About Our Team
Matt has fishing in his blood. It all started fishing with his Grandfather Charlie Guiguet who was a famous angler in Victoria, BC. Matt has been a full time professional guide in both saltwater and freshwater for the last 25 years, 5 years guiding in the Queen Charlotte, 10 years guiding in Tofino and Ucluelet and the last 14 years in Kyuquot. He has been featured on numerous TV shows such as Going Fishing with Darrell Cronzy, Big Coast, Sportfishing BC with Mark Penlington, fishing with Shelly and Courtney, and our new show from Oregon, The Joy of Fishing. Matt has also done a how-to fishing video with Amato Publications. Matt takes great pride in his guide team and all of his boats, insuring that our guests have the best possible experience on the water.
Kristy’s family (Bostrom and Kayra) have been living in Kyuquot for decades, second only to the native people who originally settled the area. Commercial fishing has been the sustaining force and source of income for the family and over the years they opened the general store and operate the post office located at the head of the Government Wharf in Kyuquot. Kristy’s parents still fish commercially throughout the summer season and run the store and post office year round. Kristy was born and raised in Kyuquot and has lived there for the majority of her life. Being able to fulfill her dream of starting a fishing lodge in her hometown has been an amazing adventure and she can not wait to share it with you.
Madeline and Joe Guiguet
These two will be at the lodge to greet you. Madeline is now 4 full of energy and loving life! And her brother Joe is following in her footsteps. They enjoy being down the dock checking out the fish, going for boat rides, walking the beaches and of course fishing, their main fishery is catch and release perch off the dock. They have also been trout fishing, salmon fishing, halibut fishing and steelhead fishing! Both the kids will be attending the trade shows with us during the winter months and will be there to greet you upon arrival at the lodge!
Kevin Sutherland is the epitomy of a professional guide. Always on time, well prepared and has well over 20 years experience on the local waters. Kevin always comes in at or near the top of the fleet. Kevin’s attention to detail and professionalism has been truly appreciated by all of our guests and crew who have fished with him. (AKA – The Sandman)
Paul Vincent Sr.
In Loving Memory of Paul. Paul Vincent Sr. has been with us since we built the lodge! Paul has 20 plus years commercial fishing experience in and around Kyuquot, including commercial salmon fishing and commercial tuna fishing. Paul’s professionalism, humour and leadership is truly appreciated by everyone. Paul is also fast becoming one of the top coho fly fishing guides on the west coast! It is truly a pleasure spending a day on the ocean or river with Paul. (AKA – Captain yellow pants)
Vivian joined our team in 2013 as our housekeeper. You might see her coming up the dock in the morning on your way out fishing, she is very diligent in her duties and her sunny disposition is a pleasure to have around our lodge! Vivian is our guide Kevin’s wife and having the two of them is incredible!
Chef Matthew joined our team in the summer of 2017. He is a very passionate, organized and serious chef. And we are very excited to have him join us again for our 2018 season! Everything is made from scratch, with fresh delicious ingredients! He will also offer cooking classes in the evening if this is of interest to you or your wife.
Maureen joined our team in 2016 and has been nothing but a great asset to our company! She is always available to answer your phone calls and emails, any questions you have, reservations, deposits and confirmations are all her department! And not to mention her love for fishing! Do not hesitate to contact her for any of your reservation needs. She is always happy to help!
Gary is the son of Kevin and Vivian, he has been working on our dock and around our lodge for years.. but in 2017 he finally stepped up and ran a guide boat for the season! Yes! We could not be happier. He knows the waters well, he grew up on these waters and he has learned from the best, he can catch fish and show you the area from a locals perspective and have fun while doing all of it!
Meet Felix, another local Kyuquot First Nations who has joined out team! After spending the last 20 years in Nootka Sound we now have him back in Kyuquot. He is a kind soul with a great sense of humour, and best of all he knows how to fish! He can fish all species at ease, you will be impressed! He knows the water of Vancouver Island like no one else I have ever met, navigating boats from one end of the island to the other to Haida Gwaii and back. This guy has a lot of hours on the water!
Marie is back! For those of you who have fished with us in the past you may remember her smiling face in the kitchen (and all of the delicious food!) Well this year she is joining Rugged Point Lodge not as your cook but as your hostess. She will take care of your everyday questions, show you the ins and outs of Kyuquot, and waitress your evenings! We could not ask for a better hostess – sit back, relax and let her take care of you on your holiday!