The staff

Paul Ostiguy, associate manager

Paul Ostiguy is the heart and soul of McKenzie River Lodge. He likes to share his passion for fly fishing and the secrets of the McKenzie with his clients. He fell in love with Labrador, and the outfitter has become a world class destination under his direction.

Fred Gillis, manager

A genuine woodsman and a true gentleman! The lodge’s memory keeper is known for being calm and friendly. His observation skills are matched only by his availability, and an early morning grin from Fred means a great day is in store.

Burt Gillis, guide

An outstanding guide and fly-tyer, he shares his knowledge of the area with you in your quest for trophy fish. Each day, he updates a notebook on fishing conditions and results, which will go into a book about fishing on the McKenzie river.

Andrew Murphy, guide

A young man of many talents, he brings the client a fishing technique tailored to the circumstances. His observation skills and his calm and friendly manner can turn the worst day of fishing into a lasting memory.

Simon sylvestre, guide

A globetrotter, he lives out his passion for fishing all year long. Like Andrew, he joined the McKenzie River Lodge team in 2015. His enthusiasm, cheerfulness and knowledge of the water make him an invaluable companion to our guests.

Ludovic Vrac

“ Ludo” joined the team 3 years ago. Responsible for web site and market development in Europe. A very passionate fly-fisherman, he never hesitates to guide on the river.