Minipi’s Experienced Guides

Minipi's Experienced Guides blog

Minipi is rightfully famous for its huge Brook Trout and Char. I’m from Michigan where Brookies are measured in inches … not pounds. Labrador is, without a doubt, the finest place in the world to fish for Brook Trout and Minipi is its crown jewel. The Brookie in this photo was 7 1/4 pounds and was one of the largest I have caught there. But trout of 8-to-10 pounds are within the realm of possibility. If it were only the fish that brought me to Labrador I might be excused for writing about them alone. But a trip to Labrador Continue Reading

Getting to Minipi

Minipi De Havilland Beaver

The only way to get to Minipi Lodges is by float plane.  It’s usually a de Havilland Beaver or an Otter, the two iconic bush planes of North America.  You could probably walk, but it would take you all summer and then you would have to fly out anyway. Someone actually did walk across Labrador. I bought an excellent book on CD in Goose Bay entitled “Lure of the Labrador Wild” by Dillon Wallace. It chronicles the tale of a small group of men who tried to walk across Labrador around 1903. You will just have to read it to Continue Reading

One-on-one with Minipi pilot Chris Woodward

Flying over the Minipi Watershed

Minipi pilot Chris Woodward takes a moment to tell us what it’s like to fly the Minipi De Havilland Beaver and interact with guests at Minipi Lodges. When did you know you wanted to be a pilot? I grew up around the base here in Goose Bay and my father managed the biggest refueling contractor for military and civil aircraft, so I always loved aircraft, but knew I wanted to make it my career when I was in high school. I started flying in 1996. When did you start working for the Coopers? I started working for the Coopers back Continue Reading

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