British Columbia Steelhead Trophy FishingThe Steelhead Valhalla Lodge is nestled in the trees along the banks of the Sustut River five miles upstream from the Sustut's confluence with the Skeena River. The Skeena River System has been labeled the largest producing river for trophy steelhead in the world!
The Sustut River... Crown Jewel of the Skeena WatershedBecause it is located more than 100 miles from civilization and accessible only by plane, the Sustut is the least fished of all the famous Skeena tributaries. The Sustut originates in Sustut and Johansen Lakes in the Omineca Mountains with the Pacific Ocean about 275 miles downstream from the junction of the Skeena and Sustut Rivers. View location.
The Beauty of British Columbia CanadaWhile casting to and landing great steelhead you may enjoy the added benefit of seeing eagles, moose, bears and everything that British Columbia's beauty has to offer. The scenery is simply unbelievable - every run offers unique vistas and is waiting for you.
Change of ownershipSweetwater Travel Company is pleased to announce its purchase of Steelhead Valhalla Lodge from Dennis and Arleyene Farnsworth. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to own and operate Steelhead Valhalla and look forward to your continued patronage of our operation on the Sustut. We firmly believe that the Sustut River is the finest of the Skeena tributaries, and we will make sure that the lodge experience at Steelhead Valhalla matches the quality of the Sustut fishery.
We feel that part of what makes the river special is the management and cooperation between both lodges. By owning both, we insure that there is a fair rotation of beats, no additional pressure on the fishery and that the two lodges can share costs whenever possible. We will be working on an agreement between the two businesses to insure that this will remain the case well beyond our ownership. The Sustut is a special place. We intend to work to keep it that way.
Sweetwater Travel owns and operates fishing lodges around the world. At each of our operations, we have set rigorous standards for the angling experience as well as the lodging and dining experience. In addition to our dedication to providing a high quality angling experience, we have actively worked to conserve the fisheries where we operate. We have established the Taimen Conservation Fund in Mongolia to preserve one of the world’s strongest, and last remaining, Taimen populations. In Brazil, we are working with the Moore Foundation to set aside thousands of acres of land into a conservation easement to insure perpetual protection of the Agua Boa watershed.
Here in B.C., we have been instrumental in developing the Northern Rivers Conservation Trust. For more information on our conservation activities as well as our other fishing operations around the world, please visit our website,
Please be certain to call me if you have any questions at all or just want to chat. We hope you will give us a chance at your business as we will make every effort to insure that your trips to Steelhead Valhalla get better every year. We look forward to many years of fishing with you.
Jeff, Dan and Pat Vermillion