With a hefty lineup at show open and packed aisles throughout the weekend, the 2017 editions of the Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum and the New Brunswick Sportsmen’s Show were huge successes, beating all previous attendance numbers. The weather was perfect for outdoor enthusiasts to come out and get excited for spring, as evidenced by the more than 10,000 visitors in attendance.
The two shows took place this past weekend, March 31st through April 2nd, 2017 at the Moncton Coliseum Complex. The Moncton Boat Show was co-located at the same venue and visitors got to enjoy all three events for one low admission price.
“This is the third year in a row that we’ve set records with the shows’ attendance,” said Show Manager Scott Sprague. “The numbers have been consistently up and we’re happy to see solid crowds and people shopping and taking in everything this massive event has to offer.”
Show exhibitors were thrilled with the overall atmosphere of the event and the eager shoppers, who were in the mood to buy gear and equipment for all their outdoor activities! Sales were particularly strong for flies and fishing gear.
“The show was very good,” said Luc Gagné, L.G Fly & Rod. “Lots of new exhibitors and new faces this year!”
The Bass Pro Stage hosted a wide range of seminars throughout the weekend, with hunting and calling tips, dog training, fly tying and casting, hunting for women and kids and more. Thanks to all who attended along with the great presenters!
Congratulations to Jared Coady, winner of the show’s door prize, generously provide by Back Country Bow Shop.
The e Dieppe Fly Fishing Forum will return in the spring of 2018.
2017 Exhibitor List
1st Moncton BPSA Scouting
Atlantic Salmon Federation
Atlantic Salmon Museum
Bass Pro Shops
Boutique Salmo Nature
CE Salmon Flies & Guiding
Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre
Crooks Lake Lodge
Darmor Flies & Tackle
Dieppe Fly Tying Club
Flowers River Lodge
Freakin Fur & Feather Fly Tying
Glen Eden Salmon Lodge
Guest Fly Tying Feature Area
Hammond River Angling Association
Hawke River Outfitters
Igloo Lake Lodge
Jacques Heroux- Author
Jean-Marie Albert Flies
L&G Fly Rods
Long Lake Adventures
Miramichi Fly Fishing School
Miramichi Salmon Association
New Brunswick Wildlife Federation
Nile Creek Fly Shop
The Tying Scotsmans
Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures
Walker Brook Sports & Tackle
Wilson's Sporting Camps
Guest Fly Tiers
Show Partner - Dieppe Fly Tying Club
The Dieppe Fly Tying Club is a group of fly tiers in the greater Moncton area. The group was formed in 1999, with the goal of creating links between fly fishermen and sharing in the pleasure of fly tying, fly casting and exchanging information on our passion, fly fishing.
The Dieppe Fly Tying Club holds its meetings every Tuesday at 6:30 PM from October to April at the Lakeburn Adult Education Center (Therrien Street) where the focus in on fly tying. Beginners and experts alike learn new techniques especially in tying new flies (Hairwing and Classic) for trout and Atlantic salmon. Everyone is welcome to join the club; there is no cost to become a member.
The Dieppe Fly Tying Club is an affiliate to The New Brunswick Salmon Council and the New Brunswick Wildlife Federation.
For more information: dieppeflytying.com