Monthly Archives: April 2012

Miramichi Fishing Report for April 26, 2012

As we head into the second week of the season, there is no shortage of water. Foul weather (or should I say ‘FOWL weather, as most say it’s great weather for ducks when it’s raining) certainly has brought the rivers up and in many cases, even over their banks. But that aside, the rain was needed, not only for the rivers, but for wells and fire-prevention. Bottom line is it certainly gave the rivers a good cleaning as I saw a lot of debris floating by on Wednesday. So generally speaking, today or by the weekend the water should clear and anglers will be back in numbers if we don’t get any more precipitation.

The printed angling regulations are now available, so check where ever you bought your license, or drop into a DNR office.

Trout season for the Miramichi drainage begins on rivers, brooks and streams on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, while lakes do not open until May 15. Read more »

Miramichi Fishing Report for April 26, 2012

As we head into the second week of the season, there is no shortage of water. Foul weather (or should I say ‘FOWL weather, as most say it’s great weather for ducks when it’s raining) certainly has brought the rivers up and in many cases, even over their banks. But that aside, the rain was needed, not only for the rivers, but for wells and fire-prevention. Bottom line is it certainly gave the rivers a good cleaning as I saw a lot of debris floating by on Wednesday. So generally speaking, today or by the weekend the water should clear and anglers will be back in numbers if we don’t get any more precipitation.

The printed angling regulations are now available, so check where ever you bought your license, or drop into a DNR office.

Trout season for the Miramichi drainage begins on rivers, brooks and streams on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, while lakes do not open until May 15. Read more »

WFNB Literary Competition Results Announced

The Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick (WFNB) announced the results of its annual literary competition today. The 2012 competition received a record number of entries. A total of 181 writers submitted their finest works of poetry and prose, twice the number that entered two years ago. The biggest increase came from young writers, with 41 students [Read More…] Read more »

Horizon Health Network releases spring edition of Vibrant

Horizon Health Network releases spring edition of Vibrant

Horizon Health Network is very pleased to announce the release of its spring 2012 edition of Vibrant Magazine on April 25. Vibrant is a health and wellness magazine that provides useful and practical information to help New Brunswickers make informed choices for a healthier lifestyle. The 32-page bilingual magazine is being distributed to approximately 90,000… Read more »

The Thrill Of The Catch

by Lura Somers Atlantic Salmon fishing is a big event on the Miramichi. Every year fishermen come from all over North America to fish and enjoy the river. Growing up in the area, I was vaguely aware of this taking place every spring, but it never occurred to me that I too, could become an [Read More…] Read more »

Miramichier Launches New Book on Filmmaking

Originally from Millbank in Miramichi, Suzanne Lyons is a Hollywood producer and an award-winning filmmaker. She co-founded Snowfall Films, WindChill Films Inc., and the Flash Forward Institute. Her films have been distributed by Miramax, Disney, Lionsgate, and ScreenGems. With over 25 years experience in television and film, Suzanne also conducts highly successful workshops on producing and [Read More…] Read more »

MANGO Program Receives Award

Miramichi’s Mango program has been chosen as the Atlantic Region Recipient for “The Speaking of Food and Healthy Living Award: Excellence in Consumer Communication” by the Dietitians of Canada, Kraft Canada and the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). It’s a great honour and Mango thanks all their partners and volunteers because they won this… Read more »

Community Job Fair

The Route 117 Business Community Group openly invite you to stop in and learn more about the different job opportunities available within our area. Talk to the staff and fill out an application on the spot. Seeking Applicants for: -Heavy Equipment Operators -Millwrights -Peat Vacuum Operators -Administration -Technicians -Fish Plant Labourers -Customer Frontline Staff Friday… Read more »

Miramichi Fishing Report for April 19, 2012

MIRAMICHI – We are off and casting. From all accounts Opening Day last Sunday was terrific for most anglers with very good numbers of fish being hooked on all branches of the Miramichi system. It was not unusual for a good number of anglers to limit out.

Some missed excellent fishing by cancelling reservations on rumours of the water being too low and that the fish would have left. The water was low for the time of year, but still produced excellent angling. Always check with the people who are actually on the river for the most accurate reports.

Even though water levels were low for the time of year, boats made their way to the water, and a couple of warm days increased the snow-melt, bringing up water levels by a foot on average. A bit unusual was the fact that made anglers noted that the salmon were creating a lot of surface action by were swirling and splashing, which is usually only the case after the smelts have come in. Some anglers even had luck using big dry flies.

In Quarryville one almost had to take a number to get a parking space with anglers out in great numbers on both sides. I did manage to fish for about an hour, hooking two, landing a grilse and killing five mosquitoes!

One angler in a boat said that there were so many bass in the river they were bumping his boat, and a lot were being hooked and released as anglers were pursuing black salmon. Read more »

Miramichi Fishing Report for April 19, 2012

MIRAMICHI – We are off and casting. From all accounts Opening Day last Sunday was terrific for most anglers with very good numbers of fish being hooked on all branches of the Miramichi system. It was not unusual for a good number of anglers to limit out.

Some missed excellent fishing by cancelling reservations on rumours of the water being too low and that the fish would have left. The water was low for the time of year, but still produced excellent angling. Always check with the people who are actually on the river for the most accurate reports.

Even though water levels were low for the time of year, boats made their way to the water, and a couple of warm days increased the snow-melt, bringing up water levels by a foot on average. A bit unusual was the fact that made anglers noted that the salmon were creating a lot of surface action by were swirling and splashing, which is usually only the case after the smelts have come in. Some anglers even had luck using big dry flies.

In Quarryville one almost had to take a number to get a parking space with anglers out in great numbers on both sides. I did manage to fish for about an hour, hooking two, landing a grilse and killing five mosquitoes!

One angler in a boat said that there were so many bass in the river they were bumping his boat, and a lot were being hooked and released as anglers were pursuing black salmon. Read more »

Around NB this Weekend, April 20 – 22

It’s Thursday and that means New Brunswickers are gearing up for another weekend filled with arts, culture and entertainment. If you’re looking for ideas about where to go and what to do, you’ve come to the right place! Friday night in Saint John Classic Albums Live perform L.A. Woman, cut for cut, recreating the haunting [Read More…] Read more »

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