I think we can all agree that we have had just enough of this rotten Covid-19 virus. The Restigouche River Lodge has gone through two tough seasons and we somehow have managed to keeps things going. It has been the partners desire to provide the necessary weeks, allowing the staffs benefits to stay in effect. The lodge also benefited from the small projects and lodge maintenance that has been completed by the girls and a few of the guys. We do have our sacred cows! We have been able to bring in a few Canadian anglers and that’s kept our sacred cows fishing.
This season has been our worst year for water levels, the only thing that has saved the river has been the cold nights. We have taken some nice fish despite the conditions. Home pool produced two nice salmon the first week in July, so don’t overlook these early July weeks, they have great potential for size and numbers year to year. I am all not doom and gloom and looking at the prospects for the rest of the year things could get very interesting. There are for sure good numbers of fish that have not entered the Restigouche and when we get some water and we will things could light up. We could be looking at some great bomber fishing in the coming months.
Getting back to this rotten virus, it is looking like we are gaining somewhat on its demise. Most of us have received their second shot and it looks like the border will be getting open in August. We have some late August and September dates available, you just might get on the Restigouche River after all.
It is a bit early for us to start building the 2022 calendar, but that is where the next season finds us. If you are considering fishing Atlantic salmon with us next season now is the time to book your trip. We believe that there will be a big interest in acquiring Atlantic salmon water in the coming season. It has been an Atlantic salmon-less two years and enough is enough!
Join the staff, the girls and our guides to welcome back the Atlantic salmon fly fishing at the Restigouche River lodge in 2022, and for some of you this fall.
Great News Just Announced-Canada to Open U.S. Border
The Government of Canada has just made the announcement to open the U.S. Canada border as of August 9th 2021.
Go to the link below for more information:
New Brunswick Department of Justice and
Public Safety New Brunswick Travel Registration
Office Phone: 1-833-948-2800