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Hosted Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing | Quebec Canada

Tour code: CAN014
Overview

If you want to experience amazing Atlantic Salmon fly fishing in Quebec we have the perfect trip for you. Our annual hosted fly fishing Salmon trip staying at the world-renowned Camp Bonaventure gives you the opportunity to fish 3 rivers that are totally different and unique.

First there is the Bonaventure River which is like no Atlantic Salmon River you will have ever fished before, as small to medium width river with crystal clear waters throughout. There are 8 zones, which between them provide 103 named pools. Fishing on the Bonaventure is done with both traditional wet flies however it is also very popular with customers to fish with dry flies. The size of the river makes it perfect for fishing with a switch rod around 11 feet for wet flies and then a standard 9ft single-handed rod to target the Atlantic Salmon with dry flies.

The second river is the Petite Cascapedia that is also known for its gin clear picturesque pools holding big Salmon, this river due to its size and clarity are one of the favourites for dry fly fishing.

Then in total contrast is the Grand Cascapedia, which is more like a traditional Scottish Salmon River. It is such an interesting river to fish, with its tea stained waters. The river along with its two branches called “Salmon Branch” & Lake Branch” provide 7 zones with over 80 named pools to fish. Due to the size of this river it makes some great swing water to run through wet flies, although there are also some great areas where again fish can be targeted with the dry fly if you so wish. For the Grand we recommend customers use 13 ft 8/9# Spey rods for the larger water areas, reducing down to smaller 7/8# switch rods for the average size and smaller pools and the traditional 9ft 8# single handed rods for dry fly fishing.

Each day you will depart from the lodge in pairs to fish one of the rivers and one of the zones, which is all based on a rotation system and a draw for pools. Apart from the central section of the Grand Cascapedia there is one guide per pair of anglers, however on the central section of the Grand guiding is based on a one to one basis. Fishing is by either wading or fishing from traditional canoes allowing you to access both sides of the river and holding areas in the middle of pools.

Please note that all our fishing is on a strict catch and release basis, we also have a catch limit per angler per day (Excluding grilse salmon) of 2 Salmon per person per day on both the Grand and Petite Cascapedia, then 3 Salmon per person per day on the Bonaventure. This is to maintain good fishing for everyone and we are sure that if you maxed out with 2 or 3 salmon for 7 days straight you would return home a very happy angler.

Accommodation
Atlantic Host Hotel
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The Atlantic Hotel in Bathurst is the perfect hotel to relax after a long flight, before moving on to your fishing destination. This modern hotel offers 5 different types of room to choose from. All the rooms have as a minimum, hair dryers, air conditioning, coffee makers and free wireless Internet.

To help you relax and unwind, the hotel also has a heated indoor swimming pool, Sauna and whirlpool. When you get hungry, you can either order in 24 hour room service, or enjoy the service in the excellent restaurant that offers all day dining in a relaxed, tranquil atmosphere. You can satisfy your hunger with a quick snack or an exceptional meal. Then be sure to finish it off with a few drinks in the hotel bar.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single, twin & doubles
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In restaurant
Alcohol: Hotel bar
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit cards
Cash Accepted: Canadian Dollars
Camp Bonaventure
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The Main Lodge

The main lodge provides the perfect setting for your fly fishing holiday – a laid back and relaxing atmosphere, featuring spacious and comfortably appointed living room and dining room with 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 just the right 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. 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. For your convenience, there is free high-speed wireless access for all guests. A computer for checking e-mail or sending fish bragging photos is available for your use in the main lodge. The guest house has two spacious bedrooms each with private baths.

The Rod Room

A convenient and well designed rod room is where you 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 and waders, a rod rack that can accommodate even 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

The chef’s menu boasts fresh local seafood, prime beef and many other mouth-watering creations. Breakfasts feature all of your favorites including homemade wild berry jams, local maple syrup and fresh breads baked daily. Lunch, on the river or back at the lodge, is an experience in its self. Before dinner enjoy tasty appetizers with your favorite drink. Evening dinner is served in the dining room overlooking the beautiful Bonaventure river. Gathering in front of an open fireplace and enjoying an elegant meal is always a fitting way to complement a memorable day. Wine is included with lunch and diner. 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: Fill board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: Chargeable
Internet: Free WiFi
Power: 110 Volts
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In dinning room
Alcohol: Wine included
Shop: Fly shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debt cards
Cash Accepted: Canadian Dollars
Species Information
Atlantic Salmon
Season: June to October
Peak: July & September
Weight: 5LB to 48LB
Average Weight: 9LB
Suggested Itinerary

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: 

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Arrive Montreal

Depart Montreal

DAY 2:

Arrive Bathurst

You arrive very early hours of the morning, take a taxi to the Atlantic Host Hotel Bathurst.(Twin Rooms) B/B

After a good rest and some sleep our Sportquest Holidays representative will pick you up from your hotel early afternoon to drive you to Camp Bonaventure Lodge. (2 hrs)

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

DAYS 3 & 4: Fishing Days.

Each morning after breakfast you will depart with your guides. (based on 2 anglers to 1 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.

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

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

DAYS 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

DAYS 7 & 8: Fishing Days. 

If you have been catching plenty of fish on swinging wet flies why not try your hand at catching Atlantic Salmon on some dry flies. It is a totally different challange and an amazing sight watching these fish rise to take your fly and one that is very addictive.

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

DAY 9: Fishing Day. 

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

Dates & Prices

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 DateEnd DateDaysNightsFishingAnglerNon-AnglerAvailability
31/08/201910/09/201911107£7,163On Request  Hosted
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If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

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.

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What's Included & Excluded
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
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

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  – Salmon Lodge (approx 2hrs)

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