Friday, April 29, 2011

Nicholas Dean Lodge and Kasting for Kids

Kasting 4 Kids Rehab is a non-profit organization based out of Toronto that is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities, through fund raising efforts for the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital.  Now in its second year, K4K holds a fly fishing fundraiser at the Franklin Club, which brings together business professionals from the Toronto area for some friendly fly fishing competition.  We are happy to support K4K and Holland Bloorview by donating a fly fishing trip to the lower Skeena region for one angler in the 2011/2012 season!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Nicholas Dean Lodge, Conservation and the Atlantic Salmon Federation

Being thoroughly involved in fishing as much as we are, we obviously recognize the importance of conservation work on our livelihood and more importantly, the fish themselves.  The Atlantic Salmon Federation is one such organization that fights for the conservation of Atlantic Salmon and the rivers they return to, and have developed an excellent track record in improving the plight of these fish.  We are ecstatic that our donation (a fishing trip for two) to ASF was recently auctioned off in Toronto for $8,000!  It's just one small way that we are enhancing our environmental responsibility and giving something back to the fishing community.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fishing Reports and Free Nicholas Dean Gear!

We have big plans to upgrade the content, style and feel of our Fishing Reports and emails, and we want to ask you - our clients and readers - exactly what it is you'd like to see.  The best part?  There's a bonus for participating too!  Whether it's photos with big fish or those classic scenic shots that make you 'want to be there,' river conditions, promotions, conservation issues etc, we want to tailor the report to maximize your enjoyment.  And, if you submit your recommendations, we'll enter your name into a draw for a free Nicholas Dean Lodge toque (winter hat) AND Fly Nation DVD featuring the Skeena Steelhead episode.  The draw will take place on Thursday May 5, 2011.  Contact me at:

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Nicholas Dean Lodge and Social Media!

We all know just how much social media has changed the way people and organizations interact, and we here at Nicholas Dean Lodge are no exception!  The reality is that a lot of people are looking for real time, up to date information and social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter make this incredibly easy.  If you want to see what's going on at Nicholas Dean and in the lower Skeena region near Terrace - including the latest photo albums of fish we've been catching, river conditions, promotions and more - I encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.  The start of our Spring Steelhead season is well underway, and I've already posted a number of photos on our Facebook page, be sure to check it out!  Check us out at: and

Friday, April 1, 2011

Skeena Spring Steelhead by April Vokey - Fly Fisherman Magazine

April Vokey is an experienced Steelhead angler and has been chasing these fish around for many years.  In the current issue of Fly Fisherman magazine, April's cover story looks at Spring Steelhead opportunities in the Terrace, BC area, and explains why she loves these wild, anadromous fish.
In case you haven't picked up your copy yet, be sure to check out the latest issue of Fly Fisherman magazine!  In it you will find a great cover story by April Vokey on Nicholas Dean Lodge and our popular Spring Steelhead fishery.  April highlights the great fishing available on the Kalum, as well as coastal river Steelhead found on smaller, not to be named systems feeding directly into the Ocean.  If you've ever been wondering what our Spring Steelhead fishery is like, this is your chance to get a brief glimpse into some of the most rewarding and enjoyable fishing in our Steelhead calendar!