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Eagle River Report is a page where we will be keeping a log of the camp activity, as well as river conditions, and news from Eagle River. Sign up for the RSS feed by clicking the orange icon to the right and you will receive all updates by email. Wondering what water levels are like? go to Canada's Hydrometric Data site for the Eagle River by clicking this link: Eagle River Water Level
Posted 27 June 2023, 11:16 pm NDT
Dave and Steve having some early season fun with big chrome! Fresh as they come! (larger version)
Hello all, and welcome back to the 'Eagle River Report' for what we hope will be a great season. We have had a busy preseason here at the lodge. We've been here since June 7th doing some renos and getting things in top shape. It is a different looking year around here. The Eagle had a very low spring run off, and is very low for this time of year. Very low snow pack and a dry spring on the Eagle Plateau are the culprits. It has been holding steady at 2.1m for the last few days though,...
Posted 16 August 2022, 6:24 am NDT
Beat prepares shore lunch of fresh salmon and flummies (larger version)
As we recover from the travel impacts on Covid 19, 2022 was a short year for us here at PFSL. We've been off the river since August 4th, and we're missing it so very much, and know that we have missed out on some nice weather and good fishing.

Our neighbours down river at Eagle Club have had some good August fishing. The group of 5 there now due to depart tomorrow have over 40 fish on their scorecards. Very decent numbers, and for sure a few sea run brook trout in the river as well by...
Posted 04 August 2022, 11:03 am NDT
The first dog days of August have passed, and another group of happy anglers departed the lodge today. This was a week of greenhorns of all ages! There were a couple of experienced anglers in the mix, but we had a contingent of young corporate guests wetting salmon flies for the very first time, right up to our eldest pair of guests on record at 83 and 85 years young and also their first time fishing for atlantic salmon. Proof that it is never too late to try something new! Tom and Don...
A glimpse into Peterís successful week (larger version)
Posted 30 July 2022, 11:11 pm NDT
In our last report we spoke to the challenging conditions, and arrivals with no luggage, yet success was still being had. Well, those guys with no baggage?…They had a time. They had a great time. Once in our care, the late baggage was soon forgotten while we dealt with it in the background and they enjoyed their first fishing sessions.

All 12 of our guests that left today were first time guests to our lodge and some were first time anglers. Everyone had great success and all are...
Alex and guide, Sonny, take a quick photo op with this scarred salmon. They face many challenges but persevere. (larger version)
Posted 26 July 2022, 1:37 pm NDT
This spunky and chunky grilse lets guide, Sonny, know that it is ready to go with a splash. (larger version)
I'm an optimist. I always put the best spin I can on pretty much everything. I always 'hope' for good conditions. But it doesn't always happen. The conditions for the group that left yesterday were tough. Very unseasonably high water. Cold downpours of rain. Fires lit throughout camp every day to keep things cozy and dry.

A classic old one hit wonder, 'Blame it on the Rain', by Milli Vanilli, is what we thought we would be singing this past week (Sorry if that is now stuck in your...
Posted 20 July 2022, 9:22 am NDT
Couple Jim and Lucie, showing off their success. Jim with a beauty large fish, and Lucie with her first ever, a nice grilse. They are part of this group of 12, taking full advantage of the bus to beat the weather.
Another week has passed and today we say see ya later to a fantastic mixed group of 12 departing camp, and welcome the next bunch of intrepid anglers, braving the Labrador weather in search of the Eagle River bounty.

The weather! It's been a wet week. The river has risen to a bit of a torrent. The water remains cool at 55-56F. All seasoned anglers know that rising water is not ideal for angling results. That said, there are still a lot of fish entering Eagle. They are not holding up long...
Posted 12 July 2022, 10:22 pm NDT
Nelson holds up this beaut for a quick photo before being released to continue the journey. Wrestled to the boat by Ray. (larger version)
This season thus far is nothing but a string of success stories. The returns are very healthy. I can't help but think that the shutdown of Greenlands commercial fishery, coupled with the high water havens that our salmon have returned to the last cycle has contributed to the impressive run of fish that Eagle is seeing. Guide, Hedley, stated yesterday that there was no time yesterday that you could look across the river and not see several fish porpoising, or in the air at the same time....
Posted 08 July 2022, 5:23 am NDT
No doubt about it last weeks success was hindered some by the high water and extreme heat, but that has changed greatly! The water level is now down to 2.4m and 275 cubic m/s, and has cooled to 58-60F. Excellent conditions.

The fishing has been stupendous. We had two Eagle River first timers in camp this week, and 10 repeat offenders. They all seen some of the best atlantic salmon fishing that anyone could see anywhere in the world. Eagle has a lot of big fish in it. There were multiple...
Hedley releases a couple beauties. Photos by angler, Craig (larger version)
Posted 03 July 2022, 6:34 am NDT
Todd with a beauty this week (larger version)
Hello readers, and welcome back to PFSL for the 2022 season. We've been busy here for a few weeks now doing some maintenance and upgrades around camp. We kicked off our 2022 season this week with first group arriving June 28th. The river was high but the week was very hot and dry so the water level has been steadily dropping, and warming up!

The action was slow starting off for this first group. They were seeing lots of fish, but it was only a glimpse of what was barreling through on the...
Posted 02 August 2021, 2:51 pm NDT
The plane has touched down back in Goose Bay, and our last group for this year leave having had a very successful 5 days. Hosting this group, for us at the lodge, certainly had its rewards. We put 16 yo Liam 1 on 1 with Hedley, and I think the young man had the experience of a lifetime. Hedley gave him a dose of his pro guiding experience, and coached him into being camp highliner! Liam and his grandfather Derek, won't soon forget their trip to Pratt Falls Lodge. Hedley figures Liam is...
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