MSA's 12th Annual First Cast will take place on June 22nd and 23rd. This is a complimentary, all-ages event where “relatively experienced” anglers, with the help of volunteers from the MSA, can introduce friends and family members to the sport of fly-fishing. Register Today!


Enter the Brian Smith Memorial Photo Contest by entering your photos today!


Our 2024 Fry Stocking program is now complete on the Miramichi River! Staff and volunteers were hard at work releasing salmon fry in the Southwest Miramichi River and in the Dungarvon River, which is part of a DFO-approved research program that will help us compare our traditional fry stocking program to novel fry-stocking techniques.


If you notice any suspicious activity, please call DFO’s 24-hour reporting line at

River Cam

View our live River Cam video feed from Bullock’s Lodge in Boiestown, New Brunswick.

Public Pools

We maintain a list of known and accessible public pools with maps and directions.

The Leaper

Our monthly newsletter keeps our supporters informed on everything happening with the MSA.


Tours Reopening at the Miramichi Fish Hatchery in 2024

The Miramichi Fish Hatchery, located at the Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre (MSCC) in South Esk, New Brunswick, has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating fish hatchery in North America. The hatchery will be open for public tours from July 3rd until August 28th. Public tours will take place each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday…


Press Release: Survival of Miramichi salmon stocks at high risk

Atlantic salmon returns to the Miramichi River recorded during 2023 represent a historical low point. Local conservation groups point to the recent explosion of striped bass in the Miramichi estuary as a significant factor in the sharp declines in salmon returns. Striped bass, known to prey on fish species native to the Miramichi watershed, including Atlantic…