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Guided Trout Excursions Around St. John's


From May 15th thru September 7th, trout waters on the island are open. Wild Brown trout, Rainbow trout, Brook trout, and Ouananiche (land-locked salmon) are abundant on the Avalon peninsula as rivers, streams, and ponds relentlessly punctuate the Newfoundland landscape. Whether you are a visitor, a newcomer to the island, or a local, let your East Coast Ghillie use his knowledge to tailor a relaxing, informative, and productive day out for you.

Technique for trout on the island is often different from conventional trout approaches elsewhere. One can nymph, swing, and dead-drift for trout on the Avalon, so let your trout guides know your preferred manner, but be prepared to adapt. Temperatures, wind, and water-levels will ultimately determine where we will go and what we should be doing. Some things just work better here.

Trouting is an excellent way to learn about and interact with the coastal and boreal landscapes surrounding St. John's. So, while trout always remains the focus and goal, your guide will always take the time to show off the unique history and flora of the woods and barrens of the Avalon peninsula: the journey to the trout is fodder for the visiting angler's camera.  Fly-fishing novices and families often love our trouting trips as much as experienced anglers for precisely this reason. 


All rates are per angler.

Full Day Trouting      $140 

Trout-by-the-Hour    $30 per hour

  • Full Day Trouting excursions include lunch and snacks that try to emphasize local game, fish, and products when available. Also expect boiling kettles and fires.
  • Trouting-by-the-hour includes snacks and a boil-up if conditions and time permit.  


We require a  20% deposit at the time of booking. This deposit is refundable only if you cancel 7 days prior to your trip.

Gear Rental: Waders, fly rods, and fly reels are available to rent for a nominal fee of $25 per angler.

Flies and a Non-Resident trout license are extra and not included in the rates above. 

Non-residents of Newfoundland will need to purchase a Non-resident Trout License. This includes Out-of-Province Canadians as well as international visitors. In the past, this license has been about $15. Non-resident Trout Family licenses are available for the same price. 

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East Coast Ghillies specializes in catering to visiting anglers' schedules. Visiting St. John's for a conference or business meetings? In town for a wedding or visiting relatives? We can customize half-day, evening, morning, or hourly guided trout excursions for you. Get your trout fix and use the opportunity to see a bit of the countryside outside of St. John's.

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