This website is designed to introduce the book Closing the Season, Salmon Fishing on the Miramichi and Cains Rivers, and to share with my fellow Atlantic salmon devotees information about the Miramichi River’s Atlantic salmon fishery.
Closings, as it has become known between Duncan Barnes – editor-emeritus of Field and Stream Magazine – and myself, is available directly from me through this website. If you request, I will be happy to sign your book to you personally.
Also, no matter where you buy Closings, if you want me to sign it, just send it to Brad Burns 18 Merrill Rd. Falmouth, Maine 04105 along with $8.00 to send it back to you. I’ll write either my name or whatever special message you may want.
Do you have any questions for me about the Miramichi or Atlantic salmon fishing in general? Just e-mail me and I’ll do my best to provide you with a thoughtful answer. If I don’t know the answer I’ll try and point you in the direction of someone who does.
Check out my blog from time to time for regular updates on the Miramichi salmon fishery in both the on and off season.
Somewhere there is fishing for bright Atlantic salmon, and right now that is Scotland. A fishing buddy George Watson and I just returned on 3/23 from two fun weeks of fishing the River Naver and staying at the Altnaharra Hotel. While we never catch a lot of salmon on this trip we get a few and had 8 fresh run fish that are locally called “springers”. Fishing in Scotland is different than in Canada, …Read More →
Here’s how things look right now up on the Miramichi. This is where we would normally enter in to the camp. That drift is 5 feet deep. You can see the river in the left background. Other than being flat you can’t tell it from the other snow covered fields. Everyone is now hoping that spring will be fairly dry and gradual or we will have a terrible runoff in early April. I’ve got, …Read More →
I really envy the Scots their long salmon season. In a great many of their “springer” rivers fresh salmon arrive during every month of the year. Sea-liced, chrome salmon slide in during December and are caught in early February with slight tinges of pink on their sides from sitting under the ice in a holding pool for 60 days. On the Miramichi we can only dream about a bright fish before sometime in late, …Read More →
I specify Main Southwest Miramichi because the Miramichi system is one with lots of branches, and many of them are substantial salmon rivers in their own right. While you are still in the brackish portion of Miramichi Bay the river splits into two branches, the Northwest Miramichi and Main Southwest Miramichi. If you look at Percy Nobb’s map of the entire river system –copy included inside Closings – you will see that it is, …Read More →