When Salmon Return to the Margaree

Monte Burke on one of the enduring traditions of Atlantic salmon fishing.

Every October, two significant migrations take place on the Margaree River on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

The first consists of hundreds of Atlantic salmon, returning to their natal river to spawn after a year, or sometimes longer, spent in the ocean. Most of these salmon will traverse more than 1,000 miles on their journey home.

The other is made up of legions of anglers from all over the world who flock to the Margaree in the hopes of connecting with one of those Atlantic salmon.

LINK (via: The NY Times)

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