Black Gold Lodge

Black Gold Lodge at Rivers Inlet is the premiere sport fishing destination along British Columbia's rugged Pacific coast. Rivers Inlet is an area known for its enormous chinook salmon—powerful sea-run Tyee—not to mention abundant coho, ling cod, snapper, and barn door halibut weighing over 150 pounds. No wonder trophy hunters from around the world target these waters. All guests stay in comfortable, well-appointed cabins and enjoy great service from our experienced staff. We also offer All-inclusive Trips that feature gourmet meals, boat upgrades, and other premium services. SPECIAL OFFERS Children under 12 come FREE with two paying adults for Standard Trips Only Group rate: book 10 trips (same dates) and pay for only 9


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Outfitter before booking your trip.


Trip Includes

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license

You keep catch
Catch and release is your choice


Deposit non-refundable.
75% refund if notified 120 days in advance of arrival date. If less than 120 days, monies can be transferred to other available dates in the same calendar year, but may not be refunded.


Chinook Salmon
Coho Salmon

Types of Fishing
Motor Mooching and Drift fishing for Salmon is our traditional method of fishing.
Offshore fishing
Nearshore fishing
Inshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Drift fishing
Bottom fishing
Light tackle
Fly fishing
Heavy tackle

Halibut/Bottom Fishing Equipment
Fishing Pole
Rod holders
Rods & Reels
Tackle box

Boat Specs

16’ aluminum, swivel seats, 15 hp motor & fuel

BOAT UPGRADES We have a limited number of high-performance boat upgrades available to guests who want to maximize their fishing time with added comfort. All boats have VHF radios and are fully equipped. Ask about the availability of upgrade boats when you book your trip. 15' and 17’ boats 30 or 50 hp motor 3-4 place seating 18 available 17’ Logic Centre Console 50 hp 4-stroke engine 4 place seating 1 available 17’ Houston Glasscraft 50 hp 4-stroke engine 4 place seating Full cover 10 available BOATS & TACKLE Having the right equipment can make or break a fishing trip. At Black Gold Lodge we won’t tolerate anything marginal, especially fishing gear. Our 16ft. Lund aluminum boats are comfortable and seaworthy with swivel seats and 15 h.p. motors. These are excellent boats for slow motor mooching when targeting salmon. We outfit the boat with a 10.5ft. rod for each angler, single action mooching reel, 4 to 6 oz. ball weights, double hook leaders, and plenty of cut plug herring in salt brine: the time-honored solution for taking salmon. If you want to target halibut, we’ll swap out your mooching tackle with a sturdy bottom rig. Salmon gills and belly strips make an extremely effective bait.


Black Gold Lodge

Accomodation type:
55 guests



Jim Rough

Operator since 1988
I travel the world to fish and hunt and have been in business for over 35 years

Jim Rough

Operator since 1988

How to get there

British Columbia, Canada
Located 300 miles north of Vancouver along the rugged Central Coast of British Columbia, it is accessible only by boat or sea-plane (the nearest road is (80 miles away). It is an area rich with wildlife, including bald eagles, orcas, river otters, cougars, bears, sea lions, and many other species.

Book with 25% deposit

Once the lodge confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 25% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the outfitter

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the lodge up to 12 days before the trip. The following payment methods are available: