Lac Mercier lies in the headwaters of world-renowned Kenamu River, known for tremendous migrations of Atlantic salmon which enter the lower river. While salmon do not reach the upper sections, equally challenging Eastern brook trout and large Northern pike make the upper Kenamu River their home. Prolific hatches of various insects during the short summer months provide a smorgasbord of food for these fish, which grow to enormous sizes. For more than 20 years, fishermen and women from around the world have experienced Lac Mercier's excellent trout and Northern pike angling
Lac Mercier is strategically located in the heart of the upper watershed and situated some 30 miles from Goose Bay. The lake’s isolated wilderness locale is accessible only through fly-in via float-equipped aircraft or helicopter, so chances of seeing other people is highly unlikely. Wading or boat fishing are provided with the services of a knowledgeable and helpful guide who will suggest productive fly patterns. (We ask our guests to use flies with single hooks which have the barbs pinched down). Brook trout of 3 to 6 pounds and Northern pike to 20 or more pounds are not uncommon in this watershed! We encourage total hook-and-release.