The Club's Fishing & River Report July 29th to August 4th, 2019

This was The Club’s final fishing week of the 2019 Salmon Season. We welcomed six new wonderful guests who truly seemed to have enjoyed their time with us. Even though the weather was a little warmed than we’d all prefer for a fishing trip, salmon were landed and great memories were made!

Edward Shugrue landed this Beautiful Bonaventure Salmon at Baker with his guide Olivier! Congratulations Edward!

Edward Shugrue landed this Beautiful Bonaventure Salmon at Baker with his guide Olivier! Congratulations Edward!

The Bonaventure River is currently flowing at approximately 12 cubic meters per second. These levels are the norm for the beginning of August but as I am writing this report, we are finally receiving the rain the weather man has been announcing. The rain sounds so beautiful and promising as it falls on the tin roof of the lodge. 

David Wells with his first one of the Trip! But it wasn’t your last! Great Catch Deke!

David Wells with his first one of the Trip! But it wasn’t your last! Great Catch Deke!

The most productive wet fly this week was the green machine! As for dry flies, we are getting most of our action on the green and blue bombers. The sizes most commonly used at this time are 8’s, 10’s and 12’s.

Taylor Kirkpatrick landed his first ever Atlantic Salmon at The Club this week! What an experience!

Taylor Kirkpatrick landed his first ever Atlantic Salmon at The Club this week! What an experience!

Salmon Landed! Congrats Taylor!

Salmon Landed! Congrats Taylor!

I would like to take this time to thank our wonderful staff at The Club for all their hard work and dedication this past season. I would also like to thank our truly amazing guests, new and returning, for choosing us as your fishing destination. We put our heart into everything we do at The Club and we hope to see you all again next year!

 

Take Care and Until next time, 

Julia  

The Club's Fishing & River Report July 22nd to 28th, 2019

We’ve had yet another great week at The Club. Our guests enjoyed their time both on and off the river. The fishing this week was more challenging due to our weather conditions. We had some really hot and humid days and the rain we were promised never came. Never the less our guests managed to land some great salmon!

Nice Catch Frank Gannett! The Salmon loved you this week!

Nice Catch Frank Gannett! The Salmon loved you this week!

One of The Club’s greatest assets is the fact that we have the opportunity to fish split days every day. The river is literally in our backyard - so close that our guests can be out on the water during its most productive fishing times. Our guests fish the mornings when the water is fresh and then in the evenings after the sun has passed its highest peak and hottest moments of the day. 

A very happy Mike Barnaby with his guide Michel! What a great catch!

A very happy Mike Barnaby with his guide Michel! What a great catch!

The Bonaventure river is flowing around 18-20 cubic meters per second which is perfectly normal for the end of July. The temperature of the Bonaventure River is remaining also in the norms of 50 degrees Celsius in the morning.  

Congratulations Steeve Bujold!

Congratulations Steeve Bujold!

Stunning photo of Steeve Bujold’s salmon under water! What a beautiful release!

Stunning photo of Steeve Bujold’s salmon under water! What a beautiful release!

The most productive flies of the week have been very small wet flies and of course bombers. It’s the perfect time of year for dry fly fishing and the blue, green and brown bombers are producing! The wet flies that the salmon are most attracted to these days have been small (size 8-12) John Olin, Green Butts and Sliver Rat. 

So much beauty in one simple picture.

So much beauty in one simple picture.

It was so lovely meeting all our guests this week and I hope to see you again next season!

 Until next time, 

 Julia 

The Club's Fishing & River Report July 15th to 21st, 2019

This week at The Club was yet another wonderful week. It’s a challenge not to enjoy yourself when you are surrounded by great company, beautiful scenery and salmon! We had the honour of welcoming back Patrick Osler with his great group of Family and Friends for the first half of the week. 

Precious Photo of Brian Bastable posing with the fish he landed and his father Colum Bastable! I hope you had an amazing stay with us!

Precious Photo of Brian Bastable posing with the fish he landed and his father Colum Bastable! I hope you had an amazing stay with us!

Nice Catch Patrick! It was so nice meeting you! See you again next year!

Nice Catch Patrick! It was so nice meeting you! See you again next year!

The second half of the week was followed by Scott Fraser fishing with Peter Holland, Edward Burlingame and his wife Perdita and last but not least Barbara Griffin and her daughter Cynthia Ferris. 

Congratulations Edward Burlingame on your beautiful Catch! What a great way to start your Vacation!

