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Bonaventure & Salmon Lodge Report 25th to 31st July


Its hard to believe but we’re  half way through the season already, we’re having a good season overall, not a record year but we certainly can’t complaine. Read this weeks report on both Salmon Lodge & Bonaventure and see what you are missing.


Higher than normal water conditions from the beginning of the season have allowed us to keep using our boats, making the guides very happy indeed. Having the option of using boats to travel the river, gets us to more places. Higher water means fish holding throughout our river systems. Our medium water pools are holding plenty of salmon and even a few high water ones as well.


“Water levels on the Bonaventure are excellent and flowing at 36 cubic meters per second, normal would be in the 18 to 20 range for this time the season.”


Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Puts a nice one back on the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations

Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Luc with a nice on from the Grand Cascapedia, Congratulations Luc!

With  cooler weather and regular weekly rain fall, the Bonaventure water temperature are in the 50 to 55 degree range. Fishing on the Bony has been productive since the beginning of June and continues to produce good numbers of fish every day. This week’s high tides brought in a good run on every tide and our lower pools are still producing well on a daily basis.


Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Kim lands her first Atlantic salmon with Salmon Lodge guide Larry Dee, Nice fish and what a way to start your fishing Kim!

Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Andrea with a nice salmon from the Petite Cascapedia, Congratulations Andrea!

The Petite Cascapedia is also doing very well with the water flow  slightly above normal  at about 19 Cubic Meters per second. The water temperature is also excellent  in the 50 degree range, just perfect for this time of year. Salmon runs on the  Petite have been great with plenty of fresh run salmon this past week.


Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Salmon Lodge regular Pierre with a nice one from the Grand Cascapedia, Nice one Pierre!

Fishing on the Grand Cascapedia remains excellent, like the Bonaventure and Petite Cascapedia the Grand Cascapedia is fishing very well this year. Water conditions and temperatures couldn’t be better.  The flow is slightly above normal for the end of July running at about 35 Cubic meters per second.


Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

First time Atlantic salmon angler Jessica landed this fine salmon under the guidance of guide Jean-Marc Poirier, Congratulations Jessica!

The flies of choice this past week have been a mixed bag, Camp Bonaventure Guides are catching most of our fish on Dry fly’s while Salmon Lodge guides tell me they were more successful on smaller  wets.  Bombers in Green, Brown and Blue are always working, size 2, 4 and 6 have been doing the job. In the wet fly department, the Undertaker, John Olin, Black Ghost and Stone Ghost were responsible for most of the fish. Sizes 6, 8 and even 10.  Hitched tubes are doing very well, especially when a fish are being difficult.


Salmon Lodge & Camp Bonaventure Report

Ready for a day on the river!

Fishing at both these lodges for Atlantic Salmon is amazing, I have a very very special trip planned for 2017, where we will fish both lodges and all the rivers over a 6 days fishing period.

Check out my hosted week in 2017 CLICK HERE and I look forward in you joining me on the river bank.


Peter Collingsworth
Managing Director Sportquest Holidays


  1. Frank

    Nice report with some nice fish. Looks like the ladies are having fun with some very good size fish.


    1. Peter Collingsworth Sportquest

      Frank thanks for your kind words.

      Have you ever been to these two lodges ?

      1. Frank

        No but would love to one day……

        1. Peter Collingsworth Sportquest

          Why not come join me next season on the hosted week?

        2. Frank

          I have my eye on it and still in consideration

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