News & Events

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...

More Great News From Berkley

More Great News From Berkley

Thanks to the generosity of Berkley, the NBSFA will have a new prize package giveaway this season at ALL SEVEN of the regular season events. The prize package will be worth over $150 and filled with 16 Berkley products. Each package will have at least ten packages of...

Lunker of the Year 2022

Lunker of the Year 2022

2022 Lunker of the Year Award Thanks to Abu Garcia and MTB Brokerage, the Lunker of the Year prize package in 2022 will be even better than last year. This year the Lunker of the Year winners will receive monies and prizes worth over $2,600 for the largest fish caught...

MTB RENEWS FOR 2022

MTB RENEWS FOR 2022

MTB Brokerage is a wholesale provider of produce, meats and poultry products for restaurants, hotels, retail stores and food trucks in the greater Fredericton area. MTB is owned and operated by Mike Brennan and he has over 30 years experience in the food service...

2022 Lunker of the Year

2022 Lunker of the Year

2022 Abu Garcia Lunker of the Year Award Sponsored by MTB Brokerage The 2021 Lunker of the Year Prize Package was won by Howard Martell and Steve Watson with a 4.80-pound smallmouth caught on the last day of the regular season that was worth over $1,850 in cash and...

2021 Lunker of the Year Review

2021 Lunker of the Year Review

Abu Garcia Lunker of the Year Award Sponsored by MTB Brokerage The 2021 Abu Garcia Lunker of the Year Prize Package Sponsored by MTB Brokerage was comprised of two Abu Garcia Veracity Spinning Rods and two Abu Garcia Zata Spinning Reels, with tax a value of over...

NEW INITIATIVE !!

NEW INITIATIVE !!

Over the past couple of months the NBSFA Board of Directors have been working in conjunction with the Minnow Tackle Shop on our new initiative called “The Smallmouth Cup”, which is being introduced for new teams to the NBSFA. THE SMALLMOUTH CUP PRESENTED BY MINNOW...

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...