Congratulations Edward Burlingame on your beautiful Catch! What a great way to start your Vacation!

The weather this past week was a little warmer and more humid than what we would typically like for salmon fishing. Temperatures rose to 30 degrees Celsius which would be equivalent to 90 Fahrenheit. A couple evenings ended in little rain showers but nothing was substantial enough to help the rivers rise. 

Great Catch Barbara! It was so lovely catching up with you this week and meeting Cynthia!

Great Catch Barbara! It was so lovely catching up with you this week and meeting Cynthia!

The Bonaventure River is now flowing at approximately 20 cubic meters per second. This is quite normal for the end of July and beginning to get low. Thankfully Mother Nature is calling for some rain on Monday and Tuesday. 

Mother Daughter Time - So very precious!

Mother Daughter Time - So very precious!

The most productive dry flies this week were once again Green and Brown Bombers and in the wet fly category – John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat. The fly sizes that we are now using are 8, 10 and 12. 

Scott Fraser & Peter Holland enjoying their day on the Beautiful Bonaventure River!

Scott Fraser & Peter Holland enjoying their day on the Beautiful Bonaventure River!

Tight Lines

Julia

The Club's Fishing & River Report July 8th to 14th, 2019

We had yet another wonderful week at the Club. It is always so nice to welcome returning guests. Paul Fingersh and Will Johnson have been guests in the past at our Sister Lodges – Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. They experienced The Club for the first time in 2018 and came back to our little neck of the woods with four great new friends to introduce us to. 

Welcome Back Paul! What a wonderful way to start your week!

Welcome Back Paul! What a wonderful way to start your week!

Welcome Back Will! What a great day you had at Double Camp!

Welcome Back Will! What a great day you had at Double Camp!

The weather man treated us with some nice summer weather this week. I’m certain the tourists of the Gaspésie on Summer vacation enjoyed the sun and heat but we would now like to put in our order of rain to keep our rivers healthy.

Great Catch by John Thacher!

Great Catch by John Thacher!

The Bonaventure River is in great condition with water levels right where they normally are at this time of year. The River is running at approximately 20 cubic meters per second and remains in the fresh 50-degree Celsius range. 

Congrats Steven Swartzman! What a beautiful 20 lbs catch!

Congrats Steven Swartzman! What a beautiful 20 lbs catch!

Fishing on the Bonaventure has been great this season and we continue to land salmon every day. The most popular wet flies this week were once again the Stone Ghost, Blue Charm and Green Machine. Dry fly action has picked up and the dark green, blue and dark brown bombers seem to be what the salmon request!

Paul with another one in the books!

Paul with another one in the books!

Safe travels home everyone!

Until next time,

Julia

The Club's Fishing & River Report July 1st to 7th, 2019

Welcome back everyone! It was another great week at The Club! Salmon were landed and released every day and I think it’s safe to say that our guests truly enjoyed themselves. 

Great Catch Michael Meighen! Super Job Michel!

Great Catch Michael Meighen! Super Job Michel!

Richard Hamm with a Beauty landed at Baker! Awesome Job Olivier - Nice Work Richard!

Richard Hamm with a Beauty landed at Baker! Awesome Job Olivier - Nice Work Richard!

The cooler days seem to be a thing of the past. The beginning of the week was fresh and contained a couple days of cast over but the week took a turn and ended with a couple hot humid days. The upcoming seven-day forecast is announcing temperatures in the 20s with a chance of rain later in the week. Let’s hope the weather man’s right and mother nature spoils us with some showers to keep our water levels right where we like them!  

Our wonderful Guide Olivier release a beautiful salmon back to it’s home.

Our wonderful Guide Olivier release a beautiful salmon back to it’s home.

The Bonaventure River is flowing at a comfortable 35 cubic meters per second. Still a little high for this time of year, as the norm for the first week of July would be 20 cubic meters per second, but we are not complaining! The Rivers look healthy and the runs of Salmon just keep coming!

Congrats on a beautiful salmon landed Graham Scott!

Congrats on a beautiful salmon landed Graham Scott!

Our guests are landing salmon in both the B-3 and B-4 Sectors of the Bonaventure River in pools such as Slocum, Double Camp, Cox and Baker! The takers this week have been Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers for Dry Fly Action and The Nagli, John Olin, Picasse and Silver Rat for wet flies! Thank you so much for choosing to spend your vacation as our guests at The Club! Hope to see you all again next year!

Tight Lines Everyone!

