The Main Southwest Miramichi River

Anglers members and their guests enjoy fishing on the single most productive Atlantic Salmon River in North America.

The river has its origin at Miramichi Lake in the Miramichi Highlands. Its two branches join near the village of Juniper, NB. Flowing initially through heavy forests, the Southwest Miramichi River is joined by the Taxis River. The river is tidal below Quarryville, NB.

The river is navigable by canoe throughout much of its length. Nearly every bend in the river, for example Mill Pool, has a distinctive name reflecting the importance of the river to fishermen, canoeists, and lumbermen. The Mi’kmaq referred to the river as Lustagoocheech, meaning “good little river” for canoeing.