Several factors are to be taken in consideration when it comes to
selecting the proper rod, including the diameter, weight, flies
used and, of course, budget available.
Nouvelle River being a small river where wading and canoe fishing
can be done, following type of equipment is recommended: an 8 1/2
rod with an 8 or 9 fly line, a reel equipped with a good drag, as
well as a 100-yard backing. Such equipment is versatile, allowing
both salmon and sea trout fishing.
those wishing for more emotions, lighter equipment may be considered,
yielding even stronger sensations upon catching a trophy.
the beginning of the season, when the water is high, you will be
likely to fish with fairly large flies from 2/0 to 8. When the water
becomes shallower, it is advisable to choose single hook flies tied
on # 12 to as small as # 22 for sea trout in August and September.
waders are a "must", as they will be most helpful when it comes
to discovering hidden fishing spots, as well as reacting easily
when struggling with your catch. A multi-pocket fishing vest with
zippers, backpack, hat or cap, polarised glasses, nail clipper knife,
fishing net, mosquito repellent, flashlight, first-aid kit and sunscreen
are all important items to ensure a pleasurable day on the Nouvelle
adequate weather clothing is as important as choosing the appropriate
fly. Be sure to bring a rain jacket, as well as several layers of
warm, insulating clothes that will not hold perspiration but will
remain warm when wet. If the weather gets warmer, all you have to
do is take layers off accordingly.
is allowed in several sections of the Nouvelle River. Using a canoe
will allow you to explore the river in the most rewarding way, not
to mention the numerous productive spots that may be discovered!