Rob Tartaglia, Rhode Island
I met with the owners of this lodge at a local fishing show and I have to say they were genuine, passionate and proud of what they built on the Restigouche and an absolute pleasure to speak to !
“Was one of the most magical fishing experiences of my life and I didn’t even catch a fish! To experience the Restigouche River I would akin to going to the Vatican. I told Keith V. it was an honor to be able to fish there and to see a 30 lb Atlantic Salmon swim by me was enough. Also the people I met (Greg being one of them) forged friendships that would last a lifetime. To me….I got a hell of a deal and a real bargain.”
“First stop on our trip while filming Fly Nation TV was the Restigouche River Lodge on the Restigouche River. The river flows in the north-west of New Brunswick and in the south-east of Quebec. It was the clearest water I’ve ever seen in my life, and is surrounded by rolling hills, evergreens, wildlife, and is filled with Atlantic salmon. We were welcomed by the staff, unpacked and then went fishing! What a start! The Restigouge River Lodge was a great start to an amazing trip. Wake up, eat, fish, eat, fish, eat, sleep and repeat! What could be better? The food was fantastic and we had each meal at a big dinner table with some of the staff, and other guests where we told our fishing stories from the day, and aside from fishing that was one of my favourite parts about being there! We got to know each other and laughed until our sides hurt. I slept like a baby each night! Thank you to everyone at the RRL for a memory that will last a lifetime!”
“Bill, Thanks for the tip about John Harvell at Ace Rentacar in Presque Isle. Not only has he set me up with a good car at a good rate but also he has helped me find discounted motel reservations in Presque Isle. He is serving your clients very well. I hope you continue to recommend him.”
“Kevin thanks for saying hello at the camp last week. The fellow I brought with me landed a 22 pound bright male in the last half hour of fishing at home pool on a 13’ Hardy Swift that we had stuck in his hand for our 4 day stay. First Salmon trip, first fly fishing trip, etc. The Lodge is just Grand and the people are terrific and you all should be very proud.
Richard and Doris Billings | Hampton, Jew Jersey
“Kathy, had to let you know what a fantastic week Dick and I had. There isn’t anyplace that could equal or be better than the Restigouche Lodge. As soon as we arrived home yesterday Dick was on the phone to some members of his fishing club telling them how great it was. Give our best to all and thank them for what they did to make the week outstanding. My only regret is that I have to start cooking again!!!
Patrick Ruane | UK
“My first visit and I’m so glad I came! A great lodge on a famous river with great people and huge fish- fantastic! Five chromes of 16, 26, 27, 28 and 35lbs plus one lost after a 20 min. fight.”
Brian Landquist | Fort Drum, New York
“Had an awesome time fishing at your Lodge!!! Thank you very much!!!”
Fred Moy, PhD | Valhalla, New York
“What an amazing place to cast a fly to a salmon! The ambiance of the Restigouche River is almost mystical. And then there are the challenging fish, plus the wonderful service and enthusiasm of Kathy and her staff. Deering was an excellent guide and we managed four salmon during the week, including one twenty-five pound male on the last day of the season on the Gaspe . I will definitely return and hopefully will make this a yearly pilgrimage.”
“This September, I had a chance to fish at the Restigouche River Lodge with my fishing partner, Martin. The lodge was easy to find and is situated along the river bank. It offers spectacular views of the Restigouche from the main lodge porch, which soon became a favorite spot for early-morning coffee. The facility has everything you could need on a fishing vacation and offers comfortable lodging that makes visitors feel at home as soon as they arrive. The staff is accommodating, and the guides know the river well and are there to help you have the best fishing experience possible. Access to the fishing pools is easy and pleasurable from either canoes or by wading. I was treated to some of the best fall fishing I have ever experienced. We were fortunate to catch and release a number of beautiful salmon in the range of 15 to 20 pounds as well as a few large fall males weighing up to 30 pounds. This is certainly a fishing destination that I will look forward to revisiting.”