Julia

The Club's Fishing & River Report June 24th to 30th, 2019

It seems as though it was yesterday that June was so far away and in our future planning. Don’t worry about the fishing and the office work, we were into winter kitchen renovations and spring landscaping. Now, what feels like in the blink of an eye, June has come and gone. It was a wonderful month for welcoming guests, new and returning, fishing on the beautiful Bonaventure river and enjoying some mouth-watering meals amongst family and friends.

Nice Catch John Craig Jr.!

Nice Catch John Craig Jr.!

Jamey Farr with a beauty!

Jamey Farr with a beauty!

The Bonaventure River was in great condition this week and the weather man served us an outstanding week for fishing conditions. We had nice days that weren’t too hot, cast over days to keep the river cool and rainy days to keep water levels right where we want them. The Bonaventure River is flowing at a very comfortable 40 meter cubic per second which is magnificent for this time of year. 

Congrats John David Eaton!

Congrats John David Eaton!

Our Guide Olivier - Catch & Release -

Our Guide Olivier - Catch & Release -

Our guests enjoyed their days on the river as well as their meals this week. The river is always difficult to leave when the fish are active and so why not bring lunch to you! 

Bon Appetit Everyone!

Bon Appetit Everyone!

The most productive flies this week were the Stone Ghost, John Olin, Picasse and Green Highlander. We’ve also been starting to dig into the dry flies and the most popular are Green and Blue bombers.

Ethan Pacaud learning and loving the sport!

Ethan Pacaud learning and loving the sport!

Until next time,

Tight Lines,

Julia

The Club's Fishing & River Report June 17th to 23rd, 2019

This week at The Club we welcomed our Owners and their friends. It was a lovely week as the weather conditions were perfect. The Bonaventure river is shaping up nicely and the first fish of the season were landed and released. 

Congrats Peter Bennett for being our first guest to break the ice this season!

Congrats Peter Bennett for being our first guest to break the ice this season!

Beautiful Catch! Congrats Dan Greenberg!

Beautiful Catch! Congrats Dan Greenberg!

The Bonaventure river remains higher than the norm for this time of year but the water conditions are great at 40 cubic meters per second. This allows for clear wading and easy access to many pools with our canoes. 

Jim Lawley in Action!

Jim Lawley in Action!

The high tides brought in a nice run of fresh salmon this week. Guests are sighting and landing salmon in pools such as Luna, Portage and Cox. The guides’ fly of choice for the week or shall we say the salmons’ flies of choice have been the Stone Ghost, Silver Rat and John Olin in sizes 4 and 6.

In the Net! Congrats Eric Thomson - Great work Olivier!

In the Net! Congrats Eric Thomson - Great work Olivier!

We have a nice forecast announced for this upcoming week – a couple days of rain to keep the river levels in prime condition, warmer days to enjoy the Bonaventure river and then cooler nights to keep the water temperatures comfortable for the salmon. 

Fiona Gilfillan - Fish ON!

Fiona Gilfillan - Fish ON!

Beautiful Catch! Congrats Dion Phaneuf!

Beautiful Catch! Congrats Dion Phaneuf!

Congrats to everyone on a successful week all round!

Tight Lines,

Julia

The Club's Fishing & River Report June 11th to 16th, 2019

Welcome to The Club’s first fishing and river report for our 2019 season. This year at The Club we are very excited to introduce to you our new management team – Frank Barriault who will be taking on the title of Manager and Sylvia Sinclair as Assistant Manager. We welcome them with open arms to our team and wish them a wonderful season. 

New Year, New Entrance - Looks Great Frank!

New Year, New Entrance - Looks Great Frank!

Although we were eager to get the season on its way, Mother Nature had other plans for our spring. Our temperatures have been quite cold, the snow melted very slowly and the river levels remained high longer than expected. Our June 11th opening has given the Bonaventure river the time it needed to take shape for a great season. The Club is well known for having a wonderful stretch of water and prime holding pools such as Double Camp, Gallagher, Portage and Deep Water Ledge to name a few. This year we have added another prime beat consisting of twelve great pools. Our guests will have exclusive access to fish very famous pools such as Baker, Luna, Deer Landing and Cox.

No better place to be than on the river.

No better place to be than on the river.

The Bonaventure river is clearing up nicely and was flowing at approximately 80 cubic meters per second this week. The water level is still a little high for this time of year as our norm ranges from 40 to 50 cubic meters per second. With these water conditions, our guides’ flies of choice are the Stone Ghost, Nagli, Silver Rat and Picasse in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

Teddy Schiff had the first “Fish On” of the season but unfortunately it got away on him in the home stretch.

