Royal Coachman Lodge

The Royal Coachman Lodge, Alaska

The Royal Coachman Lodge is a fly-out operation that is one of Alaska’s oldest and most well renowned fishing lodges.  It offers exceptional fishing for trophy rainbow trout and all five species of Pacific salmon as well as pike, grayling and char.


The Royal Coachman Lodge is situated on the banks of the Nuyakuk River in the middle of the Wood River-Tikchik State Park in Alaska and it offers uncrowded fishing on some of Alaska’s premier waters. The Wood River-Tikchik region of Alaska is renowned for its salmon runs as well as for its superb populations of rainbow trout, char, grayling, and pike.

Type of fishing

The Royal Coachman is a fishery where anglers of all skills will catch plenty of fish and have the opportunity to land trophy rainbow trout as well as all five species of Pacific salmon on both fly and conventional tackle.

Guests fly in one of two float-equipped De Havilland Beaver aircraft to remote locations throughout an area that is 250 miles east to west by 300 miles north to south.

When the fishing is good there are almost too many fishing options available. Imagine trying to decide whether to fish for 25lb pike on the surface or fresh sea lice-covered salmon near the coast. Or you could hike small creeks for arctic char in the mountain lake streams, pursue rainbows and dollies on the Nushagak, Agulapak or Kvichak, or perhaps try for a mixed bag of grayling, lake trout and rainbows on the home river. 

Royal Coachman focusses on a wilderness experience and strives to fish areas nobody else does. They carry nine different permits and leases to ensure that you will have outstanding fishing and enjoy the wilderness experience that has become all too rare in many parts of Alaska.