Testimonials

Selwyn Lake Lodge

July 2016

I just wanted to say again, what a great time I had at your lodge!  Everything was first class and really a lot of fun. Please pass my thanks on to Kris, Laura, Chase, Allen, Fred, Kevin and August. The food, drink, accomodations and ambience were all "five star".  It was an extra special treat to enjoy Rob and Chase's singing and guitar playing.

As we used to say when I was working "Attitude is Contagious", and you and your staff have a great, positive attitude. Thanks again, and I hope to return!

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July 2016

We had a amazing adventure!  Selwyn once again created many great memories for our family.  Kevin was an outstanding guide and the entire crew here is top notch!  Thank you!

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July 2016

I really loved the new touches from last year.  The supper with the guide the rist night, the complimentary snacks in the room, the hat and water bottle.  I was so excited to return, and this trip ws even better!  Thanks!

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July 2014

Greg & all his staff just can't do enough.  Food, fish and hospitality at it's best!

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August 2014

First time on a 'bucket list' fishing trip and it was great.  Great guides, staff were very friendly and helpful, and fantastic food.  An amazing experience.  Will be back!

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August 2014

Fantastic trip!  I can't imagine any better fishing!  The shore lunches were second to none.  Thanks to all the staff - the memories are grand!

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July 2013

We've been here many times and it just gets better and better.  We always have a great guide (Fred this year), the food is fantastic, and the staff are so hospitable and friendly.  AND, the massages are to die for!!

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August 2013

What a great place to enjoy with your friends and meet new ones.  Words can't describe properly what a great place Selwyn is.  Great fishing, superb service by all, passionate guides, and the food is the best!

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July 2013

Loved the fishing!  What a great place to experience.  We will be back!  The staff and guides are second to none.  A well managed resort with 1st class service!

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Hi Greg,

Just wanted to pass along a big thanks to you and your team for providing us with an unbelievable experience. The service you all provided was absolutely incredible. Even the fish cooperated in providing a great time!

Please pass along a hello and a huge thank you to your entire team from myself and all the guys from HVAC. This was definitely a trip for the highlight reels. We hope to be back again soon!

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July 02, 2010

Greg,

We had a really great time this year.  The weather was obviously as good as it can get, the fishing even better than last year and the food was TERRIFIC.  As always you and your staff were great.

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June 30, 2010

I would like to take an opportunity to thank you and your staff for all the hospitality and kindness you showed us on our trip.  I know I had a terrific time and I can assure you the other guys had a fabulous trip as well.  I have to congratulate you on the wonderful staff you have at the lodge.  I was particularly impressed by the class shown when we deboarded the plane on our arrival; we were greeted at the dock by all the staff with each one introducing themselves and welcoming us there.  Throughout the time at the lodge, every staff member always had a  smile and greeted you by name.  I felt this was very respectful and gave the lodge a more homey, relaxed, atmosphere.  Food was remarkable and unfortunately, my waistline shows it!!!!  Breakfasts and suppers were unbelievable, again top notch.

Overall, I have to congratulate you again on the class act you present at Selwyn.  The trip was a remarkable experience, one I

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July 2008

I thought I would send along a few comments related to mine and Daves fishing trip we just returned from.

To start, we have had this dream of a lifetime for some 30 years and finally we realized it and our dreams came true at Selwyn.  We found that our guide was excellent in passing on his knowledge and although we have fished for many years we both learned a great deal in the 4 four days with him.
The fishing without exception was all that was touted and advertised.  The 46 in. northerns both Dave and I caught were exciting in them selves let alone the many others in the 40 inch sizes caught also.
BUT the kicker of them all was the lovely Laker I caught (44 in. girth 32 in.) and we will remember the event forever.

All in all Greg please give our very best to all staff and thank them again for the best time of our lives.

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July 24, 2005

We wanted to send you this note of thanks for ensuring such a great trip for us at Selwyn Lake Lodge Outpost this past summer. This was our first experience with Adventure Destinations, but it will certainly be only the first of many.

