Salmon Fishing on the Miramichi River
Located on the magnificent Miramichi River, the Ledges Inn caters to guests who want great fishing and upland bird hunting with accommodations that are considerably “less rustic” than most other lodges found throughout the New Brunswick region. First opened in 1996, Ledges offers 10 well-appointed guest rooms, a great room that overlooks the river, and a conference room that’s ideal for meetings or small corporate retreats. Salmon anglers who stay at Ledges Inn have access to some of the best private salmon pools on the Miramichi. Ledges Inn is owned and operated by the Everett family, and the property where Ledges Inn now sits (as well as the lodge’s home pools) has been in the family for six generations! The family has a long history of farming, ranching, and outfitting for salmon and game in the area, and their goal when building the lodge was to offer first-class angling and hunting opportunities coupled with outstanding accommodations, service amenities, and service.
All Ledges Inn features spacious rooms each with a private bath, down duvets, and some even have propane fireplaces. First opened in 1996, Ledges offers 10 well-appointed guest rooms, a great room that overlooks the river, and a conference room that’s ideal for meetings or small corporate retreats. After a long day on the river, the lodge offers the perfect atmosphere to kick back and relax.
Food and Beverages
Hearty breakfasts are served each day with coffee for those who want it. After a morning session of fishing, enjoy a three-course lunch. Before dinner is served each night, enjoy mingling in the lounge and Great Room over cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres. Every night there’s something new on the menu and guests can order from a wide range of fresh foods including seafood as well as non-seafood options. Enjoy the views of the dining room overlooking the beautiful Miramichi River. At the end of dinner, guests are treated to a selection of gourmet desserts and a flambéed coffee.
Typical Length of Stay
Most guests stay 4 or 5 nights but packages of any length can be arranged.
Non-Angling activities and Options
The beauty of New Brunswick is breathtaking and the lodge can accommodate non-anglers. There really aren’t many activities other than rest and relaxing or joining an angling partner on the river.
There is WiFi at the lodge and decent cell coverage in the area
How To Get There
Guests should fly to Fredericton, New Brunswick (YFC). Fredericton is about an hour from the lodge and guests can arrange a taxi or rent a car to get to the lodge.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
Guests typically arrive by 3 pm for evening fishing on the first day and departure is after breakfast on the last day. Guests can book partial or full weeks at a time.
A passport is required for U.S. citizens to enter Canada.
A Note on Drunk Driving or Other Criminal Record
Anyone with a criminal record (including a drunk driving conviction) may be excluded from Canada. A waiver of exclusion may be issued but several weeks are required, and a processing fee must be paid. Contact the Canadian Embassy or a Canadian Consulate in the U.S. for more information.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
Pursuing Atlantic Salmon is the name of the game of Ledges. Enjoy riverside accommodations while chasing big fish on the Miramichi River. The Miramichi boasts one of the largest salmon runs in the world with close to 100,000 returning fish each year. A great fishery for both experienced and first time Atlantic anglers!
The fishing day at Ledges is a split session. Anglers fish the morning, come back to the lodge for lunch and a siesta and then head out in the afternoon for an evening session.
Spring Season (April 15 to early-mid May)
Spring Salmon are fish that have entered the river the previous year, spawned in the fall, remained in the river throughout the winter, and are now returning downstream and back out to sea. After a long New Brunswick winter, the fish are very hungry and fishermen can enjoy great success. In late spring the best fighters will be found as new fish start to enter the river. May and June on The Miramichi River also offer a good run of sea-run brook trout.
Summer & Fall (Mid May to October 15)
During the summer and fall months, the majority of fishing is done by wading. Fishermen at this time of year will also often combine a number of fly patterns, both wet and dry. Summer and fall salmon runs have proven to be an exciting and rewarding experience as these fish are arriving fresh from the sea brighter, fatter, and stronger!
Boats and Equipment
The lodge utilizes 26’ Sharp and Lennon canoes with 15 hp motors on them. The majority of the fishing is wading unless the angler can’t wade in which case the boats will be used. 9 weight rods are the primary rod of choice.
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are quoted in US dollars. Trips of any length can be arranged, so please call Yellow Dog for details and custom package pricing.
Guided fishing = $700.00 per person, per day based on double occupancy
Special rate for couples = for $1,100.00 per day for both
- All accommodations at Ledges Inn as specified
- All guided fishing as specified in your package
- Three meals per day and all non-alcoholic
- Access to private pools fished by only Ledges
- Transportation to and from the fishing pools generally by 26ft Sharf canoes
- Fishing equipment, if needed and some flies
- Laundry service
What’s Not Included:
- Flights to and from New Brunswick
- Transportation to the lodge from the airport (can be arranged by Yellow Dog)
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Fishing Licenses
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Waders, boots and a personal layering system
- Some flies (the guides will provide a few and you can purchase more at the lodge)