meals are delicious and hearty and the value is unquestionable. For those who appreciate getting off the beaten path and don't need white table clothes or turn down service, this is as good as it gets. 

Location: Stewart, BC is the nearest "town". The actual location is Meziadin Lake, BC.

Fishing Program: At Nass Base Camp anglers will fish both the Bell Irivng and the Meziadin rivers, typically alternating between the two. Both systems will be accessed by jet boat and all fishing will be done while wading. All fishing will be with single barbless hooks and all fish will be released unharmed. Anglers may also have the chance to raft a remote tributary of the Nass. This system takes a long time to reach but is often well worth the effort. Anglers might also hike down to the confluence of the Nass and the Meziadin. This takes about 25 minutes and entails fairly challenging terrain. While the wading in the region tends to be easy climbing in and out of the jet boats (especially the Outlaw jet boat) can be challenging. 

Accommodations and Meals: The Nass Base Camp is a simple, no frills semi-funky 1700 square foot cabin near the shore of Meziadin Lake. It has four single occupancy bedrooms as well as a loft in the event there is a snorer. Guests share one bathroom. In addition to the main cabin are two very simple, single occupancy cabins each with their own bath. These cabins can be reserved with an upcharge. The lodge has a full time cook and hearty meals will be served in the main dining room. While simple, and unpolished, this is a great little camp with super staff that serious anglers greatly enjoy. 

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1 (Sat): To get to Nass Base Camp you will need to make flight arrangements to Terrance B.C. Your host will pick you up at the airport. You will then be transferred to the Nass Base Camp, which is approximately a 2 ½ hour drive. Upon arrival you will get settled in and prepare your gear for the following days of fishing.

Day 2-6 (Sun-Thur): Five full days of fishing. 

Day 7 (Fri): This will be your last full day fishing. After fishing you will be taken back to Terrace to overnight in a double occupancy hotel room (included in package price). 

Day 8 (Sat): Depart Terrace and return home.


Rates and Details

2021 Rate: $5,060 plus tax per person for a 7 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, transfers between Terrace airport and the camp, guided fishing, flies, last night's accommodations in Terrace, BC taxes. 

Not Included: Airfare to/from Terrace, staff guide and gratuities, alcohol, fishing licenses.


Species: Steelhead

Season: September - October

Capacity: 6 anglers

MapTerrace, B.C.

Time: British Columbia time is the same as U.S. Pacific Time Zone.

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