Experience St. Lewis River Labrador
A quick look down at the St. Lewis River and the sight of splashes quickens your heart rate. A high tide has brought a fresh run of salmon and they are vying for positions at the prime holding areas in the Falls Pool. You notice a guide already waiting. Jumping out of bed you pull on your clothes, tip toe to grab a coffee and make you way down to the river. The pool is alive with rolling and jumping salmon.
Atlantic Rivers Outfitting Company has paired one of the most spectacular Atlantic salmon angling locations with the construction of a world-class Lodge. The facility blends traditional New Hampshire white pine log construction with classic lodge finishes from around the world.
There are many theories to explain the allure of fly-fishing. Irrespective of age and experience we do know that your St. Lewis River Lodge visit will deliver a wealth of memories in the art of hooking, playing and releasing Atlantic salmon amidst absolute luxurious surroundings.
Science & Conservation
A catch and release policy was introduced on the St. Lewis River upon the commencement of the 2012 angling season. In 2014 Atlantic Rivers and LOOP entered into a collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to conduct baseline migration, redd densities, rearing habitat, and catch & release studies. Some of the results are currently publicly available while others will become available in due course. The studies have also confirmed that the Second Falls situated 35 Kilometres from the estuary is a complete barrier to salmon migration. Permitting is currently underway to establish a natural fish ladder at the Second Falls and once established will expand salmon habitat to 135 Kilometres or the St. Lewis River to become the 5th largest salmon river in the province.
St. Lewis River Lodge is located in southeastern Labrador, Canada – approximately 290 kilometers southeast of Goose Bay (YYR). The village of Port Hope Simpson (YHA) is 14 kilometers to the northeast of the Lodge and has a 750 meter gravel airstrip. The town of Blanc Sablon, Quebec (YBX) is 123-kilometers southwest of the Lodge with a 1,300 meter paved runway.
Access to the Lodge is via a 1.2 – 1.5-hour helicopter flight from Goose Bay.
Commercial flights to and from Goose Bay are available on a daily basis. Changeover times will generally be organized for midday as to allow inbound guests to arrive in Goose Bay in the morning and for outbound guests to depart on evening flights. Pending commercial flight schedules, guests may have to overnight in Goose Bay, St. John’s or Halifax on the inbound or outbound legs.
Guests arriving to Goose Bay via private aircraft will depart for the Lodge directly from the FBO. Those entering Canada will clear Canada Customs at the FBO.
Guests can be fishing within 1.5 hours of a Goose Bay departure.