July Miramichi Salmon Report

July Miramichi Salmon Report

Country Haven anglers with Miramichi double header on salmon. Fishing Friends – July 11/2020 – there are a number of new and ongoing Atlantic salmon news items available regarding the Miramichi, but none more noteworthy than the surprisingly robust run of Atlantic salmon – grilse especially – that is taking place on the Southwest Miramichi…

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July 14th Miramichi Salmon Short Report Barriers and Gill Nets

July 14th Miramichi Salmon Short Report Barriers and Gill Nets

Fishing Friends: I promised an update on the latest Barrier counts as soon as available, and we got them today.  Frankly after the numbers of fish reported running up the SW Miramichi, and the good fishing that has taken place, I thought the Dungarvon might well take a huge jump.  It didn’t, but it did…

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Late June Salmon News

Late June Salmon News

  The photos with this post are a pleasant reflection on June salmon fishing in 2004.  This hen was roughly measured at 49 inches, and is still my largest fish from the SWM.   Tim Politis and Kal Kotkas with Willy Bacso long before Covid 19. Fishing Friends – what a crazy month June has been. …

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Miramichi Bright Salmon Watch and Spring Wrap Up for the Miramichi

Miramichi Bright Salmon Watch and Spring Wrap Up for the Miramichi

Fishing Friends Tyler Coughlin of Country Haven with a very well-mended kelt. As of May 25th I have neither seen nor heard of a bright salmon yet on the Miramichi, but that is by no means unusual. Miramichi angler Bob Bowser e-mailed me that a friend of his had fished the NW Miramichi daily for…

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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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