Steelhead Valhalla Lodge is on the banks of the crystal clear Sustut River five miles upstream from its confluence with the Skeena River - the prime destination for trophy steelhead in the world. The Sustut produces the largest average size of fish from a huge annual run.
British Columbia’s Sustut River originates in the Omineca Mountains with the Pacific Ocean some 275 miles downstream from the junction of the Skeena and Sustut Rivers. Guests at Steelhead Valhalla fish the lower 20 miles of the river, the upper 80 miles are preserved exclusively for salmon and steelhead spawning, key to the tremendous productivity of the Sustut.
For many steelhead anglers, the Sustut is the ‘crown jewel’ of the Skeena system, the fish average around 15lb but each season many over 20lb are caught and released and it is a river where you have a real opportunity to catch and release one that breaks the 30lb barrier.
In addition to the steelhead, there are great opportunities for king salmon, dolly varden and rainbow trout. In respect of the king salmon, by the time they reach the Sustut they are eager to take a fly and run from 10 to 50lb, with an average of 25 to 30lb.