Miramichi Salmon Association

Tours Reopening at the Miramichi Fish Hatchery in 2024

By Miramichi Salmon Association / July 2, 2024 /

The Miramichi Fish Hatchery, located at the Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre (MSCC) in South Esk, New Brunswick, has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating fish hatchery in North America. The hatchery will be open for public tours from July 3rd until August 28th. Public tours will take place each Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday……

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Closed Morning Fishing on the Miramichi River Starting August 18, 2021

By Miramichi Salmon Association / August 19, 2021 /

Please be informed that due to the warm water temperatures on the Miramichi River system, starting tomorrow August 18, 2021, angling for all species of fish will be closed, including the Northwest Miramichi River, the Little Southwest Miramichi River, the Big Sevogle River, the Main Southwest Miramichi River, Rocky Brook, Clearwater Brook, the Renous River,…

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MSA’s 2019 Field Season Summary / 2019’s Full Conservation Update

By Miramichi Salmon Association / December 25, 2019 /

November marks the end of the 2019 field season and the Miramichi Salmon Association Inc. (MSA) share this final update of the 2019 year with Giv’er Miramichi.

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Atlantic Salmon Recreational Fishing for the Gulf Region in 2018

By Miramichi Salmon Association / May 15, 2018 /

Moncton, New Brunswick – April 27, 2018 - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) will maintain the current catch and release management measures for the recreational fishery throughout the Gulf Region for 2018, in order to further protect Atlantic salm…

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MSA President to be featured at the Saint John Union Club

By Miramichi Salmon Association / March 12, 2018 /

Mark Hambook, MSA President, will be the key note speaker at this month’s Speaker Series Luncheon, being held at the Union Club in Saint John, N.B. on March 22, 2018. Mark will be providing an update on the status of the Miramichi River’s wild Atlantic…

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Study concludes Striped Bass are eating up to 18% of the salmon smolts on the Northwest Miramichi River.

By Miramichi Salmon Association / January 22, 2018 /

The MSA expended a significant of personnel, equipment, and over $150,000 toward this project. Be sure to read “Estimating consumption rate of Atlantic Salmon smolts by Striped Bass in the Miramichi River estuary using acoustic telemetry.”&…

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Join us for the 64th Annual Boston Dinner Honouring John Gerstmayr

By Miramichi Salmon Association / January 5, 2018 /

64th MSA Annual Boston Dinner – Saturday, February 3, 2018– Burlington, MA The 64th Annual Boston Dinner and Symposium will be held Saturday, February 3rd. On this occasion, you will be joining fellow anglers, conservationists and honoring John Gerstma…

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Poem By Paul Baker

By Miramichi Salmon Association / December 22, 2017 /

The river ‘chi, holds a place in my heart With so much to tell, not sure where to start. Perhaps like most tales, from the beginning  Of a young boy one day, who couldn’t stop grinning. My grandfather you see, was a Pond from Ludlow An…

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The MSA 2018 Calendars are finally here!

By Miramichi Salmon Association / December 16, 2017 /

  With an unexpected printing delay now behind us, your 2018 MSA calendar is finally in the mail and expected to arrive in time for the holidays. Featuring 12 great images from this past year’s Photo Contest, ea…

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Join us for our first Comedy Night “Fishing for Laughs”

By Miramichi Salmon Association / October 25, 2017 /

Join us November 18th, 2017 at the Vogue Theatre  in Miramichi, NB for our first comedy night featuring Jimmy MacKinley! Click the image for more details.

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6th Annual Jody Harrison Memorial Fall Salmon Classic

By Miramichi Salmon Association / September 27, 2017 /

You are invited to the sixth annual Jody Harrison Memorial Fall Salmon Classic. It will take place at the Otter Brook Salmon Club on the Little Southwest Miramichi from September 29 to October 1, 2017. All are welcome!

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Spotlight on Betty Fitzpatrick

By Miramichi Salmon Association / September 8, 2017 /
Betty Fitzpatrick

Anyone who has had the wonderful pleasure of meeting Betty Fitzpatrick, will easily know what I mean when I say that there a few other individuals that have such a zest for life. July of this year marked Betty’s 90th Birthday believe it or not and after the invite came and a lot of shock

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Saving wild Atlantic Salmon – CAST Efforts are Making a Difference

By Miramichi Salmon Association / July 26, 2017 /

MSA President Mark Hambrook issued the following Press Release Monday July 24th, 2017. As we reach the mid-point of the 2017 adult wild Atlantic salmon returns to the Miramichi River, it is becoming apparent that not enough salmon are returning to meet critical spawning levels. Salmon stocks in New Brunswick are in crisis.

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