Season 2 Of The Lodge Debuts February 18

An Inside Look at the Everyday Drama & Adventures of Running The Extravagant Queen Charlotte Lodge


WFN: World Fishing Network, North America's only 24-hour fishing lifestyle network, announced today that season two of its original reality series, The Lodge, will air February 18, at 7pm ET. The weekly 30-minute program, airing 10 episodes this season, is filled with great fishing and plenty of drama. Every week viewers can expect the unexpected; a 52-pound fish that saves a guide's job to a night out that costs another staff member theirs, The Lodge promises to entertain even the casual angler.

Located at Queen Charlotte Lodge (QCL), a fly-in fishing lodge on the rich Pacific waters of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia, QCL offers the ultimate sport fishing adventure with grounds legendary for their abundance of huge chrome Chinook salmon and bright silver Coho. From inside the lodge, on the dock and on the water, The Lodge uncovers the trials and tribulations of running the QCL, as seen through the eyes of a diverse staff of 80 serving up to 114 guests every week.

Each episode of season two features two storylines, offering an unusual inside look at the conflicts, joys and crises that unfold as the staff endures the pressure of catering to a clientele with high standards and high expectations. In the first episode, Guide Jamie Williams must cater to three fun and flirty female guests who are determined to catch the highly sought after "Tyees"- Chinook salmon over 30 pounds. Do they land this beautiful fish or are the girls left unsatisfied with their adventure?

The Lodge presents an "ensemble" cast with more than a dozen QCL employees with most appearing in one or two episodes. Two of the more prominent characters are Marine Mechanic, John Crawford and Dock Manager and Head Guide, Ryan Ashton.


John Crawford came on board in 1994 as a specialist fixing Johnson outboard motors. When the Lodge switched to Mercury he quickly became proficient at fixing those as well. He's always been the marine mechanic but gradually came into his second role as the freight boat operator through the years. He makes a regular trip to nearby Masset for supplies, fish delivery and staff outings and often has to deal with extremely dangerous conditions to make the trip.

Ryan Ashton first came to the QCL as a guest in 2005 after earning the trip by winning a fishing derby near his hometown. He worked as a guide from 2006 thru 2009 and last year was promoted to Dock Supervisor and Head Guide. As a guide he was considered a star and would even video tape his guests' experience using a "Hatcam" which he would give to them at the end of their stay at QCL.

WFN has also created a website for fans to follow The Lodge, see exclusive video and learn more about the cast members.


Here's a look at the first four episodes:

Episode 1 - Premiere - Friday, February 18, 2011, 7pm ET

Guide Jamie thrills three female guests when he finds them a "big one" and staff members square off dressed only in cardboard as part of "QCL Battlebots".

Episode 2 - Friday, February 25, 2011, 7pm ET

Head Guide Ryan Ashton loses his temper when Guide Mike Tustin sleeps in and lets down a VIP guest. Meanwhile Chef Ryan and server Caitlin struggle with their salmon sampling strategy.

Episode 3 - Friday, March 4, 2011, 7pm ET

Just a day after Head Guide Ryan Ashton warned his staff not to sleep-in, the unthinkable happens and Guide Mike McLennan needs a miracle to save his job. Baker's assistant Montana Goddard worries about her job when she's forced to make a birthday cake for the boss' grandson.

Episode 4 - Friday, March 11, 2011, 7pm PM ET

When senior citizens Bob and Fritz are ordered to take a guide, they get Raiden Bresch who must survive a day with a couple of crusty old fisherman who don't really want him there. At the dock Guide Cole Adams needs Head Mechanic John Crawford to fix his favorite boat overnight.

About WFN: World Fishing Network

WFN: World Fishing Network is the only 24/7 television network dedicated to all segments of fishing with programming that covers instruction, tips, tournaments, travel, food, boating, outdoor lifestyle and more. WFN's wide-ranging programming lineup includes primetime theme nights, regional bureaus from across the nation, a selection of the best international series and the most diverse species coverage of any TV channel.

Featuring popular programs hosted by the world's top anglers, the Network also delivers a weekly news program, WFN News, and the schedule includes a variety of exclusive lifestyle shows including; Hookin' Up with Mariko Izumi, Reel Fishy Jobs with Mark Melnyk, The Lodge, Lost Lake and Getting School'd with JP DeRose. The beauty of WFN's programming is available in 100 percent stunning High Definition. WFN's multimedia platform includes a mobile portal, WFN Fishing Log (fishing app for the iPhone and iPad) and a robust fishing website, www.WorldFishingNetwork.com.

Originally launched in December 2005, today WFN and WFN HD are available in more than 20 million households through North American cable, satellite and telecommunications distributors including: Dish Network, Comcast, Charter, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, and more. For more information, visit www.WorldFishingNetwork.com.

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