Temporary Closure of Salmon Pools on the Miramichi River

Temporary Closure of Salmon Pools on the Miramichi River

Fisheries and Oceans Canada wishes to inform the public that the following 26 salmon fishing pools will be closed to angling for all species of fish, due to high water temperature and low water levels. This closure will be starting Thursday, July 5, 2018 and will continue until conditions improve, as per the warm water protocol in place.

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Striped bass spawning ground angling closure in the Northwest Miramichi River from June 4 to June 8, 2018

Striped bass spawning ground angling closure in the Northwest Miramichi River from June 4 to June 8, 2018

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced the dates of the closure of angling during the striped bass spawning period in 2018 in a portion of the Northwest Miramichi River. From June 4 to June 8, 2018, angling will be prohibited from the bridge in Red Bank downriver approximately 6.5 km, to a line located in front of Williamstown Road and defined by two points as indicated on the following map:

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The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point

Seems a little strange to be writing about the tipping point – that time between spring salmon and the first bright fish on the Miramichi – when not much more than a week ago it was cold, and the water level was near flood stage.  But it’s different now. 

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Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishing for the Gulf Region in 2018

Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishing for the Gulf Region in 2018

Moncton, New Brunswick – April 27, 2018 – Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will maintain the current catch and release management measures for the recreational fishery throughout the Gulf Region for 2018, in order to further protect Atlantic salm…

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Spring Salmon Blog

Spring Salmon Blog

Spring has finally come to the Miramichi valley. As those of you living in the Northeast know, it was a crazy winter. We had a snow cover in coastal Maine from virtually the first of December until well into April. They still have it in parts of inland Maine. One true Blackville gray beard told me that it was the most snow he had seen in the woods,

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 9, 2017

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 9, 2017

MIRAMICHI – Let us remember our Veterans on Remembrance Day November 11! On The Water: Christmas Shopping List (Clip and Paste) by Doug Underhill MIRAMICHI – With the fishing season over and equipment taken care of, I’ll wrap up another season with my annual Christmas shopping suggestions for the angler. I’ve checked with my friends […]

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 2, 2017

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, November 2, 2017

NEXT WEEK: The Christmas Shopping List MIRAMICHI – Another angling season is in the books. The last three weeks of the season provided very good salmon angling, but we must wait to see the final numbers to make a proper assessment. Striped bass also picked up during the final weeks of the season. Jim Laws […]

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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, October 26, 2017

Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, October 26, 2017

MIRAMICHI – The only remaining salmon rivers open until October 29 are the Bartibog, Tabusintac and Burnt Church Rivers which are all very low water at present. If we get the rain that is forecast for today, perhaps there will be an opportunity to encounter some fall fish in these rivers. Jim Laws of Miramichi […]

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