It was good to hear that three fishing friends attended the recent annual dinner of the Miramichi Salmon Association in Burlington, MA and they returned heartening reports of excellent conservation initiatives by groupings of industry and conservational bodies to promote salmon numbers on this great New Brunswick river.
One of many good offshoots of MSA sponsorship is for a scholarship of $10,000 to help a graduate student undertake research into the application of advanced technology and science to keep the river catchment cooler in summer months. Good luck to him (her?).
One of the trio was Brad Burns and his latest Brad Burns Fishing blog post here mentions the MSA bash – but also gives some fascinating information on bomber fishing in high summer on this famous eastern Canadian river. It’s the latest instalment in Brad’s coverage of fishing through the year on the Miramichi. He’s caught a fair few salmon and it is well worth listening to his advice.
Finally I can’t resist reproducing this straw poll among visitors to the MSA site, it’s so darn.. Miramichi! I think my favourite is definitely Ratface MacDougalls.