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One rod just became available for the week of June 5-12, 2022!

May 20, 2022 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 
Keith Vanacore with a nice buck

Keith Vanacore with a nice buck

Looking to get in on early season action? One spot during our prime season just became available! Hook this opportunity that runs from June 5-12. ‘Just how good is the fishing’ you ask? Well, this 21lb buck was hooked during that same week in June in year’s past. If you’re interested, don’t hesitate! Contact Keith Vanacore trouttimekv@aol.com or Chris Sinclair (506)759-8112. Serious inquiries only please.

New team member—Ashley Bolton

May 7, 2022 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 
Introducing a new key member of our team- Ashley Bolton. Head Chef and a real dynamo!
Be careful- don’t let that smile fool you.

Raymond with a nice salmon landed by RRL guest Ken

June 19, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 

Guide Raymond and guest Ken with a bright Atlantic

Anthony’s two fish from an epic night in Ledges.

June 3, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
Anthony's atlantic salmon from ledges pool

Anthony’s one of two fish from a night in Ledges

Anthony's second salmon from an unforgettable night in Ledges

Anthony’s second salmon from an unforgettable night in Ledges

Toby and Bruce with a chrome Atlantic salmon

June 2, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
Toby and Bruce with a chrome Atlantic salmon

Toby and Bruce with a chrome Atlantic salmon

Toby and Bruce with a chrome Atlantic salmon from last week. The Restigouche!

Bruce’s black nosed Atlantic salmon

May 29, 2019 · Posted in River Report · Comment 
Bruce's black nosed Atlantic salmon

Bruce’s black nosed Atlantic salmon

Toby with Bruce's 30lber

Toby with Bruce’s 30lber

Bruce Williams joins the RRL 30lb club with this black nosed Atlantic salmon! His first on his fist Atlantic salmon trip. Way to go Bruce.

Ice Runs on the Restigouche

April 26, 2018 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 

YouTube Preview ImageIce Runs on the Restigouche It took a warm afternoon on Tuesday, April 24 to finally get the ice moving on the Restigouche River. Although the ice and heavy snow pack has hung around late this season, it might just mean an easier transition to great early fishing conditions. Normally when the ice goes out the shore is solid with walls of ice bordering the river. We have had a slow melt eroding the ice from underneath and not a huge raise of water lifting and busting free the river’s ice. With the river covered in a deep blanket of snow, it has aided in a gradual controlled melt. The slow melt has moved the calendar date for the ice out and with that comes warmer temperatures. Warmer weather means little ice damming and hopefully no flooding. We will just have to wait and see what else Mother Nature has in store for the Restigouche River this spring.

The ice run on the Restigouche annually prepares the river for the onslaught from the sea. With the river running fee, smelt begin to enter on their spring spawning run. Only a few schools at first, followed by swarms of the six inch silvery fish. Spawning conditions are great on the lower sections of the Restigouche, smelt with their bronze backs form visual clouds of these fish throughout the RRL water.

RRL partner Patrick with his first Restigouche salmon a few years ago.

It’s just how nature works, as the smelt move in the Kelt’s drop down for their spring time feed. Last season’s salmon having remained in the river over winter are now looking for their first meal since entering the river last spring. The smelt run is critical for the Atlantic salmon’s survival, gorging themselves with this abundance of protein the “blacks” recondition quickly. Gaining weight and silvering up they will soon return to the ocean and a three year salty vacation. The smolt, Atlantic salmon smolt that are going to the sea for the first time join the migration, it is said that the kelt’s show the way to the feeding grounds for these first trimers.

Now as these sea bound Atlantic’s clear the river it’s time for “the biggens” to appear. First come the ladies followed by the gent’s a few weeks later. Atlantic Salmon Rivers have their own unique gene pool and the Restigouche is one of the few big fish rivers. These ladies of the Restigouche don’t mind their waist lines, developing huge girths, neglecting their diets and eating everything on their salt water table.

To the delight of Atlantic salmon anglers these fish of the Restigouche are big, high twenties, thirties and even in the forty pound range, enter the river each spring. Your opportunity of landing a thirty pound Atlantic salmon is here on the Restigouche, yes even a “forty” or “fifty”!

For those not making a spring trip to the Restigouche this season, make you’re date with one of these “big girls” of the Restigouche soon!

Alex with a Restigouche Atlantic

July 9, 2017 · Posted in River Report · Comment 

Ben’s son Alex, Ludger and a landed salmon.

Alex's Atlantic Salmon

Alex with a Restigouche Atlantic

The RRL is Creating Non-Fishing Opportunities

March 13, 2017 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 

With the completion of our new lodge and the increase occupancy we are able to expand the RRL experience to other types of guests. Here are some of the interesting ideas that the lodge is considering.

  1. Anglers will be able to bring along a non-fishing guest during our busiest weeks depending on availability.
  2. We are planning some packages for corporate retreats and weekend getaways.
  3. The Restigouche River Lodge will be opening our dining room for certain available dates. Reservations will be taken for these special dinner seating’s. Local restaurant goers will enjoy the relaxed, supreme dining experience that our fishing guests have always enjoyed. Spend a wonderful evening on the Restigouche River, full course dinners and bring your own.
  4. When available dinner with overnighters will be made available to travelers during the summer months.

The Restigouche River Lodge is delighted to expand the Restigouche experience to all. At the Restigouche River Lodge we strive to exceed our guest expectations.

Happy Thanksgiving

October 10, 2016 · Posted in Recent News · Comment 

Good morning Canada!
The Restigouche River Lodge would like to wish all Canadians a very happy Thanksgiving. Eat hearty and have a safe holiday. The nice thing for myself is, that due to Canada’s earlier holiday I enjoy two Thanksgiving in one year.
Thanks Canada, KB


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