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Lunker of the Year Update 20 Aug 22

Lunker of the Year Update 20 Aug 22

The 2022 Abu Garcia Lunker of the Year Award sponsored by MTB Brokerage for the regular tournament schedule is a prize valued at over $2,600. The package includes $1,000 cash, prizes from Abu Garcia worth over $1,600 and plaques/trophies. The prizes include 2 top of...

Bear and Paul Carve Narrow Victory in Perth-Andover

Bear and Paul Carve Narrow Victory in Perth-Andover

Cool overnight temps of just 10 degrees meant the anglers were met with a wall of fog Saturday morning. The northern NB area had seen a number of rain storms come through the region leading up to the event which meant high, dirty water with current in the range of 3...

Mason and Boutillier Snatch the 2022 DWM

Mason and Boutillier Snatch the 2022 DWM

28 teams braved the heat and the traffic to compete in the 2022 edition of the Dennis Wilson Memorial tournament hosted by the City of Fredericton. Winds stayed relatively low the entire 2-day event and daily temperatures soared north of 30 degrees. Again this year,...

Crawford’s Sweep Awards in Woodstock

Crawford’s Sweep Awards in Woodstock

It's not often, it seems, that the teams are met with clear skies, warm weather and lighter winds, but that was the case at the 2022 NBSFA Woodstock event. In the week between the end of the pre fish and the start of the event, the water in the Woodstock area dropped...

Team Hooper Nabs Lake Utopia Hardware

Team Hooper Nabs Lake Utopia Hardware

The third stop of the 2022 season was at Lake Utopia. The teams started 40 minutes later than usual as they were met with sheets of fog on the drive down and on the water. Once the fog had started to lift, and things were safe, the teams were let loose to chase down...

2022 Lunker of the Year Update

2022 Lunker of the Year Update

The second stop of the New Brunswick Sportfishing Association tournament season on the long weekend of May 21st and 22nd did not disappoint with the seven top teams bringing over 30 pounds of fish to the scales with several fish over four pounds being weighed in. The...

Nova Scotian Lapierre Team Take Nackawic Title

Nova Scotian Lapierre Team Take Nackawic Title

The second qualifier of the 2022 season was held May 21-22 out of the town of Nackawic. This year, teams were met by calm winds and warm temps as the teams lined up for the day 1 take off. As the teams raced up and down the mighty Saint John river, anglers put...

Shaw and Cormier Smash’em at Harvey Lake

Shaw and Cormier Smash’em at Harvey Lake

The 2022 NBSFA season got off to a sunny start at Harvey Lake on Saturday. This time round, the anglers were greeted by calm winds, sharp temps and a lake that looked like a sheet of glass. 25+ teams unloaded their boats and renewed friendships after the winter off...

MINNOW TACKLE SHOP

MINNOW TACKLE SHOP

The New Brunswick Sportfishing Association announced earlier this year that the Minnow Tackle Shop will be sponsoring a new initiative called “The Smallmouth Cup”, which is being introduced to encourage new anglers to compete in tournament events. Details on the great...

Lucky Strike Baits Works

Lucky Strike Baits Works

Lucky Strike Bait Works, a long-time supporter of the New Brunswick Sportfishing Association is back for the 2022 season. Again, the Lucky Strike Award will be presented at each regular season event. The Award is presented to the team that just missed getting a cheque...

Memorials

The New Brunswick Sportfishing Association would like to recognize the many individuals that have contributed to our association that are no longer with us.  Their friendship, smiles, laughs, advice and loving of fishing are missed by all.

Larry Sandford  –  Tracyville, NB

Larry Sandford – Tracyville, NB

Aside from his family Larry’s greatest devotion was to the military and his many military friends. He had a distinguished career. He served with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from 1987 to 2003 with tours in Germany, Croatia, and Bosnia. In 2003 he...

Robert (Rob) Charles Mahoney – Pennfield, NB

Robert (Rob) Charles Mahoney – Pennfield, NB

Rob spent a large part of his career working on the salmon harvest boats. The last few years he was employed at the St. George Golf Course which afforded him time to go deer & moose hunting, one of his great passions. In his younger years Rob excelled at many...

Darrell Eugene Paul

Darrell Eugene Paul

Darrell enjoyed his many years working as a painter at CFB Gagetown and as a bus driver for the Oromocto First Nation. And he looked forward to working with the Oromocto First Nation elders every summer. Darrell was on the water fishing, in the woods hunting or...

Robin Dale McArthur – Scotch Lake, NB

Robin Dale McArthur – Scotch Lake, NB

Robin was a long-time employee of SA Deliveries and was known and loved by many that he visited daily during his workday. He always seemed to have a smile on his face when you saw him. Robin loved bass fishing and except for the last few years fished with the...

John Michael (Mike) Peace

John Michael (Mike) Peace

Mike served his country for 25 years in the Royal Canadian Regiment and was assigned to the 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron at the time of his passing. His citations included: Special Service Medal with NATO Bar, Canadian Peacekeeping Service Medal and...

Edward “Ed” Topolski

Edward “Ed” Topolski

Ed was a Veteran of the US Military and worked as a human resource manager a large portion of his career. He was a Director of the New Brunswick Sportfishing Association from 2002 to 2006 and he helped organize the first kids fishing derbies. Ed enjoyed watching...

Edward A. “Tony” Reed

Edward A. “Tony” Reed

Tony obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine, at Presque Isle, he served in the U.S. Army from 1975-1978 and was stationed in Germany achieving the rank of Staff Sargent. Tony was an avid outdoorsman that enjoyed hunting and bass fishing. He fished...

Robert “Bob” Pickard

Robert “Bob” Pickard

Bob was the co-owner of Central Auto Parts until his retirement. He was a member of the Fredericton Anglers Club and fished the New Brunswick Sportfishing Association Tournament Series with his brother for many years. In his earlier years he enjoyed participating in...

Douglas John Young

Douglas John Young

Before his retirement Doug worked for 3M Canada for over 25 years. There were not many sports or outdoor activities that Doug didn’t love. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, curling, bowling, baseball, golfing, as well as playing old timers’ hockey. He was a former member...

John Douglas “Johnnie” Mitchell

John Douglas “Johnnie” Mitchell

Johnnie owned and operated Bayside Marine for over 30 years and was an award-winning boat and outboard salesman. He was an avid sportsman and outdoorsman that enjoyed hockey, hunting and bass fishing. He was a member of numerous service clubs, a servant to the...