Rob, regarding Gaspe contact Malbaie River Outfitters, sponsor of this board, and that's the best start you could have. They are out towards the end of the peninsula near the town of Gaspe. There are three rivers that meet in and around Gaspe; York, Dartmouth, and St. Jean. They are all unique and they can give you good advice on when and where to fish.
At the other end of the peninsula is Matapedia. You can stay at the Motel Restigouche in Matapedia and fish the public water about 15 miles up river. The ZEC office in Matapedia is always helpful to me. July is prime time but there are fish around in June for sure. Check out www.matapedia.com for more details.
The rivers that Henrik fished are in the middle of the peninsula and I know he was at Camp Bonaventure with Glenn Legrand. They have two facilities now, Salmon Lodge on the Cascapedia is new for them, but is very historic. That is all guided, little to no do it yourself there.
David Bishop, "Gaspe Salmon" on this board, guides on all three of those rivers and is first rate among all Gaspe guides. I have to admit that "eagle eyes" is a very close friend, so I have a bias, but he's the guy who has taught me to fish all the rivers on Gaspe successfully. Can't say enough about his skills in a canoe or guidance on the river. You'll have to find a place to stay and draw your own water, but you'll fish hard and pick up a lot about how to fish these unique rivers. The middle rivers fish the best after the third week June, usually best in early July.
My plans usually go like this. Book as many days with David as I can, keep my ear to the ground, go in the 48 draws where I think the fish are, and travel light and fast.
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