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About DSR

The Salmon River has a rich cultural history and ecological
footprint which DSR seeks to cherish, share, and preserve.

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The DSR Mission

Over the years, the DSR has evolved into a fishing experience for every type of angler, but definitely those who value natural surroundings as much as catching fish. Fly fisherman, casters, and drift boat fishing types come to the DSR for the catch and release, the atmosphere of respectful outdoor sporting, and for the attentive staff who work year round to keep the DSR clean, accessible, and a good value.

Our Mission

To create memorable outdoor experiences for our guests by providing exceptional hospitality along with sustainable land use and wildlife management.

Our Vision

A destination where like-minded sportsmen share their passion, pride, and appreciation for the outdoors and that inspires camaraderie and memorable experiences for generations to come.

Our Values

  • We cultivate lasting relationships by creating memorable experiences, providing outstanding hospitality, and by acting with respect and fairness.
  • We value innovation in the sporting tradition.
  • We respect the environment and manage our land, water, and wildlife resources sustainably.
  • We act with integrity to build trust among our guests, partners, professional colleagues and community.

Guest Pledge

  • I know time spent on the water is a special experience, I cherish camaraderie with friends and family, and I appreciate every fish brought to hand.
  • I respect other guests and their fishing techniques and avoid conflict with them.
  • I am responsible to know all NYS and DSR regulations, including zero tolerance for alcohol.
  • I am responsible for proper species identification and practicing catch and release of trout and Atlantic salmon while maintaining ethical practice through the release.
  • I preserve a clean environment and embrace “carry it in, carry it out”.
  • I uphold these standards and expect the DSR to escort from the property any angler out of compliance.

Conserving the Salmon River

Born as a trickle in the wilderness foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, the Salmon swells to a wild, majestic river as it courses through the rugged “north country” of New York on its way to Lake Ontario.

Great fishing on the Salmon River has been recorded as far back as the 1600, when Iroquois tribesman marveled at the teeming bounty of the Atlantic salmon run. Many things have changed since then, but the fishing remains spectacular.

The stretch known as the Douglaston Salmon Run is two and a half miles at the lower end of the river, where the fish first enter the river from the Estuary in Port Ontario and where they are the most fresh and undisturbed.

Conservation in sports fishing

The Douglaston Salmon Run promotes sport fishing through conservation and education, providiing a safe, clean and enjoyable fishing experience now and in days to come. Working with local and state fisheries management agencies, the DSR has been an industry leader in Catch and Release and No Kill practices on the Salmon River and in surrounding waters.

We work to maintain and promote a balanced ecosystem for the entire Salmon River fishery, focusing on environmental protection, sustainability and sound economic management.

Catch and Release

Catch and Release is enforced for all trout species and Atlantic Salmon, positively impacting not only the DSR but the entire river system. Every fish released is one that will have an opportunity to spawn and live another day for another angler.

Partners In River Stewardship:

Meet The Team

GARRETT BRANCY
| MANAGER

Garrett has fished and worked as a guide on the Salmon River for many years. A natural resources management graduate of the State University of New York School of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Garrett oversees the entire DSR river property and grounds. As the River Manager, Garrett guides customers, assists lodge guests, and wears all the hats of an experienced fishing lodge host.

AARON ABRAMS
| ASSISTANT MANAGER

Aaron Abrams is the Assistant Manager, who like Garrett, is no stranger to the Salmon River fishery with years of experience on water. With a strong background in marketing and visual communication from the University of Delaware, Aaron assists Garrett with management and operations along with marketing here at the Douglaston Salmon Run. Aaron can be found in the Welcome Center meeting and greeting DSR customers year round!

EMILY STUDDERT
| ASSISTANT MANAGER

Emily is also a SUNY ESF graduate, with a B.S. in Aquatic and Fisheries Science and an M.P.S. in Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management. She oversees lodge guest reservations and plays a key role in program management and daily operational tasks.

Meet The Owners

The Barclay Family

The Barclay family opened Douglaston Salmon Run in 1987 as a private-water sports-fishery. The property has been in the family since 1807, when it was settled by Colonel Rufus Price, an Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington during the Revolutionary War.

Doug Barclay is a direct, seventh generation descendant of Colonel Price. Along with other family members, Doug designed Douglaston Salmon Run to be a world-class fishery where guests can enjoy the ultimate fishing experience in the company of like-minded sportsmen.

The Barclay family are life-long residents of New York State’s North Country, where they engage with the local community, supporting their hometown of Pulaski, NY, and the region. They are strong advocates of sound environmental practices in fisheries, farming, and natural resources management.

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