We have taken extraordinary measures in the design and construction of the St. Lewis River Lodge as a fitting tribute to this incredible river and world class Atlantic salmon resource that remains virtually unknown to the angling fraternity. Introduced to this paradise by Messr’s Harry Steele and the late Craig Dobbin, we have angled the St. Lewis River since 1995.
The St. Lewis River system remains relatively unknown as an Atlantic salmon angling destination. The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans had classified it as an Unscheduled Salmon River until 2000; likely due to the remoteness, low angling pressure and limited information about the salmon runs. In 2001, it was designated as a Scheduled Salmon River in conjunction with the opening of the southern section of the Trans Labrador Highway.
We have angled the “Falls” Pool since 1995, which is located approximately 10 kilometers from tide water and is the first major obstacle for Atlantic salmon.
During the period from 1995 – 2010 we had only ever fished the Falls Pool and downstream a few hundred meters. Given the spectacular angling in the immediate vicinity, there was little reason to fish elsewhere. During prime time from late June to late July, it is quite likely one of the most productive pools in the world for Atlantic salmon angling.
Atlantic Rivers Outfitting Company has has paired one of the most spectacular Atlantic Salmon Angling locations with the construction of a world class Lodge. The facility blends traditional New Hampshire white pine log construction with classic lodge finishes from around the world.
Adjacent to the wine cellar and wet bar is our communications room where guests can avail of our satellite telephone and VOIP telephone services. The Lodge also has wireless internet all throughout.
Location & Transportation
The St. Lewis River Lodge is situated at 52.25.07N / 56.22.07W. Weather during late June, July and August will average 16 degrees C or 61 degrees F. Lows can range down to 5 degrees C or 41 degrees F at nights and we have experienced highs of 35 degrees C or 95 degrees F during this time of year.