The Restigouche River Lodge is located on 3 miles of crystal clear, Atlantic Salmon fly fish water at the junction of the Matapedia River in New Brunswick, Canada. It is the first camp on the salmon’s journey up the Restigouche. Many anglers consider the Restigouche River the best Atlantic salmon water in the world. In 2008, although only a few of our property’s vast array of pools were fished, 183 Atlantic Salmon were landed and released. The big fish of 2008 was taken in May and weighed in just over 40lbs. In addition to the Atlantic salmon fishing, trophy sea trout are taken from the end of May until mid-June and again in September.
The Restigouche River, together with its principal tributaries, the Matepedia, the Patepedia and the Kedgwick, makes up one of the top 10 Atlantic salmon fishing grounds in the world. A 55 kilometer stretch of the Restigouche has been designated part of the Canadian Heritage Rivers System.
Between 15,000 and 25,000 salmon enter the Restigouche each year, which attracts anglers from all over the world. While many Atlantic salmon are reluctant to strike, the Restigouche variety are aggressive, and once hooked, they fight like devils and are highly acrobatic.
“JDZ” writing in Field & Stream magazine says, “They’ve got so many record salmon in the Restigouche that I place no reliance in any estimated weights or lengths myself.” Nonetheless, one fish estimated at about 72 pounds and 58 inches long was caught and released on the Restigouche a few years ago, while a 60 pounder was caught on the Restigouche last season, according to Outdoor Canada magazine.
Knowledgeable anglers rank the Restigouche with or above such famed rivers as the Alta, the Gaula, the Spey, the Dee, the Big Laxa, the Ponoi, the Kharlovka, the SelÃ¡,. the Grand Cascapedia, the Miramichi, the Eagle, and the Moisie.
For over 100 years, the Restigouche has attracted many of the world’s leading sportsmen. Among the VIPs who have fished the Restigouche are the Duke of Windsor, George H.W. Bush, Norman Schwarzkopf, Hubert Humphrey, Ted Williams, Bing Crosby, William K. Vanderbilt, Lord Beaverbrook, Maurice Richard, and Brian Mulroney.
Join us this year … for your adventure of a lifetime at the Restigouche River Lodge
The Restigouche Lodge features comfortable accommodations for up to 10 anglers, as well as a spacious lounge with a panoramic view of the Restigouche River and the surrounding Chic-chocs Mountains. Our chef prepares three meals each day for a dining experience unmatched on the Gaspe peninsula.
The Restigouche River Lodge is owned and operated by fishermen for fishermen.
Example Rates – subject to change by operator
Season Early June through Early September
$3,000-$4,500 per Person per 7 days
depending on season
All prices subject to GST
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Package does not include: Taxes, overnight stay in Whitehorse, personal items, fly-outs, Grayling fishing, Dawson City (half day), overnight (Dawson City), sightseeing and glacier tours.