Thursday, March 26, 2009

Start of the Season Ice Out.

Colfords Atlantic Salmon Fishing River Conditions and Fly Fishing Reports by guide Rodney Colford on the main south west Miramichi River in Eastern Canada.

The last week has been very cold in Miramichi, New Brunswick. The forecast for the next week looks very good for a warm spell reaching from +2 Celsius to +11 Celsius.

And unless we see these warm days ahead it does not look like the ice will be out be the 15th of April for the start of the season on the Miramichi.

There is also rain in the forecast for Sunday and Monday for the amount of 20 to 30 mm which would get things moving on the river.

Anglers getting ready,
Most fisherman and guides are preparing and painting there Miramichi River Boats and getting set up for the client or friend that they will be fishing with. A very exciting time of the year and a time when you know the winter is gone!

I have a few photos but not much change in the look of the ice from the Upper Blackville bridge up or down river. As you can see from the bridge we still have several feet of snow on the ground so we should have lots of water once the ice does start breaking up.

Other news for the weekend in case you forgot there is a Fly Show in Dieppe. The Dieppe Fly Tying Club is holding its sixth Fly Fishing Forum on March 28th and 29th, 2009 at the New Brunswick Community College in Dieppe.

Also there is The Moncton Boat Show which has several kinds of boats to view. The Boat Show is the largest boat show in New Brunswick. Exhibited boats range in size from 6' to over 30' and include runabouts, cruisers, sailing dinghies, pontoon boats, bass boats, inflatables, RIBS, canoes, kayaks, and personal water craft.
Special guest of Facts of Fishing and Canada's fishing funny-man Dave Mercer.
Show hours
Friday, Mar. 27, 2009 12Noon-9pm
Sat, 28th 10am- 9pm
Sun, 29th 10am- 5pm
Place, Moncton Coliseum.

Irish Bar
Anyone interested in Irish music and fine foods please check this place out at
I was lucky to drop by here on Saint Patrick's day and listen to the great music and have a say with the nice people that were there.
Live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening so check it out wh
ile in the Miramichi area.

I will be back in a few days on the river ice conditions from the lower stretches of the South West Miramichi and the Cains River Conditions.
Also would like to remind anyone that has some photos of the ice out conditions for 2009 and want them posted please send them to me at
(I am no longer excepting emails from

Well lets hope the next report is looking more like this photo of the ice breaking up.

The Very Best,
Rodney Colford
Guide for Colford Atlantic Salmon Fishing Ltd.