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Nancy Foster’s Atlantic Salmon

A spectacular underwater photo of Nancy Foster’s large Atlantic salmon for her June 2014 trip. What a fish Nancy!!!

Nancy Fosters Atlantic Salmon

Nancy Fosters Atlantic Salmon


 

Tom Moore’s 25lb Atlantic Salmon

RRL guest Tom Moore from the state of Texas landed a 25lb salmon in home pool on his recent trip to the lodge. Shown here is RRL guide Matt with Tom’s fish.

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Tom Moore’s 25lb Atlantic Salmon


 

Kevin McDevitt’s 32lb Atlantic salmon

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Kevin McDevitt with a 32lb Atlantic salmon


 

Nancy Foster Lands a 24lber

June 14, 2014 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

RRL guide Gilles and Nancy Foster with her superb 24 lb Atlantic salmon.

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Nancy Foster and a bright 24lber

 


 

Wolfgang and a 30lb Atlantic Salmon

June 4, 2014 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Wolfgang with his 30 lb. Atlantic salmon from Friday morning

Wolfgang with his 30 lb. Atlantic salmon from Friday morning

Wolfgang with his 30 lb. Atlantic salmon


Wolfgang and a beautiful 28lb salmon

May 30, 2014 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)
 
Wolfgang and RRL guide Stephane with Wolfgang’s 28lb Atlantic salmon from yesterday morning loaded with sea lice.
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Seasons on the Fly, The New Fall Episode

May 30, 2014 · Posted in Recent News (Edit)

Seasons on the Fly, The new fall episode is here.

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RRL Website & Facebook Auction—UPDATE—BIDS SUBMITTED

April 22, 2014 · Posted in Recent News (Edit)
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Meta and a beautiful Atlantic Salmon

Last night for the On Line Auction, top bid is at $2,600.00 regular price for this trip is over $5,000.00 This is a prime week for 2 rods mid-June on the Restigouche, lodging, dinning, private water and guides included. Three day and three nights over 4 days. Can’t be beat get your bid in!!!

Auction Trip Bids

  • KB on 04/25 06:27 am $3,500.00
  • IM on 04/25 06:08 am $3,200,00
  • BM on 04/24 04:29 pm $3,100.00
  • KB on 04/24 01:18 pm $2,800.00
  • BM on 04/23 08:48 am $2,600.00
  • KB on 04/23 03:33 am $2,500.00
  • BM on 04/17 10:33 am $2,400.00
  • SD on 04/17 10:42 am $1,250.00
  • KC on 04/16 03:08 pm $1,000.00

An Increase In Fishable Water

April 23, 2014 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

The RRL is happy to announce that we have an agreement in place to fish and “manage” the entire stretch of the Restigouche River. From our downriver border of New Brunswick and Quebec, at the junction of the Matapedia River past the railroad bridge, to the Provincial Bridge. Dates range from May 1st to June 3rd, and most of August & Sept of 2014. Please contact Bill Hartnett to discuss terms and availability at info@restigouchelodge.com or Cell 201-788-2920 and/or the Lodge direct 506-759-8112 after May 1st.


RRL Website & Facebook Auction

April 10, 2014 · Posted in Recent News, River Report · Comment (Edit)

Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing on the Restigouche
Three Prime Days and Three Nights for Two Rods

This auction is for three days and three nights of Atlantic salmon fishing at the Restigouche River Lodge. The trip includes lodging, dining and three full days of guided fishing. The proceeds from this auction will help in the expenses for the care of Margaret Siegel who has been stricken with ALS. Margaret is the mother of a son and daughter and wife of Howard Siegel a close and dear friend of the lodge who has assisted us in many ways.

This auction in addition to helping a worthy cause will provide some fun and excitement for the bidders and to the eventual winner of a great Atlantic salmon trip for 2014.

This trip is based on three prime days for two rods June 12th – 15th  Other available dates for 2014 can be chosen if this trip does not fit the winner’s schedule. Trip value $5,190.00

Bids are to be submitted by email to info@restigouchelodge.com. Bids will be posted on the Restigouche River Lodge website www.restigouchelodge.com , RRL Facebook page and Friends of the Restigouche River Lodge group Facebook page.

