Autumn Fishing at Restigouche River Lodge

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I grew up fishing this river, back in the '50s I'd fish it with my grandad. he'd hook a fish and hand me the pole, it was a handmade bamboo with his name laced into it made in Boston. I was scared to death afraid I'd break the pole.
There was a railroad trestle, you could walk out onto it and look down at the salmon and some were just huge. I remember going into town and seeing the trophy salmon frozen in blocks of ice as big as a bathtub and they could send them home for stuffing.
I'd get smoked herring, they'd be strung up hanging threaded thru the eyeballs, a whole string of them. I still remember how good they tasted and that was almost 60years ago.
 
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