Todd Rumbolt

Every summer for the past 18 years this family man, father of three, disappears into the wilderness for three months. What’s up with that?

“I grew up on the coast near one of Labrador’s best salmon rivers, the Alexis, so being on the water fishing is just in my blood. And the people I meet, well, that’s just the icing on the cake. I love finding out about where they’re from, the places they’ve been to. And, every year, I learn more about fishing from the famous and accomplished anglers who come here.”

“I’ve fished everywhere in the watershed but Minipi’s my guiding home. I’m in my element down there at Ten Pound Cove; I love the seclusion of paddling in there; there’s always action. It’s like this secret honey hole where once you’re there you whisper.

“I remember one afternoon on a fly-out to Little Minipi River with Mike Sadar and Dave Tracy — they were catching huge brookies and char, doubles, one after another. The brightest colored fish I ever saw. And I’ll never forget that incredible day when the hatch came off at the Narrows and Chuck Hawkins and his group caught 69 ‘counters’ [over 3.5 lbs.]. What a day!”

“Memories like that bring me back year after year. The place, the people, the sport, I love it all. How many people can say that about their job?”