Category Archives: Fishing

Appreciating Our Roots

Time flies by, especially over the course of the summer holidays. For us, who will soon been stepping into our new adventure as university students, it really flew by quicker than we could’ve imagined. I guess we were all just having fun, because that’s when time flies the fastest. This summer we were given the opportunity to work for Discover Miramichi.

While working for Discover Miramichi I, Sarah MacCallum, had the opportunity to explore the Miramichi region and learn so many new things along the way. I had never worked in the tourism branch before, so the idea of the job itself was new to me. I have always loved adventuring and trying new things, so I knew that working for Discover Miramichi would be something I would enjoy! Some of my favourite things I did this summer was hiking at Kouchibouguac National Park, Ziplining at Over the Cove Zipline, and setting up teepees at Metepenagiag Heritage Park. I never knew Kouchibouguac had so many hiking trails and that setting up a teepee requires many specific steps before obtaining the perfect outcome.  This summer I was also able to experience many things for the first time such at tubing at Gallan’s Tubing, fly fishing at Wilson’s Sporting Camps, paddle boarding at Storeytown Cottages (which I learned is a lot harder than it looks and requires a lot of practice) and I also attended my very first Pow Wow! Throughout the summer I also learned some interesting facts about our region that I never knew before.  While paddling past Wilson’s Point on the Voyageur Canoe Experience at Beaubears Island, I learned that once coupled, bald eagles will mate for life. While spending the day in Tabusintac, I learned that running a U pick farm takes a lot of hard work from the staff at Cowassaget Brook farms. Lastly, I learned about all the amazing opportunities I was missing out on. Working in tourism has allowed me to take part in all the amazing activities in the city I call home.  I used to be one of the people who complained about having nothing to do in Miramichi, but working for Discover Miramichi has changed my mindset completely and has taught me there are always things to do and places to see in Miramichi!

I, Nathan MacDiarmid, got to experience a whole different side of the Miramichi region I had no idea existed! After spending a year long Rotary Youth Exchange in Belgium, August 2018 to July 2019, it really gave me the chance to see my home town in a completely different light. Before I left on my exchange, I had no idea what all there was to do in my region, I had been all over the Atlantic region playing hockey and baseball, but I had never taken a step back and fully indulged in what our city has to offer. Aside from just touring around, I was given the opportunity to learn about social online marketing. Seeing first hand what it takes to get tourists and visitors to the city from other places around the Atlantic region, and the world, or even visitors from Miramichi who want to get to know their city a little better. I have seen countless different tourist attractions in and around Miramichi all the while forming bonds with two new friends making plenty of new and interesting memories. Learning about Miramichi’s history and culture one visit at a time, I really got to see my hometown in a different, more appreciative, light.

Lining Up For Success

Lining Up For Success

How many times have you seen friends and family boasting about their fishing excursions and thought to yourself “how on earth are they catching these slimy buggers?” Whether you’ve never fished a day in your life, or you find yourself admiring local catches on social media, Wilson’s Sporting Camp provides amazing learning opportunities for peopleContinue Reading

Come Play on Our River

Come Play on Our River

This just isn’t your ordinary day camp!  A full week where your children can unplug from technology and experience Atlantic Canada’s Great Outdoors! Each day is filled with a variety of activities related to salmon and trout fishing as well as conservation efforts. Your camper will be fly-tying, casting, trout and salmon fishing, learning waterContinue Reading

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 theContinue Reading

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 25-27, 2018

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 25-27, 2018

Atlantic Canada’s premiere striped bass fishing tournament attracted over 1,000 fishing enthusiasts in 2015, its first year and has only gotten bigger & better since then. Now going into its fourth year, this multiple award winning tournament hosts competitive and amateur fishermen from throughout Eastern Canada and includes not only a professional team division butContinue Reading

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Atlantic Salmon Museum

The Atlantic Salmon Museum is a non-profit organization located on the banks of the Main South West Miramichi River in the Village of Doaktown. The museum houses a very extensive collection of artifacts and interpretive displays that tell the story of the sport of fly fishing as well as the history of the Atlantic salmon. Their artifacts includeContinue Reading

Wilson’s Sporting Camps

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 outdoor adventures to clients from around the world. They are in the Miramichi River valley of New Brunswick, one of the most scenic places in Canada. A pristine, “just as GodContinue Reading

Country Haven Lodge

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,Continue Reading

Upper Oxbow Adventures & MROC Lodges

Upper Oxbow Adventures & MROC Lodges

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. Taking  up residence on the banks of the Little Southwest Miramichi in 1823 where they have been stewards of the river for six generations. Today, the tradition continues atContinue Reading

The Ledges Inn

The Ledges Inn

Located on the magnificent Miramichi River, the Ledges Inn offers a world class fly fishing experience. In the fall, you can spend a crisp morning engaging in an invigorating upland bird hunt! If you prefer the thrill of the chase, you will love taking advantage of their private, 200 acre pheasant preserve. During the coolerContinue Reading