Early Days on the River
In 1893, the “old club” was formed by well known Americans who bought the river from the provincial government. All members came to the Grand Cascapedia River in the summer and spent their time fishing. Known members of the original club included R.G Dunn, who also landed a 54 pound salmon on June 20th 1886, Edmund W Davies, who wrote books on fishing and woodcock hunting, and Frank Griswold, who attended school in Vienna and wrote a book about the Cascapedia Club. From 1878-1893, the fishing on the Grand Cascapedia was at the disposal of the Governor Generals of Canada. The first fifteen miles of the river belonged to private owners.