Atlantic Salmon Fishing in Canada
Salmon Lodge is the sister lodge to Camp Bonaventure and is located on the banks of the Grand Cascapedia on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula on Canada’s east coast. The lodge is ideally located to allow anglers to fish the Grand Cascapedia, Petit Cascapedia and Bonaventure Rivers from June to September. These three rivers vary in their character, the Grand Cascapedia is clear but tea tinted and the Bonaventure and Petit Cascapedia run gin clear.
Superb salmon fishing with excellent guides
The world renowned Grand Cascapedia is stunning and where salmon in the 40lb class are not uncommon. The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and sight casting opportunities, and the Petit Cascapedia is known for its clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge brook trout. Your days on the river are enhanced by the experience and knowledge of the expert guides who have fished these waters for years and know where to put you over fish.
The fishing is normally by wading, but earlier in the year when water levels are higher canoes may be used to access some of the beats. Gaspé is famous for its big fish and these rivers regularly catch fish over 30lb, even up to 40lb. The opportunity to sight cast to fish this size using dry flies in crystal clear water is unique to this part of the world. Whether you are a beginner just learning how to cast or an experienced fly caster seeking to perfect your skills with a single-handed or Spey rod, this band of talented guides will take care of your every need.
“I close my eyes and I am there. This isn’t a dream although it could be. . . I am sitting on the deck of Salmon Lodge.” Bill Taylor, President & CEO, The Atlantic Salmon Federation
overlooking the majestic Grand Cascapedia River
Built in the late 1800s, Salmon Lodge has been welcoming Atlantic salmon fishing enthusiasts to the world-famous Grand Cascapedia Valley for more than a century.
Perched on an 80-foot bluff overlooking the majestic Grand Cascapedia River, it’s the perfect setting for a salmon fishing trip. The lodge hosts up to 12 guests (eight fishing plus four non-fishing) in complete comfort.
Well-appointed bedrooms, an inviting living room and spacious dining room with fireplaces create a relaxed atmosphere. A highlight of staying at Salmon Lodge is the spectacular view from the screened porch and deck overlooking the meandering course of the Grand Cascapedia.
Mouth-watering meals, including fresh lobster, local seafood and sizzling steaks off the grill, are prepared daily by the chefs. The staff provide the most important ingredient of all—exceptional personal service.
Remote but accessible
Salmon Lodge is a three hour drive from Gaspé and two from Bathurst. Gaspé is served by daily flights from Montreal, and Bathurst from Quebec. It’s also possible to take the overnight train from Montreal.