Nimmo Bay, Canada
Watching killer whales roll before going upstream and putting down on a private beach is not something you can do everywhere.
Nimmo Bay's fishery is quite simply fantastic. Thay have easy helicopter access to six major classified waters of the B.C. central coast, plus many remote rivers of northern Vancouver Island.
With incredibly experienced pilots flying you over jaw dropping scenery before serving you lunch on a glacier this is not just a fishing experience but is one that will appeal to all. Fishermen will be bewildered by the range of choice of beats that you can fish and the various species that can be caught at the various time of the year.
Non fishers and the more relaxed fishermen will simply enjoy the comforts of the lodge and the epci scenery from the helicopters over the surrounding countryside. This is a top class option for anyone interested in something new and something luxurious.
The joy of Nimmo Bay is the range of fishing that is available to you at any time of the year and the species you wish to target will determine when you should visit Nimmo Bay.
April and May is the peak steelhead time which is combined with some excellent rainbow trout fishing. There are only 4 rods per helicopter and space during this time tends to be very limited as the fishing here is recognised and being very special indeed for these mystical fish.
The middle of July to the middle of August then sees the pink salmon entering the system along with the silvers and the chum but it can be argued that the best of the silver fishing is from the middle of August onwards as the timing of the run of these fish can be a little difficult to predict.
Nimmo Bay is not really recognised as a top class king salmon destination but for every other species it is up there with the best.
You really will see no other rods apart from those fishing from the lodge the entire time you are there and flying over the Bay watching killer whales roll before going upstream and putting down on a private beach is not something you can do everywhere.
Nimmo Bay can accommodate, depending on the season and type of trip, up to 18 people and has 6 inter-tidal chalets and 3 stream-side chalets. Each inter-tidal chalet has two bedrooms with queen beds in each. The stream-side chalets also have two bedrooms, with one queen and two twins. All chalets have a full bathroom that includes shower, bath and a comfortable lounge/living area set in a panorama of pristine wilderness only British Columbia can provide.
The main lodge, set away from the chalets is where all of the meals are served family style. The lodge also contains a bakery that has been the ruin of many a waistline!
Food is one of the major attractions of Nimmo Bay and has been descibed by one guest as "almost biblical" with fresh seafood featuring strongly and the Dungeoness Crab Cakes are worth the trip alone. The wine comes from four top class British Columbian vineyards and each course comes with a recommended wine.
With the added bonus of a long pontoon acting as a bar and casting platform and staff that will do anything in their power to help, the accommodation at Nimmo lives up to the amazing surroundings that it is in.