I love this place. My first trip to Meadow Lakes was in 1993, when I was 9 years old, and, after giving up on fishing during high school and college, I returned to this childhood haunt this summer, my first trip in 18 years. In many ways, not much had changed--the camp still has a rustic beauty, with the same old cabins, and the lake maps and aged polaroids hanging on the walls of the lodge. While it still has its old charm, there have been a few welcome changes since I was last here, including a bright new lodge overlooking Meadow Lake, and a huge improvement in the cuisine (I doubt many fishing camps provide homemade Wiener Schnitzel for their guests). The owners, Uli and Francesco, are perfect hosts--they are great at cooking, telling jokes and stories, and seem to remember every guest they've ever had.
Now, the fishing--it was some of the best trout fishing I have ever had, and I couldn't wait to get out on the lake in the morning to have a go at landing a "wall fish" (catching a trout over 4 lbs means you attain immortality in the camp's hall of fame). This is coming from someone who gave up on fishing as "boring" when I was a teenager. I just returned to the real world, and I am already trying to figure out when I can make my next trip to Meadow Lakes. For me and my family, it's like its own special world--as close as one can get to Narnia or Middle Earth without using magic.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Fish for the famous Kamloops trout that is known for its incredible size, fighting strength and tasty red meat.We provide you with everything you need to maximize your fishing experience: Accommodations, boats, fish cleaning/smoking/freezing, a full breakfast, packed lunch and a gourmet dinner, even transportation, all for one price.Come join our third generation guests and enjoy some of the most exciting fishing, scenic hiking and pleasurable relaxation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Meadow Lake Fishing Camp Canada/British Columbia