reprinted from the Chronicle Herald
BEAR RIVER — The fourth annual Bear River striped bass tournament will be held Sept. 11.
Registration is at 8 a.m. at the Branch 22 Royal Canadian Legion. A fishing licence is not required, and each participant will be allowed to keep one fish per day.
A canteen will be open during the tournament featuring a scallop barbecue.
“The first year we had 41 entries, 47 the second year and 64 last year, so it’s growing every year,” said Fred Miller, one of the tournament organizers.
Participants can try their luck along the river from the Bear River Bridge on Highway 101 to head of the tide in Bear River.
All entrants must have their own fishing gear and bait — “mackerel, herring, plugs, sandworms, whatever is working on that particular day,” Miller said.
Registration is $25 per person. Children 12 and under can fish for free but have to be registered to qualify for prizes. Prizes include $300 for the top fish, $200 for second and $100 for third. There will also be a number of draws and other prizes. Proceeds go to the legion and to non-profit organizations in the community.
For more information, call Miller at 247-0789 or Duff Wilson at 638-3438.