Our host was really on top of every detail for us. He helped us with our travel to Saskatoon and then up to the lodge, with the equipment, the food, everything. We even got an unexpected tutorial from a top guide showing us good places to fish and areas of hazard to avoid. Exceptional treatment for an outpost.

The equipment was first rate, clearly the best we have ever used in an outpost situation. Everything worked very well and made our stay all the more pleasant. The food was great, more than we could ever need, and of a very high quality. We have been on quite a few expeditions to lodges and outposts but never have we felt so "spoiled" and well looked after. Every aspect of the trip was a pleasure.

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July 2005

Dear Selwyn Staff,

My brother and I have gone to Selwyn three out of the past five years (we were frozen out once and open heart surgery grounded us a second time). We are avid pike fishermen who came back to the sport after almost forty-five years off for family, work, etc. We both caught 20 pounders in Ontario as teens, but we worked long and hard to get them. 

At Selwyn, we seem to get them almost daily:
 Year         Days Fished      Fish Caught     Trophies     Largest
2001                7                           275                     7           44.5 in, 25 lbs
2002                7                           365                    10          42.5 in, 22 lbs
2005               10*                        402 *                 15          2x 45.0 in, 26-27 lbs
*We took a couple of "days off" trying grayling and lake trout.

These are pretty good numbers, but the sizes barely make the Lodge's "brag board." The Lodge is spacious and well-appointed, and the rooms are very comfortable (each with a private bath) and very well-maintained.  The daily housekeeping is very good, and basic laundry can be done on request.
 
The variety and quality of the food is really rather amazing considering the remoteness of the Lodge.  Breakfasts include eggs to order, bacon, sausage, warm cereals, etc, etc.  (You've got to try the warm Red River cereal with milk and brown sugar.)   Guide-prepared shore lunches can be either freshly-caught pike or lake trout with fried potatoes, beans, onions, etc.  Dinners include rack of lamb and ribeye steak prepared to order, mixed grill, Mediterranean chicken, etc., and portions are more than ample.  I gained nearly a pound a day last year despite all of the fresh air and hard work on the water.
 
The well-stocked bar is a friendly, non-raucous meeting place at the end of the day.  The bar tenders are generous, and nuts, pretzels and appetizers are provided.  There is satellite TV for those who want to follow the mundane ways of the rest of the world. If I may say so, we found the clientele to be a distinct cut above the average as well.  We have made friends with doctors, dentists, the head of a major exchange, several business leaders and even a couple of guides who are now semi-retired.  Every one of these people are great fans of the Lodge.
 
All-in-all, Selwyn is a very well-run, high quality operation which just happens to have been ranked by Field & Stream Magazine as one of the two best places in North America to catch a pike as long as your leg.   (Mind you, the trout and grayling are super, too, but we're fixated on pike.) There doubtless are other lodges which are good and lakes which provide good fishing.  Some may even rival Selwyn.  But one of our guide friends who has worked all across the North put it rather clearly:  "I wouldn't want to guide any where else."

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Thanks to you and thanks to your wonderful team for a vacation of a lifetime for our family. The five of us came to Selwyn with a lot of enthusiasm and no fishing skills. We left feeling a little humble about the tremendous experience we were privileged to have.

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Twenty-six Lake Trout from 20 to 30 pounds, and all before lunch!  There's one other thing that keeps me coming back to Selwyn - you can always get out fishing, even on the windiest days... very few expanses of open water. Not the case with many other trout lakes.

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Our trip was fantastic. In a 1-hour period we caught over 100 fish. We also landed several trout over 25lbs and several Northerns over 40 inches.

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Thompsons

August 16, 2010

I wanted to comment on this years fishing at Upper Foster Lake.  I have fished Daly and Foster Lakes for about 20 years now.  This was by far the best year of all.  Normally we fish the 1st week of the season but due to late ice problems in recent years, our party switched to the 2nd week.  Then this year the ice went out several weeks earlier than normal.  I expected lots of bugs and mosquitoes and hard fishing.  We are used to fishing the shallow bays during the pike spawn and this year the spawn was over by several weeks.  However, the fish were still in the same shallow areas and biting.

