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Sports & Recreation Fishing

River Guides of the Miramichi

by (author) Wayne Curtis

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Sep 1997
Fishing, Sports
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 1997
    List Price

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Out of print

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Watched carefully by their guides, anglers have been casting flies over the Miramichi River for at least a century and a half, hoping to catch the king of fish, the wily and fierce Atlantic salmon. Today's guides are living encyclopedias, with techniques for canoeing, fishing and managing "sports" passed down from generation to generation. They are also men and women of the Miramichi — strong, kind and shrewd, and proud of their knack for yarn-spinning. No one knows Miramichi fishing guides like Wayne Curtis — he has been one himself for 37 years — and no one is more skillful at enticing guides to share their best stories. In River Guides of the Miramichi, he introduces more than 20 guides. With sensitivity and humour, he outlines their lives and — mainly in their own words — repeats their yarns. All the biographies are illustrated with photos of the guides, their canoes, rods and other equipment, the fishing camps where they work, and some of the "sports" they educate and entertain so vividly.

About the author

Wayne Curtis is an award-winning author who has written twenty-one books and a screenplay for the CBC. His stories have appeared in The Globe and Mail, the National Post, Reader's Digest, The Antigonish Review, The Dalhousie Review, The Fiddlehead and the American magazines Fly-Fisherman and Sporting Classics.

Wayne Curtis received an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Letters) from St. Thomas University and he was awarded the Order of New Brunswick.

Wayne has lived in southern Ontario, Yukon Territories and Cuba. He divides his time between Fredericton and his cabin on the Miramichi River. Sons of a Fisherman is his twenty-first book.

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