Fish lodge life featured in TV show

  • Oct. 6, 2010 4:00 p.m.

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes at a fishing lodge? Stay tuned for season two of The Lodge, a reality television show filmed at Queen Charlotte Lodge in Naden Harbour. Marketing manager Duane Foerter said season two was filmed throughout July and will air in winter 2011 on the World Fishing Network, a 24/7 television network. Mr. Foerter said letting a TV crew loose at the busy lodge (with at least 70 staff and 200 guests a week) was not only unusual for a fishing lodge, but a little bit risky too. The behind the scenes episodes from season one were not always pretty, he said. But this season a new producer was on board, for what he hopes may be a more balanced and entertaining approach. “Less of the dirty laundry and more of the day-to-day things,” he said. Staff were all told there may be a film crew around, as were guests and they could opt in or out of being filmed. They didn’t get much resistance, said Mr. Foerter. In fact, many guests had seen the show from last year and were excited about their opportunity to appear on the next season. The show is independently produced and Queen Charlotte Lodge supports the program by paying for advertising in the time slot. Last season featured episodes like: Claire vs. the Sea Lion, Catch and Release Fish, Big Halibut, Caught in a Storm, The Party and the Poo-tank.