Fishing

FISHING

Most of the time, depending on the period and type of water being fished, a variety of flies will allow you to catch Brook Trout form 2 to 8 lbs, Landlocked Atlantic Salmon from 4 to 10 lbs, Northern Pike from 5 to 20 lbs, Lake Trout from 4 to 15 lbs and Lake Whitefish from 2 to 7 lbs.

Our experienced and knowledgeable guides and staff do the very best to help guests enjoy their trip to this magnificent territory and world class fishery. This is something we can rely on. There is always trophy fish to catch and bring memories to last a lifetime.

… The angler forgets most of the fish he catches, but he never forgets the streams and lakes in Which they are caught …

Charles K. Fox

An ethical and responsible fisheries policy

In order to preserve this spectacular fishery for future generations and to protect and abundant natural habitat, we practice catch and release in our waters.

Only fly-fishing with single barbless hooks is permitted in the rivers. In the lakes, light tackle with barbless hooks is permitted.

… We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children …

Antoine de St-Exupéry

Brook trout

Beautifully coloured, hard fighting river fish. Our Brook Trout average 2 to 5 pounds, but trophies up to 8 lbs are released each year. The camp record is 9 lbs 4 ounces.

Landlocked Salmon

Or Ouananiche as they are called in eastern Canada. These hard fighting acrobatic fish average 4 to 10 pounds. Trophies up to 16 pounds have been released.

Whitefish

This is abundant and often neglected by anglers. Averaging 3 to 7 pounds, these beautiful salmonids have small delicate mouths. Hard fighters they offer a great challenge on small dry flies or nymphs.

Lake Trout

Present in the river early in the season, they readily take streamers or stonefly nymphs. These powerful fish are the apex predator of the North, averaging 4 to 15 lbs, they are also abundant in Andre lake where trophies of 15 to 25 lbs are caught each year trolling large streamers with sink tip lines.

Northern Pike

Abundant in Andre Lake or slower currents and bays of the river, they range from 5 to 20 lbs. Strong and aggressive predators they provide great sport on the fly. They avidly take large streamers, poppers or mouse patterns.

WHAT TO BRING

THE GUIRE

ROADS: A 9-foot rod for No.7 line will cover most situations. However several species can be caught. The size of these vary considerably. For brook trout and lake whitefish, a 8 ½ feet or 9 feet rod for line 6 or 7 is recommended. For landlocked salmon, lake trout and pike, a 9-foot cane made of No. 7,8 or 9 is recommended. A minimum of 2 rods is to be expected, ideally 3; an accident can happen so quickly!

REELS: Heavy duty reels with quality disc brakes + 100 yards minimum of reserve line are required.

LINES : Floating lines for cold water are the most commonly used. We suggest that you bring an intermediate wedge toe bristle or interchangeable wedge tips for deeper pits and high water conditions. A fully sinking line is recommended for lake lake trout.

LEADERS: 8-10 lbs. of resistance is standard, but may become a little too visible for wild trout. For finer fishing, with dry flies for example, 3x or 4x monofilaments are a problem. For pike and large lake trout, a much stronger leader is required. (steel or kevlar of 20 lbs of resistance.)

A good selection and backing is available at the Lodge.

CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES

Waders : Chest waders are recommended. Stocking foot waders with a good quality wading shoe or brogue will provide better support, comfort and mobility than boot-footed waders. Good quality Gore-Tex waders with a polar fleece pant will keep you dry and comfortable. Felt Soles are an absolute must! Screw in carbide studs, a wading staff and belt are highly recommended. A walking stick and a belt are highly recommended.

Carbide studs are
available at the Lodge.

CLOTHING : Your clothing list should include long underwear (polypropylene and or polar fleece for wearing under waders), wool socks, warm shirts, Patagonia style pullover or hooded sweat shirt, good quality wind and water proof wading jacket, hat with visor, warm gloves. Be prepared for a broad range of temperatures (45 – 80 degrees F). It is best to dress in layers.

ACCESSORIES : Bug repellent, sun cream, lip balm, vest, clippers, leader materiel, split shot or lead weight, polarized sun glasses, dry fly floatant, forceps, pocket knife, flashlight and a small waterproof pack or bag for carrying personal gear, camera, clothing etc. Be sure to bring any and all personal medications you will need. Please try to keep your luggage weight to 55 lbs. Soft sided luggage is appreciated. Your pharmacy items.

The total luggage weight for the seaplane is 55 pounds (25 kilos) for your personal belongings, ideally in one non-rigid piece of luggage.