Three Rivers Lodge
 

Staff & Guides

With twenty-one seasons behind us, we are aware that it is the stunning wild brook trout and their cold-water kin that lure fly anglers to our corner of Labrador. But what brings our guests back regularly is our staff of "Newfies" and "Frenchmen" that call camp their summer home. Full good cheer and ever ready with a helping hand, these folks are the best, the backbone of Three Rivers Lodge. On day one, you'll know you've joined another delightful family.

 
Kevin Barry, Manager   Kevin took over managing camps in 2000 and has run the show ever since. He is as life-long outdoorsman, a master of all mechanical things and the rarest of gentlemen. Ever ready to direct our guests to the many destinations on our river system, Kev is up when you awake with coffee and a 'good morning', still up when you go to bed, and full throttle in between.

Kevin Barry, Manager

Kevin took over managing camps in 2000 and has run the show ever since. He is as life-long outdoorsman, a master of all mechanical things and the rarest of gentlemen. Ever ready to direct our guests to the many destinations on our river system, Kev is up when you awake with coffee and a 'good morning', still up when you go to bed, and full throttle in between.

Frances Barry, Head Cook (Head Everything!)   The guides rightfully observe that no TRL decision is final without Frances's approval. That's the truth. Frances is brilliant - aware of every camp detail and every guest's preferences, all the while running top-notch food service and keeping all house-keeping matters in full control. Her perpetual smile and engaging style has earned her the title of 'camp mother'. (Warning: she's a cribbage witch!)

Frances Barry, Head Cook (Head Everything!)

The guides rightfully observe that no TRL decision is final without Frances's approval. That's the truth. Frances is brilliant - aware of every camp detail and every guest's preferences, all the while running top-notch food service and keeping all house-keeping matters in full control. Her perpetual smile and engaging style has earned her the title of 'camp mother'. (Warning: she's a cribbage witch!)

Kev and Frances, the Team   More than most any couple you will ever meet, Kev and Frances are a team. Their passion for the back country, for their friends new and old, and for each other lays a cloak of peace and good will over all camp activities. They make their home in Harbor Breton, NL.

Kev and Frances, the Team

More than most any couple you will ever meet, Kev and Frances are a team. Their passion for the back country, for their friends new and old, and for each other lays a cloak of peace and good will over all camp activities. They make their home in Harbor Breton, NL.

Judy Drake, Assistant Cook, Comedian   Judy is Frances's little sister and came on board when another sister, Dorothy, retired. But no back seat for Judy. Her will and drive in her job are relentless. And watching her and Frances in the cook lodge is first rate entertainment. When we first heard of Judy, Frances simply said "Judy is beautiful". (Ask her about her three wise men.)

Judy Drake, Assistant Cook, Comedian

Judy is Frances's little sister and came on board when another sister, Dorothy, retired. But no back seat for Judy. Her will and drive in her job are relentless. And watching her and Frances in the cook lodge is first rate entertainment. When we first heard of Judy, Frances simply said "Judy is beautiful". (Ask her about her three wise men.)

Cliff Randell, Guide   Cliff Randell returns for his 15th summer with us here in Labrador. Cliff is positive role model for the other guides, a lifelong woodsman and a true expert in all things guiding. His respect for and engagement with his sports is second to none. A day on the water with Cliff is a blessing.

Cliff Randell, Guide

Cliff Randell returns for his 15th summer with us here in Labrador. Cliff is positive role model for the other guides, a lifelong woodsman and a true expert in all things guiding. His respect for and engagement with his sports is second to none. A day on the water with Cliff is a blessing.

Thibault Lief, Guide   Thibault joins us for the 2019 season and brings years of guiding experience with him. Equally important, he completes the "Three Amigos" joining Emile and FX as the TRL French Connection. (Of course Gilles, our pilot,makes certain we understand all that the young'uns are plotting).

Thibault Lief, Guide

Thibault joins us for the 2019 season and brings years of guiding experience with him. Equally important, he completes the "Three Amigos" joining Emile and FX as the TRL French Connection. (Of course Gilles, our pilot,makes certain we understand all that the young'uns are plotting).

Francois-Xavier (FX) Maurice, Guide   I asked FX what his mother called him when he was very young. He said she called me “FX”. So shall we as he shares the guiding and camp duties this coming summer. FX has been guiding for ten years on all sorts of northern waters. He also comes in with experience in all things mechanical that keep the boats and camp running smoothely.

Francois-Xavier (FX) Maurice, Guide

I asked FX what his mother called him when he was very young. He said she called me “FX”. So shall we as he shares the guiding and camp duties this coming summer. FX has been guiding for ten years on all sorts of northern waters. He also comes in with experience in all things mechanical that keep the boats and camp running smoothely.

