Our Guides

The Fraser River Lodge

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jonathon beaty
fishing guide

Jon is new to our organization but not to the guiding world. With 20 + years of extensive experience on the salt water and local waters, he has the knowledge to facilitate a memorable day. Jon has called Chilliwack home for his entire life where family, fishing, hunting and the outdoors are all his passions. Jon has a calm, friend demeanor with guest experience a top priority. We are happy to welcome Jon to the FRL team! 

Neil Warkentin
fishing guide

Neil has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2012. Mr. Chill and always a smile on his face loves his big game fishing, namely our white sturgeon. He is a very consistent fishing guide and often requested by our guests. Besides being a family man and avid hunter, Neil works on his family farm and builds mini jet boats during the winter time and explores rivers that look like nobody has been there with a boat before him.

Dale Servatins
fishing guide

Dale has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 1999. He is a well rounded and educated fishing guide who grew up fishing around the famous Bull Trout rivers in the Kootenays. A perfectionist. His family name holds an IGFA world record on the fly. Dale is a well rounded sturgeon, salmon and trout fisherman. Besides being a fishing guide, he is an avid hunter. Dale is a real life school teacher who is big into local history with special knowledge in First Nations history.

Bryce Wetti
fishing guide

Bryce has a growing passion for fishing starting at an early age. It has taken him to all corners of the world in pursuit of bucket list fish. Favourite destination is still right here in the Fraser Valley and is happy to call this home. Sharing his passion with you is what brings him great joy.

Mike Irwin
fishing guide

Mike is a perfectionist who loves nothing more than chasing big sturgeon on the Fraser River. He has been a long time guide on some of the most famous West Coast Fishing Lodges. He is known for his dry humor and relaxed personality. He is a family man who loves hunting and fishing. During the winter time, Mike works as a builder/carpenter.

Terry Harbidge
fishing guide

Terry grew up fishing the lakes around the famous Kamloops Trout . He is a well rounded sturgeon, salmon and trout guide with extensive knowledge of lake fishing. Terry lives 5 minutes from the lodge and loves the hunt for big sturgeon. Besides being a well rounded fishing guide, he is a hardwood lumber broker.

Keenan johnston
fishing guide

Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, Keenan has always been an avid angler with a passion for the outdoors. Spending countless days on lakes and rivers throughout British Columbia has allowed him to grow his knowledge and love for the sport while creating memories that will last a lifetime. The excitement of catching fish never gets old for him, and he loves sharing that unmatched excitement with his guests.

chad helmer
fishing guide

Chad Helmer – a third generation sturgeon fishing guide – has made his life fishing the extensive waterways of the Fraser Valley. Making the most of his professional fishing guides, superior fishing equipment, and (most importantly) of the good fishing, Chad will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable fishing experience, unsurpassable by any other fishing experience available in the lower mainland.

Claudette Krahn
Fishing manager

Claudette has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2001, and is the main contact for fishing guests! Claudette is well rounded not only because she is a mother of 2 & a manager, but she comes with extensive computer and food knowledge, as well as the also outdoors. Her fishing knowledge and skills are close to a professional fishing guide.

Jay Gibson

Meet Jay

Jay is a well rounded fishing guide and perfectionist. A family man. You are into sturgeon or salmon, fly or spin fishing, Jay has the skills and knowledge to get you into fish on a daily basis. Jay guides not only the lower and middle Fraser River, but also the Fraser Canyon and some of our wilderness rivers. Jay has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2012. During the winter time, Jay is a finishing carpenter and was involved in several building projects around our lodge.

Meet Neil

Neil has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2012. Mr. Chill and always a smile on his face loves his big game fishing, namely our white sturgeon. He is a very consistent fishing guide and often requested by our guests. Besides being a family man and avid hunter, Neil works on his family farm and builds mini jet boats during the winter time and explores rivers that look like nobody has been there with a boat before him.

Neil Warkentin
Dale Servatius

Meet Dale

Dale has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 1999. He is a well rounded and educated fishing guide who grew up fishing around the famous Bull Trout rivers in the Kootenays. A perfectionist. His family name holds an IGFA world record on the fly. Dale is a well rounded sturgeon, salmon and trout fisherman. Besides being a fishing guide, he is an avid hunter. Dale is a real life school teacher who is big into local history with special knowledge in First Nations history.

Meet Bryce

Say hello to Bryce Welti! We will have an updated bio for you soon!

Bryce Welti
Mike Irvin

Meet Mike

Mike has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2017. He came highly recommended by our guide Neil and we are glad he choose to be on our team. Mike is a perfectionist who loves nothing more than chasing big sturgeon on the Fraser River. He has been a long time guide on some of the most famous West Coast Fishing Lodges. He is known for his dry humor and relaxed personality. He is a family man who loves hunting and fishing. During the winter time, Mike works as a builder/carpenter.

Meet Terry

Terry is our “newest” member on the guiding team since 2018 and came highly recommended by our guide Brant. Terry grew up fishing the lakes around the famous Kamloops Trout . He is a well rounded sturgeon, salmon and trout guide with extensive knowledge of lake fishing. Terry lives 5 minutes from the lodge and loves the hunt for big sturgeon. Besides being a well rounded fishing guide, he is a hardwood lumber broker.

Terry Harbidge
Kerry Krahn

Meet Kerry

Kerry learned the art of fishing from early childhood on from his grandfather and has been with the lodge since 2003. He is well rounded into any way of fishing we offer including ocean fishing. He is guiding most of our wilderness trips on various rivers along with all local rivers regardless of fish species or fishing methods. Kerry is known for being well rounded not only on the river, but also in life. Besides being a fishing guide, he is a golf pro, Chef, pastor, musician and family man.

Meet Claudette

The fishing manager and wife of guide Kerry. She is a mother of 2, manager, good around computers and multi tasker. She has been with the Fraser River Lodge since 2001. Claudette is well rounded not only inside the office by being very organized along with extensive computer and food knowledge, but also outdoors. Her fishing knowledge and skills are close to a professional fishing guide. Claudette is the face on the phone with our fishing guests.

Claudette Krahn
Frank Staiger

Meet Frank

Owner and founder of the Fraser River Lodge. Fulfilled his dream of coming to Canada in 1995. Started the company with not much more than hard work, enthusiasm, sweat and the full support of his lovely wife Anne. They have 4 boys. A well rounded fishing guide (still guides occasionally) and family man. Likes to describe him as a “simple man” and down to earth. He prides himself of growing up with nothing on his grandparents small farm while dreaming of Canada.

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