Moose Lake Lodge, BC

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition in Anahim Lake, British Columbia

Moose Lake Lodge, BC


Moose Lake Lodge is a remote fly-in lodge/camp located at Moose Lake in the wilderness of Central British Columbia. The flight from Vancouver is only 2 hours to the lodge. For those pilots flying themselves in, we have a 3,600 foot airstrip on site that easily accommodates planes up to King Air 1900. The business has been owned and operated by the Blackwell family since 1969.

Date Range

May 15 to October 15.

What is Provided to Customer

Airfare from Vancouver, lodging, three meals per day, boats, and wine served with dinner. Optional at extra cost are alcoholic beverages, guides, fly outs, horse rides, tackle, and equipment. A Transport Canada Licensed sea plane with an experienced pilot is available to fly you to the hotspots daily if needed

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

Our trips provide much variety in region and terrain. The exciting lake fishing for rainbows at Moose Lake, the float plane fly outs for trout in the Blackwater River, Entiako River, and Upper Dean River, the fly outs for salmon in the Kitlope Park and the Fiordland Park and Great Bear Rainforest are some exciting choices. Terrain ranges from 3,500-foot elevation at Moose Lake to sea level at many salmon rivers. The flights to the salmon rivers are spectacular, with glaciers and waterfalls in full view. We often see moose and bears and mountain goats during the flights.

Typical Weather by Season

Our rainfall is sparse to moderate. Daytime temperatures range from 50-60 Fahrenheit in June, to 70 in July and August, to 60-70 in September.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

Moose Lake has a high population of wild, native rainbows, and is centrally located to encourage fly-outs to many wilderness parks, enabling great variety in the fishing adventures. Species available in the many rivers we fly out to are: rainbows, cutthroat, steelhead, chinook salmon, coho salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, and pink salmon.

Guests at Moose Lake have the choice of 3- to 7-day packages, and may specify fly outs to specific rivers on certain days. Others guests will just purchase a package that includes fishing in Moose Lake and then purchase fly outs to the rivers when they choose during the stay.

Blackwell’s Dean River Lodge camp schedule is more rigid, with only six anglers per day guided on the river, two guides to assist you, and a jet boat to move anglers to the runs. The steelhead package is very popular because of the very strong fish and the worldwide reputation of the Dean River. During late August and early September we fish for coho salmon in the Dean River and we fly out to other rivers. Fishing may be walk-wade and in some instances it is rafting assisted by helicopter.


Species You Fish for by Season

  • May 15- June 15: rainbows, cutthroat
  • June 15- August 1: steelhead, chinook, rainbows, cutthroat
  • August 1-September 15: steelhead, coho, chum, pinks, sockeye, rainbows, cutthroat
  • Sept 15-October 15: steelhead, coho, rainbows, cutthroat


What Should Customers Bring?

Camera, clothing, personal items, passport, and a thirst for adventure in the wilderness!


Moose Lake Lodge
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Expedition
John Blackwell
PO Box 3310
Anahim Lake, BC V0L 1C0
250 742 3535

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