Auction begins on April 15, 2014 at 10:00 am EST and will close on April 25, 2014 at 10:00 am EST.
Best of luck!

 


 

Come visit us at the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival

April 4, 2014 · Posted in Recent News · Comment

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The Restigouche River Lodge is heading South! The RRL will have a booth at the Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival. Ladies and gentlemen of the south come to the festival! Visit with us and let’s talk Atlantic salmon Fly Fishing, the king of game fish.

Virginia Fly Fishing and Wine Festival
April 12-13, 2014 9 – 5 pm
110 N. Wayne Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980
email: director@ vaflyfishingfestival.org
ph:540 241-5054


 

Win a two for one, three day Atlantic salmon fly fishing trip to the RRL

 

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Email the RRL at info@restigouchelodge.com your answer to the following question:

Would you rather have your favorite NHL team win the Stanley Cup or land a 40 pound Atlantic salmon?

  • You must email the RRL to be eligible.
  • Prize: Two for one three day Atlantic salmon fishing trip.
  • The winning name will be drawn on March 30th at the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

 

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Why We Don’t Kill Atlantic Salmon

In New Brunswick mature Atlantic salmon are protected from feeling the club. Grilse are still on the meal table as of now, and that’s a topic for another discussion. With our camp being in New Brunswick I guess you could say we should mind our own business. But if we all go about minding are own business, the Atlantic salmon that we all love will one day disappear. Read More


 

Fly Fish to the Big Girls of the Restigouche

 The Restigouche River Lodge has posted a tremendous opportunity to fish for Atlantic salmon on the Restigouche River at an unheard of price. $2,900.00 gets you a full week of fishing, seven days for a total of 14 sessions with guide, private water, lodging and all your meals included. This week begins with a 3:00 pm arrival on Sunday May 11th and finishes with dinner on Sunday the 18th of May. Fly fish over Atlantic salmon in the range of 30 lbs. and over. Read More


 

Seasons on the Fly and The Restigouche River

By Bill Hartnett | November 2013

Greg Heister host of Seasons on the Fly visited the Restigouche River Lodge during the week of May 26th to June 2nd 2013 for an exciting week of Atlantic salmon fly fishing. Intent on filming an episode featuring the spring run of large female Atlantic salmon (referred to as hens) that return and enter the Restigouche River each May. Hopes were high for Greg and the other…Read More


Atlantic Salmon Dream, By Greg Heister

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Seasons on the Fly to be aired Monday October 28th

October 22, 2013 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

NBC Sports LogoSeasons on the Fly “An Atlantic Salmon Dream” hosted by
Greg Heister and filmed during the last week in May 2013,
will be first aired this coming Monday October 28th on the
NBC Sports Television Network at 1:30 pm Eastern time.
Be sure to check your local listings and enjoy the show.

 
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Keith Vanacore and a 35lb Atlantic Salmon caught while filming “An Atlantic Salmon Dream”

 


Patrick’s 30lbers

July 4, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Patrick does it again- one of two weighed 30lb book- ends released in Adams Pool in early June in the same eve session. He lost a 3rd fish like these that same night!

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Patrick with a huge early salmon

 

 

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Patrick in Adams pool in early June

 

June 24, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Our friend and a regular at RRL Leonard with book-end Atlantics

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Leonard and a nice Salmon

 

 

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Leonard in England pool

 


 

An Atlantic Salmon Dream

June 9, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Here’s a short “teaser” clip of our early season trophy fishing on the Restigouche! Full episode will air beginning in September on Seasons On The Fly- NBC sports! Enjoy!

 


Wolfgang with another beauty

June 6, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Wolfgang with his 35 lb Atlantic salmon from yesterday.

