Have a look at this slideshow on a typical ‘Day in the Life’ at BC West.
Photos: David Lambroughton, BC West Staff
The Fishing Day
Fishing days are long at BC West! We fish a two-shift day that maximizes fishing time during low-light hours and provides a nice break in the middle of the day.
Days start early. Our schedule is designed to have our guests on the water right around sunrise, so depending on the time of year our light breakfast starts between 5:00 am and 5:30 am. Guests enjoy coffee, pastries, fruit and light breakfast fare, and head on out to the river for the start of the day!
Our morning fishing shift runs from sunrise until roughly 11:30 am. After the morning shift, guests return to the lodge for our main meal, a delicious plated lunch in our main lodge building. The break between the fishing shifts lasts until about 4pm. Guests use this opportunity to relax after their meal, work on their gear and often, wisely, take a nap. At 4pm guests head back out onto the river for the evening fishing shift that runs until just before dusk.
After the evening fishing shift, guests return to the lodge for our evening meal served at 9:30pm, made up of heavy appetizers and served in our clubhouse. Guests relax in the late evening and head back to their cabins for some much-needed sleep at the end of a very long fishing day! During most weeks in our season, guests alternate days fishing below and above the Dean River canyon.
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