Three Rivers Lodge
 

Staff & Guides

With twenty seasons behind us, it's likely that it's 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 made 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'.

Frances Barry, Head Cook (Head Everything!)

The guides rightfully observe that no TRL decision is made 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'.

  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".

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".

  Cliff Randall, Guide   Cliff returned to the staff in 2015 after a four year hiatus for family duties. 2018 will be his thirteenth season at TRL and we are all delighted to have him back. Cliff is confident, careful and packs a deep understanding of our waters, their trout inhabitants and how to connect them with our enthusiastic anglers.

Cliff Randall, Guide

Cliff returned to the staff in 2015 after a four year hiatus for family duties. 2018 will be his thirteenth season at TRL and we are all delighted to have him back. Cliff is confident, careful and packs a deep understanding of our waters, their trout inhabitants and how to connect them with our enthusiastic anglers.

  Anthony Pittman, Guide   Anthony is also a very seasoned TRL guide (11 years) and a man of many talents.  His acumen with a carving knife to a chain saw shows itself in many of the camp's neat corners. On the water, his manner is quiet and his knowledge profound. A man of deep faith and compassion, his worth is felt by all both on the water and around camp.

Anthony Pittman, Guide

Anthony is also a very seasoned TRL guide (11 years) and a man of many talents.  His acumen with a carving knife to a chain saw shows itself in many of the camp's neat corners. On the water, his manner is quiet and his knowledge profound. A man of deep faith and compassion, his worth is felt by all both on the water and around camp.

  Byron Pardy, Guide   Byron is returning in 2018 season for his eighth year.  He is a steady, experienced guide who is there with the right fly and the right tactics delivered with an unexpected and timely wit. Talk with him about the more than 100 nights he spends each year in the bush. Byron is a consummate outdoorsman with all the skills born from his passion.

Byron Pardy, Guide

Byron is returning in 2018 season for his eighth year.  He is a steady, experienced guide who is there with the right fly and the right tactics delivered with an unexpected and timely wit. Talk with him about the more than 100 nights he spends each year in the bush. Byron is a consummate outdoorsman with all the skills born from his passion.

  Emile Gagnon, Guide   Emile joined the TRL staff for the 2016 season and will be returning for 2018. 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 2018. 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.

  Alex Cauchy Richer, Guide   Alex will be back in camp again for the 2018 season. He lives the outdoor life and has been around fly fishing for the majority of his short life. He comes to us with young legs plus a lot of experience. A licensed NL guide, Alex calls Quebec his home and dreams of adventures in the Labrador wilderness.

Alex Cauchy Richer, Guide

Alex will be back in camp again for the 2018 season. He lives the outdoor life and has been around fly fishing for the majority of his short life. He comes to us with young legs plus a lot of experience. A licensed NL guide, Alex calls Quebec his home and dreams of adventures in the Labrador wilderness.

  Thibault Lief, Guide   Thibault joins us for the 2018 season and brings years of guiding experience with him. Equally important, he completes the "Three Amigos" joining Emile and Alex 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 2018 season and brings years of guiding experience with him. Equally important, he completes the "Three Amigos" joining Emile and Alex as the TRL French Connection. (Of course Gilles, our pilot,makes certain we understand all that the young'uns are plotting).

  Gilles Morin, Pilot   Gilles will be returning this summer to fly us around the Labrador bush.  He has thousands of hours on the Beaver and brings to our camp a commitment to professionalism that is a great comfort to our guests and staff alike.  Gilles knows our waters and the weather, and is literally a functioning system in his aircraft.

Gilles Morin, Pilot

Gilles will be returning this summer to fly us around the Labrador bush.  He has thousands of hours on the Beaver and brings to our camp a commitment to professionalism that is a great comfort to our guests and staff alike.  Gilles knows our waters and the weather, and is literally a functioning system in his aircraft.

  Matt Reeve, Winter Specialist   Matt is not an employee of TRL, rather, he is a volunteer who has given freely of his talents to complete many camp projects over the past seventeen years. His special gift is the snowmobile trek he takes each winter with Kev and Frances to harvest saw logs and firewood for the coming summers.  Matt loves winter out on the Labrador.

Matt Reeve, Winter Specialist

Matt is not an employee of TRL, rather, he is a volunteer who has given freely of his talents to complete many camp projects over the past seventeen years. His special gift is the snowmobile trek he takes each winter with Kev and Frances to harvest saw logs and firewood for the coming summers.  Matt loves winter out on the Labrador.

  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, Senior camp dog   Bear will be returning this season for his 14th summer.  He is slower now, not unlike his owner, but still loves his Labrador summers. The clear, cold waters soothe and the smells of fish and wild things defy his fading hearing. It's the people, however, that provide him with the greatest of canine experiences. He quietly greets each guest on the dock and appreciates a gentle head scratch.

Billy Bear, Senior camp dog

Bear will be returning this season for his 14th summer.  He is slower now, not unlike his owner, but still loves his Labrador summers. The clear, cold waters soothe and the smells of fish and wild things defy his fading hearing. It's the people, however, that provide him with the greatest of canine experiences. He quietly greets each guest on the dock and appreciates a gentle head scratch.

  Sam, Camp dog-in-training (still!)   2018 will bring Sam's fifth summer in camp. He is an extremely athletic Golden,  highly energized, and runs the woodlands and creeks' edges at full tilt.  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!)

2018 will bring Sam's fifth summer in camp. He is an extremely athletic Golden,  highly energized, and runs the woodlands and creeks' edges at full tilt.

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 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 two Golden Retrievers.

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 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 two Golden Retrievers.