Shed Talk – Lee Wulff Documentary

May 25, 2023
7:00 pm
Norris Point
J A Walsh Centre
Trails Tales Tunes
Private: Tony Berger
Shed Talk – Lee Wulff Documentary

Hosted by Tony Berger

Lee Wulff (February 10, 1905 – April 28, 1991), was an artist, pilot, fly fisherman, author, filmmaker, outfitter and conservationist who made significant contributions to recreational fishing, especially fly fishing and the conservation of Atlantic Salmon. His first visit to Newfoundland came in 1935 when he fished for salmon on the Grand Codroy River. In 1946 he established fishing camps at River of Ponds and Portland Creek with the idea of sharing clients with Ella Manuel at Killdevil Lodge near Lomond (where her sons, Antony and Jonathan Berger, spent their summers). Lee Wulff and Ella Manuel were married briefly in 1947, shortly after he obtained his pilot’s license. He sold his camps in 1954. Wulff is credited with being one of the first people to suggest the establishment of what eventually became Gros Morne National Park. He was also a champion of the welfare of Atlantic salmon, and often reiterated his conviction that it should be declared a game fish, thereby freeing it from commercial exploitation. Wulff was well known in Western Nfld and made several movies about Bonne Bay.

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