Your adventure begins soon after you arrive at the lodge. After a safety briefing, you’ll be able to set up your gear and immediately get out on the water. As for the rest of the week, the day begins at 7:00 with breakfast in the kitchen, and soon after, you’ll be motoring up the river to begin your day’s fishing. The day will be interrupted only by a hot shore lunch at noon. When the days are still long, we break for the evening meal back at camp at 6:00. After dinner, guests have the option to go back fishing until we start to lose light. Later on in the season, when we begin to lose light much faster, we fish until 7:30 and finish the day with dinner back at camp at 8:00. We take great pride in the meals we serve, which are hearty and delicious. Our guide staff is among the best in the business and works hard to ensure that you have an excellent experience. Our angler to guide ratio is 2:1, which ensures that our guides are able to be attentive to specific angler needs, thus optimizing your fly fishing experience.
Riverkeep Lodge is a family-owned and operated lodge located on the banks of the magnificent Atikonak River, 94 miles east of Labrador City. It is run by Steve and Cathy Murray and their children, Stephen and Lydia, and they are always on-site while the lodge is open. Ours is a wild fishery, the quality of which is enhanced and assured by our fly-fishing and catch and release only policy. Both the river and the expansive Atikonak Lake boast healthy populations of five species of game fish: Brook Trout, Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, Northern Pike, and Whitefish.