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Camp Bonaventure | Canada | Salmon Fly Fishing

Overview

Tour code: CAN006  

Camp Bonaventure gives you the opportunity to fish for Atlantic Salmon in some of the clearest and pristine waters of the world. If that was not enough, it is also one of the best places to sight fish for Atlantic Salmon with fish ranging anywhere between 10lb to 40lb. Combine all of this with a first class lodge and service and you have the perfect Salmon adventure in Quebec.

Location
Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula boasts some of the best and most renowned Atlantic Salmon rivers in the world. Camp Bonaventure is located on the lower section of the Bonaventure River close to the coast of the stunning shores of Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula, the heart of some of the world’s most productive Salmon waters. All three rivers fished by the lodge are equally seductive on account of their surroundings, pristine crystal clear water and runs of Salmon.

Camp Bonaventure provides you with the opportunity to fish over 80 miles of three fabled Atlantic Salmon rivers. Firstly, the Bonaventure which is legendary for its water clarity and its sight fishing opportunities, where underwater visibility exceeds 150 feet. Secondly, the Petite Cascapedia, which is known for its gin clear picturesque pools holding big Salmon and huge Brook Trout. Lastly, there is the world famous Grand Cascapedia which is more like a traditional Scottish Salmon River however in this river fish in the 40 lb class are not uncommon.

Fishing
Quebec has a mixture of private access, public access and lottery allocated places. Each day pairs of anglers will be allocated their fishing places with a single guide for the days fishing ahead. Although it is not possible to specify exactly where and which rivers you will fish on a typical week the variety of water and conditions are a huge asset in ensuring you will encounter good or exceptional fishing.

With one of the strongest runs of Salmon of all the Gaspe Rivers, the Bonaventure is a magnificent Salmon river. It is renowned as the river for dry fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon. Access to this river is by wading and canoeing

If you are looking for a more intimate river on the Gaspe, then Petite Cascapedia is the ideal location for you. Despite its small size, it has some huge Salmon in the 30-40lb range, comparable with those of the Grand Cascapedia. Rods are limited to 8 per day on the restricted sections of the river. There is however very limited pressure on much of the public water that can only be accessed effectively by canoe.

The Grand Cascapedia is one of the most majestic of all Atlantic Salmon rivers arising in the heart of the Chic-Choc Mountains and crosses the centre of the Gaspé Peninsula before emptying into Chaleur Bay. This mighty river flows through majestic landscapes that have provided inspiration for many painters. With an average flow rate of 50 cubic meters per second, the river’s clear waters take on a brownish hue when running high. For over 150 years, it has been known around the world for the size of its salmon, weighing in at an average 19lb.

The fishing starts to form early June and runs through to the end of September. Salmon start to enter the rivers in late May and good numbers of fish will be in the river by early June when the lodge opens. Mid June-July is considered prime weeks although good water conditions will always dictate prospects and with the Bonaventure and Petit Cascapedia running colder than would be normal fishing can remain good throughout the season. July August and Sept are the best months to fish with a dry fly.

Guides
Guiding is based on 2 customers to 1 full-time guide. All guides speak excellent English and are all professional Salmon anglers and love nothing more than helping you catch the fish of your dreams. In our experience, all the lodge guides have always pushed that extra mile to get you fish.

Other Activities
Although fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon is the main activity the lodge can help with non-fishing activities for the non-fishing guest. There is everything from hiking, birding and biking. Hiking and mountain bike trails are located within a half mile from the Lodge and mountain bikes are available. For golfers, there is also within ten minutes from a wonderful 18 hole, par 72 golf course.

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Accommodation
Camp Bonaventure

The Main Lodge

The main lodge provides the perfect setting for your fly fishing holiday – a laid back and relaxing atmosphere, featuring a spacious and comfortably appointed living room and dining room with a thirty foot river-stone fireplaces. In the living room, there is a fully equipped fly-tying desk, where you can create the perfect fly for your next day’s adventure. The large deck overlooking the river is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or night-cap underneath the stars, while fishing tales are told. With four comfortably appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath and screened porch, our main lodge provides accommodations for up to eight guests.

