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Jim Ray does it again

May 20, 2022 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
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Jim Ray with a beautiful Atlantic Salmon

2022 Atlantic Salmon season begins

May 18, 2022 · Posted in River Report · Comment 

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RRL Guest Jim Ray releasing a beautiful Atlantic today! 41” Long/21” Girth. Guide- Thomas Plante our newest guide! Fly tied by Chris Sinclair our New Camp Manager!

Looking Forward To A Virus Free Time-The Joy of Atlantic Salmon Fly Fishing is Coming Back

July 22, 2021 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 

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:
Arrive Canada

New Brunswick Department of Justice and
Public Safety New Brunswick Travel Registration

Office Phone: 1-833-948-2800

Home Pool 2021

July 5, 2021 · Posted in River Report · Comment 

Cold air temps and a bit of rain are finally bringing in some salmon. Here are two from Home pool Friday the 2nd of July.

Emily Rodger’s Atlantic Salmon from Adams Pool

June 8, 2020 · Posted in River Report · Comment 

Emily Rodger's Atlantic Salmon from Adams Pool

Emily Rodger’s Atlantic Salmon from Adams Pool

Who says ladies can’t fish! Stop drooling guys.

Emily hooked this fat hen in our Adams pool. She finally landed the salmon off of Bell Island. Below the railroad and inter-provincial bridges. We are delighted for her, go girl! 

Greg Dixon’s Atlantic Salmon 2020

June 2, 2020 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
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Dixon with a beauty

Greg Dixon with a beauty from tonight.

Restigouche River Lodge 2021 Week Request List

March 17, 2020 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 
Toby with Mark's Atlantic

Toby with Mark’s Atlantic

Salmon anglers are becoming more aware of the very large Atlantic’s that enter the Restigouche River from May through early June and into the second week of July each season. At the Restigouche River Lodge we fish the first prime holding water on the Restigouche. This fact has enabled our guest to land many of these magnificent salmon yearly. Anglers worldwide are interested in booking these weeks making the opportunities of booking a week increasingly more difficult each season.

The Restigouche River lodge policy gives anglers at the completion of their week the opportunity to re-book the week for the following season. If they choose not to take advantage of this opportunity the week comes available to the public. We are building this list now, if you would like to be added please follow the instructions below.

Email the Restigouche River Lodge at  with your request to have your name placed on the list. Include your email, phone number and if you are looking to book one or two rods. Each request (one per angler) is limited to two rods, if your group is larger just have another member of your group make a request. When a week becomes available anglers will be contacted by the order of the list, (order of the list formed by date and time of receipt of your email request) you will receive a phone call and email with the next angler on the list notified by the hour. The Restigouche River lodge has formed this list so as to give our followers an equal fair opportunity to book one of these great weeks on the Restigouche.

Salmon Fishing Club-Facebook Post

March 5, 2020 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 

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We occasionally post a photo on the Facebook group the Salmon Fishing Club.
We were delighted to see this post from on their site!

Hamish Young, Admin • July 5, 2019
We’re going to randomly pick some of the members photos shared on this page as the club
background picture. Hopefully everyone is happy with that, if you have an issue please get in touch with the Admin team

RRL guide Michael and guest Anthony with a very special Restigouche River Atlantic! The boys did a fine job that evening, not only landing this one but another of equal size. The action took place early June, 2019 in our Ledges Pool. Needless to say I, Anthony and frequent guest Jim Elie finished off a bottle of single malt scotch that night.

Salmon showing in good numbers

September 29, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
RRL guide Sandy with our guest Randy

RRL guide Sandy with our guest Randy

We have been seeing good numbers of fish this week, hooking a few. Following a nice raise of water from the rain yesterday it looks like the season will end with a few more salmon being landed.
Shown here is RRL guide Sandy with our guest Randy of the Yellow Dog gang.

Greg’s beautiful fall Atlantic

September 22, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
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Greg Dixon with a fall beauty

We have been seeing good numbers of grilse and salmon over the last few weeks. They have just not been in the taking mood. We do have a few pics to put up. this one is from this morning, Greg Dixon and a nice buck.

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