Unique fishing experience

Hunt River is gently flowing with periodic slides and riffles that hold salmon. Depending on the pool location fly fishing can either be from shore, wading or from a river canoe. The entire river is only 16 km long with a series of waterfalls at three locations. The river is divided into two section. The lower section is from the Lodge to First Falls which hosts 8 pools. The upper section is from above First Falls to Hunt Lake which hosts 29 identified pools.

Guests landing a salmon greater than 20 lbs at any unnamed pool location shall have naming rights. Since 2011 we have had 10 pools named by our angling guests with more than a dozen remaining to be named which only have temporary names such as “the leaning Juniper” or “the Boulders”. The previous owner did not fish above the First Falls thus the unique situation of angling previously uncharted waters.

Atlantic Salmon

Pending coastal ice conditions, a normal year has the salmon run beginning to enter Hunt River during the first several weeks of July. By mid-July the river hosts a healthy run of salmon ranging from 3 to 30+ pounds. Salmon continue to enter the river until mid September. River canoes with outboard engines are the primary transportation while traveling to and from the pools. These river canoes are stationed along the river and are short 5-10 minute walks to the next set of canoes (two 6-passenger ATV’s are also available for the link) to access the upper stretches of the river.

  • max-weight
    3-30 lb
  • calandar
    July 15 to Sept. 15

Arctic Char

Char typically begin entering Hunt River and surrounding rivers during the third week of July. Angling the rivers and tidal estuary for char can prove very exciting. While spinning tackle is the obvious choice for success in the estuary and lakes, the river is fly-fishing only for all species. We encourage fly-fishing for char in all locations using small #12 – #20 flies for the ultimate technical angling achievement. We also own the commercial outfitting lease to Char Lake situated 15 kilometres to the northwest.

Sea-Run Brook Trout

An abundance of 1-5 pound sea-run brook trout populate the river as well, providing for additional spectacular angling. A Hunt River Grand Slam would be to hook and release all three species in one day.

Fish Retention Policy

Lodge policy for 2012 and beyond will limit fish retention to 1 male grilse and 1 male trout per group during the visit that can be prepared as a sampling for an evening appetizer.

  • 1
    male grilse
  • 1
    male trout
  • 2
    total fish