Hawg Quest joins the Tyee Club


Taj enjoying a evening fish in the Tyee Pool at the mouth of the Campbell River BC.


Glenn and Dwayne Mustard Fish Master of OBMG’s Painters Lodge rowing in the Tyee pool.


Other members of the Tyee Club enjoying the evening fish.

What is Tyee Fishing?

Painter’s Lodge offers traditional tyee fishing from classic rowboats in the Tyee Pools. Anglers who catch a Tyee become members of the Tyee Club of British Columbia. It is open to any anglers who want to test their skill at sport fishing. The rower will slip the boat into the currents and eddies of the pool, allowing the angler to stay focused on the action of the lure. Any change in the beat of the rod tip will signify a strike. It is then up to the angler to set the hook and battle the powerful Chinook to the boat – single-handedly. If the fish is successfully boated and weighs over 30 lbs., the catch is recorded and the angler has earned a membership in the Tyee Club.

The Birth Of The Tyee Club

Painter's Lodge Tyee salmon fishing

In 1924, three men were socializing in the local hotel. They decided that the Tyee salmon was just as great as the California Tuna and therefore deserved a club to celebrate, honour and protect the legendary species. The Tyee Club was officially created in 1925 with the formation of a set of rules. It has evolved to include the following objectives:

  • fostering the interest in Canada’s Chinook salmon,
  • emphasizing the ideals of sportsmanship, and
  • standardizing fishing tackle, encouraging young people into the craft of guiding and good sportsmanship.

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