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Fishing Packages


World class fly fishing in British Columbia's most exquisite and unique watershed and fishery.

Pyna-tee-ah Fishing Adventures is a professional guide service hosting British Columbia's finest wilderness flyfishing and outdoor vacation experiences. We cater to both the serious sports fisher and the novice. Located in the Cariboo Mountains of central British Columbia at Quesnel Lake, the world's deepest fjord lake, the area is noted for spectacular scenery, wildlife and world class trout fishing for legendary wild native rainbows, Dolly Varden and lake trout. Pyna-tee-ah's professional guides, with over 25 years experience in the outdoor tourism industry, hosts fully guided trips in two parks and on the major rivers and lakes in the watershed. May to November.


Wild Rainbows and Screamin' Reels!!

In early spring the sockeye salmon fry emerge from the egg and make their way to the surface for their first gulp of air to fill their swim bladders as they begin their life cycle which will take them on their long journey to the ocean. They begin that journey by spending the first year of their life in Quesnel Lake where they are the major food source for the legendary Quesnel Lake rainbows. For protection the fry travel in large schools often 3 to 30 feet across.

You know, when you see a big dorsal fin and fantail slashing across the water's surface and fry leaping out of the water in all directions, that a big rainbow is on the prowl. Now is the time for the angler's fly to be presented on the water as the hungry rainbow gathers everything within his reach. Another favourite trick of the big 'bows is for a few of them to hold a large body of fry up against a rock bluff or steep obstruction along the shore so that they can feed on them at their leisure. We have developed our own highly effective fry and smolt patterns and fly fishing methods. Our preference is 6 weight rods with sink tip line and long leaders. Also a dry fly rig to take advantage of spring hatches.

The Quesnel Lake rainbows are recognized as a unique strain and one of the largest wild rainbow trout on the planet. They are a slow growing and late maturing fish. Some of these fish do not spawn until they are 8-10 years old. They can reach weights of up to 20 pounds. Their fighting ability is legendary. This is a truly awesome wilderness fishing experience!!

The combination of cold water, fry, and big rainbows makes for an outstanding world class fly fishing experience. Look for landing big rainbows in the 3 to 20 pounds range.

This All Inclusive Package Includes: Fully guided fishing, accommodations, meals, boats, motors, gas, on site flyfishing instruction, ground transport to and from Williams Lake, Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST).

Not included: International air fares, fishing licences, classified waters licences, flies, staff appreciation gratuities, liquor, floatplane flyouts unless specifically stated. (Fishing licences, flies and other gear is available for sale in the lodge pro shop).

Season: Mid May to end of July. Minimum 2 persons pert rip. Rates based on double occupancy. Singles pay additional 30%.



Wild Rivers - A Fly Fishing Classic

World Class Fly Fishing For Legendary Wild trout on British Columbia's Most Exquisite and Unique River Systems and Fishery!

This package offers you a unique opportunity to visit a number of blue ribbon fly fishing rivers in the Quesnel Lake watershed. Rivers such as Mitchell River, Horsefly River, Cariboo River, Quesnel River, Blue Lead, and some of our favourite smaller rivers, streams, and creeks in our spectacular Cariboo Mountains flyfishing playground. These waters are all home to wild, native trout ranging in size up to 20 lbs and offer excellent dry fly and streamer fishing. Fishing for wild trout in the quiet solitude of the river, disturbed only by the splash of the big 'bow dancing on the end of your fly line, is the ultimate trout fishing experience. And, if you can tear yourself away from the fishing, you will find these pristine wilderness river ecosystems refreshing to your spirit as you take in the antics of the native wildlife in their natural habitat. You may even see a mountain grizzly enjoying his favourite salmon dinner.

Fly fishing is excellent throughout the season - dry fly from mid June through August and wet flies and egg patterns throughout the fall months give you non-stop exciting action for big 'bows and voracious Dolly Varden. Hundreds of thousands of sockeye return to these rivers each year to spawn and complete their life cycle making this watershed host to British Columbia's largest and most noted salmon run. Drift fishing and wading are the best methods for fishing the rivers. For a relaxing change of pace this package also includes a visit to an outstanding series of remote mountain fly fishing lakes where the dry fly fishing is superb. You also get to enjoy the magnificent mountain beauty of our back country - uncrowded and pleasing not only to the eye, but to your spirit. With such a wide choice of opportunities you and your guide will pick the waters offering the best fly fishing opportunities during your stay. Rivers are catch and release and barbless hooks are required. This the ultimate in a once in a lifetime fly fishing experience!

Mitchell River - An Extraordinary Wilderness River Fly Fishing Classic! Late summer dry fly fishing for trophy rainbows gives way to fall wet flyfishing as the clear glacial river waters run red with returning sockeye salmon. The big 'bows and Dolly Varden are stirred into a frenzy as they follow the salmon to spawning grounds on the pristine Mitchell River. Fishing for these trout ranks among the finest on the planet. You will find these trophy trout, a strain unique to this area, are the hardest fighting fish that have ever bent your rod. This world class river rivals any steelhead river!

Horsefly River - A Heritage River Fly Fishing Experience! The historic Horsefly River - a beautiful meandering river, draining the icy waters from it's origins high in the rugged Cariboo Mountains on the border of Wells Gray Park, it races and tumbles over beautiful Horsefly Falls creating perfect habitat for the legendary wild rainbows of it's lower reaches. Designated one of Canada's Heritage Rivers, the Horsefly is unsurpassed in natural beauty and an outstanding trout fishery. The Horsefly River is one of the province's classified waters. This means it is closely monitored to maintain the quality angling experience it is known for. The Horsefly was also the site of the original gold strike that sparked the Cariboo Gold Rush of the 1860s.

Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers - Rugged Rivers, Wild, Wild Trout! These rivers are the main tributaries of the Quesnel Lake watershed draining the waters form the rugged Cariboo Mountains into the Fraser River. These are wild mountain rivers of unsurpassed beauty with exceptional rainbow and dolly fishing from mid-July through October. These are two of the rearing rivers for the legendary rainbows and Dolly Varden of the Quesnel Lake fishery and two of the best fishing rivers in the province with th e least fishing activity. You may even hook up a steelhead or Coho, Spring or Sockeye Salmon. Chinook salmon fishing is excellent through August and September. The Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers were two of the primary gold rush rivers of the 1860s so take time out from fishing and try your luck with a gold pan.

Streams and Creeks - With the rugged Cariboo Mountains overhead, the crystal clear waters of the streams and creeks tumbling into Quesnel Lake, the deepest fjord lake on earth, watching the take on your dry fly or streamer just doesn't get any better. Fishing the river and creek mouths offers up trophy trout that challenge you with their strength and ingenuity as they tail dance across the water, head shake to release your fly, and make runs that test both you and your gear. Be prepared for major fly fishing excitement!

Wilderness Mountain Lakes - For a change of pace and a little different action spend a day on our wilderness mountain lakes where the feisty trout keep you entertained on dry flies. Enjoy a shore lunch of fresh caught trout along with the serenity of the spectacular scenery. An unforgettable wilderness experience!

This All Inclusive Package Includes: Fully guided fishing, accommodations, meals, boats, motors, gas, on site flyfishing instruction, ground transport to and from Williams Lake, Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST).

Not included: International air fares, fishing licences, classified waters licences, flies, staff appreciation gratuities, liquor, floatplane flyouts unless specifically stated. (Fishing licences, flies and other gear is available for sale in the lodge pro shop).

Season: Mid May to end of July. Minimum 2 persons per trip. Rates based on double occupancy. Singles pay additional 30%.



Mitchell Lake - Five Star Wilderness Adventure

This is a premier wilderness adventure in the spectacular Cariboo Mountains. A flight by floatplane takes you into 15 mile long Mitchell Lake, the jewel of Cariboo Mountains Park. Keep your camera handy as you'll be sure to want to photograph some of the spectacular "bird's eye views" of the Cariboo Mountains. On arrival at Mitchell Lake you will be settled into Pyna-tee-ah's very comfortable camp. Grab your fly rod and start landing Dolly Varden and rainbow trout right in front of camp and on the rivers and streams and creek mouths. Excellent dry fly and streamer fishing. Wading, boat and float fishing. Enjoy exploring the Mitchell Lake area, taking in the spectacular mountain glacier scenery, native wildlife, and relaxing. Don't miss visiting this secluded mountain paradise in June through mid October.

This All Inclusive Package Includes: Fully guided fishing, accommodations, meals, boats, motors, gas, on site flyfishing instruction, ground transport to and from Williams Lake, Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST).

Not included: International air fares, fishing licences, classified waters licences, flies, staff appreciation gratuities, liquor, floatplane flyouts unless specifically stated. (Fishing licences, flies and other gear is available for sale in the lodge pro shop.

Season: Mid May to end of October. Minimum 2 persons per trip. Rates based on double occupancy. Singles pay additional 30%.



*****MITCHELL LAKE / WILD RIVERS SPECIAL*****

2 days Mitchell Lake and 4 days wild rivers!

Minimum: 2 persons per trip.
Season: July to mid-October

This All Inclusive Package Includes: Fully guided fishing, accommodations, meals, boats, motors, gas, floatplane flight to and from Mitchell Lake from Pyna-tee-ah base, on site flyfishing instruction, ground transport to and from Williams Lake, Canadian Goods and Services tax (GST).

Not included: International air fares, fishing licences, classified waters licences, flies, staff appreciation gratuities, liquor.



For All Trips You Need To Bring: Waders, wading boots (no metal cleats, corks or studs), rain gear, hat, sunscreen, bug repellent, camera, film, batteries, flashlight, binoculars, day pack, personal toiletries and medications, warm jacket and clothing you can layer. (Mitchell Lake Trip Only – sleeping bag rated for at least 32°F [0°C]. Fishing licences and flies are available for sale at the lodge pro shop.)

Bring a Non-Fishing Companion: Includes unguided activities around the lodge such as beachcombing, short hikes, wildlife viewing and nature study. Or upgrade to one of Ecotours-BC's fully-guided packages.

Payment & Cancellation Policy: Bookings are confirmed with a 50% deposit with the balance due 60 days prior to arrival. In the event of cancellation 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival, and your reserved space can be re-booked, the deposit can be applied for an alternative date within the same season or the following season. All payments are final and non-refundable. Payments may be made by bank draft, bank transfer, money order or cheque. Prices are subject to change without notice. Bookings confirmed with a deposit are guaranteed.

Note: Guests are required to sign a waiver of liability.

Custom packages of longer or shorter duration can be formatted to suit you or your group's itinerary. Please inquire for rates and availability. References available on request.



Pyna-tee-ah Fishing Adventures
P.O. Box 4299
Williams Lake, British Columbia
Canada V2G 2V3

Phone: 250-790-2292  • Fax: 250-790-2292
Toll Free: 866-299-9100 (North America)
Email: adventure@pynateeah.comEco Tours: Ecotours Web Site

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