Monday, March 30, 2009

Ice Condtions on the Miramichi River

Colfords Atlantic Salmon Fishing River Conditions and Fly Fishing Reports by guide Rodney Colford on the Main South West Miramichi River in Eastern Canada for March 30th 2009.

With such good weather all weekend we woke up this morning on the Miramichi area with another winter storm! There must be close to a foot of snow down and still snowing in most areas.

For the ice out conditions its not looking so good but there is warmer weather in the forecast and rain by the end of the week. I have added some photos of the lower section of the main south west Miramichi by Quarryville.

These photos are taken last night before the storm and can give you a little look at what the ice conditions look like.

One photo was taken at the mouth of Barnaby River, another 2 at the bridge in Quarryville and 1 looking up from the bridge off route 8 on the Renous River.

Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum

A few thousand people turned out for a great Fly Fishing Show held by the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum over the weekend. People showed up from all over the province of NB and PEI, NS, Quebec, NFL & Labrador even visitors from Germany were among the crowd. Some guest were Doug Underhill, Paul Mariner, Dennis Grant and many more. This show is getting very popular amongst all Canadians for its sixth year. Really shows that there are a lot of fly fishers out there and a lot that are looking to learn more about the sport. Have a look at the Fly Fishing Forum web site and see who else was at the show.

Atlantic Salmon Feder
ation Dinner
I attended the Atlantic Salmon Federation dinner over the weekend at the Fox Creek Golf Club in Dieppe. There were 175 tickets sold and several auctions to some great lodges on the Miramichi, Restigouche and the Cains River. Also other auctions on several prints and fishing gear. For more info please check the web site at Atlantic Salmon Federation

Tight Lines from the Miramichi and please enjoy the photos.