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Miramichi Fishing Report for Thursday, March 31, 2016

MIRAMICHI – Welcome to another year of “Doug’s Fishing Report”. As usual, I begin with the season kick-off of the Moncton Outdoors Show to be held this Weekend Friday April 1 to 3 at the Moncton Coliseum. A quick look at this year’s three-in-one show (The Dieppe Fly Fishing Show, the Moncton Boat Show and the Hunting & Outdoor show) is as follows:

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Set your sights on the largest outdoor extravaganza in the region!

Whether you’re a new or experienced outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hunting, fishing or other outdoor activities, you’ll find everything you need under one roof. The leading dealers will be onsite to tell you what’s new, answer questions and demonstrate equipment… plus ATVs, educational seminars, mounts on display and so much more!

THREE GREAT SHOWS FOR ONE LOW PRICE!

The NB Sportsmen’s Show will once again be co-located with the Moncton Boat Show and the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum. Three great shows for one low price, and you’ll get a taste of all the outdoor activities that we love to take part in during the warmer months!

SEMINAR SERIES

The NB Sportsmen’s Show will include a full seminar series presented by Bass Pro Shops. Sessions will take place all three days of the show and feature duck and goose calling techniques, fly tying, dog techniques, and more.

Click here to review the complete seminar schedule on the show website.

ADDITIONAL SHOW FEATURES

  • The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4 2016) will be presented on Friday night in the Legends Restaurant. The screening begins at 6pm and costs $8/person.
  • Cabela’s Canada will be back at the show. Kids of all ages can try out their BB Gun Range Tent and Hoverball Archery Range.
  • The Canadian Duck & Goose Calling Championship will take place beginning at 11 am on Saturday, April 2nd. Contestants can register in several categories beginning at 12 noon on Friday, April 1st through 10:40 am on Saturday morning.
  • The Archers Association of New Brunswick will be at the show with onsite demos, information on provincial clubs, and safety advice.
  • Join casting instructors, guides and professionals from around the region for exciting seminars and presentations in the Fly Casting Aisle.
  • Visit the New Brunswick Big Game Club’s booth to meet and talk with their provincial measurers and admire some of the finest big game trophies the province has to offer.
  • Watch for new products and exclusive show specials from many exhibitors. Click here for a sneak peek of some of the offerings.
  • And so much more!

ENTER TO WIN!

Fill out a ballot at the show for your chance to win a Boating Safety Kit (valued at $600) courtesy of Quartermaster Marine or two general admission weekend passes for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival (a $400 value).

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SHOW INFORMATION:

HOURS:

  • Friday, April 1 from 12 noon – 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, April 2 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, April 3 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

LOCATION:
Moncton Coliseum Complex
377 Killam Drive
Moncton, NB

ADMISSION:

  • Adult – $10
  • Junior (10-16) – $8
  • Children under 10 – FREE
  • Family Pass – $25 (2 adults + 2 juniors)
  • Event Pass – $15 (Non-transferable)

Click here to save on admission.

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Mark your calendar for NB’s largest boat show!
Come and discover some great ways to spend your spare time this summer… it’s a-boat time! You’ll find tons of boats of all shapes and sizes, with dealers from NB, NS and PEI. From fishing boats to cruisers, runabouts, inflatables, personal watercraft and so much more, this show has it all!

FEATURED DEALERS:

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SHOW FEATURES:

CHALLENGE EXAM FOR YOUR PLEASURE CRAFT OPERATOR CARD
Write your Pleasure Craft Operator Card exam right at the show! The folks from BoaterExam.com will be onsite. No need to pre-register, but photo ID is required. The exam is available in English and French and costs $60 + tax.

DISCOVER BOATING CENTRE
The Discover Boating Centre has something for every boater and is your go-to boating resource. You’ll find all the info you need whether you want to navigate the basics or get more advanced answers. Whether you love fishing, sailing, watersports or just cruising with the people you care about, boating offers something for everyone!

YOU COULD WIN!
Fill out a ballot at the show for your chance to win a Boating Safety Kit (valued at $600) courtesy of Quartermaster Marine or two general admission weekend passes for the Cavendish Beach Music Festival (a $400 value).

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Thought for the Week: “Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.”  Ted Hughes

Next week I will try to have an update of river ice conditions as we prepare for Opening Day.

Until next week

TIGHT LINES,
DOUG

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