NBSFA Membership


Dear Members


On behalf of the New Brunswick Sportsfishing Association and the Board of Directors, I am sending out this letter as a reminder of the upcoming NBSFA Annual Awards Banquet which will be held at the Hilton in St John, NB on 25 November 2017.

As you are aware, the Annual Awards Banquet identifies those fishermen and women in NB & NS who have achieved the top standings within our smallmouth bass tournament series throughout the fishing season. As well, our banquet is also a means of raising funds to kick off the new fishing season through a number of draws we have throughout the evening for prizes donated by the membership and various sponsors. This year some luck person attending the banquet will win a brand new Motorguide Trolling motor donated by Mercury Marine at a value well over $1,500.00.

With that in mind, if you have any prize you wish to donate to this excellent cause please either bring it with you to the banquet or make contact with any BOD member who will assist you in getting it to the banquet to be added to the draws.


We would be delighted to have you and a guest present at this banquet to join us in celebrating this event.

Details are as follows:

Date: 25 Nov 2017

Location: Hilton, St John
Drinks & Reception: 5:00PM – 6:00PM
Dinner: 6:00PM – 7:00 PM
Awards: 7:00PM – 9:00Pm
Cost: $35.00 per person
Dinner: full turkey dinner, salads, desserts, tea & coffee
For those of you who wish to remain at the banquet overnight the Hilton is offering a special room rate of $89.00 without breakfast and $109.00 with breakfast. If you wish to book a room at this rate, please call David Graig at (506) 632-8559 directly as the hotel reservations will not be able to assist you in your booking.
Kindly respond to this invitation before 10 November 2017 via one of the following: Canada Post at the address above, Email to bert.beek@yahoo.ca, or call me at (506) 385-2335
I look forward in hearing from you,
Bert Beek

Saturday July 29, 2017
Martin Bear presents his 4th Annual Big Bass Challenge at the Woodstock Marina
7 am till 3 pm
Every two hours largest SM Bass wins $300
Largest SM Bass Overall wins $1000
$75 per person
no limit on people per boat

Ladies & Gentlemen,
As the Chairman of the New Brunswick Sportsfishing Association I would like to personally thank some people and congratulate others for their efforts and their victory at last weekend’s “first Annual Dennis Wilson Memorial Tournament”:
First and foremost I would like to thank the Wilson family for their contribution towards the NBSFA and an annual bass fishing tournament to remember the legacy of a fine smallmouth fisherman, namely Dennis Wilson. Personally I would like to thank both Greg Wilson for being a part of the closing ceremonies and Mark Alward and Greg Wilson for sitting down with me earlier in the year and working out the details of this terrific tournament;
Secondly I would like to express my sincere round of applause and congrats to both Rick Greene & Phil Barrett for their victorious win over 52 other teams coming from Nova Scotia, PEI and of course all corners of New Brunswick. Congratulations gentlemen, you guys are the first winners of an annual event which should continue to draw large numbers of great smallmouth fishermen and fisherwomen: and
Finally I would like to thank our tournament staff headed up by Jimmy Munn as well as the other 105 fishermen and women who fished this spectacular event.
In closing, this event is by far the largest event the province has seen in many years, the first place prize of $10,000.00 exceeds ALL sanctioned bass tournaments given the entry fee and number of boats who participated.
Thank you once again and congratulations to Rick, Phil and all the others who participated in this tournament.
Bert Beek,
Chairman, NBSFA

Next weekend the 8th and 9th of July the NBSFA will host the first Annual- Dennis Wilson Open Memorial. The details surrounding this tournament are as follows:
Location: Lower St John River (Oromocto)
Time: 0700 – 1600 (7:00 am – 4;00pm)
Cost: members $200.00 & non members $250.00
Prizes: 1st prize will be $6,500.00 plus first place monies from our $200.00 sliding scale. 2nd onward will be based on the $200.00 sliding scale
Take off draw: funds must be received by the NBSFA Treasurer NLT midnight next Wednesday (05 Jul 17) evening. Funds can also be e transferred to bert.beek@yahoo.ca
Captain’s Meeting: there will be a Captain’s meeting both mornings at 0645hrs
Pre-fishing: is open until Sun down this coming Sunday, 02 July 2017. Pre-fishing is also permitted next Thursday (06 July 2017) as well. Remainder of the week is off bounds to any fishing the lower St John river system
Questions: can be directed at any Board of Director Member.
Thank you,
Bert Beek, NBSFA Chairman

