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 dinner, fly fishing on the Miramichi is truly an experience you’ll never forget. 

The 2019 season commences on April 15, find information on the 2019 salmon fishery guidelines here. 

Ready to experience salmon fishing for yourself? Check out this year’s packages from our local outfitters!

Bass Fishing

Fishing season

  • The recreational striped bass fishery season will begin on April 15, 2019; once information becomes available, more information on retention can be found here.

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.



Events Celebrating Fishing:

What is better than fish and friends?

Metepenagiag Big Tex Trout Derby – May 17th – 19th, 2019

Anglers line the shores and sail the river in search of the biggest (or most) trout. Join the community of Metepenagiag for a weekend of community, fishing and fun.

Miramichi Striper Cup – May 24th – 26th, 2019

Mr. Jeff Wilson and The City of Miramichi invite all fishing enthusiasts to Atlantic Canada’s Premier Bass Fishing Experience! The Miramichi Striper Cup is a “catch and release” bass fishing tournament that attracts over 2,000 participants to the banks of the Miramichi River each year. In 2018, the Miramichi Striper Cup awarded over $95,000.00 in cash and prizes including two Princecraft boats and Mercury outboard motors valued at $30,000.00.

Fishermen’s Pow Wow – TBA


More Information:

  1. Tips for Safe Catch and Release
  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Striped Bass
  3. Public Access Points for Bass Fishing, Miramichi
  4. Public Salmon Fishing Pools, Miramichi
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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 water […]  More Details

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 but […]  More Details

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 include […]  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 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 God […]  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 & 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 at […]  More Details

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 cooler […]  More Details

Storeytown Cottages & Expeditions

Christine and Jeremie Bray were both graduating from an outdoor adventure leadership program when they met at an outfitters at in Parry Sound, Ontario. With their hearts set on owning an outdoor adventure business, they headed east and in 2014 their dream became a reality as they purchased what was then known as O’Donnell’s Cottages.   […]  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 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.  Pond’s 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, […]  More Details