PRIVATE FISHING POOLS
When fishing for Wild Atlantic Salmon there are so many factors to ensure the best trip possible - from proper conditions, quality guides and fish numbers, but none more important than the best access to private fishing water throughout the river system - regard;ess of conditions.
The Miramichi is only one of a few rivers in the world where fishing rights are still privately owned. We are priviliged to be located on the lower stretch of the Main Southwest Miramichi, just below Blackville - the "Salmon Capital of the Miramichi" known as the most productive stretch of the entire river system, that ensures you will be fishing for the freshest fish as they make their journey upriver. The Main Southwest Miramichi has thea majority of the private water on the System so that is where many of the pools are located. We are blessed to have access to private water on rivers throughout the entire river system so, depending on conditions, we fish
these rivers as well, giving us access to a number of productive private pools throughout the River System.
Here are some of the private water pools you might be fishing while staying at Country Haven Miramichi.
Pool # 1 - This pool is located just minutes from the lodge and can be fished anytime from June through October. It is good with high water as the fish travel close to shore. It is also a very good low water pool especially in September and October as the fish tend to start holding up there in the fall. It also has a cold-water brook running into it that makes it even more attractive for a stopover on their way up river. Fishermen have landed many 30lb+ salmon out of this pool over the years.
Pool # 2 -
This pool is located down river from the lodge and has been family owned for generations and is where I spent my days fishing as a kid. It always gives me pleasure when fishermen land fish from this pool. It is a low water pool that can be fished any time of year when the water is low but is best in August, September and October when the fish start holding. It also has a cold-water brook running into the lower part of it to keep them around when the water in the river might be a bit too warm. This pool is only one of a few pools on the Miramichi where the water can never get too low for it to be fished as the lower the water gets, the better this pool gets.
Pool # 3 -
Located ½ mile down river from the above pool and has been in the family for generations. It can be fished anytime throughout the season. In high water it can be fished from shore when the fish are moving through but is a much better low water pool as a narrow funnel develops when the water lowers and the fish travel through the funnel. Great for the early run of summer fish and a very good holding pool for the fall fish. It has been very successful over the years for novices and children as they can have good luck with a very short line. For two of the past five years this pool has been our most productive pool on the Miramichi River System.
Pool # 4 - This pool is called the Orr Pool and at one time was owned by the baseball great Ted Williams. It is located directly across the river from our #3 pool giving us access for fishing over every fish traveling upriver though this highly productive stretch of water. With our #3 pool being such a great low water pool and this pool being both a good low water and high water pool, we should have some great fishing in this stretch of river.
Pool # 5 - This pool is a good low water pool with a cold water stream running into it. It produces well in lower water conditions at any time of the year and is good for both wet & dry fly use.
Pool # 6 - This Pool is a low water pool that has a cold water stream running into it and produces at it's best as the water levels drop. It produces well from July until the end of the season with right conditions as it continues to hold fish late into the fall. It is a great pool for both wet and dry fly fishing. It has been in the Family for years, is easy to wade which can be great for novices as and fish are close to shore.
Pool #7 - This pool is a very good low water pool and can hold fish from early summer until the end of the season. It is located below the junction of The Main River and the Bartholemew river. Fish wait here for conditions they like for moving up the river and is good for both wet and dry fly fishing.
Pool #8 - This pool is a good low water pool and produces best when fresh fish are arriving in the river from tides as it is influenced by the tides. It is good all season but best with low water conditions and can be fished using both wet and dry flies.
Pool # 9 - This is the last private pool downriver before the junction of the Main and Renous rivers. This pool is a low water pool that produces at it's best when fresh fish are entering the river. It is influenced by tides and we can sometimes catch fish here when conditions are not good anywhere else as the fresh fish tend to take a fly better if conditions are not great. This pool produces best with wet fly fishing.
Pool # 10 -
This pool was formaly owned by Campbells Fishing Lodge and is located 3km above the mouth of the Cains on the Main river. It is an excellent location for anglers when the fish that have been holding below the mouth of the
Cains due to low water, decide the conditions are right for moving on up the Main river. This pool is best when some of the low water pools are too high for good fishing. One of the reason it fishes so well is even though it's on the Main river, the river narrows here, making it easy to cast over almost all the fish moving through. It is not as easy to access as some of the pools but easy wading and easy to cast over the fish - great for Novices. It produces well using both wet and dry flies.
