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The Miramichi River is a naturally healthy and prolific river for Atlantic Salmon and Trout.The king of sport fish, the wild Atlantic Salmon has been the soul of the Miramichi River for hundreds of years and the mystique of this majestic fish has influenced Pond’s lodge for generations. For over 81 years the Pond Family has operated a fly-fishing lodge for anglers of wild Atlantic Salmon on the Main Southwest Branch of the mighty Miramichi River. Pond’s has been recognized by the international Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the Miramichi Salmon Association (MSA) for the lodge’s decades-long stewardship of the river and the fish. Our guests enjoy the expertise and tradition of a renowned fly-fishing lodge in a fully-serviced operation with fully guided Private water.

At Pond’s Resort on the Miramichi you will experience the ambiance of a traditional lodge:in the riverside cabins, reminiscent of old time fishing camps; the Old Lodge, complete with great room and river stone fireplace, built in 1927; traditional recipes are the basis of our creative country cuisine; the skill of our Guides is rooted in local knowledge.Each is a professional, certified, experienced and knowlegable about the Miramichi River, wild Atlantic Salmon, fishing flies, gear … and of course, the stories for which this area is famous!Pond’s has been here for four generations, and we welcome you to share the experience of the Miramichi River with us!

Spring, Summer and Fall Fishing

Anglers are rotated through our 16 private salmon and trout pools, available exclusively for our guests, offering a variety of fishing experiences. Fly-tying classes and private lessons are available and must be booked in advance. We fish primarily with eight and nine foot rods with eight or nine weight forward floating lines and classic salmon flies. We maintain a Tackle Shop complete with hand-tied flies, equipment and clothing, and a Rental Shop.

Spring and Summer Salmon and Brook Trout Packages provide: two, four-hour fishing sessions per day, the expertise of a local and professional Guide, riverside accommodations in a private log cabin with woodstove, and three meals per day in the licensed Fiddleheads Dining Room.

Not included: Fishing license, guide tips, tackle rental.

Wilderness Fishing price includes: travel to and from wilderness lodge, two, four-hour fishing sessions per day, the expertise of a professional and certified Guide, accommodation in a rustic guest cabin with running water and private bathroom, three meals per day.

Accomodations: Guests of Pond’s relax with the sounds of the river close at hand. Whether it’s our historic Old Lodge or a private riverside log cabin, each of our accommodations sits on the grassy banks of the Miramichi River.One and two bedroom cabins, each with private bathroom, are equipped with woodstoves, private decks and the ambiance of traditional fishing camps. The peacefulness of the river in well-appointed comfort.

The Old Lodge, built in 1927, has been restored throughout with pine and care and has five private bedrooms, two shared bathrooms and a great room with stone fireplace. It is the perfect location for a larger group.

Upriver at the Wilderness Fishing camp, fishing guests (maximum 6) share a rustic cabin complete with running water, bathroom and propane power and eat in a building designed for cooking and residence of the guide.

It’s rustic, traditional and a favorite with those seeking the quintessential Miramichi Experience.

Fiddleheads Dining Room and Deck where creative and hearty country cuisine is our culinary promise and we have a reputation of satisfying our guests. Every table in our licensed, 50 seat dining room and deck area enjoys a view of the Home Pool. The dining room menu is rich with salmon and seafood, steaks, the New Brunswick vegetable treat, a comprehensive wine list and full barFiddleheads!

Corporate Customers: Pond’s has a fine reputation for hosting successful incentive trips and productive business meetings. Our most unique feature is Pond’s ability to make your business function an adventure in a naturally stimulating environment. We can package and price a wide range of activities including fly-fishing instruction and excursions, guided hikes and wildlife viewing, canoe trips, even BBQ’s and picnics. Something for everyone, helping to inspire team building and positive group dynamics. Pond’s offers you time and space to think.

Ludlow, New Bruswick, Canada
8-hour drive from Boston.
Premier fly-fishing in Atlantic Canada since 1925.

Fishing licence, guide tips, and tackle rental extra.
Air port pick up $120. 00 each way. Car rental also available
The king of sport fish, the wild Atlantic Salmon lives in our backyard!

Trip Rates

Spring Salmon Fishing

April 15 – May 15

The Season’s First Flies on the Water!

Spring salmon have wintered in the Miramichi River and by mid-April, when the ice has retreated, they are ready to take the big, colourful flies of the spring salmon run, as the fish travel to the sea.

CAN$ 400 per day, per guide
CAN$ 1,200 for three full days

Summer Salmon Fishing

June 15 – October 15

“Bright Salmon” fishing:

Complete Hook and Release angling in the summer run. More than 12 private salmon pools owned by Pond’s and available for the exclusive use of Pond’s guests offer a diversity of fishing.

CAN$ 600 for one rod per day, per guide

CAN$ 575 for two rods per day, per guide

CAN$ 550 for three rods per day, per guide

Wild Brook Trout

May 15 until mid-September

Feisty Fishing!

As part of a trip to fish for wild Atlantic Salmon or as an excursion with Trout as the objective. Spring-fed, deep private water that is abundant with large Brook Trout and available exclusively to Pond’s guests.

CAN$ 600 for one rod per day, per guide

CAN$ 575 for two rods per day, per guide

CAN$ 550 for three rods per day, per guide

Wilderness Salmon Fishing

The unique opportunity of a wilderness fly-fishing trip at a traditional fishing camp on the upper reaches of the Miramichi River using three private pools.

Guests will enjoy the spirit of the river through an old-style ‘Float’ trip, traveling to the wilderness camp by guided canoe.

CAN$ 650 for one rod per day, per Guide, based upon minimum of three days. 
Minimum two people. Maximum six people.

Annual Women’s Fly-Fishing School, June 2008

Ponds resort womens flyfishing A unique three-day program, exclusively for women on the technique, the detail and the pure enjoyment of this sport.

June 20 to 22, 2008

$635.00 per rod, plus hst

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