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Wolfgang and a 35lber

 


 

Meta’s 33lb Atlantic Salmon in Mann’s pool

June 1, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Restigouche River Lodge guest Meta the charming lady from Sweden with her 33 lb Atlantic salmon. Meta along with RRL guide Kevin landed this salmon in Mann’s Pool yesterday morning. “Way to go Meta”

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Meta’s 33lb Atlantic Salmon in Mann’s pool

 


England pool serves up a 38lb beauty

May 29, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Restigouche River Lodge guide Kevin with guest Wolfgang’s 38 pound Atlantic salmon landed this morning in England pool. What a fish!

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Wolfgangs 38lb Atlantic Salmon


RRL 2013 Atlantic Salmon season opener

May 22, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

The RRL 2013 Atlantic Salmon season is underway. Here’s guest Justin with a nice fresh bright chrome spring Atlantic salmon. The waters high and the fish are bright. We are all hoping for a great season.

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Justin’s 25lb Atlantic Salmon, May 2013

April 1, 2013 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)
The Restigouche River is still iced over with a small open channel along the Quebec side from the Matapedia River down. There is also a small channel along Home Pool on the New Brunswick side, and another channel open in Ledges Pool. The open water channel runs and disappears under the ice on the river’s path to the bay.  The Bay of Chaleur is mostly open water now with some shore ice. Up river, it has been reported of heavy ice in the river as at the lodge the ice is quite thick.
 
The ground is covered in snow pack deeper in the woods, gullies and creek beds. Daytime temperatures rise during the mid day but drop quickly and are below the freezing mark each night. Soft snow and water on top of the river ice in early afternoon and by morning frozen back over again. We await the ice run and will post when it starts.

Restigouche River Lodge Two for One Draws at the New Brunswick Sportsmans Show, March 15-17, 2013

March 8, 2013 · Posted in Recent News (Edit)

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We are having two for one draws at the New Brunswick Sportsmans Show in Moncton, Canada at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. Stop by and enter for a chance to win a few great days fly fishing for atlantic salmon. Read more…

 


Fly Fishing Show, Somerset NJ

January 29, 2013 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

Just home from The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset, New Jersey. We had a great time at the show and would lime to thank all the visitors to the RRL booth. It was wonderful meeting everyone and hope to see you at the lodge this year or next. A big thanks to Keith, Doc and Chris for all the help. We were also at the Marlborough show the prior weekend and would like to thank the visitors there also, many knowledgeable Atlantic salmon fly fisherman visited the booth there as well. The season is getting closer. KB


See You at the Fly Fishing Show in Somerset New Jersey

January 24, 2013 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

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Just about ready for The Fly Fishing Show in Somerset New Jersey.
Looks like it will be a great show this year. Were looking forward to meeting all the folks attending at the RRL booth. We will be talking Atlantic salmon all weekend! See you there.


Winners of the Restigouche River Lodge Holiday Draw

Your seat is waiting, here are the winners of the Restigouche River Lodge Holiday Draw. The winners were picked at the Marlborough Fly Fishing Show this past Saturday. We had a great show and thanks to all the visitors to the RRL booth. On to the Somerset show this weekend.

Three winners:

  1. Stewart Parnell
  2. Shirley Wilhelm
  3. Michael Lenihan

There were also five alternates chosen in case the winners do not book a trip.

Alternate winners are:

  1. Keith Soriano
  2. Dave Hershbell
  3. Gary Carpenter
  4. Bruce Woods
  5. Ray Robar

Thanks to all, and let’s have a great salmon season.


Ladies week on the Restigouche logo

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To all the lady fly fishers, here’s your logo for your week on the Restigouche River, an atlantic salmon fly fishing lodge.
Everyone who joins us for this week also gets a shirt with this logo.


 

Ladies week on the Restigouche River for support in the fight against breast cancer

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The Restigouche River Lodge is organizing a special “Ladies Week”, couples are also invited to attend, on The Restigouche River . The week long fly fishing event will be held starting on July 14, 2013 through July 21st arrival time is at 3:00 pm on Sunday the 14th. You may book a full week or if you prefer you can take a partial week of three and a half days. This week will consist of guided fishing with two rods per guide on the lodge’s private and exclusive three mile stretch of the Restigouche River. The Restigouche River Lodge offers double occupancy lodging with private baths, fine dining and all the amenities and services that our guests have come to expect during their stay at the lodge. Read more…


The Restigouche River Lodge will have a booth at the following Fly Fishing Shows in 2013.

