QUEBEC FISHING – AIR TAMARAC OUTFITTER
Dear sportsmen and friends,
Once again we find ourselves at the end of another successful year and, into the spirit of the Holiday Season, we wish to extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our valued customers who, for the last 18 years, have placed in us their confidence. Thanks for your support; we look forward to our 19th season with a great deal of enthusiasm.
2012 IN REVIEW
As opposed to the year before, 2012 will be remembered for its very warm spring and extremely early ice out. With almost no rain and warm weather, we were forced to deal with many forest fires, but luckily our installations were not affected. On a positive note, this quick start allowed us to complete our numerous projects before the opening of the season.
The hot temperatures encountered in the spring have certainly stimulated northern pike fishing. June 2012 was the best month ever seen for large size pikes on Gouin Reservoir. Visit the photo album on our brochure and at www.tamarac.ca to see what we mean.
Admiring these pictures, you will realize that season after season our lakes also give you the chance to capture trophy walleyes with impressive consistency as it becomes more natural for everyone to return them to the water.
It’s clear that our efforts for protection and conservation of our lakes are paying off. Gouin Reservoir looks healthier than ever while lake Hébert is giving a bigger average on walleyes year after year. A tremendous number of walleyes over 30” were released last summer.
“We are the walleye and northern pike specialist for fly-in fishing trips!”
Thus, through your faithfulness, for 2012 we once again claim the highest rate of return customers of the industry! This achievement is directly related to the fishing success you get on our lakes, to our customer service and to the constant improvements to our facilities.
NEWS FROM GOUIN...
Early in 2012 we have completely rebuilt from scratch cabins #40-41 at Plamondon Bay. With two separate bedrooms and a larger kitchen, cabin # 41 is now a natural choice for large groups. The high lodging quality at that location now matches the rest of our cabins.
These renovations thereby complete our program implanted in 2008. For the coming season we will focus on facilities such as docks, sidewalks and outhouse, which, as you know, always need overhauling.
Note that we have renewed our agreement with Mercury and will continue to offer brand new 4-stroke outboard for 2013: we ordered 15 hp for Gouin and 20 hp for Hébert.
The 2012 season was also the second year of our 20 new Princecraft Yukon boats on Gouin and we are very pleased with the comfort and security they provide.
With newly refurbished cabins, new boats and motors, satellite phones at each location and top fishing quality, Gouin has become an unbeatable fishing destination and has the best value for money.
On a wildlife conservation note, there will be no change on Gouin Reservoir as walleyes under 13 inches will have to be returned to the lake. And, in order to preserve and improve the fisheries for the future, the walleyes over 18,5 inches should also be released on a voluntary basis.
...AND LAKE HÉBERT
As announced last year, we have completely refurbished inside out chalet # 25 at the north end of the lake and its quality and comfort are now equivalent to cabin #26. In addition, we have completed the transformation of the water systems to solar panels and 12 volts pumps for each camp.
At lake Hébert we will keep the limits to 4 walleyes per person, within a slot of 14 to 20 inches, and will continue to require the release of trophy fish. For the last seasons we have witnessed an increase in the average size of walleyes and in the number of trophy fish released. This strengthens our past decisions and positions Air Tamarac as a leader in wildlife management.
“We make sure that lake Hébert will continue to offer the best walleye fishing quality in Québec!”
LAKE CHARLOTTE : A NEW CATCH AND RELEASE EXPERIENCE
For an new experience, rent a private lake for pike and walleye fishing ! Located on our exclusive rights territory, this 3-mile long lake (previously known as L’Espinay), with only one cabin and brand new equipment, offers top fishing quality and unparalleled privacy. The cabin will have two separate bedrooms, good for two or four person.
The abundance of walleyes at lake Charlotte is reknown. We used to hike there from Hébert on catch & release daily excursions and found spectacular fishing. We are opening up the lake to sportsmen under catch&release rules knowing that this new destination is a paradise to preserve, with unparalleled privacy. Here you can eat fish on site, in accordance with our slot size, but with no take out. With an opening on June 14, 2013 we have many dates available for lake Charlotte.
RESERVE YOUR 2013 FISHING TRIP – VISIT OUR WEB SITE
We still have an excellent choice of dates for 2013. Don’t wait any longer and make it a priority to reserve your trip. Please remember to send in the required deposit of 200 $ per person or contact us to confirm your stay. At the sports shows we will book any cabin not guaranteed with a deposit. Contact us for priority bookings. Come and see us at one of these 2013 sport shows:
The Montreal Outfitter Show at Palais des Congrès
Booth # 710
Jan 31 –Feb 3
Eastern Sports, Boat, Camping, Travel & Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, PA
Booth # 327 and 7108
Hunting Fishing and Camping Show at Place Bonaventure, Montreal
Booth # 549
Gatineau Sport Show, Gatineau Qc
Contact us on our toll free line at 1(877) 222-1298 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help you organize a memorable fishing trip. We also invite you to visit www.tamarac.ca for more details and to view the photos, news and most recent changes.
The whole team joins us to offer you our best wishes for the holiday season. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a year filled with health, happiness, peace, love and as always .... with lots of fish!
Éliane Bédard and Jean Blanchard, owners