Fishing reel

Exploits River


Species: Salmon

Coordinates: 49° 4€² 52€³ N, 55° 19€² 39€³ W


Location: Newfoundland

Length: 246 km

Why we chose it

Atlantic salmon; One of the province’s best runs


When to fish: From mid-July to September; the peak is in July.

Where to fish: Start in Bishop’s Falls and work upriver, including spots near the paper mill and power plant.


Tip: Most fish are nabbed on size 6, 8 or 10 wets.

—Dwight Blackwood & Gord Follett, hosts of the Newfoundland Sportsman Show