Program Information

This program is currently on hold.  Watch for new revised program in Spring 2013.

The Master Angler Award Program is completely funded and run by the NBWF.

The program is aimed at promoting and recognizing recreational angling efforts in New Brunswick by adults as well as youth. The NBWF hopes that the program will serve as a vehicle to promote sportfishing in the province and encourage the use of a sustainable natural resource by using friendly competition among anglers of all ages.

To obtain an official list or rules and awards, or to submit an entry, please perform one of the following:

  • Complete the entry form (English or French) and submit to:New Brunswick Wildlife Federation, Master Angler Award Program
    P.O. Box 549
    Moncton, New Brunswick
    E1C 8L9
  • Email John Baxter: benbax@nb.aibn.com

All entries must be received by November 30th of the applicable year in order to be eligible.

In order to qualify for the record fish in any species category you must submit a clear side view photo of the fish with a measuring device along side in order to accurately verify the measurements of the fish. Unfortunately entries without a clear photo of the fish without the required measuring device cannot be accepted. Photos will not be returned.

All entrants under the age of 16 will receive a NBWF pin and a certificate.

All entrants who practice hook and release will also receive a special hook and release pin.

It is important to note that awards will not be forwarded or posted on the website until the end of January of the year following the entry.

Qualifying species are as follows:

  • American Eel
  • Atlantic Salmon
  • Brook Trout
  • Brown Bullhead
  • Brown Trout
  • Burbot
  • Chain Pickerel
  • Chub
  • Cunner
  • Lake Trout
  • Landlocked Salmon
  • Muskellunge
  • Rainbow Trout
  • Smallmouth Bass
  • Splake
  • Striped Bass
  • Sturgeon
  • Sunfish
  • White Perch
  • Yellow Perch