Vickers Atlantic Salmon Pools
As the 2011 Atlantic Salmon Season was the best in 50 years, the 2012 Atlantic Salmon Season was the worst in 50 years. The late May – early June run flashed through our pools headed for upriver cool water sanctuaries. Then came the abnormally hot, dry summer that resulted in markedly decreased river flows and markedly elevated river temperatures. Atlantic salmon stopped entering the river. The cold-water holding pools were closed to angling and anglers disappeared from the Miramichi River Valley. Eagerly we awaited the Fall run! Sad to say, it too brought very few salmon. The grilse return for 2012 was only 25% of the return in 2011. The multi-winter salmon return was 78% of the return in 2011. The number of Bright Atlantic Salmon that were hooked in our pools was down by 90% from 2011.
P.S. Dear Atlantic Salmon, wherever you are, please come home to us on the Miramichi River, and please spend some time in our very comfortable, private salmon pools!
In 1946 our family began hosting Atlantic salmon anglers on the Main Southwest Miramichi River in Howard, New Brunswick, Canada for Miramichi River fishing. We added an A-frame log cabin with a first floor bedroom and sleeping loft near Washburn’s Island in 2009 and a traditional two bedroom cabin on the Cains River in Shinnickburn, NB in 2010. Our private pools include Horseshoe Pool, Washburn Pool, and the Brophy Pool.
Our private pools are only a few feet from our front door. The pools have a gravel bottom and are easy to wade.
We provide traditional, professional, personalized service in the peaceful, secluded surroundings of the Miramichi and Cains River valleys. If you’re looking for a fly fishing experience on the most productive North American Atlantic Salmon Rivers, please join us in 2012!