4th Annual Bear River Bass tournament- Sept 11

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.

Fred Harlow's catch.

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.

Catch of the day in Bear River.


3 thoughts on “4th Annual Bear River Bass tournament- Sept 11

  1. Matt Leonard

    Good job Fred and Duff on your efforts for making this event a growing success. I look forward to participating!


  2. Gary Bennett

    Good afternoon. I live here in Annapolis Valley. My good friends and I all fish for the stripers. We will be attending next years event in Bear River. It will be a blast. Can you tell me what size fish won this year’s tournament and took the 300.00 prize?

    Appreciate it! Oh and is there a contact number for someone down there who knows quite a bit about fishing this species.

    Let me know… Thanks

    Gary Bennett

    1. Flora Doehler Post author

      Hi Gary,
      The 2009 tournament was won by a 34” bass caught by Sue Comeau.
      This years tournament saw fish hooked but none landed, this cause the committee to decide to carry over this years prize money ($300) to next year, making next 1st prize $600. next year.
      For more information from the organizers, please contact
      Fred Miller 247-0789
      Duff Wilson 638-3438


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