Although the weather was poor, the fishing was decent for the brave children that braved the wind and rain yesterday during our NBSFA Annual Kids Tournament. We finished with 32 children and a couple of dozen adults searching for smallmouth bass, chain pickerel and perch. Most, if not all of the children found at least one species and was able to weigh them in. There was one smallmouth at 19 inches which any smallmouth fisherman would take any day.
The Children enjoyed themselves with hot dogs and hamburgers, cake provided by Blair & Cathy Boone as well as lots of refreshments, prizes, medallions and trophies for the top winners. Congratulations to everyone who participated.
I would like to take this opportunity and thank a number of folks as well as great sponsors for their contribution towards another very successful NBSFA Kids Tournament. Thanks goes to the following people:
Rosaline Cormier, Rick Greene, Andrew Oliver, Blair & Cathy Boone, Jen Sheils, Larry Sandford, Eddie & Kyle Watling, Don Bishop and finally Bryant Morrice.
As well, many thanks to our wonderful sponsors to include: Plaza Group Management, Darmar Flies & Tackle, Cabelas, Bass Pro Shops, NBWTF, Berkley (Pure Fishing), Lucky Strike, Canadian Tire Fredericton (north side), Gray Bar, Victory Meats, Ben Stokdijk – Lindsay Construction, Nelson Ayotte, Dave Matheson, Rodney Gallant from PEI, Blair & Kathy Boone & Scott’s Nursery. “Thank you very very much for your contribution towards this very worthwhile venture, it’s much appreciated”
Concluding, I hope to see all of the children plus some good weather next year.
Thank you
Bert Beek,
Chairman, NBSFA

Nackawic May 20th and 21st, 2017
With less than 1 lb seperating the Top 3 teams, the team of Henry Arseneault and Jeff Shaw have won with Keith Cormier and Jason Gogan coming second and Mark Alward and Bruce Hanley a close third.

2017 Nackawic Tournament Take-Off Draw

Please have your registrations with payment in to Bert/Rosaline at rosaline_nbsfa@yahoo.com by Wednesday May 17 if you wish to get into the take-off draw. All registrations past that will be given a draw number in order of application.ie if 40 boats get in the draw, the next applications will be 41, 42, etc…

May 20-21 2017

The Big Axe Bass tournament

The Town of Nackawic will be sponsoring a bass tournament May 20-21 at the Big Axe boat ramps. The Town will be adding $5000 to the prizes monies. This will be given back to the anglers based on 50 boats as 1st) $2250 plus the sliding scale equaling $6804 for first. 2nd) $1000 plus the sliding scale will be$5886 for second, $750 plus sliding scale for third, $500 for forth plus the sliding scale and $500 plus the sliding scale for fith.

What an amazing package. Please support the Town and visit the local businesses.

The Town will be sponsoring a Free Kids fishing Tournament/ BBQ on Sunday as well from 9 am till Noon at the boat launch. The forms and info can be found under the forms section.

Whatever your age I hope you can come and participate.

Big Axe Bass Classic Children’s Fishing Tournament, Sunday May 21, 2017, Sponsored by AV Group NB

Harvey May 6 2017

Dear NBSFA Membership,

Announcement May 1, 2017

Just a reminder that membership dues and tournament entry fees can be paid by e-transfer to Rosaline Cormier( NBSFA Treasurer) at rosaline_nbsfa@yahoo.com. Forms can be found at our new NBSFA website. Please make them out and pass them on to our staff with your contact info so we can get in touch later. Please register early, by midnight Wednesday to put yourself in the takeoff draw and to shorten the lineup in the morning so everyone can get in the water on time. Remember the Captains meeting at 6:45 am. I wish you all good luck and good fishing.