This year my best day was 91 fish and for the week our group of 3 caught over 50 ten pound plus fish with the largest being 20 1/4lbs.  Other than half a day of wind and rain, we had a great weather with temperatures in the mid 60s and NO BUGS!

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September 2009

I would like to express my sincere thanks once again for an amazing stay at Thompson Camps!  This entire trip was something that I have dreamed of since I was a child!  Kurt has been to Otter Lake before, but said this time was by far the best time he has had there.  We had such a fantastic time and we can't wait for our next trip up there. 

Our cabin was so comfy...it was a great way to spend the evenings after two great days of fishing!  Extreme thanks and gratitude to our guide, Walter, who made it so much more than just a fishing trip.  Our shore lunches were delicious and he gave us so many wonderful memories that we will cherish dearly.  It was sad to leave, but we now have something to look forward to once again.

Keep up the great work everyone!
Cheers and we'll see you again in the future!!

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July 16, 2009

Ron,

Our group of 8, with many years of experience fishing in Canada and the U.S., enjoyed the most outstanding walleye and pike fishing of our lives. Ron Striker and his staff helped in many ways beyond what would customarily be expected.  They were great!

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June 22, 2009

Ron,

Just a quick thank you to you and your staff!  We all enjoyed our time on Otter Lake and the kids had a great time fishing.  Hats off to your Chef!  The meals were great and we were happy we had a cabin while it rained!

I look forward to returning sometime.

Cheers!

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Twin Falls Lodge

June 2016

Thanks again for the great trip!  Truly world class.  Looking forward to coming back!

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June 7, 2016

We caught about 30 fish per day, some very large, many that wiggled off the hook before we could land them.

My flies were of some use as Brian caught his 12 lb. Pike on one of these flies, by the end of the fight the fly almost fell out of the fish’s mouth.  Brian also caught a 5lb. walleye which would have won $10,000 in a local fishing derby, but he wasn’t the only one to catch big fish. 

Our guides were most helpful, also great cooks. Our hosts were fabulous with most comfortable cabins, beautiful scenery, delicious meals and total response to any requests.  A visit to some of the extensive falls was also included in our stay.

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Randy & Lorraine,
Thank you very much for the follow up and yes do definitely intend on a return trip as we  really enjoyed our trip last summer.  The fishing was great , accommodations were excellent, and meals and hospitality were second to none.  

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July 2014

Hi Ron, 
I just wanted to say "Thank You" for a wonderful time. You are a great host and have a business you can be proud of. Our fish made it home just fine so we'll have some good fish dinners this winter but somehow they are never as good as the shore lunches. Layton did a great job as a guide.

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Ron, I can't thank you enough for the fantastic adventure!  Since returning home, Dearah, Joanne, Francis, Jennie & myself have exchanged photos plus I have met with Francis & Jennie for lunch already.  Being "elders" we are considering a return, depending on our heald a year from now!  I would ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY refer this trip to other ladies.  I really do hope to see you again next year. Wishing you a successful year at Twin Falls.

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Hi Ron & staff at Twin Falls Lodge!  Our adventure was a total success from weather, lodging, great food, terrific fishing, and great sharing times!  2013 will be remembered fondly as a year of exciting experiences.  

A huge thank you to all you folks for making the time so rewarding and meaningful.  With luck and planning we will return soon.

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Just a short note to thank you for the amazing fishing experience this weekend.  The food was fabulous, Betty & Tamara were incredible and you were the outstanding host as always.  The guides did a great job and the fishing could not have been better.  We are already looking forward to next year!

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Ron,

Made it home safe and sound, thanks for the great time! Your hospitality is second to none & I should have found this place sooner! Pencil me in next year for middle of June or as close as you can.

Thanks again!

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Hi Ron:

We sure had an awesome time at Twin Falls.  Still talk about all the great fishing and lots of laughs we had while up there.  Of course, Zeke will not let the rest of us forget how she caught the most fish!  She is quite proud of the new fishing pole she won.  I made a DVD of the trip and gave one to each of the girls.  It turned out really great.
 
