Wilson’s Sporting Camps are located in McNamee, New Brunswick, on the upper portion of the legendary Miramichi River, one of Canada’s premier Atlantic salmon fisheries. The Wilson family has been in the business of providing great Atlantic salmon fly fishing for over a century and a half. The Wilson’s own and/or lease the largest tract of private water on the Miramichi, more than any other outfitter or individual. Guests at Wilson’s Sporting Camp have access to a total of 16 Salmon pools on the Miramichi, many considered to be among the river’s finest.
Wilson’s pools are intimate and varied in character, and offer productive options for any water level. Even with so much water, Wilson’s only fishes 8 rods per day and rotates anglers over their 16 premier salmon pools.
The camp employs a seasoned staff of expert salmon guides, several who’ve fished these pools for over 25 years. Fishing is normally 2 anglers per guide, although single guides are available on request.
During the summer, the fishing is divided into two sessions to capitalize on the most productive fishing times. Typically morning fishing is from 8:00 am until noon. You’ll return to camp for the main midday meal and a brief rest. The evening fish is from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. A lighter evening meal is served at 9:30 pm. As the days shorten, the camp will go onto the fall fishing schedule heading out in the morning, taking a shore lunch on the river, and returning to the lodge for dinner.
The center of activity is the beautiful new Big Murphy Lodge which houses the dining room, kitchen, the fly shop and the Angler’s Lounge, which features a majestic stone fireplace, overstuffed leather furniture, big screen TV, a full service bar and large picture windows offering spectacular views of the river valley. Guests enjoy wonderfully prepared home style meals served in this gracious setting.
Guests are accommodated in 3 beautifully appointed Miramichi style cottages with all the modern amenities including air conditioning, clean and efficient electric heat, bottled water coolers, refrigerator and top quality bedding and linens. Daily housekeeping service is provided.
“Murphy Camp” is the largest with four bedrooms, two baths, living room, full kitchen and a spacious screened-in deck overlooking “Big Murphy” pool. This unit has a total of six beds, four twins and two doubles.
The “Schiffman Camp” has a large living room, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a nice screened-in porch. Each bedroom has two double beds, sleeping a total of four guests.
“Little Murphy Cabin ” is the newest addition with two bedrooms, each with two double beds and two baths, living room and kitchen.
Wilson’s Sporting Camp also has a fly shop well stocked with expertly tied salmon flies to cover all conditions, leader material and other tackle needs, and gift iterms.
The fishing season on the Miramichi begins with “spring salmon” fishing, April 15th – May 15th for outward bound fish who have overwintered. Late May and early June brings the searun brook trout. The first runs of “Rocky Brook” salmon show up in early June, but the main bright salmon season is from June 15th until October 15th. While the fishing is normally best from late June through July, and mid-September through October 15th, August can be excellent if water conditions are favorable.
Whether its bouncing a dry fly down a ripple or swinging a wet fly over a deep, “sure-thing” lie, Wilson’s Sporting Camps is a great place to experience Atlantic salmon fishing on the Miramichi River. Please email Doug Schlink at [email protected] or call (800) 628-1447 / (860) 434-9624 for more information or to make a reservation.
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Wilson’s Sporting Camp 2020 Season
Note: due to Covid-19, Wilson’s is currently closed and it’s not yet known if it will open for the fishing season. Please call for updates.
Rates include: all meals, lodging & guide service (two anglers per one guide).
Not included: Federal and provincial taxes (15% HST), salmon license, gratuities or alcoholic beverages.