While waiting for the Atlantic Salmon season to start on June 1, I decided to try my hand at some winter fishing for Sea Run Brown Trout. I have to say its great throwing the fly again, even if it is quote cold. I wouldn't be a proper fisherman if I let the elements stop me. I have had some success for this season including this nice brown below.
The sport of fly fishing is quite relaxing, tranquil and intoxicating. Being on the river early morning or late evening is a great way to wind down after a busy work season. Any salmon angler will tell you its the rush of the rise that keeps being people back. When you present your fly to the salmon and see it rise to the top of the water it is both exciting and beautiful. When your line tightens your heart starts pumping and spectacle of the "Leaping Silver" begins.
Fishing "The Rip". Located on the Exploits River, Grand Falls-Windsor, NL
Living on the island of Newfoundland we have access to over 60 licensed Atlantic Salmon rivers. The image below will give you an idea where they are located on the Island.
For those who are unfamiliar, the Island of Newfoundland is located on the east coast of Canada. Newfoundland is apart of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Two retained salmon following the provincial regulations. Both were caught at the Pinware River, Labrador
A 67cm (around 8lbs) salmon being readied for release on the Exploits River.
Angling at a smaller river - Piper's Hole River
Feel free to check out these youtube videos of some of Atlantic Salmon I released.