Coronavirus has now touched all of our lives and at this extremely difficult time, our thoughts go out to our guests and all who have been affected.

At Cobham River Lodge we are ensuring that we stay ahead of any new developments that affect your trip, so that we can adapt accordingly.

  • How do you plan and book future fishing trips risk-free?
    COVID-19 Canada Fishing Trip
  • Will the border open in time?
  • What if there is another wave of the pandemic?

These are all perfectly normal questions during these times.

Introducing Cobham River Lodge book with confidence policy.

That is why Cobham River Lodge has listened to the fishermen that have contacted us and who have clearly stated that flexibility was now a key factor when booking a Canadian fishing trip. Cobham River Lodge has therefore taken the decision to introduce an unprecedented level of flexibility to ensure that everyone is able to make the decisions that is right for them.

For all new bookings made after September 1st 2020 we have implemented our Covid-19 Book with confidence policy. We believe these terms and conditions are amongst the most generous in Canada right now, and we hope they will give you the confidence, when you feel ready, to go ahead and book your next fishing adventure now with little risk. The only risk is doing nothing and finding out that the date you wish to trophy northern pike fish is no longer available.


Our COVID Promise States That:

  1. You have the right to transfer your fishing trip without fee, at any time to later date or season if your original trip is not Covid-19 Viable.
  2. If your fishing trip is not Covid-19 Viable 7 days before departure, Cobham River Lodge will cancel your fishing trip and offer you a choice of either:
    1. Transferring your deposit to an alternative date, with a current base rate guarantee.
    2. Receive a full refund.
  3. Fishing trip balance payments will not be payable until we can determine if your fishing trip is Covid-19 Viable. If viable, balance payments will be required as per our standard terms and conditions.


We will only consider a fishing trip to be Covid-19 Viable if it meets all of the following criteria:

  1. The Canadian and US Governments open their respected borders to fishermen.
  2. There is reliable airline access to/from the start/end of the trip.
  3. Following an assessment by both Cobham River Lodge and our local partners we are confident that your fishing trip is able to run in both a safe and enjoyable manner.

Fishing is meant to be stress free, it has been at Cobham for 40 years and we hope this policy continues the Cobham tradition.  You’ve got nothing to lose but a big pike by not booking.  As one guest put it, “There are only so many fishing trips in a lifetime and I’m not missing one by not putting my name down”.  We hope to hear from you and have you as our guests on the Cobham River this summer.