Posted: June 8, 2011
This past weekend the MVHS Fly Fishing Club invaded the Northwest Miramichi River with hopes of many tight lines. The group included 14 club members, 2 alumni members and 10 experienced guides. One group used canoes to travel to the pools from Miner's bridge down to Allison's camps. The highlights included Brian Doyle losing a salmon at the Island pool (leader broke); Mr. Svarc seeing lots of fish at Dennis'; MacKenzie Clark rolling a fish twice at Dennis'; and of course many reports of fish being landed by fishermen who had been at the pools before we arrived. The other group used trucks to travel to the pools around the Wayerton bridge area. The highlights included Avery Gilks rolling a fish at the Cable pool; guide Jason Curtis tightened up on a fish at Trout Brook and Mr. Keith Comeau hooking at nice salmon at his pool and letting Robyn O'Reilley/Kathryn Lynch/Kayla Arseneault play the fish. Everyone met at Allison's camp for the BBQ and exchange fishing stories. It was here that our alumni member, Michael Savoie, showed the fishing club how to land a nice salmon. Double/triple hauling a big bomber in front of his camp, a salmon decided to boil and Mike hooked into a dandy. All club members formed an audience around Michael and watch him successfully land a beautiful salmon. Check out the video that I have posted on the website... What a way to end the day! With the end of the school year near can only mean the beginning of the summer salmon fishing. The club is planning another fishing trip in July, except this time we will be invading the "big river"... the Main Southwest Miramichi. Stay tuned for the details as we plan out the day and we will again give a fishing report after our trip. Congratulations to our graduating members with their recent induction as alumni members - where they each received a certificate, the infamous Pulamoo pin and an open invitation to join us on our fishing trips in years to come. These members include: MacKenzie Clark, Brian Doyle, Yoonhyung (Sara) Oh and last but not least Matthew Morris (who is the last original member when the club was formed 4 years ago when he was in grade 9).