Anyone Ever Fish the Port Daniel (Quebec)?
I'm headed for the Gaspe Peninsula for a family camping trip first week of August. It is first and foremost a family camping and sightseeing trip that will take us in a loop from Matapedia to Forillon NP, to Gaspesie NP, then back to Matapedia and home, probably over the course of about 9 days. My wife and daughter are very flexible and accommodating of my fishing problem (er, habit), but my conscience won't allow me to schedule around that. With everyone's wishes in mind, I thought we might spend a night or two at the Reserve Faunique de Port-Daniel on our way from Matapedia to Forillon. It offers plenty of on-site distractions to interest the ladies for a day or afternoon while I fish.
I couldn't find a lot of info about the Port Daniel River other than that the Reserve has four beats on the river which can be reserved ahead of time. I haven't checked yet on availability, but assuming there's an opening, does anyone know anything about this river? Big enough for a two hander, or best attacked with a single hander? Best fished from one side, the other, or both? Typical fly patterns, colors or sizes?
Many thanks in advance for offered wisdom.
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