Teddy Schiff had the first “Fish On” of the season but unfortunately it got away on him in the home stretch.

Olivier Poirier is the newest addition to our guide team. He is a passionate fisherman and great teacher. Olivier is one of the most attentive, knowledgeable and caring guides you could ever ask for on the river. Welcome to the team Olivier!

First supper of the Season. Cheers Mr. Mead!

First supper of the Season. Cheers Mr. Mead!

Here’s to a great season!

Tight Lines,

Julia

The Clubs Fishing & River Report, July 30th to Aug 5th, 2018

Last weeks fishing was controlled by the weather, some days were rainy while others were hot and sunny. The high tides associated with the full moon brought in a nice run of July salmon and grilse. It seems we're running about two weeks behind schedule this season. Our lower pools are holding fresh salmon, however water conditions remain very low.

Agathe Thibault with her first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Agathe!

Agathe Thibault with her first Atlantic salmon, Congratulations Agathe!

The Bonaventure's flowing at 11 cubic meters per second, about half the volume for this time of the season and water temperatures are in the 60 degree range.  We did receive a nice rise in water this past Wednesday but with temperatures in the 80's if fell quickly.

Dominic and Pascal Becotte fishing Double Camp, a great dry fly pool.

Dominic and Pascal Becotte fishing Double Camp, a great dry fly pool.

 Flies of choice are a mixed bag, wets, dry’s  Free floating dry’s have been responsible for most of the catches this past week.  Forest Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers  in sizes  4 and 6 are working the best. In the wet fly department, the  Blue Charm and Green Machine have been doing very well. Wet fly sizes in 8, 10  and 12 are the best choice.

Even in the hot whether, we can still get them to the net!

Even in the hot whether, we can still get them to the net!

The weatherman is calling for a mixed bag for the upcoming week, with temperatures in the 75 degree range. 

No surprise whats working this time of the season.

No surprise whats working this time of the season.

This will be the last river report for the Club this season. The Club closed on August 1st. In 2019 we will be staying open a week later. We have a few prime openings  still available for 2019, if you are interested please contact me. In the mean time I invite you to visit our Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge weekly reports.

Until next June,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & River report July 23rd to 29th, 2018

We finally received a day of rain, not what we were hoping for but rain none the less. The weather system passed a little more to the Northwest than we expected so the Bonaventure head waters didn't get the accumulation they had announced. We did however receive enough to move the flow from 9 Cubic meters a second to 14. 

Long time Club guest Sheldon Aaron (right) landed this fine salmon on his first day out, congratulations Sheldon!

Long time Club guest Sheldon Aaron (right) landed this fine salmon on his first day out, congratulations Sheldon!

Sunny days and warm weather over the past two weeks have made fishing  more challenging, we have plenty of salmon in all our pools but they were a little harder to catch.  Last weeks full moon and high tides brought a good run of fresh salmon, we are beginning to see them in our lower pools.The weather man is calling for showers over the next few days as well, keeping our fingers crossed.

FranK Zersky carefully fishes through Double Camp Pool, it didn't take lone for Frank to hook up!

FranK Zersky carefully fishes through Double Camp Pool, it didn't take lone for Frank to hook up!

Double Camp, a dry fly anglers dream.

Double Camp, a dry fly anglers dream.

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Black Bear Green Butt and Silver Rat did the job, the Green Machine is catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's. The John Olin and Green machine were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Dry fly's were certainly on the menu this week!

Dry fly's were certainly on the menu this week!

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's fishing & River Report July 16th to 22nd

We had a good week at camp with decent numbers of fish hooked and landed, in fact the best week of the season so far. Despite the dry conditions and low water we did very well .The weather has continued to be hot and sunny with temperatures in the high 20's and very humid, defiantly not the best fishing conditions. 

Guy Sullivan with his first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Guy!

Guy Sullivan with his first Bonaventure salmon, congratulations Guy!

Last weeks full moon gave us some of the highest tides of the season along with a nice run of fresh salmon, despite low water fishing was great.The Bonaventure is still running cool but very low at 11 Cubic Meters per second.

Andrew Dunn did a nice job with this fine grilse, this was Andrews first trip to the Club, congratulations!

Andrew Dunn did a nice job with this fine grilse, this was Andrews first trip to the Club, congratulations!