Private Guest House

In addition to the main lodge, the private guest house is perfect for a family of four, two couples or a business trip of four associates, who are seeking a little more privacy. Designed for relaxation, it features a spacious private living room with a huge thirty-foot fireplace, screened porches and a wonderful patio complete with Adirondack chairs. There is no need to come to the main lodge before breakfast or dinner, as the staff delivers fresh coffee and juice in the morning and hors d’oeuvres before dinner. There is free high-speed wireless access and a computer is available for all guests. The guest house has two spacious bedrooms each with private baths.

The Rod Room

A convenient and well-designed rod room is where you will keep your fishing equipment and meet your guide in the morning. Located in a separate building, it’s where the action takes place. Features include private storage areas for each angler’s gear waders, a rod rack that can accommodate a 15-foot Spey rod and a radiant heating system that will dry gear overnight. The rod room always has fresh coffee in the morning and cool drinks when you return after your day on the river.

Dining

Breakfasts feature all of your favourites including homemade wild berry jams, local maple syrup and fresh bread baked daily. Lunch is either on the river or at the lodge. Before dinner, you will enjoy tasty appetizers with your favourite drink. Evening dinner is served in the dining room overlooking the beautiful Bonaventure river. The chef’s menu boasts fresh local seafood, prime beef and many other mouth-watering creations. Wine is included with lunch and dinner. Alcohol is not included however guests are welcome to bring their own. At the bar in the main lodge and guest house, you will find all the necessary ingredients for the perfect drink. The lodge is only a short distance from a very well stocked liquor store.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 110 Volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In dining room
Alcohol: Wine included
Shop: Fly shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit cards
Cash Accepted: Canadian Dollars
Species Information
Atlantic Salmon
Season: June to October
Peak: July
Weight: 5lb to 48lb
Average Weight: 9lb

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is only a suggested one, we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either additional days in Montreal or Bathurst, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1

You will depart from the UK (alternative routes available) and arrive in Montreal

You will depart from Montreal and arrive in Bathurst.

You  will arrive very early hours of the morning and take a taxi to your hotel

Overnight Accommodation: Atlantic Host Hotel Bathurst (Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 2

After a good rest, our Sportquest Holidays representative will pick you up from your hotel early afternoon to drive you to Camp Bonaventure Lodge.  This is a two-hour journey.

You will arrive at the lodge in time to unpack and for hors d’ oeuvres, drinks before evening dinner.

Overnight Accommodation: Camp Bonaventure (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 3 & 4 - Fishing Days

Each morning after breakfast you will depart with your guides, this is based on two anglers to one guide.

Fishing is done either by wading or from our traditional 26-foot river canoes.

Early season can allow for a combination of both, while later in the season our pools are better fished by wading.

Additionally, you can relax during a float trip along miles of pristine river, where you will experience not only great fishing along the way, but the breath-taking scenery the area is famous for.

Overnight Accommodation: Camp Bonaventure (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 5 & 6 - Fishing Days

Whether you are a beginner just learning how to cast or an experienced fly-fisher seeking to perfect your skills with a single-handed or spey rod, our talented team will take care of your every need.

Overnight Accommodation: Camp Bonaventure (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 7 & 8 - Fishing Days

You will have the opportunity to try your hand at catching Atlantic Salmon on dry flies. It is a completely different challenge and an amazing sight watching the fish rise to take your fly.

Overnight Accommodation: Camp Bonaventure (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 9 - Fishing Day

You will spend a whole day fishing as above, after returning to the lodge it is time to pack and depart to the airport.

You will be transferred back to Bathurst Hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Atlantic Host Hotel Bathurst.(Twin Rooms) B/B

Day 10

Note: flights are normally early evening which does give you the whole morning free. If you wish you can even arrange a mornings Striped Bass fishing with a guide.

Take a taxi back to Bathurst airport for return flights home.

