Province/Territory: Newfoundland and Labrador

Freshwater fly-fishing in the northeast tip of Newfoundland

  • 19 rivers teeming with salmon
  • 10,000 year-old icebergs
  • 01 Unesco World Heritage Site

You’ve chosen the ideal location for Atlantic salmon fly fishing — the northern tip of Newfoundland. Five minutes in any direction, you’re crossing one of the region’s 19 rivers and chances are they’re running with salmon. Ten to twelve thousand young Atlantic salmon return to these rivers each year.

Trade in your waders for other outdoor adventures, too. Tuckamore Lodge sits on the Northern Peninsula, an area teeming with wildlife, icebergs and ancient history. The fish may be biting, but so is your chance for adventure.

Why you should visit
  • Put your angling skills to test while casting for Atlantic salmon on one of 19 rivers on the most easterly edge of North America.
  • Stay in one of eight charming yet rustic rooms at Tuckamore Lodge. All rooms feature a private en-suite bathroom, high-speed wireless Internet and daily maid service.
  • Tuck into the unique cuisine of Newfoundland and Labrador at the lodge, from toutons with molasses to a mug up (snack and tea) to a Jiggs dinner.
  • Head to the ocean to watch for many species of whales, including thousands of humpbacks that feed in these coastal waters.
  • Get a taste of everything from wildlife viewing and iceberg watching to fishing and exploring the geology of Newfoundland on a fishing and eco tour.
  • Paddle in a kayak past 10,000-year-old icebergs, hike the hills of Gros Morne National Park and fish for Atlantic salmon on a Hiking, Kayaking and Freshwater Salmon adventure.
  • Go fishing, plus take in a variety of historic fishing villages and heritage sites of the Northern Peninsula of Newfoundland on Tuckamore’s weeklong Fishing and Heritage Sites tour.

Weather

Visitor information
When to go
  • The Atlantic salmon fishing season runs late June through early September, but Tuckamore Lodge is open year-round.
  • Advanced reservations are required.
Need to know
  • You will need a Newfoundland & Labrador fishing licence.
  • The lodge recommends packing the following for a fishing excursion: rods and waders/hip boots, insect/fly repellent, fly/insect screen jackets and excellent rain gear.
  • You need to be prepared for any type of weather in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the weather can change quickly. Layered clothing is a must, as it can be sunny one minute and rainy the next. If you plan on being out on the water, the temperature can drop as much as 15°C.
Getting Here
  • Tuckamore Lodge is located 2.2 km from the village of Main Brook and is a 20-minute drive from the St. Anthony Regional Airport (YAY). Ground transportation to and from the airport is included in the weekly rate.
  • By car, Marine Atlantic provides year-round vehicle and passenger ferry service between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Ferry reservations are required. The approximate travel time from Port aux Basques to Tuckamore Lodge is 6-7 hours.
  • Driving from St. John's will mean 12 hours on the road making it an great road trip with possible stops at UNESCO World Heritage Sites and many opportunities for wildlife viewing.