New Brunswick, Canada

Atlantic Salmon Fishing FAQ’s


 

  How long have you been in business?
  How many private pools do you have?
  How many rods per day to you fish?
  Do you have cottages or a lodge?
  Do you have experienced guides?
  What is the best time for Atlantic Salmon?
  What are your seasons?
  What is the average number of fish hooked per day per rod?
  Is your food "home cooked" or restaurant style?
  How long in advance to we need to book for prime time?
  What range do you travel for the best upland hunting?
  How many fisherman per guide?
  What would you expect to see for bird amount?
  Do you bring your own dog or do you supply them?
  What gun should I bring?
  Will I have any hassles bringing my gun across the border?

  Are there any flies available at the lodge?


How long have you been in business?

The Wilson family began outfitting on the Miramichi since 1855. My great-grandfather opened our camp in 1928 to continue the family tradition. After nearly 150 years in the outfitting business we know what it takes to make your stay with us an enjoyable experience. I am now running the outfitting business as the ninth generation outdoorsman.

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How many private pools do you have?

Wilson’s has 16 private pools located along the Miramichi River, which is the largest of any outfitter along the Miramichi River. This ensures that each angler has privacy and a plethora of pools to choose from.

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How many rods per day to you fish?

Just ten rods per day!

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Do you have cabins or a lodge?

We have some of the most comfortable and accommodating cabins located in the area. Not only are they fully equipped but offer amazing views of the river. Check out our Accommodations/Corporate Retreat page to find out more details about our cabins.

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Do you have experienced guides?

Yes! Our guides here at Wilson’s have been with us for many years. In combination we have over 100 years experience. Our professional guides are experts in their specific field and are amazing interpreters and educators in fishing, hunting and dog handling. Our guides have lived in the area all of their lives, so they know the best places to fish and hunt for woodcock or grouse as well as big game hunting.

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What is the best time for Atlantic Salmon?

We have a spring fishing season beginning May 1st, an early run beginning in June and a late run in September and October. Any of these times can be considered the best, it all is according to the water.  

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What are your seasons?

For spring Salmon fishing our season runs April 15 – May 15. Summer Salmon Fishing mid June – end of July. For fall Salmon run Sept. 1 – Oct. 15. For Brook Trout our season runs June 1 – end of July.

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What is the average number of fish hooked per day per rod?

Approximately 1.7 fish per day.

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Is your food "homecooked" or restaurant style?

All of the food is homecooked right down to our secret recipe for our homemade bread. If you have any dietary restrictions please let us know ahead of time and we will do our best to accommodate you on your stay.

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How long in advance do we need to book for prime time?

We see it as first come first serve so book now, so you can get the best time to fit your scheduled needs.

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What range do you travel for upland hunting birds?

The radius is approximately 1 hour from the homestead.

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How many fishermen per guide?

Generally, we use the ratio 1/2 we also offer one on one. If there is a need for a 1/3 ratio it can be planned for it.

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What would you see for bird amount?

Up to 30 woodcock and grouse flushes per day and sometimes more!

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Do I bring my own dog or do you supply them?

All of our guides have their own bird dogs with excellent training, breeding and handling. Our dogs usually used are classy English setters, bred for serious foot handling hunter and the gentlemen shooter. We will also use in some of the tighter covers springer spaniels, who love to retrieve the birds to hand. If you prefer to bring your own we do have kennels available. Please let us know ahead of time if you are bringing your own dog to ensure that there is room available.

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What gun should I bring?

The gun of choice is a 20 or 28 gauge. In fairly open chokes. The shot size typically used is 71/2 – 8.

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Will I have any hassles bring my gun across the border?

There is usually a small charge to bring guns across the border. Please check with Canadian Customs at this number to find out more information.  (240) 983-3500 or (506) 636-5064. Hunter orange is a requirement in Canada.

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Are there any flies available at the lodge?

Not to worry, your guide will help you decide which flies from our wide selection will help you catch the best fish.

 

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