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Richard Adams

                                                                      October 13th, 1910 -- March 3rd, 2006


It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of both a legend and a friend.

Richard Nelson Adams was known as the dean of the Matapedia, He was a living legend among salmon guides, and he spent more then eighty years guiding fishermen on the waters of the Matapedia. After working for numerous salmon clubs, and guiding many famous actors, business men, and even the former president of the United States Jimmy Carter, Richard chose to settle down at Cold Spring Camp. It was here that you would find him every morning, keeping a watchful eye over Home Pool.  He was the caretaker of these waters, not just as a watchful eye for poachers, but as a father to the salmon and the river they travel. He had the wisdom of ten guides, the eagerness of a young buck, and the knowledge that comes with 93 years of living on the river's banks. He was well known for his love of gin, women, and his endless wealth of stories. He was also very involved with the preservation of the Atlantic Salmon through the creation of the Richard Adams Foundation, and also his involvement with the Atlantic Salmon Federation. Richard was always happy to share his wealth of knowledge with the sports, and always looked forward to meeting both his old friends and new acquaintances. Tight lines Richard. We all miss you.