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Miramichi River Report for October 15

Today was the last day for Atlantic salmon fishing on the Miramichi for 2019. Unfortunately it was another disappointing year. The spring season was above average and the month of June was surprisingly active. By mid July the river heated up and fishing came to a standstill. August and early September was as usual slow and warm. The most disappointing part was the near perfect water and weather conditions all fall, including today, with very little action on the entire river. Cains did show us a couple of days of active fish but too little too late for most anglers. As we come to a close of 2019 there is more and more concern with the situation in New Brunswick salmon rivers and the obvious politics that ASF, DFO and other major players are spinning. It is so disheartening to the lodges, guides/staff and thousands of NB anglers to see our fishery slide further downward while the wealthy people that influence decisions turn a blind eye to such an obvious solution. It is more than just hypocritical when multi million dollar corporations like Patagonia throw up political road-blocks that negatively effect the livlihoods of hundreds of Miramichi families while at the same time enjoy fishing in other rivers that have successfully saved fishing stocks by using the same SAS and CAST programs that we wish to use. I urge my readers to please research what Cooke Aquaculture in partnership with government agencies are doing to save the Penebscott river in Maine and several Fundy rivers of New Brunswick. Many will be scenical of my endorsement of this new approach but it works, whereas what we have been doing for the last fifty years has failed. Politics is an ugly game and unfortunately the little guy is always the loser.

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