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The Fly Fishing Show
Marlboro, Massachusetts  
Royal Plaza
January 18, 19, 20 2013
Show Hours: Fri 10 – 6; Sat 9 – 5:30; Sun 9 – 4:30

The Fly Fishing Show
Somerset, New Jersey
Garden State Convention Center
January 25, 26, 27 2013
Show Hours: Fri 10 – 6; Sat 8:30 – 6:00; Sun 9 – 4:30
 
Check the shows website for more information www.flyfishingshow.com
The Restigouche River Lodge offers a door prize trip for 2 anglers for three days at all the “Fly Fishing Show” locations.
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Moncton, New Brunswick Canada
Show hours
Friday, March 15, 12 Noon – 9:00pm
Saturday, March 16, 10:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday March 17, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location
Moncton Coliseum, Moncton


The Restigouche River Lodge is participating in the following conservation dinner auctions.

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2013 CRSA Dinner
Saturday, January 19, 2013
USS Chowder Pot IV
165 Brainard Road, Hartford, CT
The dinner will feature guest speaker William A. Hyatt, Chief, Bureau of Natural Resources, Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, speaking on “The Connecticut Heritage Atlantic Salmon Program.”
The traditional Live & Silent Auction and Bucket Raffle will also be held.

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Toronto Conservation Dinner: 75th Anniversary Diamond Signature Event
Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
5:00pm Cocktails

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The Lahave River Salmon Association Dinner & Auction
Bridgewater Royal Canadian Legion
January 26, 2013
Reception 6 – 7p.m. Dinner 7:00 p.m.
$35 single $70 couple


The “Rusty Rat”

History of the Restigouche River

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Today’s Rusty Rat tied by Scott Doncaster

The Restigouche River is steeped in history from the first explores of the river to the wealthy moguls of industry that built the lodges and fished the Restigouche River for its famous world class Atlantic salmon. The window to this history was opened to me at the time we purchased the Point Du Jour Salmon Camp now the Restigouche River Lodge. It is our hope that we can in time, take a look into this history and find and record some of the interesting facts about the people and events connected to this river through its salmon fishing.
Most of us that fly fish for Atlantic salmon are fascinated with purchasing or tying the flies, finding and acquiring books, hooks and materials that we need in the pursuit of this sport. In the modern day of the computer age the materials and information are at our finger tips, a far cry from what one had to do in the early nineteen hundreds. Read more…



A video of The Restigouche River Lodge, By Greg Heister

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Visit our “Trip Specials and Cancellations” page

October 19, 2012 · Posted in Recent News

NOTICE: The Restigouche River Lodge has just added a page to our web site,  Trip Specials and Cancellations, under our Trip Planner section. Here you will find special week trips, partial weeks,  late cancellations for weeks becoming available and some other great offers.  You never know what special package, at a great price, we might come up with, so check it out.


Greg Heister, host of Seasons On The Fly will visit the Restigouche River Lodge June 2013

October 15, 2012 · Posted in Recent News

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Greg Heister, host of Seasons On The Fly will visit the Restigouche River Lodge to continue filming an episode and fly fish the Restigouche River for those big first run Atlantic salmon most likely during the first week of June 2013.Greg has been producing award winning outdoors television for nearly 20 years. The accolades are highlighted by four regional Emmy awards won for a fly-fishing series and his coverage of the Iditarod Sled Dog Race. He began tying flies at 8 years old and has parlayed that early experience into a life-long passion that has taken him around the world in pursuit of fish that will eat a fly. He has been a fly-fishing guide in Montana, Idaho and Alaska. His fishing combined with 18 years of on-air experience in television, including work for ESPN, FSN and many local television stations, makes him the perfect host and producer for this type of program. Many of the fishing shows today are produced by fishermen who don’t know television or by television producers who don’t know fly-fishing. With his award winning experience in television, his work as a fly-fishing guide and his 30 years spent on rivers around the world Greg Heister is the right man to create such a show.

