Accommodations: Deluxe accomodations for up to 12
Cost: Call or email for details
Dates: June 1 to September 30
Location: Gaspe, Quebec, Canada
Not Included: Tran to lodge, tips, flies, lisc, gear
Phone Number: 800-410-1222 ask for Gary or Mike
Provided: Lodging, guide and food
Species: Atlantic Salmon and some Sea-run trout
Technical: Experience helpful
Technique: Fly fishing
|Malbaie River Outfitters Lodge - Gaspe, Quebec
Malbaie River Lodge in Gaspe, Quebec, Canada is located in the heart of SALMON COUNTRY with eight (8) different salmon rivers – The Dartmouth, Grande, Melbaie, Pabos, and St. Jean. York and others - reached with an easy drive from our lodge. Each river offers its’ own unique opportunities to pursue Salmon. In June and early July three of the rivers are high enough so that guests can enjoy canoe runs. All of the rivers are clear enough to enable sight fishing to individual Salmon.
Our experienced guides will ensure that all clients will have an enjoyable and memorable Atlantic salmon fishing experience. Our highest priority is to provide world-class Atlantic salmon fishing to our clients.
We can accommodate individual anglers as well groups of up to 14 depending upon the season. Malbaie River Outfitters has the perfect setting for corporate groups as well. Let us tailor a fishing package for your specific needs. We invite you to experience world-class Atlantic salmon fishing with Gaspe's most experienced Outfitter.
World-renowned Simon Gawesworth will be heading up the beginner's spey school. He is a superb instructor and is very excited about this school.
The program will include 2 days of instruction on the water and 4 days of spey fishing for Atlantic salmon. Student to instructor ratios will be 3.
Our guests have the option of staying in the main lodge or in newly constructed private chalets.
The main lodge was built in the 1930's and can accommodate 12 guests. Two of the guest bedrooms have their own rustic fireplaces. The spacious living room has a beautiful stone fireplace and a high cathedral ceiling. It is the perfect gathering place after a day on the water. The over-sized screened porch is the ideal spot to recap the day's activities while listening to the rush of the river.
Clients are treated to exquisite meals prepared by gourmet chef Noreen Hackett. Breakfast and supper are eaten at the lodge, while lunch is on the river. Depending upon the river, clients can enjoy superbly prepared shore lunches. Let us know if there are any dietary considerations and our kitchen staff will customize a menu for your comfort.
Our fishing season runs from June 1 through September 30. We fish a total of 8 different rivers from the lodge. Each river gets a different run of salmon which gives us the opportunity to select the most productive rivers for our clients. Some of the water offers a chance at Sea-run Brook Trout along with the salmon.
June is mostly wet fly fishing for large Atlantic salmon. Many of the fish caught in June are 20lbs or larger. The largest salmon which migrate into the rivers will enter in June.
July and August are the best times to catch Atlantic salmon on dry flies. As the water warms up into the 50's and 60's Salmon rise well to surface flies which include bombers, wulffs, bugs, and stoneflies.
August and September are the best times to have multiple fish days. The pools this time of year hold large numbers of Salmon; some holding pools will have 400-500 Salmon. As the waters begin to cool down the large salmon become aggressive again.
The fishing is wade fishing although we can provide canoe fishing if our clients request it. Clients have access to a variety of water which includes some remote water, and both small and large rivers. From June through early July, clients also have the ability to fish canoe runs of four to eight miles in length.
Casts are generally less than 40 feet and the rivers are extremely clear, enabling anglers to see the salmon resting in the pools.
Guests determine their fishing schedules and can fish from dawn to dust if they like. The guides and staff will arrange fishing and meal times to accommodate the clients.
Eight and nine weight rods with floating lines are ideal for most fishing conditions. Spey rods can offer a useful advantage in early June and during periods of high water levels. When the water temperatures drop into the 40's (early June and late September) sinking lines or leaders help improve the fishing.
We generally fish wet flies in June and September and dry flies in July and August. As the season progresses and the rivers drop, smaller flies become more productive. Due to the clarity of the rivers, we use clear leaders and avoid brightly colored fly lines whenever possible.
We sell custom-tied flies at the lodge that are suitable for the various months and conditions. Many of the flies we use are not found in fly shops or are tied a bit differently than standard patterns. We are happy to put together a custom package of flies that will be ready when you arrive at the lodge. We also sell flies and hand-tied leaders at the lodge.
The Gaspe Peninsulais renowned for it Atlantic salmon rivers and natural beauty. Many of the small villages which dot the peninsula have a tradition of commercial fishing. Today, lobster, scallops, shrimp, and crab make up the majority of the commercial catch.
The word Gaspe comes from the Mic Mac word meaning "Lands End". First discovered by French explorer Jacques Cartier in 1534, Gaspe is home to a variety of cultures.
Malbaie River Outfitters welcomes non-fishing companions and our staff will help plan enjoyable activities.
Located close to the lodge is the popular vacation town of Perce which is world-renowned for the breath-taking Perce Rock. Visitors can walk out to the Rock at low tide or take a boat tour around it. Just off the Rock is Bonaventure Island, a bird sanctuary, which is home to millions of nesting sea birds. Boat tours can take visitors to the Island or around it. The only inhabitants are the daily visitors.
The Atlantic Ocean is home to several species of whales, including blue, sperm, pilot, and humpback whales. Excursions to view whales, porpoises, and seals depart from Perce several times a day.
Known for its quaint shops and restaurants, Perce is a great place to spend the day while your companion is on the water.
Gaspe is located about 25 minutes from the lodge; this port city has much to offer. Street-side cafes and a boardwalk along the Bay of Gaspe are ideal places to relax. The small boutiques and larger stores offer a variety of shopping opportunities.
Haldimand Beach is located a few minutes outside of Gaspe and is a great place to relax during the summer. Renowned for its delicate sands, the Beach is among the nicest in eastern Canada. It lies in the southern shadow of Forillon National Park.
Just beyond Gaspe is Forillon National Park, one of the most visited National Parks in Canada. Visitors can take easy hikes to impressive waterfalls and panoramic scenes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The Park is home to an abundance of land and marine wildlife.
Fort Prevel, which is a short drive from the lodge, offers 18 hole championship golf overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Days can include a combination of fishing and golfing. The pro-shop rents complete sets of clubs.
Horseback excursions are available from two area ranches. Leisurely rides in and around Forillon National Park as well as the Haldimand/Douglastown areas provide an enjoyable way to see the wonderful scenery.
For reservation or information email using blue button or call 800-410-1222 & ask for Gary or Mike