The wilderness of Newfoundland and Labrador is riddled with rushing rivers. Crystal clear waters teeming with unbelievable wild Atlantic salmon, some growing up to thirty pounds. That’s exactly what you’d expect from a place that’s home to 60% of the best Atlantic salmon rivers in North America. And one of those rivers flows right through Barb Genge’s backyard.
Thirty years ago, Barb took a look around. She was in Main Brook on the Great Northern Peninsula and it might be fair to say that she felt surrounded. Surrounded in the best possible way. Thirty years later and her Tuckamore Lodge sits right in the middle of an angler’s paradise.
Step outside the first-class Scandinavian-style log cabins and take a deep breath. You’ll smell what Barb’s people call the “perfume of the wild,” the distinct fragrance of the stunted trees that are the lodge’s namesake. A lodge that is encompassed by wilderness. Trees that are home to moose, caribou, and black bears. Ocean waves breached by whales and dotted with icebergs. Ponds inhabited by loons, eagles, and the scattered beaver dam. And that splash you hear is the sound of slippery, silvery bodies hitting the surface of the river right outside your door – the Salmon River.
These waters are well named – these wild Atlantic salmon are so plentiful, they’re layered. According to Barb, last year you could look down and see four layers of salmon swimming over one another. Fish so thick, you could practically walk on the water. And, like most of our salmon, these fish are fighters. They’re big, they’re strong, and they’ll give even the most experienced anglers a run for their money. The biggest Barb has seen at Tuckamore? A whopping 20 pounds!
Combine fishing like that with canoeing, whale watching, hiking, and snowmobiling packages, and you can see that Barb wants to offer her clients the most authentic Newfoundland and Labrador experience possible. One of many local hunting and angling outfitters, she sees the value in the land and the waters around her, and her operation is run with absolute care. And it’s that care that has won her many awards. Most recently she was named to the Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame for her efforts. Efforts that keep clients coming, efforts that keep them coming back. She attributes her success to hard work and her repeat business to her environment.
“Newfoundland and Labrador has a lot of nature and no matter where you go you’ll see something special that you’ve never seen anywhere else or you didn’t think was here… The lodge is right on a pond that has outlet salmon fishing. And on the other side there’s the salt water. That’s the best of both worlds.”
One could argue, that in Newfoundland and Labrador, you’ll find the best of many.
Welcome to the Start of Something Legendary
There are few angling destinations in the world that rival Newfoundland and Labrador. Whether you’re fishing for wild Atlantic salmon, record-breaking landlocked salmon, trophy brook trout, northern pike, whitefish or large Arctic char, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find pristine rivers set against a rugged landscape, plenty of breathing room, and an abundance of trophy-sized fish. Come stand in our cool, clear waters – some that have never felt the cast of a line – and wait for the big one to test your skills.
We have over 60% of North America’s best Atlantic salmon rivers some with annual runs of up to 30,000.
Besides our 10-pound trophies? The best brook trout angling on the planet.
With so many species to choose from, this place is an angler’s dream.
Here you’ll find rivers, ponds, and lakes that are both novice and pro-friendly. Our outfitters offer all types of adventures and a variety of fish, including everything from tent camps to deluxe lodges. We also provide exclusive fly-ins to remote, untouched areas, which are some of the best in North America. Rest assured, you’ll find the right accommodations to suit your needs and expectations. And you can fish for a variety of trophy fish during your stay. Bottom line? Angling in Newfoundland and Labrador is absolute heaven.