We still have a few openings for those who might want to visit the RRL this week. KB
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Underwater Salmon

 
 

Kevin McDevitt’s Atlantic Salmon, England Pool

August 7, 2012 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

I have been a bit busy and not posting many pictures. Here is RRL partner Kevin with a nice Atlantic salmon, during this tough season. KB

Kevin McDevitt's Atlantic Salmon, England Pool, 2012

Kevin McDevitt’s Atlantic Salmon, England Pool, 2012

 


Charlies 14lb Hen

July 10, 2012 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Charlie, with his first Restigouche Atlantic salmon. Nice job Charlie…

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Charlie’s 14lb Hen Salmon



New Service Bar in the Lodge

July 13, 2012 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

Photos of the new service bar at the Restigouche River Lodge.

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Seasons On The Fly

May 4, 2012 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

Greg Heister host of Seasons OnThe Fly will visit the Restigouche River Lodge to film an episode and fly fish the Restigouche River for those big first run Atlantic salmon during the first week of June 2012. Read more…

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Where Are “They”

April 17, 2012 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

Here’s a piece written by William Hartnett of the RRL. Something to enjoy and keep us in the spirit of Atlantic Salmon fishing.

WHERE ARE “THEY”
by William Hartnett of The Restigouche River Lodge

As we all relax in the comfort of our warm cozy homes filling our bellies with tasty morsels when we desire, do we ever wonder where they are. As we all anticipate the coming of the next Atlantic salmon fishing season, tying flies and sharing our stories of battles with large salmon from prior seasons. Still do we wonder where they are.

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View The Restigouche River Lodge on The New Fly Fisher Show

April 13, 2012 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

The New Fly Fisher show is now being aired on the WFN cable network. This episode features Orvis’s Tom Rosenbauer’s July 2011 visit to the Restigouche River Lodge to fly fish for Atlantic salmon. Watch it on WFN or right here on our site.

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Restigouche River Lodge “Name The Cabins Contest”

November 9, 2011 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

Help the Restigouche River Lodge name it’s two cabins and win a RRL hat and a $200 gift certificate which can be put towards your booking or for merchandise from the lodge. There will be two winners and yes you could win for each cabin if your entry is chosen. Same name entry winners will be then drawn from a hat. Only one or two names may be entered per person. The deadline for entries is “Ground Hog Day” February 2, 2012. Rules: The names entered should be salmon related in some way and emailed to info@restigouchelodge.com
Let’s have some off season fun.


A Special Guest Visits the Restigouche River Lodge

October 20, 2011 · Posted in Recent News · Comment (Edit)

This past season during the first week in July the Restigouche River Lodge had a special fishing guest non other then Orvis’s own Tom Rosenbauer, Rod and Reel Magazine’s angler of the year for 2011. During his visit at the lodge Tom enjoyed a fabulous four days of fly fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Restigouche River while filming an upcoming episode for the New Fly Fisher Show. The show episode will be aired soon on the WFN television network. We will keep our readers posted on the dates and times as to when this exciting show will be aired… KB


 

 

Scott McEnaney and the September Special

October 10, 2011 · Posted in River Report · Comment (Edit)

Scott McEnaney—director of the Orvis Eastern Endorsed Lodges, Outfitters & Guides program—caught this gorgeous 16-pound Atlantic salmon on a fly called the September Special. It was one of two salmon he caught in a day and a half at Restigouche River Lodge, fishing with guide Deering Irvine.


 

River Report

Follow the river report and keep up with the week to week activity at the lodge and on the water. See how the lodge’s weekly guests are fairing in their pursuit fly fishing for Atlantic salmon.

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Lodge Tour

The Restigouche River Lodge can presently accommodate up to 10 guests. Guests stay in either of the lodge’s two cabins. Bedrooms are all double occupancy with a private bath. Single occupancy is available during certain times of the season. Cabins also feature a large living area for the guests comfort and enjoyment.

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Our Water

The Restigouche River Lodge located on over three miles of gin clear water on the world renowned Restigouche River. This stretch is made up of ten varied salmon pools with excellent fishing in high, medium and low water conditions.

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