What I love about my trips to Renous? Well, I’ll explain it to you.
From time to time it is wonderful to retreat from the hectic world in which we live. As an entrepreneur and businessman I have, over the years, travelled enormous parts of the world. I have not exactly kept track of the number of times I have been to African countries and Japan. But it is huge. And with young adult children who live in some totally different cities, I am often involved in travelling and rushing.
Renous – tranquillity and return to simple joys
The fly fishing season on the Miramichi River runs for six months from opening on 15 April to closing on 15 October. This is the longest fishing season in the world for Atlantic salmon.
Fly fishing is a technique for catching fish where the bait (which sometimes looks like a fly) for the fish is lowered to the surface of the water. The technique is designed in such a way that it looks as if an insect or invertebrate has landed on the water, or just below the surface of the water.
Fly-fishing contrasts with traditional fishing methods where the bait is released and offered to the fish under the water.
The rivers of New Brunswick have been attracting fishermen from all over the world in search of Atlantic salmon for countless years. Often referred to as the king of the wild fish, the beautiful salmon remains the most sought after species for visiting fishermen in New Brunswick.
The hunting of Atlantic salmon with rod and reel dates back at least to the 15th century and has a rich tradition that is still maintained by most Atlantic salmon anglers. With regard to a fishing line, the Atlantic salmon does not tolerate many competitors. It swims fast and hard, jumps out of the water and generally offers the fisherman an unforgettable sensation. You have to experience it at least once in your life.
Of all the rivers in New Brunswick, some fishermen claim that the Miramichi River is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon. The evidence that I have experienced supports this. No other river sees so many fishing days, produces so much Atlantic salmon, or offers such lengths of fish-rich water!
Really a wonderful river that you can navigate perfectly with Renous as your starting point.
If you want to read more about fishing from Renous, I would like to refer you to the story of my previous visit to Renous. In this article you can read in more detail what a day of fishing meant for me.
Renous combined with Fredericton
Because I enjoy the simplicity and tranquillity that I find in New Brunswick, this time I have been not only to Renous, but also to the province’s capital, Fredericton. This city has just under 60,000 inhabitants.
When I was there (mid September) the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival just took place in Fredericton. One of Harvest’s distinguishing features is the exceptional hospitality you experience. The biggest halls can only accommodate a few thousand people, so you can see world-class musicians in an intimate hall full of convivial people. Do you want to go to the front of the stage and swing along just a few meters away from your favorite band? It’s easier than you think at Harvest. The audience is typical for the whole region: fleece wearing, beer drinking, music loving people. Their enthusiasm drags the artists along, giving them great performances. Harvest means a week of letting go, absorbing music and spending a great time!
Nature hikes around Fredericton
New Brunswick is 80% forest, making it an explorer’s dream. The large interior of Canada’s only officially bilingual province offers rolling, climbable hills, low-lying valleys and large, winding rivers. With a protected coastline that provides excellent whale watching, fresh lobster and picturesque lighthouses, this is one of the most accessible places in the country for hikers of all levels to visit and discover.
Do you like to explore? Do those hidden gems that only the locals seem to know captivate you? Well, the waterfalls in the Fredericton area are at the top of my list!
The region around Fredericton is home to countless waterfalls that many of the locals don’t even know about. Many can be discovered if you follow a stream for a while. They may not be that big, but they will still be very beautiful. Mactaquac is a region known for its seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the city and a stone’s throw from nature. Howland Falls, my favorite waterfall to explore, is located in Mactaquac on Bear Island.
There are two drops for these waterfalls and if you walk down and follow the river, you’ll discover both. The second drop is spectacular. If you stand next to these waterfalls, they are not only beautiful and breathtaking, but the oxygen you breathe also feels cleaner and provides a wonderful, beneficial feeling.
“The idea of just going out into nature here and seeing where it takes me is just wonderful…”