Our Guides

The Fraser River Lodge

Say hello to our very experienced guides!

A man fly fishing in the river
A man holding up a fish in the water
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! 

A man holding a sturgeon in the water
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.

A man holding a large fish in the water
Dale Servatius
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.

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Bryce WeLti
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.

Chad Helmner
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.

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Terry Harbridge
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.

A man holding a sturgeon
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.

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.

krissy barker
Fishing ASSISTANT

Krissy has been working at the Lodge since Sept 2019 and is the personal assistant of the owners Anne & Frank but also fills in wherever needed. She has over 10 + years of Customer service / IT training so she is the person that ties up a lot of loose ends.

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