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Hi. I am thinking about trying my hand at fishing in the Miramichi system later this Summer & Fall. I am wondering if there is a reliable directory or guide to indicate which areas are public water, where good access & parking can be found, etc. I know the communities along the SW Miramichi well enough as I used to drive through there often, but I have never fished in the area.

All help appreciated, thanks.
 

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here is a great link. its old but will help alot

http://www.manzer.net/fish/index.html
Thanks NBDeerhunter, the link works fine - great maps. How about local tips? Where do guys park and get in to the river when they travel up to fish some of the public water? I am interested in any stretch on the Main SW or on the Cains River. I would typically be starting out from Doaktown having travelled up from Sussex on the Grand Lake Rd.

I would also be interested in a day trip with anyone who might be headed that way and willing to share their experience with me later in June or through the Summer. I can take a day off through the week if that works out better.
 

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I don't know any spots near Doaktown but if you stop at the salmon museum they sell a book that shows all the public and private water on the MSW and you can kinda go from there.
Find a public pool and when you go to it be polite and ask questions. You will be amazed at how many will help you out. It has been working for me so far.
Watch the guys in front of you and keep to the rotation.
Start small. find 1 or 2 public pools and expand from there. I started last year only knowing of 1 pool I know have almost 10 that are on my list. Haven't fished them all yet but have details.

I take my NB back roads book with me every trip to coordinate with the maps and book I have. 1 other tip I can give you. Start a log book that you can take with you so you can keep notes, specially when you run into someone who knows what they are talking about.

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I don't know any spots near Doaktown but if you stop at the salmon museum they sell a book that shows all the public and private water on the MSW and you can kinda go from there.
Find a public pool and when you go to it be polite and ask questions. You will be amazed at how many will help you out. It has been working for me so far.
Watch the guys in front of you and keep to the rotation.
Start small. find 1 or 2 public pools and expand from there. I started last year only knowing of 1 pool I know have almost 10 that are on my list. Haven't fished them all yet but have details.

I take my NB back roads book with me every trip to coordinate with the maps and book I have. 1 other tip I can give you. Start a log book that you can take with you so you can keep notes, specially when you run into someone who knows what they are talking about.

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Also be polite when you happen to (inadvertently) be on a private pool. You cannot imagine how testy people are when they are trespassing where signs clearly indicate private property and you kindly remind them of this.
 

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speaking of the msw, anyone heard of any brights in the boiestown area yet??
Yes but they are scattered and not alot of fish coming just yet.Some Rocky Brook stragglers and the odd early fish....a little(lotta)luck right now doesn't hurt to find them in any particulair pool.It's a hit or miss type thing but ya can't catchem from the couch neither.
 
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