Surprise! Miramichi Salmon Fishing Begins Early

Surprise! Miramichi Salmon Fishing Begins Early

Jason Curtis’s Britanny pup Lattie watches him bring in a grilse on the SW Miramichi. Campbell’s Pool is in sight just downriver. Country Haven’s website says that this fish was caught within five minutes of beginning to fish by Larissa Bryenton. The start of the Atlantic salmon fishing season in New Brunswick, normally scheduled for…

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Miramichi Ice Out Report

Miramichi Ice Out Report

With the current state of world affairs, and the shelter-at-home situation that we now find ourselves in, I thought I’d start a blog that I will keep open until the ice is out of the Miramichi, tracking the progress on a ongoing basis. Actually I’ve been watching for a little while, and the first hints…

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March Miramichi Salmon News

March Miramichi Salmon News

George Watson and his ghillie fishing the River Naver. A lovely male springer from the Naver on 3/14/2020. Fishing Friends – How quickly things can change. Three weeks ago I was packed and ready for my annual salmon fishing trip to the River Naver in the northern Highlands of Scotland. The news about the corona…

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Miramichi Salmon News, Late Winter 2020

Miramichi Salmon News, Late Winter 2020

Fishing Friends – State of the Miramichi Atlantic Salmon Population:  The Canadian ocean fisheries branch of the government, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans or DFO, has completed a report of the Miramichi and Resitgouche River fisheries for 2019. The full report is not available to the public just yet, but highlights of it have…

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January 2020 Miramichi Salmon Blog

January 2020 Miramichi Salmon Blog

  A March run Naver springer salmon in fantastic condition. Fishing Friends –Your salmon fishing schedule for 2020Have you planned your Atlantic salmon trips for 2020? I have, almost, but I’m leaving a couple of things open. I’m headed to the River Naver in Scotland for the first two weeks in March as I have…

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The CAST SAS Program and the Experimental River

The CAST SAS Program and the Experimental River

Many people interested in Miramichi Atlantic salmon have heard of “CAST” or Collaboration for Atlantic Salmon Tomorrow, but most people are probably still not aware of exactly what CAST is doing to help Miramichi salmon not only survive, but hopefully to once again thrive.   As background the CAST program was conceived by bringing together a diverse group of representatives from government, higher education, industry, conservation organizations, and private business. These partners include the University of New Brunswick, The Miramichi Salmon Association, The Canadian Rivers Institute, J. D. Irving, and Cooke Aquaculture.

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