About us

It's Not A Sport, It's An Obsession

The area is home to incredible fishing, infinite scenery, and unmatched wildlife. After a day of fishing on world class salmon rivers, discover our vista with eagles, arctic foxes, and the majestic moose. Only meters from shore recharge your soul while watching Minke and Humpback whales play among the icebergs. Hike numerous wilderness trails and experience sites of unique Northern flora and fauna. On your adventure, stop to enjoy a handful of local berries such as bakeapples, cloudberries, or blueberries.

While we have access to several renowned rivers, The Big Land Fishing Lodge is situated feet from the Mighty Pinware River which is listed in the top 6 Salmon Rivers in Newfoundland and Labrador by Outdoor Canada. We want to become your number one destination for Atlantic Salmon, Sea Run Brook Trout, Speckles, and Arctic Char. Fishing is your priority and you are our priority so let us exceed your expectation and take care of all other details. Our accommodations are modern, comfortable and inviting. Cuisine will be second to none with barbecues, fine dining, shore lunches and local delights that are made to thrill the palette.

Our fishing experience is designed to take advantage of the great fishing that surrounds our lodge. The bonus is that we get to do this in the rugged, pristine wilderness that only the “Big Land” has to offer. Experience the Experience of a Lifetime With Us!!

*We are a true believer of conservation, and we are proud to say that we are strictly a catch and release fishing lodge*


Location overview

A Sportsman's Paradise

The Big Land Lodge is located on the beautiful Southern Coast of Labrador, conveniently nestled alongside the mighty Pinware River. We are approximately 72km (60 minutes) from the Strait of Belle Isle Ferry. If you're wondering what else you can do in these parts, besides for fishing the Pinware River of course, we got your back. Click on the box below to find all kinds of other attractions to the area.

  • Trent Sharpe
    The staff at this lodge go out of their way to provide an at home comfort level for guests. The food is top notch and rooms are clean and well maintained. Rob and Matt are extremely knowledgeable on the river and conditions. The area is beautiful and to be able to hook and release several wild Atlantic salmon was amazing. Thanks Rob and Matt ,Myself and Christian truly enjoyed the experience.
    Trent Sharpe
  • Vince & Nigel
    We stayed at the Big Land Lodge second week of July 2022 for seven nights / six days fishing. Lodge is very comfortable and clean with great food. The bring your own drinks bar upstairs is a great place to relax and meet other anglers. after a full day on the nearby pools. Rob and his staff did a great job and nothing was too much trouble. River was high at the start of the week and got higher. We had good fishing as the river dropped back and saw many fresh salmon running the Pinware. If you are looking for a top place to stay on the Pinware then Big Land Lodge should be the number one choice. Hope to see you next year
    Vince & Nigel
  • Cory & Shawn
    We had an amazing week at The Big Land Fishing Lodge. Beautiful weather, endless scenery and great fishing!With a beautifully renovated lodge ,Rob and his staff go out of their way to make sure everyone has great experience, regardless of angling experience. Weather you looking to land your first Atlantic salmon or finally hook that 20 pounder, Rob and guide Walter can help you make that happen on the mighty Pinware. The girls in the kitchen will make sure you go home heavier than you came ,and a great time is pretty much a guarantee!!! We cant wait to come back next year!!!
    Cory & Shawn
  • Brian
    Wow! What an introduction to Labrador. A place where I always wanted to go. I could not believe the ease of access to the Big Land and such a first rate fishing lodge. The drive was so scenic up through Gros Morne National Park, and the short ferry ride over was a bonus. Then when I hit the lodge the feeling of remoteness made for the perfect trip. I wanted to explore and the boys did not disappoint. I have to say that every spot we fished felt like an out of the way place that few get to experience. Rob and Matt certainly showed us awesome hospitality, and indeed you can tell that the entire staff care that you have a great time and a true Labrador experience. Thanks Walter. That was the right fly "old Walter" said to try! Thanks everyone else as well. Food was great and I think if I listen really well, the Whisky Jack Lounge is calling for another story! See you again soon. Can't wait!
  • Liette D'Amours
    Really experienced such an exceptional quality of fishing, just like the welcome. These young owners have a wonderful future because they really care about satisfying their customers.
    Liette D'Amours
  • Kirk Peddle
    Rob, Matt and their staff offer a 1st class fishing experience. I have enjoyed fishing the Pinware for several years now, but in recent years, Big Land Fishing Lodge and Tours has been home base while in Southern Labrador. The lodge offers all the comforts of home; it is clean as a whistle; it offers a great menu; and, the staff is friendly and courteous. In terms of salmon fishing, few places offer a better chance to hook-up on a big fish. The Tidal Pool, the Chute Pool, the Boulders, Watsons, and Fellows Rocks to name a few places, all provide excellent fishing. Come prepared with a good reel and rod, and quality leader line... you will need it. If ease of access and world class salmon fishing is something that you are looking for, Big Land Fishing Lodge and Tours should be your next destination. I would encourage anyone to check them out. Fish on!
    Kirk Peddle
  • Byron & Hilda
    Would like to take this opportunity to thank the fine folks at Big Land Fishing Lodge on the world class Pinware River for a wonderful experience. Rob and staff made us feel so relaxed and welcome. The fishing was great along with the food and accommodations, we are so looking forward to our next visit to the Big Land.
    Byron & Hilda
  • Otto
    Thanks Rob for making our recent fishing trip at Big Land Fishing Lodge such a great experience. The accommodations and food was amazing. The staff were very friendly and they made us feel right at home. Our guide, Walter, was fantastic. He was very knowledgeable and gave us many opportunities to catch big Atlantic Salmon on the beautiful Pinware River. We will definitely re-book.

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