Fishing the West Coast of Newfoundland
During my 1997 visit to Atlantic Canada I fished another
15 different river systems in Newfoundland and once again
registered success by using bigger flies then most of the
locals did. We were initially greeted by much skepticism and
good humor, but began to be taken more seriously before very
much time had passed.
Fly Fishing in Labrador
Labrador is rather unknown for most Europeans. I even met
several people who really didn't know were exactly it is
located. This is probably why Labrador belongs to one of the
world's last great frontiers.
Fly Fishing in southern Newfoundland
Straight beneath us we saw how Salmon Brook winds its way
among enormous rocks. Innumerable boulders clearly stand out
against the background, giving an unmistakable image of how
this powerful water has chewed through the rugged landscape.
The wildly flowing river gradually settles down when it joins
the deeper water of the main Grey.
The Lady of the wild (Barb Genge)
We heard of "Tuckamore Barb" for the first time in 1996
when we were visiting some other lodges in Atlantic Canada.
Her name was mentioned to us several times and that set you
thinking. Who is this "Barb" that everybody talks about? Who
is this woman that respects nature and wildlife so much? Who
is this nice person that promotes catch and release fishing in
a country where people prefer to take their catch?
When droughts strikes
Our favourite Rivers like Crabbs and Harry's
where closed and that was a real big disappointment for us. We
came to fish Harry's and waited a whole year for it and we
really feel sad about it. Especially because according to the
plan angling will close only when temps exceed 18 degrees
Celsius. This is where managers and decision-makers must
exercise some prudence and ensure that temperatures are being
recorded in the sections of river where the angling is likely
Nymphing for salmon in the newfie
drought of 1999
experience with nymphing for salmon I have built up some very
nice techniques too. When I hooked my first ever by nymph it
was with the Brooks technique, which I use a lot while
nymphing for grayling. It's a very effective technique when
the current is strong and you want to present the fly deep but
when I used it for salmon and more and more people took it
over I just wanted to do something different.
Travelling to Newfoundland
When I have shown my lectures about Newfoundland and
give people time to ask me questions, the most frequent
question by far is undoubtedly about the price for
travelling and accommodations. A lot of European people
still think that travelling to Newfoundland is very
expensive but I can assure you that it is not, but of course
you have to know when and where to book your journey.
Internet is welcome source to plan and organize your entire
trip. I book via internet since many years and never had any
problems so far. Direct bookings on Internet usual are much
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