Re: Affordable Atlantic
I would suggest the Margaree river in cape breton, it has a great run of summer and fall fish, all the pools are public and easy to find, you can rent a cottage for cheap, and get a guide for a day to show you around and then do it yourself after.
One warning though, 2 or 3 good fish in 2 days is something that would be very very nice, but atlantic salmon fishing is different, I fished a week on the margaree, and a couple times a week at my home river, I hooked a total of 5 fish, landing none. So take in more than just the catching, take in the culture of fishing for salar, take in the river, the scenery, the tactics, if you let it all in and respect every detail you may get a fish to hand, but I guarantee that you will have an amazing time.
The margaree is a stunning place, landing one of the gems that swims that river is just one of the many perks
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