Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Forming a new group of local kayak and canoe anglers!

 I've come to realize there are a lot of kayak anglers in and around the Saint John, NB area, which should not come as a surprise to anyone. Locally we have a very wide variety of both freshwater and saltwater species available to fishermen. With the Saint John and Kennebacasis Rivers in our backyard, a salmon river, and an abundance of ponds and lakes, plus of course the Bay of Fundy, there are angling opportunities for every type of fishermen, young and old!

Talking on a local internet forum, I threw out the idea of getting a group of us together to do meets, share tips and advice, possibly trade kayak for a trip to give each other a better chance to experience what different types and styles of kayaks offer,...etc. The feedback I received, was all positive so I went ahead and created the Greater Saint John Kayak Anglers website. It is only a few days old, so the numbers right now are pretty low, but I am sure they will grow as the kayaking season draws closer.

Going into the 2014 fishing season, we plan to do several meets and group outings, and if our numbers grow sufficiently, perhaps organize some community events to get more kids out with their parents in canoe or kayak. We will encourage anyone with our without a canoe or kayak to contact us and if they want to try it out before purchasing their own, we will have members of our group ready to assist.

Check out the link to the Greater Saint John Kayak Anglers website, poke around the site and let me know what you think.   If you are local to the area, go ahead and join up and then come the Spring you can join us as we head out as a group and experience some new angling adventures!