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Smallmouth Bass Open

A world-class annual tournament featuring huge prizes and pristine freshwater angling.

The NB Bass Tour and New Brunswick Bass Fishing Association (NBSFA) partner to present the annual Smallmouth Open in the heart of Destination Nackawic. This tournament draws several dozen boats to the Mactaquac Headpond, with each team vying for the trophy while enjoying the very best of freshwater angling.

With $50,000 in cash and prizes on the line, including $15,000 to the tournament champions, the Smallmouth Open is the largest smallmouth bass fishing tournament in Atlantic Canada.

The Smallmouth Open is a testament to the passion that surrounds bass fishing in New Brunswick, particularly in Destination Nackawic, which has earned its reputation as the bass capital of the Maritimes.

Boasting a longer season than the rest of Canada, bass fishing begins on the Mactaquac Headpond weeks ahead of the national season. This makes it an ideal destination for anglers who are eager to test their skills amid the stunning natural beauty of the region.

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