“This facility provided all that was necessary for a successful fishing experience. The staff at the lodge were exceptional in their desire to provide everything necessary to have a happy stay. The food was unbelievably well prepared and delicious. The guides were well informed and competent, extremely helpful and companionable.”
This outfitter provides its guests with a truly unforgettable Atlantic salmon fishing experience. Ideally located on the stunning shores of Quebec’s Gaspe Peninsula they specialize in sight fishing for Atlantic salmon on some of the world’s clearest and pristine rivers.
This is an Orvis endorsed lodge providing comfort, service and remarkable fishing opportunities. Whether you are seeking a private fly-fishing vacation or a corporate retreat, they deliver all the necessary ingredients for the ultimate fly-fishing adventure.
From the moment you arrive at their friendly and professional lodge, staff will make you feel right at home. Your days on the river are only enhanced by their friendly, experienced and dedicated guides, their knowledge is only surpassed by their passion for Atlantic salmon fishing.
Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula boasts some of the best and most renowned Atlantic salmon rivers in the world. This outfitter provides our clients the opportunity to fish over 80 miles of three fabled Atlantic salmon rivers. The Bonaventure is legendary for its water clarity and its sight casting opportunities, where underwater visibility exceeds 150 feet. The Petite Cascapedia is known for its gin clear picturesque pools holding big salmon and huge brookies, and the world famous Grand Cascapedia, where salmon in the forty-plus pound class are not uncommon.
The head waters of rivers they fish begin high in the Chic-Choc mountain range in the heart of the Gaspé Peninsula, providing cold, clear water throughout the entire season. Some of our very best salmon fishing occurs at times when other rivers experience poor fishing due to high water temperatures or low water conditions. June through September offers some of the best fishing on their rivers.
Their expert Orvis-endorsed guides are dedicated professionals and have fished these waters for many years. Your days on the river are enhanced by their profound knowledge and experience, but most of all, their passion for Atlantic salmon fishing and friendly approach.
Fishing is done either by wading or from traditional 26-foot river canoes. Early season can allow for a combination of both while later in the season our pools are better fished by wading. Or relax during a float trip along miles of pristine river where you will experience not only great fishing along the way but the breathtaking scenery.
This facility has been described as one of the finest sporting lodges in North America. Designed with your every convenience in mind and built to satisfy the most discriminating sporting requirements.
The Main Lodge
The main lodge provides the perfect setting for your fly fishing vacation – a laid back and relaxing atmosphere. Featuring spacious and comfortably appointed living room and dining room with thirty-foot river-stone fireplaces. In the living room is a fully equipped fly-tying desk where you can create the perfect fly for your next day’s adventure.
The large deck overlooking the river is just the right place to enjoy a morning coffee or night-cap underneath the stars, while fishing tales are told. With four comfortably appointed guest rooms, each with a private bath and screened porch, the main lodge provides accommodations for up to eight guests.
Private Guest House
In addition to the main lodge, they offer a private guest house which is perfect for a family of four, two couples or a business trip of four associates who are seeking a little more privacy. Designed for quiet and relaxation it features a spacious private living room with a huge thirty foot fireplace, two spacious bedrooms with private baths and screened porches, and a wonderful patio complete with Adirondack chairs. No need to come to the main lodge before breakfast or dinner as our staff delivers fresh coffee and juice in the morning and hors d’oeuvres before dinner.
The Rod Room
Clients enjoy the well-designed rod room where you keep your fishing equipment and meet your guide in the morning. Located in a separate building its where the action takes place.
Features include private storage areas for each angler’s gear and waders, a rod rack that can accommodate everyone’s equipment, and a radiant heating system that will dry gear overnight. The rod room always has fresh coffee in the morning and cool drinks when you return after your day on the river.
Your fishing adventure is perfectly complemented by the enjoyment of fine dining. Their chef’s menu boasts fresh local seafood, prime beef and many other mouth-watering creations. Breakfasts feature all of your favorites including homemade wild berry jams, local maple syrup and fresh breads baked daily. Lunch, on the river or back at the lodge, is an experience in its self. Before dinner enjoy tasty appetizers with your favorite drink. Evening dinner is served in the dining room overlooking the beautiful Bonaventure river. Gathering in front of an open fireplace and enjoying an elegant meal is always a fitting way to complement a memorable day.
Wine is included with lunch and dinner. Alcohol is not included however guests are welcome to bring their own. At the bar in the main lodge and guest house you will find all the necessary ingredients for the perfect drink.
“Everything was just perfect! The staff, the guides, the lodge and the fishing. I recommend this lodge to everyone!”
“Warm welcome to paradise as soon as we arrived at the lodge. The owners went out of their way to make you feel at home. The camp staff looked after all our needs, food was out of this world. The guides were truly superb and they really wanted to give us good sport, they did everything for us and went out of their way to help on and off the water. I could go on and on but all i can say is i can’t wait to go again next year, if you are hesitating about a trip……..just go.”
The weather on Quebec’s Gaspé Peninsula is very similar to that of the Northeast United States. Summer temperatures may vary from 18-30 Celsius (65-85 Fahrenheit), with June and September being the cooler months. Water temperatures vary from 10 to 15 Celsius ( 50-60 Fahrenheit). They don’t experience many rainy days but they do have showers and thunder showers from time to time. It’s always best to be prepared.
Air Canada provides daily flight service between Montreal and Gaspé, Quebec or Bathurst, New Brunswick. There are two scheduled flights both to and from each location daily. The is a two-hour drive from both Gaspé and Bathurst. You can either rent a car at the airport or the lodge can pick you up and bring you back for $300 each way.
FISHING PACKAGES: They offer 3, 4 and 7 day packages:
- A three day package would be an arrival on a Sunday and fish Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday or an arrival on Thursday and fish Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A three-day fishing package is $4,350.00 per angler.
- A four-day package would be an arrival on Sunday and fish Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or an arrival on Wednesday and fish Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
A four-day fishing package is $5,800.00 per angler.
- A seven-day package runs from Sunday to Sunday, Wednesday to Wednesday or Thursday to Thursday.
A seven-day fishing package is $10,150.00 per angler.
The non-fishing rate is $450.00 per day which includes lodging, meals and snacks.
All prices are subject to a 14.9% government sales tax.
Lodging in double room accommodations
All meals & snacks – supper is served with wine
Transportation while at the lodge (between the camp and the river)
On the day of your arrival, you will be just in time for hors d’oeuvres, drinks and evening dinner.
Departure is after the last full day of fishing.
FISH-NATION – WE ARE YOUR FISHING ADVENTURE SPECIALISTS!
PHONE: 307-637-5495 email: [email protected]