Another angling season beckons just beyond the horizon. To put us in the mood, we might consider heading to Moncton this weekend to attend The New Brunswick Sportsman Show which is being held at the Moncton Coliseum this Friday, March 15 -17.
The event opens at noon Friday (noon until 9 p.m.) and continues Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It concludes Sunday with hours being 10 a.m. to 6.p.m. Admission is $8.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors and juniors. Under age 10 gets in free. A weekend pass is $15.00 along with a family pass (for 4 people) at $22.00.
Although the designation may appeal to be male-orientated, ladies are more than welcome and have played a very important role in previous events with demonstrations and seminars. In short, it is for anyone who loves the outdoors. If you want to catch it, shoot it, ride it (land or water) call it, train it, cast it, tie it, watch it, book it, or listen to it, not to mention purchase it, this is the place to be this weekend.
To this end, the show is triple-barrelled. It features hunters, anglers and those who love boats. There is therefore something for everyone. Check out the newest in items, materials, techniques, and upgrades in all three genres. (And there are very often special deals during the show period. A bonus is a chance to be drawn for a guided moose-hunt in Newfoundland or a Savage Model 111 bolt action rifle.
Besides displays, demonstrations and products, there will also be a total of 18 seminars presented through out the three days. There will be authors, tyers, callers, trainers, and antler scorers on site.
The on-site restaurant/bar will be open and will also host the seminars. A first for this year takes place on Friday evening as the International Fly Fishing Festival will be on hand to show some of the best angling waters on the planet.
All profits raised by the Fly Fishing Forum is re-invested by the Dieppe Fly-Tying Club to sponsor projects by organizations and clubs that work to benefit fish and to help maintain and improve fish habitat.
Saturday evening features the Atlantic Salmon Federation and the NB Salmon Council’s annual conservation dinner and auction at the Ramada Crystal Palace in Dieppe. Admission is $75.00 For tickets, contact Tiffani at 506-529-1387 or by e-mail at
All monies raised from the dinner goes toward funding smolt-tracking projects on several NB rivers. For more information check: www.dieppeflyfishingforum.ca
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