 Considering the conditions we are still catching fish every day. We need rain, the weather man is calling for rain and showers this week, but we all know how accurate they can be. Lets hope they are right for once!

Michael Meighan (Right) has been coming to the club for more that 25 years, A great angler and good friend, congratulations Michael!

Michael Meighan (Right) has been coming to the club for more that 25 years, A great angler and good friend, congratulations Michael!

Ever wonder what a salmon sees? A blue bomber, its only a matter of time!

Ever wonder what a salmon sees? A blue bomber, its only a matter of time!

The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Blue and Dark Brown Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Machine and Stone Ghost came out in front for the week,

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & Report July 9th to 15th, 2018

Despite last weeks heat wave where temperatures climbed into the high 90's, we managed to hook and land a number of fine salmon.  The weather's been hot and very humid across the Gaspe Peninsula and all our rivers are experiencing low water conditions. Despite lower water conditions we did however land a good number of salmon and grilse but we're working a little harder for them.

This was Sebastian Gabriel's first time to the Club, defiantly not his last! 

This was Sebastian Gabriel's first time to the Club, defiantly not his last! 

The Bonaventure is low but still cool and holding at 12 cubic meters per second , very low for this time of the season. We do have a good number of salmon in our pools, Deep Water Ledge, Push and Gallagher are starting to fill up. Double Camp as always has more than its share. 

Double Camp still has a good flow despite low water conditions but its still full of salmon!

Double Camp still has a good flow despite low water conditions but its still full of salmon!

We could really use some rain, all the rivers on the Peninsula are low at the moment but certainly still fishable. The weather man is calling for showers on Monday and Tuesday, lets hope he's accurate for once!

This weeks menu!

This weeks menu!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and especially Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly department, the John Olin, Green Butt and Black Ghost did the job, the Green Machine is also catching up pretty quickly as one of the best fly's.  The sizes that are working best are number 8's 10's and 12's.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn 

The Club's Fishing Report, July 2nd to 8th, 2018

We just had our best week of there season at the Club with good numbers of salmon hooked and landed each day. All of our guests caught salmon every day, we had a camp of happy fishermen to say the least.  

Tony Pacaud been a guest at the Club for many years, a great guy and superb angler, congratulations Tony!

Tony Pacaud been a guest at the Club for many years, a great guy and superb angler, congratulations Tony!

The weather warmed up considerably by mid week and the last few days have been hot and sunny with temperatures in the 90 degree range.  Mornings and evenings are the time to fish when it gets this hot.

This was Paul Fingerish's first trip to the Club, he's coming back next year! nice one Paul, congratulations!

This was Paul Fingerish's first trip to the Club, he's coming back next year! nice one Paul, congratulations!

Our pools are holding good numbers of fish  especially Double Camp , Push Gallagher and Deep Water Ledge . The Bonaventure continues to produce some nice salmon and our water temperatures are staying cool despite the hot weather. The rain we received late last week maintained our water levels and gave the bony a nice boost. Water flow on Saturday was 30 Cubic meters per second, perfect for this time of July.

Sebastial Gaberiel came all the way from France , didn't take him long to break the ice. Congratulations Sebastian!

Sebastial Gaberiel came all the way from France , didn't take him long to break the ice. Congratulations Sebastian!

 The hot fly's for the week have been a mixture of dry's and small wets. Green, Dark Brown and Blue Bombers were responsible for most of the catches.  In the wet fly depatment, the John Olin, Green Butt and Silver Rat did the best. The Picasse and Green Spey were the winners on the Petite. The sizes that are working best are number 8's and 10's 

Will Johnson puts one back to swim on the Bony, well done Will, see you next year!

Will Johnson puts one back to swim on the Bony, well done Will, see you next year!

The weather man shows a bit a rain early next week and temperatures will be cooling down . Maybe this hot weather will produce a thunderstorm, we are keeping our fingers crossed.

Until next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

The Clubs Fishing & River Report June 25th to July 1st, 2018

So far this past week has been the best of our 2018 season . Water levels and temperatures are just perfect and combined with this weeks high tides and new moon, conditions were just right. Our pools at the club are fishing very well and catching has been great!

11 year old Ethan Pacaud with his first Atlantic salmon ever, Congratulations Ethan you should be  very proud! The first of many more to come.

11 year old Ethan Pacaud with his first Atlantic salmon ever, Congratulations Ethan you should be  very proud! The first of many more to come.

