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Destination Nackawic Smallmouth Open

A worldclass 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 $25,000 in cash and prizes on the line, the Smallmouth Open offers the largest prize pool in New Brunswick. This includes $10,000 to the tournament champions, who also receive the honor of representing Team Canada at the World Black Bass Championship. 

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. 

Major Prizes

The tournament offers the largest prize pool in all of New Brunswick, with $25,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. 

Natural Beauty

Headquartered at the stunning new Big Axe Marina, the Smallmouth Open puts the beauty of Destination Nackawic on full display.

Bass Capital of the Maritimes

With its reputation as the bass capital of the Maritimes, Destination Nackawic is the perfect location for this exciting event. 

Tournament Growth

Drawing anglers from across Atlantic Canada, the Smallmouth Open is poised to grow into a worldwide attraction for sportfishing enthusiasts