Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing at White Birch Lodge

Since 1959, the White Birch Lodge has been an exclusive fly fishing retreat for Ted Williams, his family and some of Ted's very special friends, including celebrities and other Hall of Famers. Our guests can wade the White Birch Pool, which is located directly in front of the main lodge, in pursuit of the King of the Game fish: the Atlantic Salmon. In addition to the White Birch Pool, you can also fish 2+ miles of private water, including the Ted Williams Morehouse Pool.

The White Birch Lodge Experience

The key to success in your fishing adventure is a professional guide who has decades of fishing these private waters for Atlantic Salmon and has an intimate knowledge of the Miramichi River. The White Birch Lodge is staffed by local guides with 50+ years of knowledge of the Lodge's private pools as well as the surrounding waters. The principal guide, Clarence Curtis, accompanied Ted Williams and his guests for several years and is a rich resource of Atlantic Salmon knowledge and local fly fishing expertise.

Atlantic Salmon Season on the Miramichi River

The season for Atlantic Salmon on the Miramichi begins April 15 and runs until October 15th. Spring fishing, which usually is from a boat, begins on April 15 and generally runs through mid May. Beginning in late June, the Miramichi is host to what is considered to be the largest run of Atlantic Salmon in North America with some of the most sought after fly fishing in the world.

Conservation

The White Birch Lodge is committed to the long term welfare of the Atlantic Salmon in the Miramichi River. To that end, we promote catch and release.

Fishing Licenses

Resident and Non Resident fishing licenses can be obtained at the local fly shop in Blackville located 3 miles from the lodge.
  • Fly fishing gear
    • 8-9 weight rod
    • Sinking fly line
    • Leaders, flies, etc.
  • Warm clothes, rain gear, hat with visor
  • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Summer & Fall

    • Fly fishing gear
      • 8-9 weight rod
      • Floating fly line
      • Leaders, flies, etc.
    • Seasonal clothes, rain gear, hat with visor
    • Waders, wading shoes with felt soles
    • Camera, sunglasses, sunscreen