Depart Bathurst

Arrive Montreal

Depart Montreal

Day 11

Arrive UK

Prices

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Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
14/09/2019 24/09/2019 11 10 7 £7,162 On Request Book Now N/A
06/06/2020 16/06/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A
13/06/2020 23/06/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A
20/06/2020 30/06/2020 11 10 7 £7,262 On Request Book Now N/A
27/06/2020 07/07/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A
04/07/2020 14/07/2020 11 10 7 £7,312 On Request Book Now N/A
11/07/2020 21/07/2020 11 10 7 £7,412 On Request Book Now N/A
18/07/2020 28/07/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
25/07/2020 04/08/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
01/08/2020 11/08/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
08/08/2020 18/08/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
15/08/2020 25/08/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
22/08/2020 01/09/2020 11 10 7 £7,442 On Request Book Now N/A
29/08/2020 08/09/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A
05/09/2020 15/09/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A
12/09/2020 22/09/2020 11 10 7 £7,212 On Request Book Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Lodge transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 7 days fishing
  • All meals at Lodge
  • All soft drinks & wine

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fishing tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Fishing licence
  • Room Tax

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights either in Montreal or Bathurst

  • Stripped Bass fishing in Bathurst with guide

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry. The Canadian Government announced that from 15th March 2016 certain visitors flying into Canada will require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA).

If you do not normally require a visa to enter Canada (e.g. British Citizens), you will need to get an eTA.

The cost to apply for an eTA is $7 (CAD) per person, which is paid at the time of application.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is no departure tax from Canada

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Montreal (approx 7hrs), Montreal – Bathurst (approx 1hr 35 Mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Bathurst  – Bonaventure Lodge (approx 2hrs)

Questions & Answers

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Where is the lodge?

Camp Bonaventure is located just outside Bonaventure, Quebec on Canada’s Gaspe Peninsula.

Where will I fish?

Camp Bonaventure is ideally located to allow you the opportunity to fish three great Atlantic Salmon rivers from June through September. The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and sight casting opportunities. The Petit Cascapedia is known for its clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge Brooke Trout. Thirdly, the famous Grand Cascapedia is where salmon in the 40lb class are not uncommon.

How long does it take to reach the fishing grounds?

Each day two customers depart with each guide by 4×4 vehicle to one of the rivers and your allocated zone for the day. Travel time is dependent on both the river and zone, sometimes it’s only a 15 min drive however if you are up in the restricted zones it can take 60 mins to arrive. Once at the river fishing is either from wading along with the river or access other areas by canoes.

What fish will I catch?

Your main species for the trip is Atlantic Salmon, however, on the Petit, there is also the chance for some great Brook Trout.

How many fish will I catch?

The million dollar question, which is always influenced by weather, water conditions and also anglers capabilities. However, if our catch averages for our own customer’s on previous trips have resulted in 1.5 fish landed per person per day.

How will I fish?

Fishing is everything from swinging traditional flies through to the art of parachuting dry flies down on top of Atlantic Salmons head. Both the Bonaventure and Petit are suitable to fish with either single handed rods or light switch roods make for perfect presentation. On the Grand which is a much bigger river, traditional swinging wet flies is the preferred method. Although 90% times anglers use floating lines it is always advisable to try both some intermediate or slow sinking tips when the Salmon are less energetic.

Do the guides speak English?

Yes all the guides speak excellent English and French.

Who is best suited to this destination?

This lodge and location is suited to everyone.

What skill level is required?

Given the different rivers we have available and also our excellent guides this tour is suitable for everyone.

How physically demanding is this trip?

There is a limited amount of walking between pools. However, if you struggle with mobility and pre-warn us we can make sure you are only fishing water that is accessible by canoe.

When is the best time to go?

The fishing starts to form early June and runs through to the end of September. Salmon start to enter the rivers in late May and good numbers of fish will be in the river by early June when the lodge opens. Mid-June to July are prime weeks, although good water conditions will always dictate prospects and with the Bonaventure and Petit Cascapedia running colder, fishing conditions can remain good throughout the season. July, August and September are the best months to fish with a dry fly.

How will I get there?

Air Canada provides daily flight service between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec or Bathurst and New Brunswick. There are two scheduled flights both to and from each location daily. Once you have overnighted at Bathurst the lodge picks you up and transfers you the 2 hours to the Lodge.

What is the accommodation like?

