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Quesnel River * Cariboo River * Horsefly River * Mitchell River

Fishing Our Rivers
For many of us, exploring new river systems is the primary reason we are fly fishermen, and our eco-system boasts two of British Columbia's premier trophy streams. By jet boat, pontoon boats or drift boats, let us take you on a stretch of water you will find hard to forget!

Our favorite rivers to explore and fish on are the Horsefly River by drift boat, and the Mitchell, Cariboo and Quesnel Rivers by Jet Boat.

Our river season starts in mid July and lasts through September. Large Quesnel Lake rainbows will be present waiting for the huge returning runs of sockeye salmon. July can deliver outstanding dry fly action for these big 'bows with caddis and hopper imitations. By late August these waters are congested with spawning salmon.

Rainbows are also present in ever increasing numbers and they are here to feast on the nymphs freed from the river bottom through the act of redd building, and to gorge themselves on salmon eggs and eventually decaying salmon flesh. This means that for the fly fisher, fall is the best chance to catch a trophy rainbow in a British Columbia river.

This is truly exciting, and sometimes it can be simply magical.

Memories last a lifetime and the guides at Elysia Lodge are here to put you in the best possible position to make your trip something you will never forget. This is truly exciting, and sometimes it can be simply magical.

Don't miss this opportunity!


What this happy fisherman has to say:
"Susan -- Thank you!!!! for providing such a wonderful 5 days of fishing, eating, drinking, laughing, relaxing, -- you've gathered such a nice group of talented, friendly, happy people, who do you and Canada proud. 5, 7, 9, 10, 12 pound Bull Trout/one day a lifetime highlight - but we'd like to come back and get a 10+ rainbow. We had a wonderful time and it was a great value - thanks, warmly."
- Wil Johnson.

Elysia Resort & Lodge, on beautiful Quesnel Lake, is "highly "highly recommended" by Fodor's British Columbia and Canada Travel Guides and recipient of the 2008 & 2013 Williams Lake Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards for hospitality & tourism.

We offer all inclusive packages including accommodations, housekeeping cabins, guest rooms and casual dining. Plus, custom all inclusive angling packages. These can include guided or unguided angling adventures on stillwater, streams and creeks. Our professional guide service offers you experienced guides who will introduce you to trophy BC angling opportunities including freshwater bucktailing, dry fly and nymphs.

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Fishing Lodge at Quesnel Lake in the Cariboo region of BC, Canada. Complete sportfishing adventures, romantic getaways and vacation packages. Nature based adventures and excursions, paddling, jet boating trips and river drifts on rivers, creeks and stillwaters.

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