New Brunswick: Salmon on the Nepisiguit and Miramichi rivers

This trip was filmed in Bathurst and Blackville New Brunswick in the Fall of 2015. Hitting the road for their last Atlantic Salmon fishing trip of the season, Fred and Derek met up with their buddies Chris and Simon, who introduced them to the Nepisiguit River and local fishermen Jay E. Valley and Jack Bourque. They then travelled down to the Miramichi and met up with Derek’s crew to end up the season on a festive note.

Honky Tonk Heartbreaker - The BackYard Devils
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People We Met: Jack Bourque

Back when we visited the Nepisiguit River in Bathurst, New Brunswick, we discovered an incredible Atlantic salmon fishery, and an amazing river but above all we met a crew of super nice people. Among them was Jean-Maurice Bourque, owner and fly tyer at Jack’s Fly Shop. His petite boutique, where he ties around 13,000 flies a year, is located in his house’s backyard on rue Raymond.

“That old idea of catching a salmon to eat it, I think it’s pretty expired. I think we have to start seeing it as a sport.” – Jack Bourque

 

 

People We Met: Jay E. Valley

 

We met Jay last Fall while fishing for Atlantic salmon on the Népisiguit River. We arrived just in time for the annual get together he organizes on the river with our common friends Chris and Simon from Moncton. He greeted us like old pals and showed us around his home river for a couple days. He told us about his vision of fly fishing and his one addiction: fly fishing on the Népisiguit River.

“I was addicted for at least 20 years. My wife at first wasn’t too keen on it but, like I told her, it’s an addiction; it’s way better than heroin or running the clubs all the time.” – Jay E. Valley

MUSIC OF THIS episode:

 

PETER HENRY PHILLIPS – DREAMCATCHER

ROADKILL GHOST CHOIR – I COULD SEE EVERYTHING

THE FALL LINE – CENTRIFUGAL FORCE

TOM HARTNEY – LIGHT

MESSAGE TO BEARS – HIDDEN BENEATH

CHRIS BELLIVEAU – DOWN AND DIRTY

THE BACKYARD DEVILS – HONKY TONK HEARTBREAKERS

PATCHLEY-SAILS

PATCHLEY-SKIN

JOHN JACOB MAGISTERY – THE GREATEST STORY EVER

Jack's Fly Shop
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If you pass by Bathurst New-Brunswick, make sure to stop by Jack’s Fly Shop. Jack will welcome you with his best tips and point you the best flies to get success on the Nepisiguit River.

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