Thursday, July 13, 2017

Big Kayak Tournament This Weekend!

This weekend is the first of what will be an annual kayak fishing event in the town of Bathurst, NB.   It is going to easily be the biggest kayak fishing event in all of Eastern Canada in terms of prizes with both lots of cash and other items including a new kayak up for grabs!    There is a shore fishing division as well for those folk who do not wish to participate in kayak.

The Catch n' Kayak tournament will be a striped bass catch/photo/release fishing tournament held on Saturday, and promises to be a fantastic time.  Mother Nature looks to be cooperating as the forecast calls for a wonderful day with no precipitation and next to no wind as well, so conditions will be ideal for fishing in and around the Bay of Chaleur!

For those who are going to make the trek up, you are encouraged to register online ahead of time, which will both save time and help the organizers plan things out.    The schedule for the event is below.

With my upcoming move to Ontario, this may be my last time out in kayak in New Brunswick, and my birthday is on Sunday,so if you are able to make it, come out and say hi and perhaps raise a glass with me Saturday night at the post event reception!

Schedule of events
Friday July 14th
6:30 – 9:30 pm: Opening reception at the Old Post Office, 96 Main St, Bathurst. 
All pre-registered participants must sign in and pick up registration package from tournament officials.  New registrants will be accepted (LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER)

Review of rules and regulations will be provided and tournament officials will be on hand to answer any questions related to the 2017 Catch ‘n Kayak. Entertainment will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Saturday, July 15th
6:00 – 6:45 am: Pre Launch boat inspection (kayak Participants) at the designated launch area.  Continental breakfast sponsored by Inter Marché.
7:00 am: Shotgun start
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Free BBQ lunch at Youghall beach sponsored by Epicerie Frenette
5:00 pm: Conclusion of Angling hours

6:30 pm – 9:30pm: Closing ceremonies at the Old Post Office, 96 Main St, Bathurst.  Prizes will be awarded for each division as well as the drawings for door prizes. Entertainment will be provided and cash bar will be available.  

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