Salmon Masters Veteran Returns for an 8th Year


Over the past 17 years, I have been returning to the lodge as many as 3 times per season. As an avid angler, I have fished extensively throughout North and South America and have yet to find a better place to fish than Englefield Bay at Westcoast Resorts in Haida Gwaii.

The breathtaking scenery makes you feel as though you have been transported into another world, imagine “Jurassic Park” of the North. The premium hospitality that the staff offer is always professional and outstanding. Add in the world-class fishing and it turns out to be the most incredible experience of a lifetime.

This year marks my 8th anniversary in participating in the 16th annual Salmon Masters Tournament. At the tournament my fishing partner Rob Brown and I were fortunate enough to win in the summer of 2012, we were even named the “Grand Champions”. Although there is a lot of skill involved, sometimes it is just pure luck that overcomes the skill.

Why do I keep coming back? The answer is simple really, friendship and camaraderie among my fellow anglers and the excitement and challenge of the open ocean keeps me returning each year.

– Andre Pachon
Salmon Masters Tournament | 2012 Grand Champion