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DSR closed Saturday, April 19th, 2014
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“The freshwater fishing experience of a lifetime!”

Southern Outfitter and Guide Carson Oldham Fishes the DSR; Featured in Sportsman Magazine

While fly fishing for trophy sized salmon has long been associated with the mountainous beauty and rugged river locations in the Western US, East coast anglers increasingly find the pristine environment and heavily stocked waters of the Salmon River in upstate New York to be as much or more of a draw for their time and money.

Carson Oldham, of Albemarle Angler in Charlottesville, VA, is one guide who loves making the trip north each fall to the DSR to introduce his clients to a salmon fishing experience that rivals more famous locations. “In 2007, I learned about the Salmon River and the DSR from a couple of friends. I checked it out myself  and have fished there each fall ever since,” said Oldham, a lifelong angler and owner of a central Virginia fly fishing guide and outfitting business since 2010. 

Oldham's last trip to the DSR in September 2013 will be featured as the cover story in the April/May edition of The Virginia Sportsman magazine. 

Once he learned the beauty of fishing the DSR, Oldham added hosting a New York salmon trip at the DSR Lodges to his company’s fall schedule. Though Oldham has guided in many states and is licensed to guide in Virginia , he chooses to be more of a travel host on these trips, driving clients to Pulaski, stocking the fridge with a weekend's worth of great food and drinks, and angling along with others looking to land that next big fish. 

“Fishing for salmon in an East coast location doesn’t get any better than at the DSR”, said Oldham. “Besides great fishing, accommodations right on the river and the awesome people are the reasons I’ve made the DSR a regular option for my clients.” 

Oldham and a staff of five Albemarle Angler guides fish with clients year round in private and public waters throughout the western hemisphere. He enjoys taking clients to private water locations for the relatively pressure free fishing and the tranquility of a controlled environment, qualities his clients are happy to pay for. 

“For many of my clients, it’s not just about catching fish,” said Oldham, "it’s about the total experience. I love the DSR because it offers my clients the freshwater fishing experience of a lifetime.”


DSR staff arranges lodge/fishing trip packages for individuals, businesses, and outfitters. For more information or to make reservations, contact us at or call 315-298-2998.

For information about the Albemarle Angler, contact Carson Oldham at 434-977-6882 or