The main lodge provides the perfect setting for your fly-fishing holiday, a laid back and relaxing atmosphere with a spacious and comfortable living room and dining room with a thirty foot river-stone fireplaces. The living room has a fully equipped fly-tying desk where you can create the perfect fly for your next day’s adventure.
The large deck overlooking the river is the perfect place to enjoy a morning coffee or night-cap underneath the stars. There are four well-appointed guest rooms each with private bathrooms sleeping up to 8 guests.
In addition to the main lodge, there is a private guest house which is ideal for a family of four, two couples or a business trip of four associates who are seeking a little more privacy. It features a spacious private living room with a huge thirty-foot fireplace, two spacious bedrooms with private baths and screened porches.

What is the food like?

Breakfasts include homemade wild berry jams, local maple syrup and fresh bread, which is baked daily. You will have lunch on the river or back at the lodge. Before dinner, you enjoy appetizers with your favourite drink. The chef’s menu boasts fresh local seafood, prime beef and many other mouth-watering creations.

Does the lodge provide fishing tackle?

The lodge does have a selection of top brand name rods, reels, waders and boots in various sizes which are all available to rent for a nominal fee. The lodge also has a very well stocked small pro shop which has flies, spare lines and tippets.

Is internet and phone signal available?

A telephone, fax, two computers and high-speed internet access with wireless connection are available to use, there is also good WIFI and mobile phone signal.

Are there other activities available?

Although fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon is the main activity, the lodge can help with non-fishing activities for the non-fishing guest. There is everything from hiking, birding and biking. Hiking and mountain bike trails are located within a half mile from the lodge. If you enjoy golf, there is a wonderful 18 hole, par 72 golf course 10 minutes from the lodge.

How much does it cost?

We offer you the complete package including all flights and transfers. To view all prices and availability click the “Dates & Prices” tab above.

Alternatively, if you wish to arrange all your own travel we can book just the lodge and fishing for you.

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Reviews

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Kevin

I would like to start with a big thanks to Peter, as always a great host with a fantastic ability to look after the group but not forgetting each individuals needs. Also a thanks to all the guys on the trip, some new friends and some old ones, but all happy to share information and tackle.

I found both lodges to be first class, with Julie and Jonny always on hand to answer any questions and give details of the plans for the following day. The food was great with the staff going above and beyond to cater for my fickle taste buds.

The guides on the bonny were first class, we did not see the river at its best because of the low water and my poor results were more to do with my inefficiency’s than the efforts of the guides. I must give a mention of “skinny”Marc, I found him to be a fantastic teacher and the tips he gave me will stand me in good stead for future trips.

We encountered the cascapedia in high water conditions and this set a list of new problems for the novice Atlantic’s angler in me and after a chat with the other guys on the journey home we felt the guides did not give us the best of advise on the use of sink tips and the use of these by the more experienced guys showed in their better catch rates, another lesson learned!.

So in summing up, I found this a much greater challenge than that of Pacific’s on the west coast, but no less enjoyable and a prize hard fought for always means so much more.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi Kevin

Thanks for such a good clear and fair review of the trip. Yes it was a great group and a great trip but one that did also challenge us all with fishing methods and technique. I believe you are spot on with your comments about experience and the guides. I am already looking forward in returning next year when hopefully we will have some better water conditions and we will be far better prepared with the knowledge of what to expect.

It was a pleasure as always having you on the trip and also spending some time fishing with you. I will look forward to next time my friend.

Regards Peter

John

Two very different rivers is a strength of this trip.

The Bonaventure is unique in its size and gin-clear clarity.

Challenging intriguing yet capable of giving up her goods when she chooses.

The Grand Cascapedia on the other hand more familiar to Scottish anglers, but has plentiful large fish in a wild picturesque setting.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Hi John

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and your comments as they are very important to us and future customers. I will be reviewing all the pre trip information and amending as necessary with the new information gained from our latest trip.

Congratulations on catching your personnel best salmon on the trip in that pool it must have been one hell of a fight.

Just also like to say thanks for joining me on the hosted trip, it was a pleasure fishing with you and I hope we get to do it all again one day soon.

Regards Peter

Stuart

In all a very satisfying trip. Well organised, excellent company, service and accommodation.

Fishing for Atlantics understandably influenced by initial adverse river conditions.

Tackle instructions e.g. cone heads etc could have been more helpful.

