What People SAy
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
My first time fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon was in 2044 on the Gander River. Since then I have fished many rivers on the island of Newfoundland but had heard story after story of fishing in Labrador which sounded entirely different than anything I had experienced on the island. This year, I decided it was time to see for myself, if the stories were "big fish stories". I contacted several lodges and decided to book with Big Land Lodge. And to say that the experience exceeded my expectations, would be an understatement of vast proportions. If the sight of the Pinware River wasn't enough by itself, the fishing was amazing! From beginner to "fish whisperer", this place is in a class of its own. The river was full of fish and while they kept us guessing about where they would hold depending on the changing water levels, they came to play, and fight. Big Salmon. Bigger than I had seen and certainly bigger than I had ever hooked. My guide, Reg, was first class. In fact, if you have the good fortune to be paired up with him, you will learn that ways of an expert fly fisher. The lodge is a beautiful and relaxing place. You can almost feel your blood pressure drop, the minute you walk in the front door. The bed was as good as the best bed I have slept in at any Hilton property globally... and I have experienced more than a few. The staff keep the place spotless and prepare meals that, well, are just excellent. Most importantly though, this place is accessible... just off the highway. Would I recommend Big Land Lodge? Without hesitation. In a minute. I booked next year's visit immediately and can't wait to experience this place and all it has to offer again. Rob and Matt, you run a world class lodge with a first class team. Thank you and see you next year!
- Alfred Whiffen
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 you next year
- Vince & Nigel
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.