test your skills against a tough fighting fish, the Atlantic Salmon
are five principal streams in PEI where Atlantic salmon can be angled.
These are the Morell, Valleyfield, West, Dunk, and Trout Rivers. Most
of the salmon angled are taken in the Morell River, on the north-eastern
side of the Island. This is the only river on Prince Edward Island that
is a scheduled river, and its main branch can be fished only by fly
after June 1.
Although the salmon run is primarily composed of grilse, some salmon
in excess of 20 lbs have been encountered. The season extends from June
1 to late November, but the best fishing for salmon occurs from mid-June
to late July. Fishing for Atlantic salmon is by fly only. On the Morell
River, many anglers enjoy trolling flies for salmon in Leards Pond where
a small boat is required. However, most angling for salmon is done by
wading the main river. Popular salmon fly patterns on the Island include:
green machine, mickey finn and black bear with red or green butts. Advice
from resident anglers will prove to be valuable.
PEI Atlantic salmon fishing is open from June 1st to September 15th
in all waters but the Morell River and a few others where catch and
release with barbless hooks can continue on to November 30th. Atlantic
Salmon fishing is restricted to artificial flies only ( no spinners
Salmon fishing adventures are available through these feature Outfitters
to St. Peters Bay and enjoy Island hospitality. Our cozy bayside
lodge offers air conditioning, free continental breakfast
(in season). Ten extra-large units with two queen beds, full
bath; - housekeeping units with double jacuzzi, two-bedroom
cottage. Open year round.
The area around Greenwich Gate Lodge is a fishermans
paradise. There are several creeks, streams and rivers close
by for trout fishing. The Morell river is popular for trout
and salmon fishing. It is only a 10 min drive away! - For
the more adventurous, there are deep sea fishing and tuna