We believe that the success of any organization is based, to a large extent, on the talent of its employees. At the Saint John Salmon Club we are
fortunate to have a great team of people. Whether its assistance in planning your trip, questions about meal times and menus, or advice on how to hook that salmon out on the River, we’re here to help. Please click on any of the images below to learn more about our team!
Manager Ray Rooney – Ray’s beginnings with the Club date back to 1976, while still a student. He worked a variety of jobs such as waiter, fishing guide, and conservation assistant. In 1983 he took on the position of manager. Keeping things running smoothly and providing clients with the best service possible are at the top of his list.
Chef Sheldon Stanley – To say that Sheldon has a broad knowledge of food would be a bit of an understatement. He literally grew up in the restaurant business, as his family have owned and operated establishments in Gaspé for many years.We are happy to say that he has been with us since 1999. The variety and quality of his cuisine are second to none.
Chef Sheldon Stanley
Waitress and Kitchen Assistant Penny Clark – After spending several years employed at a lodge in Northern Ontario, Penny joined the Saint John Salmon Club in the spring of 2001. Penny is a busy lady around the Club but makes it look easy because she is so well organized. She makes sure that our guests are comfortable and well taken care of.
Waitress Penny Clark
Guide Brandon Patterson – Brandon is a second generation guide and has been fishing Atlantic salmon since a young age. He joined the Club in 2015 and worked two previous years as a guide for another organization on the Saint John. His passion for the sport is obvious when out on the River and the care and attention he pays to anglers make him a valued addition to our team.
Guide Gordon Drody – Gordon is a real outdoorsman, having spent the majority of his career working in nature and around salmon rivers. In the late 70’s and 80’s he was employed on the Saint John by the Québec Government on a salmon research project. Later he worked for the Saint John Salmon Club for several seasons doing conservation work and was a salmon and bear hunting guide for another local outfitter. We were very pleased to have Gordon return with us in 2008. Oh, did we mention he is also a great photographer out on the River.
Guide Lowell Patterson – Lowell has been guiding on the Saint John since 2009, but his start in salmon angling began much earlier. He worked for many years perfecting his skills at a lodge on the nearby York River. The consideration he shows toward his anglers and the dedication he has on the job make him a valued addition to our group. In addition, Lowell is an accomplished fly tyer. And his favorite fly? Undoubtedly the Tiger Ghost.
Guide Preston Rooney – Preston joined us as a young man in 1990. During those years he was working as a conservation assistant for the Saint John Salmon Club. At the end of the 90’s, due to certain changes in the area of protection, he began a new job as our maintenance person. He has also proven himself to be a good salmon guide and is on the River occasionally with clients. His good nature and great outlook makes for a very pleasant time while out fishing.
Guide Percy Annett – Beginning his employment with the group in 2000, Percy soon learned the art of salmon angling and how to run a canoe through rough stretches of the Saint John River. An accomplished angler he is one of our main instructors in fly casting for people who are new to the sport. He will have you putting out a nice line in no time.
Guide Danny Lemieux – Danny began working with us in the spring of 2016. He has a vast knowledge of the outdoors, with numerous years of experience in trapping, hunting and fishing. He is very much at ease getting around in the wilderness and along salmon rivers. On most days he is working on the upstream canoe run, through waters that are still today inaccessible by road. River safety and the well-being of all clients is a priority for Danny.