I have been fishing the Miramichi since 1984 and have done it both the very expensive way and the more affordable way. While your chances of catching fish is better with an outfitter fishing private water at about $450 USD a day per rod (food, lodging, guide included), you can catch fish reasonably on your own as well. Actually, three fisherman can fish for week for about $100 USD a day each, or even less if you camp (food, lodging, guide included) on decent public water. You must have a guide in NB. I'll talk to you in detail at the clave.