About

Visit Northwest BC, a World Class Fishing Destination

Westcoast Fishing Adventures operates in a World Class fishing destination, with 20+ years of guiding experience on the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat Rivers and nearly all the remote Salmon & Steelhead systems of beautiful Northwest BC. Extending our boundaries as far as the head waters of the Nass river, Bell Irving river, Cranberry river, Meziadin river to name a few. We offer unique guided Salmon & Steelhead fishing adventures on both freshwater and saltwater. Specializing in Spey casting / Fly fishing and conventional fishing.

We offer full service Lodge packages, for a maximum of 6 anglers per week with accommodations at our family run fishing lodge, on the more urban waters of the Kitimat river & Main Stem Skeena that flows East from the town of  Smithers BC West to Prince Rupert where it meets the Pacific ocean, totalling in 600km long. New to our list of guidable waters is the Skeena 4 section, which is an amazing time to go to an uncrowded part of the Skeena swining for Trophy Summer Run Steelhead, these Steelheads are coming in straight from the ocean, traveling towards their spawning grounds, the Kispiox, Babine, Morice etc.  Come catch these babies while they are still chrome, full of spunk and in most cases still have sea lice on them!

 MEET OUR GUIDES

With over 20 years experience exploring and fishing in the Northwest

Gill McKean

Gill McKean

Head Fishing Guide & Owner Operator

Gill has been fishing since he was old enough to wet a line. With 20+ years of guiding experience in the Skeena, Kitimat and Nass region, you can be confident that he and his crew will be able to give you your best chance at landing your own BC Salmon or Steelhead of a lifetime. After all, that is what Westcoast Fishing Adventures is about ; making your dreams come true. Gill has been float fishing and fly fishing since he was old enough to walk to the river with his Dad. He grew up Steelheading on Vancouver Island and has since moved to where the Steelhead are just a little bigger – and a little more plentiful. His knowledge of Spey casting and expertise of the Skeena, Nass & Kitimat watersheds are amazing, he knows every new bend in the ever changing rivers, logs jams, rocks, holding pools, crossing sections, whether you are walking, wading, rafting, jet boating, flying in a helicopter, fly, Spey or conventional fishing, he is the most well rounded Canadian fishing Guide.

Check out Gill’s Youtube channel

Mandi McDougall

Adventure Hospitality Specialist

Mandi will help you feel at home while staying in our Family Run Fishing Lodge, providing you with three hearty home cooked meals. Mandi is a talented chef who can accommodate any dietary needs, as long as she is given notice before your arrival.

Mandi enjoys two handed Spey Fishing and  loves experiences on our rivers as well. Mandi looks forward to meeting all our new guests and sharing my experience with you during your stay.  Mandi loves meeting new people and has the upmost respect for our returning clients.   Just a few friendly reminders: If you would like to FedeX your case of wine or waders and rods then we can arrange that (the earlier the better) Also, please stay in touch with us, as times get pretty busy around here, a quick phone call and reminder that your flight time is fast approaching, that would be a great help! One question we always get asked is in regards to tipping. So we recommend you tip your own guide, normally the rate is between $50-$100 per day (tipping is at your discretion, but is highly recommended:) Should you have any questions about your stay, please feel free to email Mandi at mandi.wcfa@gmail.com or contact me on my cell phone at 1-250-631-7804

**Please let me know if you have ant pet allergies, as we do have a kitty that has adopted us. Please do not forget to bring a USB flash drive with you (so you can take OUR photos home with you) Photography day or days on the water can be scheduled, where Mandi will join you for the day and take photos and video of the entire day and you can take the hi def photos & videos home with you.

Check out Mandi’s YouTube Channel 

Mandi McDougall

Pierce Clegg

 

Pierce Clegg

Fishing Guide

With over thirty seasons of angling guiding under his belt, our assistant angling guide, Pierce Clegg, brings to the table lots of experience.  Mostly retired from owning and operating Babine Norlakes Lodge, Pierce has kept his guiding foot in the door with Gill at the now infamous Steelhead Boot Camp.  Practising “hospitality” is one of Pierce’s strengths in addition to several decades of fly fishing for trout and steelhead.  When he is not guiding for Gill you can find Pierce care taking his old Trout Lodge on Babine Lake which is very near the famous Babine River Rainbow Alley.  The team of Gill and Pierce will definitely add a few laughs to your holiday…as unpredictable as steelhead they are!

Luke Gordon

Fishing Guide

Luke Gordon moved to Terrace when he was 5 years old and fell in love with the fishing, scenery, and the wildlife that this region has to offer. Luke has been fishing the beautiful rivers, streams, and lakes in and around Terrace for 12 years. When Luke isn’t on the water fishing, he enjoys playing hockey, soccer, or lacrosse. Luke is currently working as  as an electrical apprentice during his off-season from guiding. Luke looks forward to meeting you and showing you what the beautiful northwest has to offer.  He will gladly take you out on the water to chase trophy salmon and steelhead.

Luke Gordon

Dakota Mercer

Dakota Mercer

Fishing Guide

Dakota has been involved the fishing industry for the last 7 years, and have invested his life into this magnificent sport. Turning it from a hobby, to an addiction, from an addiction into a career. The pursuit of anadromous fish with a fly, is his preferred method of angling, but Dakota also enjoys the pursuit of trout, pike, and bass. Dakota grew up in Fort. St John, which is in the north eastern corner of British Columbia, He worked in a fly shop name Backcountry for roughly 7 years, getting to know the product, and the leading manufactures within the industry. Being a fishing guide has been Dakota’s dream since he was 4 foot nothing and is among one of his greatest accomplishments. Dakota has a healthy following on on instagram @tightlin3s and invites you to follow his guiding and fishing adventures there. Dakota also has become a well rounded author and publisher, and consistently posts on his own blog  www.flyguys.net. Dakota is also a  Simms endorsed professional fly fishing guide, a Nautilus Premium Fly reels pro-staff member, Forged Fly fishing Pro Staff member,  and a Grip it-flies Pro staff member. With Dakota’s experience, he is sure he can help achieve your dreams of landing the trophy of a lifetime, on our beautiful rivers, with a gorgeous photogenic background.