Camp Bonaventure End of Season Report as both the Bonaventure and Grand Cascapedia were red hot this week and we experienced some of the best fishing of the season. It’s said that pictures are worth a thousand words, well rather than hearing what we have to say, just check out a few of the pictures for this past week. I have only one suggestion to all salmon anglers…… book a Late September trip for 2015, it’s fantastic!!!
The leaves have turned to bright autumn colours and frosty mornings are parr for the course. It seems like just yesterday we were putting the canoes in the water for the start of a new season.
We have been fortunate to have had another great Camp Bonaventure End of Season Report. While most salmon rivers around the world saw fewer fish than usual, we faired well in 2014, not the numbers of fish we usually see but not bad at all . The Bonaventure started later than normal but the returns were good overall. The Grand Cascapedia also did well, similar to the Bony the salmon arrived later than usual. The Petite Cascapedia fared well this season and returns were on time and in good numbers.
For the most part water conditions remained favourable throughout the season. A couple of weeks of low water in late July and August made fishing a bit more challenging, overall we received the rain we needed and fishing remained pretty consistent. September was the best month by far with a good number of fresh salmon and good water conditions Camp Bonaventure End of Season Report.
The fish counts on the Bonaventure in mid July and again in mid September showed good numbers of salmon in the river, fewer than a normal year but the rivers did meet their spawning requirements. The same was true for the Grand Cascapedia where spawning numbers were also met. The Petite Cscapedia did well and surpassed the required numbers of salmon, which was good news. 2014 was definitely a years for grilse, all three rivers had more grilse than normal, and a good grilse year has always been followed by a good salmon year, therefore 2015 season should be great!
As the autumn and winter approaches it’s nice to remember all the good times we have had each season. Seeing all our repeat customers each year makes what we do very special. The relationships we’ve formed over the years are special to us, the staff and our guides. We are already looking forward to next season and familiar faces, however we also love each year to meet new customers, so if you fancy a change from fishing at home and lack of both water and fish, why not enquire about joining us in the 2015 season to catch Atlantic Salmon of your dreams.
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