The Osprey Region

Labrador is the mainland portion of Newfoundland, Canada’s most north-eastern province. It’s a huge wild land where the air is pure and the waters are clean and sweet. It is home to the Eastern Brook Trout alias brookie, squaretail, speckled trout, etc. If you’re one who has dreamed of fly fishing for brook trout in a place where they are measured in pounds not inches then you deserve a trip to Osprey Lake. It’s one of the last frontiers of the 6, 7, 8 pound brook trout.

Osprey Lake continues to be the finest fly fishing for trophy Brook Trout anywhere in the world. Trout in this watershed will average over 5 lbs. and many fish 7 lbs. to 11 lbs. are landed each year. The largest brookie landed was in 2011 by Pat Dorian and weighed 11 lbs. 7 oz.

Osprey Lake is located approximately 90 miles southeast of Goose Bay on a large watershed which is a tributary of the Eagle River. It flows into Black Fly Lake about one mile down stream and Black Fly flows into the Eagle River watershed.

Osprey’s eight mile body of water is generally shallow with its shoreline bordering coves and rocky points with the main lake dotted with islands and shoals. Much of the lake is less than 20′ deep with most areas averaging 8′ to 12′.

Our History

Osprey Lake Lodge has existed for many decades. A fire destroyed the lodge in 1995 and a new lodge was constructed in 1996. With a change of ownership in 1997, a 20′ by 20′ camp was constructed to better accommodate our guests. Since then hot showers and flush toilets have been added as well as many modern updates to the facility. In the near future additional features are planned including a screened gazebo for guests to enjoy.

Over the past three decades the fishing at Osprey Lake has shown continuous improvement. Amazingly fish size averages appear to be increasing with the largest fish ever caught at Osprey Lake in 2011. The future of the lodge remains promising and Osprey Lake and surrounding waters remain one of the most amazing brook trout fisheries in the world. Osprey Lake has the largest brook trout in Labrador and most likely the largest brook trout in the North American continent.

Restricted-Use Sport Fishing Laws of Newfoundland and Labrador restrict the Eagle River Chain of Lakes within a 5-mile radius to the use of the select handful of anglers who choose Osprey Lake Lodge as their outfitter. This guarantees you an exclusive and relaxed fishing experience in a wilderness area where you will not be competing for choice spots with anglers from other fly-in outfitters.