Month: July 2012
This year the MSA 17th Annual Fredericton Conservation Dinner is again honouring an individual who has served the cause of conservation with great distinction. We hold our friend Betty Fitzpatrick in fond affection and with great respect as we honour…Read More
Last Sunday, July 15th, the 2012 MAC Rally of Hope departed from Vancouver, British Columbia to make its way across Canada, arriving in St. John’s Newfoundland next Friday, July 27th. And this Tuesday, July 24th, the Rally rolls into Miramichi. This special motorcycle event has been created to raise awareness and funds in support of…Read More
Next weekend, July 27th – 29th, Miramichi will host a Peewee A and Mosquito A Tournament. The tournament will consist of eight teams in either division (16 total), ranging from Bathurst/Beresford in the north to Dieppe/Riverview in the south and Sussex to the west, local teams, and one representative from each of our Maritime neighbours.…Read More
The Dungarvon ATV Club will be hosting a fundraising run on Saturday, July 21 to support the new Greater Blackville Resource Center. Registration will be from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at the Dungarvon Whooper Lounge at a cost of $5.00 and a non perishable f…Read More
UPDATE August 15, 2012 – Ticket sales for Touchdown Frye officially kick off tomorrow Thursday, August 16. The Frye Festival team will set up a kiosk in the lobby of Moncton City Hall between 11 am and 1:30 pm to launch the fundraising campaign. As of Thursday, tickets will also be sold at all three Reads [Read More…]Read More
After a promising improvement mid last week, angling has dropped off considerably. There are still fish being hooked along the system, but in no great concentrations. Water levels are dropping and the water temperatures are creeping up, but we are far from a panic mode. We do need some rain and cooler nights, but are […]Read More
by Clarissa Harris LeBreton Edna Carter is the recipient of this year’s The ROOF project. On Monday June 11th, I had the most wonderful opportunity to tell Edna she was getting a brand new roof. On Monday July 16th, under sunny skies and very warm temperatures, with many hands, Edna’s new roof was installed. The…Read More
This summer the Miramichi Salmon Association will be monitoring water temperatures in pools where fish accumulate during periods of warm water. Over the past few years the majority of the Miramichi salmon run has returned in July and August. Becaus…Read More
The numbers of salmon and grilse that have landed at the Northwest and Dungarvon Barriers are still down in comparison to the same time last year. The Northwest Barrier has seen only 176 salmon and grilse compared to 611 the same time last year. Brook …Read More
This week was a more positive one than many so far this season. Early in the week, there were better numbers of fish being reported through out the system. The Trapnet at Cassilis on the Northwest recorded 19 salmon and 21 grilse on Tuesday and 19 grilse and 13 salmon on Wednesday. The Millerton Trapnet saw 29 salmon and 30 grilse Tuesday and 40 salmon and 40 grilse on Wednesday. So this is as close to a “run” as we have had so far, and hope id that these numbers continue. The long hot spell had brought the water levels down to fishable along most of the rivers, but another good rain will soon be in order.
Dave Ingersoll and I had the pleasure of fishing with Sebastion Hope, a columnist with the London Financial Times and Serge Collin of Tourism NB this past Saturday. They were staying at Country Haven Lodge just below Blackville. We were fortunate to be in the very capable and knowledgeable hands of guide Gary Colford who was the icing on the cake of a good day. Sebastion caught a grilse and rolled a couple more. Dave lost a grilse and landed a nice 14-pound salmon and I lost a grilse. We also saw several more fish and thoroughly enjoyed the day and hospitality of Byron (Byzie) Coughlan and his staff.
The group also visited several local fly shops and enjoyed the chats with them and their customers. We also met a group of eight adventurous ladies who were staying and fishing at Ledges Inn in Doaktown. I recognized Hazel LeBlanc, wife of Paul LeBlanc who operates the two-story Orvis Shop in Montreal. Many will remember her and Paul from their annual visits to the Dieppe/Moncton Spring Fishing Forums. Mj from New Jersey was still on a high after landing an 18-pound salmon. (Her photo and fish are part of this week’s column). Mrs. Peter Clark was the group’s organizer, and all were enjoying their time on the river.Read More