A distinct method of angling, fly-fishing is considered the best method of landing salmon, and trout. As early as the 19th century, anglers, using the fly-fishing technique, have flocked to the Miramichi in pursuit of trout and the King of freshwater sport fish, the Atlantic Salmon. Today fishermen have more technology at their disposal than ever before, yet fly-fishing remains largely unchanged. Very popular among anglers the world over, fly-fishing is a passionate past time of anglers with various degrees of skill and finesse.
Spring Salmon are fish that have entered the river the previous year, spawned in the fall, remained in the river throughout the winter, and are now returning downstream and back out to sea.
After a long New Brunswick winter, the fish are very hungry and fishermen can enjoy great success. In late spring the best fighters will be found. May and June on The Miramichi River also offers up a good run of sea-run speckled or brook trout for fly-fishermen.
Join us at the Ledges, Mountain Channel, or Harris Ledge, and experience the beauty of a classic spring fly-fishing adventure!
Summer and Fall
In summer and fall fishing is done mostly by wading directly into the river. Fishermen at this time of year will also often combine a number of fly patterns, both wet and dry.
Summer and fall salmon runs have proven to be an exciting and rewarding experience as these runs are arriving fresh from the sea brighter, fatter, and stronger.
Wet Fly vs. Dry Fly
A wet fly is designed to resemble and act like an insect that is under the water’s surface. A dry fly, best used in summer months when the fish are feeding on insects on the surface, behaves like an insect above water by floating against the river’s surface tension.
Our knowledgeable guides can help in the choice of fly patterns to make your trip more successful.