A 4.5 star destination since 1997, The Ledges Inn, offers a full and memorable Miramichi experience. One of the most beautiful and pristine locations in Canada, the Miramichi River Valley presents an unparalleled Atlantic Salmon fishing adventure.
Growing in popularity since the 19th-century, salmon angling on the Miramichi is known the world over. Boasting the largest salmon runs in the world, fly-fishing on the Miramichi is guaranteed to be an exciting and satisfying experience for beginners and experienced fishermen alike. Approximately 100,000 salmon swim up the Miramichi River each summer and fall. Comprised of 37 major tributaries, and over 7500 streams, the Miramichi yields nearly 50% of all rod-caught salmon in North America.
A Typical Day of Atlantic Salmon Fishing The Miramichi River at the Ledges Inn
Picture waking to a hearty breakfast after a peaceful sleep at out 4.5 star wilderness retreat. As you enjoy your morning coffee, and the tranquility of a Miramichi morning, your guide is on the way to meet you. Once you are ready, your guide picks you up, either by boat, or vehicle, and brings you to one of our many productive pools where you can cast the morning away.
At noon you will return to the Ledges to enjoy a three-course lunch, followed by time to relax, or perhaps take in the local attractions to be found in our picturesque community of Doaktown. Later in the day you will have the opportunity to try your skill at a different pool, where you may fish the evening until you are ready to return to the Inn.
Upon returning to the Ledges you will be greeted by owners Caroline and Everett Taylor. Enjoy a glass of wine, share your angling stories, and indulge in delectable appetizers prepared by our chef. For dinner, you may head to the dinning room overlooking our beautiful river, where you will experience one of our unforgettable 4 course meals.
After dinner, you have the opportunity to socialize, or retire to your room and prepare to do it all over again in the morning!
Spring Salmon Fishing
Our spring fishery lasts about 3 weeks, and commences as soon as the ice is out of the river; around April 15th. You can anticipate plenty of action this time of year.
A typical day of spring fishing begins with a hearty breakfast and a fresh cup of coffee in the dining room. Your guide pulls up with their motorboat directly in front of the Lodge around 8:00 am to pick you up.
Your guide will take you to various areas along the river. You may stay in one spot for a while as you cast and land fish, or your guide may move you along to a new place where there is more activity.
The typical spring fishing day usually ends between 4 and 5 pm.
Summer and Fall Fishing
Beginning in mid-June, one of the world’s largest runs of salmon begins on the Miramichi and continues until autumn. Beginning their journey in the ocean, Atlantic salmon, along with various species of trout, travel back to the rivers and streams of their origin to spawn on the gravel beds during this period. On the Miramichi River, salmon travel continuously all summer, and a new rush arrive again in the fall.
The key to successful summer fishing is the pool you fish in. When the summer heat arrives, the water temperatures rise and the water level drops. The salmon converge in cold-water pools to better tolerate these conditions.
The Ledges offers its guests some of the best cold-water pools on the Miramichi River, along with an able guide to help ensure your success. Flo’s, Mountain Channel, and Harris Ledge Pool, are three examples of our privately owned cold-water pools; only guests at Ledges have access to them.