Guides sometimes reluctant to deviate from their well practised plots.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Stuart

Thanks for the feedback and your comments. I have already reported back about some of the comments and findings about some guides not liking trying different methods when water conditions are not perfect, and I believe that Glenn will have this all sorted out.

As we know we the conditions due to the lowest water levels for over 40 years was always going to provide us with some tough conditions, however I think the group did extremely well considering the challange, with some nice Atlantic Salmon coming the the net and also some new personal bests on the trip.

I enjoyed having a couple of days out with you, one on the Bonaventure and one on the Grand as they were totally different days but we did have such a laugh on both of them.

Just like to say a huge thank you for choosing Sportquest Holidays, I know this was your first trip with us and I am sure it will not be the last.

Kind Regards Peter

David

The trip was, as always, extremely well organised from start to finish.

Both Camps, Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge, were excellent with the accommodation, food and service by all members of the respective staffs superb.

Whist little can be done about weather and river levels, our first days fishing were made particularly difficult by the lack of water and the subsequent collection of fish in the many pools.

The Guides' general obsession with 'dry-fly' even when conditions were clearly unsuited was 'disturbing' but some (guides) were prepared to succumb to our wishes to 'go below' with some success.

The rain mid-week made a substantial difference and both rivers 'picked up'.

It would have been useful to know that there is a catch limit on both Rivers fished. The journeys to and from beats can be long and 'steal' a substantial part of the fishing day. To have to stop fishing in a matter of hours would not be particularly welcome (Peter had two Fish in less than an hour and, without an 'understanding' Guide, would have spent the rest of his day thumb-twiddling!!). I imagine this could be commonplace on days when the river is right and the fish are running.

On a more personal note, my injuries prior to the trip made moving let alone fishing difficult for me.

I am extremely grateful to Peter for the care and attention given to me.

The Group was extremely well balanced and it was a pleasure to fish with them.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

David

Thanks do much for taking the time to write a review and also for your time on the hosted trip. It was also a pleasure to get to fish with you for a day after all these years.

You have made some very good points above and ones I totally agree with. I am addressing these points with the lodge and they will not be an issue for next season. In relation to the catch limit as we know its a softish rule and in most cases fishing can continue. Its more of a rule (Which I do understand) if both anglers max out in a day as this saves any beats getting too much pressure in anyone day. However if like in my case you max out in just 15 cast and your fishing partner has not had a fish, it is only far to let them fish through the rest of the day first a couple of times and yes then the guide was happy for me to continue to wet a line. Mind you if everyone caught 2 or 3 Atlantic Salmon each and everyday I am sure everyone would be extremely happy.

It was a pleasure taking good care of you and I will ensure you receive the same service with me in Argentina.

Great group lots of laughs and look forward in fishing with you again.

Regards Peter

Dale

We just got back from Camp Bonaventure and unfortunately we got there ahead of the fish this year.

We knew it was risky but this is such a great place that we just could not wait.

My Brother and I go away fishing 4 times per year and we are hard to please so I guess that tells it all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dale thank you for the review, shame the timing did not work out for you both.

Until next time

Randy

I’ve just returned from fishing one of the most storied waterways in North America, The Bonaventure River in the Gaspé Peninsula, QC.

If would-be lodge owners were looking for the best way to learn the hospitality business in the sporting industry, I would send them to Camp Bonaventure to see how it is done best.

It was not only a successful fishing outing for me, but for everyone I met at the lodge.

The clarity of the water in the Bonaventure stands out. If you’re looking for that once-in-a-lifetime Atlantic salmon fishing trip where you’ll stay in a lodge that attends to every detail and treats you like a king who’s after “the king of fish,” definitely check out:

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Excellent review thank you so much and a great help to future customers.

Tom

It was one of those fishing holidays that I will remember the rest of my life.

It was everything I expected land more as I was treated like a king during my stay.

The people and the food were exceptional. The guides were very knowledgeable. Both Jean Mark as well as Carol worked with us on our casting technique so that I was able to land a salmon on my first day.

I have never seen such an aggressive fish as it jumped three times while I was reeling it in.

Thank you and I look forward to my return trip soon.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Tom, a very nice review thank you for taking the time to share your views.

