Youth Fishing Tournament
Held annually at Killarney lake to coincide with Fish NB Days (first weekend in June), our annual youth fishing derby is always a great time every year with fun for the whole family! Thanks to ERD/DNR, the lake is stocked with brook trout every year and along with the abundance of other fish species such as small mouth bass. perch, sunfish and catfish, it is always a fun and productive day for anglers of all ages. Along with the fishing, we provide food & drinks onsite and lots of prizes in the various age and catch categories. ERD/DNR is on hand with their mobile wildlife display and the City of Fredericton Fire Dept Rescue team as well as local politicians and radio stations are usually in attendance.
This years tournament was held on June 3rd and was huge success! See below for photos, and tournament results.
Shad Fishing on the Miramichi
Every year in June, our members organize a fly fishing outing for American Shad on the Main Sou'West Miramichi. Always a great time fishing for 'the poor man's salmon'!
McIntosh Brook Fish Passage
A partnership between the City of Fredericton, the Fredericton Fish and Game Association (FF&GA), the Maliseet Nation Conservation Council and Fisheries and Oceans Canada will restore a vital fish passage to the McIntosh Brook.
We are very thankful to all of those members and others who helped make this event happen by volunteering their time and donating resources.
Second, a big thanks to the many sponsors for without their support this event would probably not happen:
Onsite we had the City of Fredericton - Fire Department Rescue Team, DERD - formerly DNR staff and event trailer, KHJ Radio broadcasting from the site, Andrew Oliver representing the fishing line products they donate, City coucillors - Stephen Chase, Mark Peters and Steven Hicks who handed out prizes and assisted with the cooking. Thanks!
Results for 2017 Killarney Lake Youth fishing Tournament:
Up to 7 years old Lucy Wall - 5yrs - 35.5 cm Bass
8-12 years old Adian MacDonnell - 10yrs - 36 cm Bass
13-16 years old Austin Anderson - 14yrs - 30cm Bullhead(Catfish)
Largest Trout Connor Hussey - 14yrs - 27cm Trout
There were 30 plus fish registered. Attendance: 160 registered children and approximately 100 adults - several spectators and the inquisitive. We also have some participants from the Multicultural Association. The FF&G supplied rods and fishing gear to those who did not have it so everyone got a chance to fish. In addition to being feed, all children received a prize before they left.
Andy Morton fighting a fish as Vaughn Arbeau gets ready to land it.
Joel MacDonald with a nice shad as his guide, Vaughn Arbeau, congratulates him.