Last September it was a pleasure to fish the first full session of a visit to the Miramichi in New Brunswick guided by Byron Coughlan, who runs a well known fishing camp on the River Miramichi called Country Haven. It wasn’t just that we all caught salmon that evening. It was good to see Byzie (as his friends know him) after two years away from this wild and beautiful part of Canada.
I first met Byzie in 2012 when we dropped by at Country Haven for a coffee and to see the set up, sited right on the banks of the river. It was immediately clear that the expansive riverside log-cabin premises was a haven of hospitality, warmth and above all the promise of good fishing.
In a seasonal email, Byzie wrote the following:
“We would like to thank everyone who visited us or followed our river reports Miramichi River Reports over the season We hope your experience was a memorable one and you will visit us again in the future.
“Overall, it was a good a year for Atlantic Salmon fishing on the Miramichi with higher returns of salmon and grilse than in 2014 on both the Main River and Northwest systems so fishermen enjoyed some good fishing in 2015. Guests had a choice of All-Inclusive & Self Catering packages & Access to over 20 private pools on the Miramichi River System throughout the season.
“We have some great choices and gift certificates for 2016.”
I have put a link through to Country Haven’s Miramichi River Reports on the home page. See also Flyfishing Atlantic Salmon. www.flyfishingatlanticsalmon.com
Finally, Byzie has a great group of highly experienced guides, including Miramichi legend, Gary Colford.