‘Ancient Indian Trail’
‘Miramichi River- Chestnut Resting’
Campbell’s Pool Fall Salmon’
‘Percy Nobbs 1949 Map’
‘Cains River Fall Hen Salmon’
‘Cains River- Autumn at High Water’
‘Miramichi Bright June Salmon’

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 →