Emile Gagnon, Guide   Emile joined the TRL staff for the 2016 season and will be returning for 2019. A passionate flyfisher since age 10 and an avid tyer since 15, he brings with him his degree in Wildlife Management and a deep passion for fly fishing. Prior to his TRL gig, Emile spent two summers guiding Atlantic salmon on the Gaspe. Guests envied, but appreciated his youth and enthusiasm for all things in nature.

Emile Gagnon, Guide

Emile joined the TRL staff for the 2016 season and will be returning for 2019. A passionate flyfisher since age 10 and an avid tyer since 15, he brings with him his degree in Wildlife Management and a deep passion for fly fishing. Prior to his TRL gig, Emile spent two summers guiding Atlantic salmon on the Gaspe. Guests envied, but appreciated his youth and enthusiasm for all things in nature.

Brady Slade, Guide   Brady was a guide with us last summer. He has taken a leave of absence to join us for the remainder of the 2019 summer. Originally from Labrador City, he has grown up in Labrador hunting and fishing since he was a kid. Brady is always happy to be on the water or hanging out around a campfire.

Brady Slade, Guide

Brady was a guide with us last summer. He has taken a leave of absence to join us for the remainder of the 2019 summer. Originally from Labrador City, he has grown up in Labrador hunting and fishing since he was a kid. Brady is always happy to be on the water or hanging out around a campfire.

Georgia (2002 - 2013), Original camp dog   Georgia spent all 11 summers of her life in Labrador. Her love for the wilderness and the people who visit gave her the fortitude to battle lymphoma for three and a half years. We lost her just before Christmas '13, but her spirit and love for humankind will long endure to those of us who knew her.

Georgia (2002 - 2013), Original camp dog

Georgia spent all 11 summers of her life in Labrador. Her love for the wilderness and the people who visit gave her the fortitude to battle lymphoma for three and a half years. We lost her just before Christmas '13, but her spirit and love for humankind will long endure to those of us who knew her.

Billy Bear (2004 - 2018) Forever camp dog   Bear returned for the 2018 season, his 14th summer. He was slower this year, not unlike his owner, but still loved every moment of his last Labrador summer. The clear, cold waters soothed his arthritis and the smells of fish and wild things defied his fading hearing. It's the people, however, that always provided him with the greatest of canine experiences. Billy Bear is gone now, out there with his partner Georgia, joyously running the woods, soaking up life.

Billy Bear (2004 - 2018) Forever camp dog

Bear returned for the 2018 season, his 14th summer. He was slower this year, not unlike his owner, but still loved every moment of his last Labrador summer. The clear, cold waters soothed his arthritis and the smells of fish and wild things defied his fading hearing. It's the people, however, that always provided him with the greatest of canine experiences. Billy Bear is gone now, out there with his partner Georgia, joyously running the woods, soaking up life.

Sam, Camp dog-in-training (still!)   2019 will bring Sam's sixth summer in camp. He is an extremely athletic Golden, highly energized, and runs the woodlands and creeks' edges at full tilt. You’ll never meet a more loving dog who’ll sit at your feet for as long as you’ll have him. He gets most excited at a hooked fish, but will wait (impatiently) on the shoreline for just a quick sniff. And like his Uncle Billy Bear, he finds each arriving guest his greatest delight.

Sam, Camp dog-in-training (still!)

2019 will bring Sam's sixth summer in camp. He is an extremely athletic Golden, highly energized, and runs the woodlands and creeks' edges at full tilt. You’ll never meet a more loving dog who’ll sit at your feet for as long as you’ll have him. He gets most excited at a hooked fish, but will wait (impatiently) on the shoreline for just a quick sniff. And like his Uncle Billy Bear, he finds each arriving guest his greatest delight.

Robin Reeve, Managing Partner   Robin has been involved in TRL since its inception in 1998. As a traveling fly angler and founder, TRL is by and large his best effort to bring the goodness of those remote places he has visited and more importantly, eliminate the irksome negatives. For his 21 summers in Labrador now,  his wish continues to be for TRL to provide a safe and comfortable fly fishing escape that lives up to the dreams and expectations of those travelers who have made the commitment come to the wilderness.  On the off-season, he tends his farm in Vermont and enjoys walking its woods and fields with his Golden Retriever.

Robin Reeve, Managing Partner

Robin has been involved in TRL since its inception in 1998. As a traveling fly angler and founder, TRL is by and large his best effort to bring the goodness of those remote places he has visited and more importantly, eliminate the irksome negatives. For his 21 summers in Labrador now, his wish continues to be for TRL to provide a safe and comfortable fly fishing escape that lives up to the dreams and expectations of those travelers who have made the commitment come to the wilderness. On the off-season, he tends his farm in Vermont and enjoys walking its woods and fields with his Golden Retriever.