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Salmon Lodge River & Fishing Report – 15th September To 22nd September 2021

With the rivers finally stabilising, this week at the Salmon Lodge, the fishing has been very productive. With the rivers at a healthy level for the time of year and with plenty of fresh, cool water, the fish have really played ball!

Salmon Lodge 22/09/2021

Wow! I can’t believe we’re already halfway through September – where has the season gone? It feels just like yesterday we were feeling the heat of July, and now we’re feeling fall’s cold front make it’s way to Gaspésie. This past week has been a mixture of rain, cool mornings, damp days, some sunshine and fresh evenings – but nothing a nice warm bowl of chilli or stew and the crackling of the fireplace can’t cure.

Our rivers have finally stabilised and have been performing very well this past week! Their levels are healthy for this season, and their temperatures are fresh and cool for our salmon friends.

The Bonaventure River is now back to running gin-clear, beginning its week flowing above 100 and ending at a comfortable 51.29 cubic meters per second.

The Petite Cascapedia kept her levels wonderfully and has gifted us with some surprises this week. The Petite began her week with levels of 34.4 cubic meters per second and ended at 31.83.

The magnificent Grand Cascapedia had some minor fluctuation over the past week when a couple of showers hit just the right spot up in the mountains. The Grand began the week flowing at 46.53 cubic meters per second and ended at a level of 36.78.

The flies that caught the attention of the Salmon this week were the Red Francis, Alley Shrimp, Black Bear and Watch Out. Any colours that match our mountains at the moment – yellows, oranges and reds or something with black all seems to attract the Salmon. The sizes of the flies were truly dependant on the water levels, which varied tremendously, depending on the river you fished and the timing in the week.

We are now down to the last two weeks of welcoming wonderful guests and enjoying our rivers. Let’s not take any of it for granted and take in the beauty of our surroundings.

Here’s to Health, Happiness and Tight lines, Julia

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Does this sound like an adventure you’d like to take part in after ready just how good the fishing is in just one week on the water? Think you could handle the fish that reside in the waters of Camp Bonaventure or Salmon Lodge? Then why not take a closer look at the tour page, you’ll find all the information you need to get you ready for the trip of a lifetime!

If you have any questions, call our offices on 01603 407596 or email us on and one of our experts can assist you with any queries you might have.

Tight lines, Peter

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