Three Rivers Lodge, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Guests stay in private cabins, double occupancy, each cabin having a private full bathroom, bedroom(s), a sitting room with wood stove, and a front porch for wet gear and sunsets. Dining lodge seats guests at one large table and has sitting room for after-meal conversations, drinks, and fly tying.
Food & Drink:
Meals at TRL are all you had hoped for—ample, home-cooked, and presented by two fine ladies with pride, morning and evening. Shore lunches to order each day. Guests order their preferred alcohol beverages and camp provides water, juices, milk, coffee, and tea.
What is Provided:
Private quarters, all meals, non-alcoholic beverages, one guide for each two anglers, life jackets (PFDs), all transportation once arriving in Wabush, NL, two fly-outs included for each guest. Guests need to bring wading and rain gear. Lodge rods/reels are available should guests require.
9 ft. rods and longer, 6-8 wt.; strong leaders/tippets (3X to 1X); chest waders, rain jacket, and good wading boots with felt or rubber with cleats; wading staff.
What to Bring:
Insect shirt or head net; sunblock, medications, and personal items.
Mid-June through September 7
Brook trout, northern pike, Arctic charr (fly-out), lake trout, and, in season, land-locked salmon (fly-out).
Labrador is a true, unsullied wilderness. The flora and fauna are worth the trip to these hinterlands. Trophy fish are the lure but far from the total experience.
Day temps average 65 F, nighttime 45 F. Weather can come in quickly and we have had the occasional snow in all three summer months.
What is my destination airport?
Guests must travel to Wabush, NL via Air Canada or Provincial Airlines (PAL). Our hospitality lady in Wabush will meet all guests at the airport upon their arrival and take care of all transfers during their stay.
Is there a manager or owner in camp through the summer?
Kevin Barry, camp manager for seventeen years, is first in and last out each summer. The managing partner also spends his summers in camp.
How bad are the bugs?
Biting insects are rarely an issue while on the water. While walking in the woods, however, guests need to be prepared with bug shirts or head nets and repellent with deet.
Is your trout fishing in still or moving waters?
Our fly fishing for brook trout is all in moving waters, the streams, feeder creeks, and main rapids of the Woods River System. We also regularly visit many other Labrador river systems via float plane to fish for landlocked salmon and Arctic char. We are primarily a wade-fishing operation. All moving water is 'fly fishing only'.
Our 'flat' water, a vast number of lakes and broad reaches in our river system, are full of lake trout and northern pike, accessed by Lund Alaskans and fished with either fly gear or spin-cast gear
What percentage of your business is repeat clients?
Our repeat business varies from year to year, but averages 50%.
Are your guides qualified?
Three Rivers Lodge guides are all from Newfoundland or Quebec and are trained as required in CPR and First Aid. Each guide is licensed with the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador and is certified in small boat handling. Our guides, all long-term employees, are full of yarns and lore and enrich each of our guest's experiences.
Do you have internet and/or cell service?
We are much to far from civilization to have cell service in camp. We do, however, have satellite internet and phone services guests are welcomed to use.
What is the daily fishing schedule?
Fishing begins immediately after the 7:00 a.m. breakfast gathering and continues through the day until angling parties return for dinner at 7:00 p.m. Local area fishing is available after dinner should any guests request it.
Is Three Rivers Lodge a good place for novice fly anglers?
Our staff and guides are all seasoned fly anglers and quality instruction is available at any time during guests' stay. Our rivers are fertile and pristine and abound with fish, giving learning anglers far better than average opportunities to 'get lucky'.
How difficult is the wading?
Labrador's rivers are rock-strewn, freestone streams and wading these waters can be a challenge for all but the fit angler. We encourage all guests to stay within their own limits, use high-quality wading boots and wading staffs, and only take what the rivers offer. Our guides will float or pull freighter canoes through the rapids to give our guests excellent access to riffles and runs should guests be at all apprehensive about wading the waters.
Is this the Labrador camps where John Gierach fishes?
Yes indeed. John has fished with us since 2001 and has written of his many Labrador adventures in his books and in his FR&R and "Trout" columns.
Canoeing, hiking, bird study, reading.
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