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Sports & Recreation Fishing

Salmon Country

New Brunswick’s Great Angling Rivers

by (author) Doug Underhill

edited by Jacques Héroux

photographs by André Gallant

Goose Lane Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2011
Fishing, Sports, Fish
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2011
    List Price

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In a stunning combination of superb colour images and lively personal essays, Salmon Country takes us on an excursion along New Brunswick's famous salmon rivers. Marrying the essays of Doug Underhill and the photographs of André Gallant, Salmon Country explores the people, the rivers, the traditions, history, and mythology of this sport of sports. And there's drama around every bend in the river.

Underhill tells of becoming one with the river, of treading deep pools, of wading shallow rapids and gravely shoals in search of the king of fish. Gallant shows the splashy thrill of the catch, breathtaking tree-canopied rivers, and the people who make the experience memorable. Written with keen observation, wit, and verve, Salmon Country brings to life a world centred on fly-fishing, paying tribute to all who share the joy of fishing the Miramichi, Restigouche, Nepisguit, Cains, and Saint John rivers.

About the authors

A retired English Department-head and a sports/outdoors journalist, Doug Underhill writes a weekly online fishing column. He's been inducted into the Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame and Miramichi Sports Wall of Fame. He appeared on a stage/radio performance of CBC's Arthur Black and in a documentary film Great Canadian Rivers. He lives writes in Miramichi, New Brunswick. His book Salmon Country was short-listed for the Best Atlantic Published Book Award in 2012.

Doug Underhill's profile page

Jacques Héroux was born in Quebec and has been fishing since he was ten years old. He has written articles on fly fishing for magazines and websites, and many of his flies have been featured in magazines, books, and websites. He is also the co-author of the bestselling Salmon Country: New Brunswick's Great Angling Rivers. In 2009, Héroux was inducted into the Atlantic Salmon Hall of Fame. He won the Roderick Haig-Brown Award in 2015 for his work in salmon conservation and the Jean-Guy Côté Award in 2016 for his contribution to fly tying. Jacques Héroux lives in Dieppe, New Brunswick. / Né au Québec, Jacques Héroux pratique la pêche sportive depuis l’âge de dix ans. Il a écrit des articles sur la pêche à la mouche pour des magazines et des sites Web, et de nombreuses mouches qu’il a créées ont fait l’objet de mentions dans des périodiques, livres et sites Web. Il est le coauteur de Salmon Country: New Brunswick's Great Angling Rivers, un ouvrage qui a connu un grand succès en librairie. En 2009, Jacques Héroux a été intronisé au temple de la renommée du saumon atlantique. Il a remporté en 2015 le Prix Roderick Haig-Brown pour sa contribution à la préservation du saumon et, l’année suivante, le Prix Jean-Guy Côté en reconnaissance de sa contribution à l’art du montage de mouches. Jacques Héroux habite à Dieppe au Nouveau-Brunswick.

Jacques Héroux's profile page

ANDRE GALLANT specializes in travel photography. He is the author of Dreamscapes: Exploring Photo Montages and was the photographer for the illustrated books Winter, The Great Lakes and Seacoasts, all written by Pierre Berton. In 1996 he joined Freeman Patterson as a teaching partner in his visual design workshops at Shamper's Bluff. His work has been published in Photo Life, Canadian Living, Canadian Geographic, Elm Street, Gardening Life and enRoute. He has received three National Magazine awards.

André Gallant's profile page


  • Short-listed, Best Atlantic-Published Book Award

Editorial Reviews

"Stunningly beautiful . . . André Gallant's photos rival any that have been previously published . . . Salmon Country is a book that every fly fisher will want in his or her library." — Martin Silverstone, Atlantic Salmon Journal

"Stunningly beautiful . . . André Gallant's photos rival any that have been previously published . . . Salmon Country is a book that every fly fisher will want in his or her library." — Martin Silverstone, Atlantic Salmon Journal

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