Pool #11 - This pool is located in the Upper Blackville area and is one of the easiest wading pools of all the pools on the river. It can be productive anytime throughout the season when fish are on the move. It's one of the first pools on the main river system that becomes fishable after a big rise in water levels. It produces best using wet flies but can also produce with dry flies when fishing the lower stretch of the pool.
Pool #12 - This pool is located in Upper Blackville and is one of the most consistent pools for good results, especially when the fish are travelling. Compared to the pools below Blackville, this would be considered a high water pool but it still fishes well for different water heights. It offers easy access with very easy wading - good for novices. It is one of the most "friendly-to-fish" pools on the river and produces well with both wet and dry fly use.
Pool #13 - This Pool is located in the Blissfield area holds fish in warm weather and is best after a rise in water levels and when fish are on the move. It produces well with both wet and dry fly fishing but has better results in higher water conditions using wet flies.
Pool #14 - This pool is located in the Doaktown area and is a good pool when the water is higher on the lower stretches of the Main river and when the fish are on the move. It is easily accessable with easy wading.
Pool #15 - This pool is located on the lower stretch of the Cains river and is one of the first pools on the Cains to start holding fish. This pool can be good from early July until the end of the season if conditions are right. It is a great pool for both wet and dry fly Fishing.
Pool #16 - This Pool is located on the lower stretches of the Cains and is one of the better holding pools in the fall. Once it starts holding fish, they will stay here until the end end of the season. It is best in September and October but has produced as early as July with right conditions. It produces well for both Wet and dry fly fishing and has good wading - a great pool for novices.
Pool #17 - This pool is located on the Middle Cains river - good for both high and low water height fishing. In High water it is one of the first pools fishable after a big rise in water levels and is best after a rise of water when the holding fish from pools in the lower section of river decide to move upriver. This pool with its faster water is best for wet fly fishing.
Pool #18 - This pool is located on the Middle Cains with easy access and wading and is one of the better fall pools on the Cains as fish continue to hold throughout September and October but can be productive much earlier in the season with proper conditions. This pool is good for both wet and dry fly fishing and has easy access and is great for novice anglers.
Pool #19 - This pool is located on the upper stretch of the Middle Cains river where the Cains and the Muzzorell rivers meet. It is a good fall pool for holding fish
before they make their move on up the Cains or the Muzoral. This pool is best for wet fly fishing and allows easy access and is good for wading.
Pool #20 - This pool is located on the lower stretch of the Renous river. It is a medium to low water pool, close enough to the tidal waters to be influenced by the tides.
It is also a good holding pool and we have landed our largest salmon of the fall season from this pool on two occasions. It is a better wet fly pool but has also been productive in summer and early fall with dry fly fishing. It offers easy access and easy wading.
Pool #21 - This pool is located on the lower stretch of the Renous River and is best in medium to low water conditions. It offers easy access and easy wading. It is close enough to tidal water that to be influenced by the tides and can be good for catching fresh fish throughout the
season with right conditions. It produces best using a wet fly.
Pool #22 - This pool is located on the Nor'west Miramichi. It is a great holding pool as it has deep water at the bottom of the pool, and a colder water stream above keeps fish in this pool most of the time throughout the year. It is also on the Lower stretch of the Nor'west so is quite productive for fresh fish after high tides. It has easy access and quite good wading and produces well using both wet and dry flies..
- Photo of Canoe fishing. Although much of our summer & fall fishing is done by wading these pools, for those who prefer canoe fishing we can provide canoes for one or two fishermen per guide in many of these private fishing pools.
Catching the wild Atlantic Salmon can sometimes be challenging so we try to ensure that while fishing with us you will be given the very best possible opportunity to make your fishing trip a truly memorable one.
EVEN THOUGH WE ARE LOCATED ON THE MOST PRODUCTIVE STRETCH OF THE RIVER SYSTEM WITH A GOOD SELECTION OF PRIVATE WATER , WITH OUR GREAT CENTRAL LOCATION TO 5 OTHER SALMON TRIBUTARIES AT THE RIGHT TIME OF SEASON AND CONDITIONS WE SOMETIMES FISH THESE RIVERS ALSO WHEN THERE ARE RUNS ON.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FLY-FISHING FOR ATLANTIC SALMON, CONTACT:
Tel/Fax No: (506) 843-9010
Toll Free: 1-877-359-4665 (1-877-FLY HOOK)
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