Our Team

About Us

Haa-Nee-Naa Lodge is an owner-operated, first class fishing destination located on British Columbia’s North West Coast. Owners Clayton Vanier, Robyn Bertrand and Jason Bowers are very passionate about the Lodge and it’s unique location at Dundas Island. Clayton, one of the original founders of the lodge, has been building the business since 1991.  In 2015 Clayton partnered with long-time staff members Robyn and Jason.

“Happy to call Dundas home during the summer, there is really no place we would rather be. We are committed to offering first class service and hospitality and are passionate about providing anglers with the opportunity to experience the incredible fishery that we have on Dundas Island, making memories that will last a lifetime. We look forward to seeing you there.”

Clayton, Jason & Robyn

Clayton Vanier aka “Longhorn”
One of the pioneers of Sport Fishing on Dundas Island, few have explored the fishery as thoroughly as Clay.  A passionate angler and entrepreneur, Clay has been guiding and operating the Lodge since 1991, gradually growing the business over time.  Clayton’s incredible enthusiasm for fishing is infectious – after a day on the water with Clay you will understand why the Lodge has been successful for all these years.  During the winter months, when not working on the Lodge, his passion for angling takes him to various locations on the North Coast Steelhead fishing and South to the Bahamas in the pursuit of bonefish on the flats.

Jason Bowers aka “198”
A fixture on the water at Haa-Nee-Naa since 2008 seasons, Jason has became an owner in 2015. Jason’s passion for all things fishing is clear in every aspect of his life. In 2003 Jason graduated as a Fisheries Technician, a career which would find him working on may of the rivers and lakes in the West Kootenays. Beginning his guiding career in Northern Ontario, the pursuit of a broad spectrum of Canadian Game Fish took Jason to remote lakes and rivers in Northern Saskatchewan and the North West Territories. Having logged many hours on the NW Coast, Jason is also a well-rounded salt-water guide. Spending every moment he can on the water, when not at the Lodge Jason can be found stalking Steelhead throughout Western Washington, Idaho, and B.C.

Robyn Bertrand aka “Bobblehead”
Robyn has been with the Lodge since 2003, working summers while she completed her BSc. in Food Service and Business Management at the University of Alberta. Robyn’s career has taken her to remote Fishing and Ski Lodges throughout BC, providing a valuable range of experience and perspective. Robyn returned to the Lodge in 2013, became an owner in 2015 and remains a cornerstone of the operation. While she doesn’t spend everyday on the water in the summer, there are few things that make Robyn as happy as playing a spring salmon on Dundas Island.

Ashlyn Mehr aka “Smash”
Joining us for her first season at the Lodge as Hostess, Ashlyn grew up not too far away in Smithers BC. Ashlyn has finished her undergraduate degree in History from the University of Calgary and is now working on an after degree in Education.

Braedyn Deagle aka ‘RBS’
Braedyn joined the guide team in 2017. RBS grew up fishing the waters around Dundas with his dad making him no stranger to the fishing grounds. His enthusiasm and passion for salmon fishing is contagious. When he’s not on the water Braedyn is a world traveler and avid hunter. Braedyn’s happy to be home on Dundas for the summer.

Hayden Harsch aka “Halibut Cheeks” Born in Fort Saint John BC, Cheeks grew up fly-fishing local lakes, and rivers around Northern BC. Cheeks moved to Campbell River on Vancouver Island in 2015 and has been pursuing Salmon on the salt ever since. Joining the Haa-Nee-Naa guide team in 2017, Cheeks is happy to spend every waking minute on the water.

Noel Richard aka “Noelsy” Another BC boy, Noelsy grew up in Terrace, BC fly-fishing the vast number of local rivers for salmon and steelhead. Before joining us in 2018 Noel was chasing big chinook in the headwaters of Rivers Inlet for several years. It would be tough to find a more positive and friendly guy than Noel, making him a pleasure to spend a day on the water with. Noel’s latest passion is snorkeling and he is beginning to explore underwater photography and spearfishing.

Mat Ferraro aka “Faty” New to our guide team in 2019, but no stranger to salmon fishing in BC, is Mat Ferraro. Some of you may have encountered Mat in the past guiding at Hippa, or perhaps in his winter capacity as a tail guide skiing at Baldface Lodge. A common theme with all of our team … Mat is serious about fishing, whether it is fly fishing the rivers and streams around Nelson, BC or chasing big chinook salmon in Rivers Inlet and up the coast of BC, Mat gives it his all. We look forward to having him on the team again this summer.

Tanis Douglas & Sydney Greer Tanis and Sydney will once again be the smiling faces that greet you at the airport in Prince Rupert this summer. These ladies are looking forward to seeing all of you again and getting caught up they race you down to the float plane dock to start your adventure