Diotte pool is accessible from the south side of the river. It is a large set of rapids that offer excellent early June fishing.
Narcisse pool challenges anglers with a long swift run of rapids. It is wet fly territory, even in low water.
Fortin pool is made up of long rapids. Wet flies are effective in the upstream portion and dry flies are particularly efficient in the downstream portion of the pool.
The peak time for fishing Snake pool is June and July. Grilse sometimes hold up for a rest here in August and September.
Upper Lady Step requires a hero's cast in June and July due to its width and boiling rapids where salmon generally hold. Later, in August and September, they position themselves at the rapid's tail water. Apparently, there is a tantalizingly small kettle-hole somewhere around here. Be on the lookout!
Rock’s large rapids surround a shallow channel in the middle. It is fishable both wet and dry.
With its vast pool, accessing Spring Rock in high water is nearly impossible; however, when it is approachable, you can fish downstream from the centre of the Dartmouth into the pool. It is best fished wet.
Tent offers excellent wet and dry fly angling from late June into early August.
Ladder is the most wonderful pool on the Dartmouth. These waters are located at the end of a ten minute walk down. There is a spectacular view of Gorge Pool and the falls on the right at the end of the trail, just before going down to the pool. Salmon can frequently be seen leaping up the falls in late June and July.
Toad pool is a short stretch of relatively fast water rapids. Salmon inhabit the spot from the month of July. It should be dry fished at the tail end of the pool. Big Salmon Hole is an apt description for this set of fastwater rapids terminating in a slow waxy pool. You will find salmon here from July into September. Post Brook Pool starts with rapids that flow moderately into a broad basin with calm deep waters.
Paul-Émile is a twenty minute downhill walk. It begins with rapids arcing abruptly into the lazy current of a waxy pool. The high banks and distant trees make this spot an angler’s fly casting dream come true.
Moose Bogan is the last fishable pool before the gates at the end of the Dartmouth. As a result, the pool contains a host of salmon. Moose Bogan can be best described as fast rapids quieting into a slower flow. Salmon can often be seen in the deep water at the head of the rapids. This sector is catch'n release for large salmon all season.
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