All the best

Brendan

I have just returned from another wonderful week at Camp Bonaventure. 18 trips in the last 18 years so obviously I think it is wonderful.

The guides are knowledgeable, professional and friendly. Management and staff all work to make your trip enjoyable and successful.

Many years I have gone solo and been partnered up with compatible and enjoyable fishing companions.

The lodge has access to plenty of good water on three different rivers and is not locked into a defined rotation.

Everything that Camp Bonaventure can control to give you a rewarding experience is done.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

18 years thats a testament enough in its own right.

Thank you for sharing.

Tim

I had a wonderful week at Camp Bonaventure in early August this year.

Everything was excellent, guides, food , fishing, lodge.

Glenn and Johnny who run the Lodge were the perfect hosts.

Nothing was too much trouble.

Signed up already for next year.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Tim its a nice time of the year to fish there.

Glad you had such a great time

Harry

Accommodation fantastic,excellent catering.very impressed with the professionalism of the guides.

As a long time salmon fisherman, I would recommend Camp Bonaventure as the salmon fishing trip of a lifetime.

Can't wait to return well done everyone.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you so much for the recommendation and review.

Johnny

Friendly staff, great food, exceptional camp and successful this year again.

Got excellent coaching from the guides.

Returning next year.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Glad you think the guides are 1st Class as so do we.

Hope you return soon and thanks for the review.

Chan

Everything was just perfect!

The staff, the guides, the lodge and the fishing.

I recommend this lodge to everyone!

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for your stay and feedback very much appreciated.

Peter

The location, the service, the staff, the guides, the food, the facilities....all very special! An experience of enjoyment and learning rarely matched

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Peter thank you for your kind words the staff very much appreciate them.

J

Camp Bonaventure provided all that was necessary for a successful fishing experience. The staff at the lodge were exceptional in their desire to provide everything necessary to have a happy stay. The food was unbelievably well prepared and delicious. The guides were well informed and competent, extremely helpful and companionable.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thats a great review thank you so much for taking the time.

Lets hope we see you back soon.

Mr Turnbull

Having fished for Atlantic Salmon around the world, in lodges and on my own, I can say without hesitation that Camp Bonaventure provides the finest overall fishing experience. It starts with the quality of the fishing. The Camp has access to the finest areas on three great salmon rivers, including the most prolific private waters on the Bonaventure river. Regardless of conditions, they'll put you into fish. They also provide the best possible guides. Most, such as Marc, Bruno and Mario, have grown up on these rivers and bring an intimate knowledge of every pool and lie. The lodge and the food, while secondary to the fishing, is also first class. Often overlooked is the overall operation of the camp. Everything runs flawlessly and predictably. We all know that salmon fishing places you at the mercy of so many variables, such as weather, water, airlines and simple bad luck. When the unexpected does happen, the camp managers always have a contingency and, in that way, have turned many near disasters into fond memories.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wow, thanks I do not know what else we can say. I will pass on your comments to all the staff, hope to see you again soon.
Regards

Peter

Mr Marostica

I wanted to thank you all for a wonderful experience. My week at the camp greatly exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed the guides. They were a pleasure to speak to and not just about fishing :-) They are knowledgable and bring interesting perspectives on current affairs and I can't even begin to compliment their fishing skills. Also, please thank all the staff, from the cooking to serving to room cleaning to Johnny who was always available to help in every way. The meals were exquisite from breakfast , lunch, and dinner and I believe I put on a few pounds post trip which I will have to work off.

Thanks you all again and looking forward to seeing you next summer

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks for choosing our Lodge for your Holiday

Regards

Peter

Resort Manager

Hi its a real pleasure to have you with us and thank you for the kind words. We all look forward in seeing you again at our resort. Regards Glenn

Dale

We just got back from Camp Bonaventure and unfortunately we got there ahead of the fish this year. We knew it was risky but this is such a great place that we just could not wait. My Brother and I go there 4 times per year and we are hard to please so I guess that tells it all

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thanks for your testimonial and feedback, its a shame that this year the fish are late, it looks like they are going to be 2 full weeks late. As a regular customer you know that the first 2 weeks can be risky but also if the fish do arrive, they are both fresh and hungry. Plus they are cheap weeks. See you again in a few weeks time.

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