Look forward to seeing you in Stettler in April.  Have a good winter.

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June 30, 2011

Ron and Karen,

Thanks again for a great stay.  You both made a very memorable trip that
I'm sure we will tell(fish)stories about for years to come.  My dad
particularly enjoyed your hospitality.

Thanks and have a great rest of the summer!

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June 21, 2011

Hi Ron,

What kind of beds are in the cabins? We found them very comfortable!
Thanks again for a great trip. You always go out of your way to make a trip a special experience.

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December 27, 2010

Ron,

I was just lazing around today with the usual let down after a great Christmas with my family.  Looking through a collection of "stuff" still collecting dust on my computer desk, I ran across one of your brochures from several years ago.  Opened it up and "bingo" my old body came to life.  Some of my fondest memories are of the three or four times Jerry and I were privileged to spend a few days at your camp and the Churchill River complex.  Not just that the fishing was delightful, but the remote, comfortable accommodations was a refreshing departure from our urban existence here in Oklahoma City.  My son, son-in-law, and grandson all still cherish the one time they came up there with me. 

Hope you, Karen and your son had a great Christmas and that the New Year offers many blessings for you and your beautiful camp.

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August 25, 2010

Karen & Ron,

We had a fantastic time - and miss your cooler weather already. Thanks for everything - you were all wonderful and the hospitality couldn't have been better. Can't wait to start eating our Walleye now!

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July 05, 2010

Hi Ron,

Just a short note to say that Brett and I had a great time fishing at Twin Falls.  The fishing was excellent plus you and your staff did an awesome job looking after everyone.  Twin Falls is definitely one of my favorite fishing lodges!  Thanks for making the generous donation to the Children's Hospital Fundraiser as it gave us the opportunity to enjoy Twin Falls again as well as being able to contribute to a very worthy cause. Thanks again and see you next year!

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June 15, 2010

Ron we are home now and back to work and school.  Thanks a ton for all the hospitality - it is a great operation up there that I will recommend to friends and colleagues.

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August 19, 2009

Karen & Ron,

Ric and I had such a great time at Twin Falls.  You and Ron are the best!  You both made our trip very enjoyable.  I have been to many sporting camps and lodges and Twin Falls ranks at the top for quality and comfort.  The fishing was unbelievable and the guide's attention to getting us onto fish was the best.  The meals you served were over the top and we really enjoyed the steaks cooked on the grill.  It is apparent that you and Ron have been hosting guest for many years.  Your experience shows in every detail.  Thank you for making our trip a memorable one.

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July 14, 2009

Good Afternoon Ron,

I wanted to thank you once again for an incredible fishing trip.  We all had a great time.  The ladies are still talking about Paul and Harry as their guides. You may wish to pass this along to them both.  They really enjoyed their humour and chats.  Sam was very good as well.  As you mentioned he is quite quiet but we enjoyed his company.  Jane's meals were tremendous and we cannot thank you all enough.  Our time at your lodge was something I have been looking for for a number of years and none of us were disappointed.
 
We are now planning our second trip to your point but are working on getting Rachel's Mom and Dad to come along as well.  Not sure if it will be next year or the year after (I am hoping for next year to be very honest).
 
Again many thanks and please pass along our gratitude to our guides, Jane and of course pat yourself on the back you did

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Hi Ron,

We just wanted to tell you and Karen how much fun we had at your lodge, it was a great weekend!!!  Greg loved the fishing, and I loved the fishing & "just hanging out" it was so peaceful.

Thanks for all you did to make our trip successful.  Hopefully, one of these days we will be back!!!

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Ron, Karen & Jane,

Just a quick note to thank you for a wonderful time we all had.  The hospitality was second to none!  We all hope to make a return trip in the near future.  Thanks again!!

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Ron,

We enjoyed our stay at your lodge.  Your operation was excellent, good accomodations, your cook was excellent, all was very professional, had a great time!

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