Many patterns have been working well and getting the job done. The patterns of choice have been the Green Highlander, Undertaker, Night Hawk and Silver Rat. Dries are always the favorite at this time of the season, As always Green, Dark Brown and Blue are the best choices.

So many choices, a nice June collection of fly's

So many choices, a nice June collection of fly's

Thursdays heavy rain gave our rivers a much needed boost and hopefully entice more salmon to head up stream.

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

The Club's Fishing & River Report, June 18th to 24th, 2018

After a slow start to the season we are slowly seeing things get back to normal. This past weeks high tides brought in a decent run of salmon on the Bonaventure. Our sister lodge Camp Bonaventure reported good numbers of salmon in its lower pools.

ASF director of Quebec operations Charles Cuisson releases a fine salmon on the Bonaventure. Well done Charles!

ASF director of Quebec operations Charles Cuisson releases a fine salmon on the Bonaventure. Well done Charles!

I was speaking with ASF's president Bill Taylor this week. Bill was telling me that all the rivers are late this year but starting slowly to see some fish. This was not a record breaking week at the Club but we did catch a number of fine salmon.

Allen Richards puts one back to swim on the Bonaventure, congratulations Allen!

Allen Richards puts one back to swim on the Bonaventure, congratulations Allen!

Mondays' rain gave us a need boost in water levels and moved the levels up a slight bit. We certainly don't have low water conditions but a nice rain always freshens things up. The Bonaventure river is flowing cold and clear at 43 cubic meters per second. 

The "gin clear" Bonaventure , there's no other like her!

The "gin clear" Bonaventure , there's no other like her!

The weather has also been cooperating, temperatures have not been too warn and we received just the right amount of rain to maintain the levels. The forecast is calling for rain and showers during the first part of next week and clear towards the end.

Lined up, loaded  and ready to go.

Lined up, loaded  and ready to go.

The fly or the week was the Stone Ghost in sizes 4 and 6. The John Olin, Nagli, Green Highlander, Silver Rat and Langa Fancy also did a very good job. Dry flies have also started  produce, however the water is still a little too cool for great dry fly action. 

Todays menu

Todays menu

Until next week,

Tight lines,

Glenn

The Club's River & Fishing Report June 11th to 17th, 2018

Welcome to the Club’s first fishing and river report. Like we do each week for Camp Bonaventure and Salmon Lodge. The Club will now have a regular weekly report and weekly Photo Gallery.  

Our fine Club Guides Pascal, Jacques and Michel all geared up for another season.

Our fine Club Guides Pascal, Jacques and Michel all geared up for another season.

The Club opens on June 10th, this to make sure we have fish holding in our pools when our first guests arrive. Spring was later than normal this year and we’re running almost two weeks behind. That being said, our river is wonderful condition and flowing cool and clear. Although not plentiful we do have salmon in most of our major pools. Our guides have seen fish in Deep water Ledge, Portage and Kelly. Our upper beat looks great, Gallagher looks very fishy as does Elenor and Double camp.   

Maryse Lantigne fishing Gallagher pool with Club guide Pascal St-Onge

Maryse Lantigne fishing Gallagher pool with Club guide Pascal St-Onge

The Bonaventure is running Clear and flowing at 55 Cubic meters per second, just perfect for this time of the season. This month’s new moon was on the 13th and the full moon on the 27th.  Higher than normal tides during the moon phases always bring a run of salmon.

Adrien Overall from the UK hooked up to his first salmon from this side of the pond. Congratulations Adrien!

Adrien Overall from the UK hooked up to his first salmon from this side of the pond. Congratulations Adrien!

The first salmon of the season was caught on opening day at the tail of Deep Water ledge by Maryse Lanteigne . She hooked up after about ten casts with a Blue Charm. Needless to say, this was one of the hot fly’s this week. As the water warms up we’ll certainly be getting our dry fly’s. 

Vincente Martinez from Spain was excited for his first attempt at Atlantic salmon fishing.

Vincente Martinez from Spain was excited for his first attempt at Atlantic salmon fishing.

Until Next week,

Tight Lines,

Glenn

Christmas Greetings from The Club

Your satisfaction is our priority, and it makes us happy that throughout the years you remained as one of our loyal clients. Our business would not have made it this far without your trust. We are truly blessed and honored. Wishing you a prosperous New Year and hoping that the spirit of Christmas be with you this holiday season.

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From all of us at Camp Bonaventure, Salmon Lodge and the Club