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The Devcon “Ladies” Annual Fishing Retreat…Wonderful time on Steep Island

July 29th, 2010

Beautiful weather, great fishing along with some kyaking, picnics, time at the spa and relaxing on the helipad the Devcon “girls” had a fantastic 3 days on Steep Island.

Starting with a kayak trip around Gawlland Island where a delicious lunch awaited them….

kayaking around Gowlland Island


Next day a sucessful fishing trip with Howie and Brant gratefully followed by some relaxing time at the spa….


Now there is a CATCH!
Now there is a CATCH!

Day 3 was a little more fishing and some more fish and then a gallery tour of Quadra Island, followed by cocktails and hor d’ouerves on the helipad!

A parting breakfast on the front deck…….All in all a trip that couldn’t be beat!!!!

Royal Welcome….

Welcome fit for a King! (Don that is!)

A very special week on Steep Island as our long time guest and RCMP enthusiast and collector Don Reid and his group were greeted upon their arrival to Steep Island by RCMP officer Constable P. Gaiger of the Quadra Island Detachment in Red Serge.  A great moment and one for the history books….especially Don’s!

A Handsome Group






Even Splash got in on a picture!
Even Splash got in on a picture!

After a great salutation it was off to the fishing grounds and the group did well over the next couple of days fishing south and went home with buckets of fish with a couple of 28 pounders!  All in all another fantastic trip!

Busy Cleaning Table
Busy Cleaning Table

Fish are jumping…..

Since the beggining of June, the fishing at the south end of Quadra Island has been experiencing a great return of Chinook salmon.  The Chinook being caught are legal size to over 30 lbs. Right now the best fishing is at the Lighthouse and the “Hump” on the ebb tide.

Fishing has also had some great returns north of the Narrows. Brown’s Bay, Deepwater Bay, Chatham Point and Greensea Bay have all been producing Chinook.

There is still opportunity to book a stay and fish… looks to be a fantastic fihsing season ahead for us.

Call 250-830-8179 or email info@steepisland.com



Halibut in the HOUSE!!!!!

June 10, 2010

The intention was a salmon, but what was on the end of the hook was a 35 lb Halibut! Our guest from Hollister CA was asked by his wife in the morning…please bring back a Halibut! and he delivered. With  great guiding by Scotty Anderson in spite of a slow morning at the “hump” (south end of Quadra Island), telling stories of a past halibut catch, no sooner was the story told when the rod bent down hard and there was no mistaking that there was a “flatty” on the end of the rod. After 15 min of hauling it was brought up to the side of the boat with cheers and high fives!!!!! A 35 pound halibut caught and brought up on salmon gear…that was not Scotty’s first! Two years ago for our long time client Pat D. an 85 lb was hooked in the same manner in the same spot….Way to go Scotty and Stan…..

The fish are here! and so are the fishers…..

June 3 2010

Our first fishing guests of the season have arrived and inaugarated the fish table with a couple of beautiful chinook. Inspite of the poor weather and wind guide Jon Reynolds was able to get fish in the boat, a few good misses and a double header….Great way to start the season and a promising outlook at this years fishery!

We are still taking reservations…..please call or email for rates and dates…



Yet Again…..

May 15th 2010

Brome Lake Foie Gras

Steep Island Lodge, Cheddar & Co., and Pauline Woods representative for PMA Wines and Spirits who brought along a wonderful array of product to pare with Michelle’sfantastic menu hosted yet another wonderful dinner party at Steep Island. The weather was with us on this one too! And the menu and spirits again delectable!!!!!

Michelle started everyone off with Parmesan Crusted Cortes Island Oysterwitha lime mignonette. This was pared with Innis & Gunn Oak Aged Beer from Scotland in perfectly frosted glasses.


Pattison Farms Organic Spinach Salad , with pancetta, sunny side quail egg, porcini mushroom and Salt Spring Island Goats Cheese, served with a chilledTwo Oceans Sauvignon Blanc Brut 2009. South Africa

 Next came the delicious Brome Lake Foie Gras accompanied by Villa Maria Riesling 2008 from New Zealand.

A Mint Granite to cleanse the palate and now to the irresistible main course, (even for the two vegetarians on board!):

Truffle Crusted Island Bison Tournados!!!!         WOW! If you have never had this Island Bison before take it from everyone at this dinner party it is the most delicious and tender meat to be had! This was wonderfully pared with Osborne Solaz Tempranillo– A 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon from Spain!

And the Grande Finale…..

Smoked Tea infused chocolate pot de creme with macerated raspberries and pumpkin seed brittle…served with Osborne Reserve Tawny Port –Portugal-aged 7 years in oak barrels.

The evening proceeded with a fire in the fire pit, some rounds of poker and pool and lots and lots of fun…best for me were two surprise guests, former guides of Steep Island, Tyler and Zues who I had not seen in a few years…..

                            Special thanks to Pauline Woods & PMA Wines & Spirits





And to Michelle for another FANTASTIC menu and evening! www.cheddarandcompany.com




And to our guests, we hope to see you all again! We know you had as much fun as we did! Maybe more…..

Cheers, Chantal Jon Michelle and Mark