Fishing

Salmon Fishing

It’s no secret that the Miramichi is one of the best salmon-fishing rivers in the world. Come stay at one our many fishing resorts and experience the zen of casting your fly while the river flows slowly past; and the thrill of reeling in the legendary Atlantic salmon. From your first step into the  salmon pool until the last bite of diner, fly fishing on the Miramichi is truly an experience you’ll never forget. 

  • The yearly fishing quota for small salmon (grilse) will remain at zero in the Atlantic salmon recreational fishery. As in 2015, anglers will be required to release all Atlantic salmon during the angling season.
  • Please note that all tags distributed with the provincial salmon angling license in the Province of New Brunswick are to be used solely on Landlocked salmon in prescribed waters defined in the provincial angling guide:http://www2.gnb.ca/content/dam/gnb/Departments/nr-rn/pdf/en/Fish/Fish.pdf

Bass Fishing

Here are the management measures for the 2016 recreational striped bass fishery:

Fishing season

  • The recreational striped bass fishery will take place from May 1 to October 31, 2016.
  • Striped bass can be caught and released throughout the fishing season.
  • From May 9 to 29, from July 30 to August 21, from September 2 to 5, and from October 22 to 30, 2016, anglers will be able to retain a maximum of one striped bass per day and are prohibited from possessing more than one striped bass at any given time.

Retention sizes

  • As in 2015, the maximum retainable fish size is 65 centimeters in order to protect the large spawners in the system that produce the largest amount of eggs and offer the greatest contribution to recruitment. The minimum retention size of 50 centimeters aims to minimize the catch of fish that are not yet mature.

Gear restrictions

  • For both the retention and the catch and release fisheries, it is mandatory to use single non-offset barbless hooks (when using bait) throughout the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • This type of hook decreases the chances of mortality when a fish is returned to the water, especially important during catch and release periods.

Associated Links

Notice to recreational anglers

Multiyear plan for recreational striped bass fishery (2015-2016)

Frequently asked questions about striped bass

Read More: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/natural_resources/fish.html

Public Access Points for Bass Fishing, Miramichi:  http://discovermiramichi.com/maps/?mapid=055630cad014e1

Public Salmon Fishing Pools, Miramichi:   http://www.miramichisalmon.ca/public-pools-on-the-miramichi/

 

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 27-29, 2016

Atlantic Canada’s premiere striped bass fishing tournament attracted over 1,000 fishing enthusiasts in 2015, its first year. This “catch and release” tournament features three divisions: Team/Boat – up to 4 people ($150 registration fee); Individual/Shore ($20 registration fee) and Youth (free). A top prize of $5,000 goes to the team that with the heaviest 4 […]  More Details

Wilson’s Sporting Camps

For almost a century and a half the Wilson family has been in the business of providing great Atlantic salmon fly fishing, hunting and outdoors adventure to discerning clients from around the world. They are located in the Miramichi River valley of New Brunswick, one of the most scenically beautiful places in Canada with an abundance of wild Atlantic […]  More Details

Country Haven Lodge

Country Haven Miramichi is a 4-star, year-round outdoor adventure resort located on the riverbank of the world-famous Atlantic-salmon river, the Miramichi, located in central New Brunswick. Country Haven offers guest packages that can include air transportation from anywhere in the world, with choices ranging from “all-inclusive lodge accommodations” to “private self-catering 2- or 3-bedroom-cottage rentals”. While staying at Country Haven, […]  More Details

Upper Oxbow Adventures

For over 190 years the Blackmore family has been in the business of providing the best Atlantic Salmon angling and outdoor adventure experiences on the Miramichi. We took up residence on the banks of the Little Southwest Miramichi in 1823 where we have been stewards of the river for six generations. Today, we continue that […]  More Details

Storeytown Cottages & Expeditions

Break away from the hustle and bustle of everyday living and be inspired by the unique river side cottages on the banks of the Miramichi River. Experience the river by day while swimming, tubing, canoeing or kayaking. Relax in the evening aroundthe outside fire pit while toasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars. Nestled on the banks […]  More Details

Tabusintac Chalets & Cottages

Warm, inviting cottages located on the banks of the stunning Tabusintac River. Nestled between the Tabusintac Regional Golf Club and ATV, snowmobile & walking trails, this is the perfect location to enjoy a blissful experience no matter the occasion. 16 cottages on a private lane with a beautiful view, each cottage is fully furnished with either queen size or twin […]  More Details

Pond’s Resort

The Pond Family of Porter Cove, New Brunswick has operated a riverside adventure lodge in central New Brunswick, for four generations, offering visitors opportunities to enjoy the legendary Miramichi River up close and personal. Ponds Resort on the Miramichi offers you the classic Miramichi River experience, specializing in private riverside lodging, family reunions and meetings, full-service hosting and catering, and […]  More Details