FLY FISHING IN MERRITT AT CORBETT LAKE LODGE
Nicola Valley Corbett Lake Lodge Adventures
BC FLY FISHING AT ITS FINEST
Fly Fishing in Merritt at Corbett Lake Lodge is truly a great fishing experience. In the early 1940’s, the Grandby Consolidated Mining Corporation established the lodge as a worker retreat. At that time the lake was not much more than a pond that was fed by underground springs. But with the creation of a dam the pond grew to be the great lake it is today.
FLY FISHING IN MERRITT HISTORY
The Merritt BC Canada lodge was purchased by Peter McVey, the dean of fly fishing in the Nicola Valley. Peter built a solid reputation for fishing at his lodge. As a result people have come from all over the world to experience this resort. Peter not only looked after the nuts and bolts of the resort, he was the chef in the restaurant which also added to the notoriety of his establishment. If you ask nicely he would bring out his guitar and have a little song to sing.
In 2013 Peter sold the resort to new owners. Luckily Peter made sure the buyers were able to maintain the integrity of the resort. Not only did the new owners want to maintain Peter’s legacy, they have taken steps to improve the resort in many areas.
FLY FISHING IN MERRITT AT CORBETT LAKE LODGE IS UNBEATABLE
Corbett Lake Lodge has a very solid reputation. Just read what this blogger had to say, (you will have to scroll down the article to find the story). Also in 2016, Canadian Fly Fishing Championships were hosted, in part, at the lodge. The North American and Canadian Championships were scheduled for this year. Not to mention, the American Loch Style Championships were held at the lodge in 2017, 2018 and 2019. All these events clearly showing the quality of fishing in the lake. You can’t beat the fishing at Corbett Lake Lodge near Merritt, BC
“Today Corbett Lake takes care to maintain Peter’s legacy of great fishing, fabulous food and endearing hospitality”– Ann Thomson — Manager, Corbett Lake Lodge.
THE FACILITIES HAVE RUSTIC CHARM
From the main lodge to the cabins there is much to appreciate. The main lodge has a great sitting area with a beautiful stone fireplace where you can relax, tell your fish stories or read a good book. There is a dining area for serving meals and for entertaining at events. The resort continues to upgrade the facilities to improve the comfort of their guests.
WHAT ELSE CAN I DO AT CORBETT LAKE LODGE NEAR MERRITT, BC
Whereas fishing is the main attraction at this resort near Merritt, BC, there are many activities you can do to have a great time. Make it a relaxing retreat reading, star gazing and/or lounging around doing nothing? If this sounds like you then grab your lawn chair, book and favourite beverage and head down to the lake shore.
Perhaps painting is your thing? If so just bring your easel and paints and Corbett Lake Lodge will provide the scenery.
Throw your canoe or kayak on your back and explore the shoreline, and photograph the birds and other creatures. Just remember to respect the fisherman and stay clear of their areas.
EATING IS THE BEST AT CORBETT LAKE LODGE NEAR MERRITT, BC
The meals are nothing sort of sensational. Many dishes use fresh locally sourced ingredient.
PROXIMITY TO OTHER ADVENTURES
The nice thing about Corbett Lake Lodge is that it is close to several other areas that are worth a visit. For example, just around the corner is Kane Valley where your options are wide open. You can try more fishing on several lakes in the area. Harmon Lake is my favourite. There are 55 KM of snowshoe trails which are excellent for hiking or mountain biking. The back country logging roads in the area provide safe ATV riding.
The Forestry Ministry has campgrounds at Kane Lake and Harmon Lake. The Harmon East Campground not only provides camping, it is the trail head to the Forestry Interpretive Hiking Trail where you can learn more about the local flora and fauna.
If you’re looking for some urban activity, take the fifteen minute trip to the booming metropolis of Merritt, BC. (population 7,200)
KEEP YOU COMING FOR FLY FISHING IN MERRITT AT CORBETT LAKE LODGE
In addition to fly fishing in Merritt at the Corbett Lake Lodge, they host and cater to reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and many local events.