The 2013 Annual Freeman Dunnett Moncton Conservation Dinner will be held on Thursday May 16th at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton. For tickets please contact Jo-Anne at 506.457.2220 or Nola at 506.622.4000.
Here is the list of items available at the 2013 Freeman Dunnett Moncton Conservation Diner Live Auction .
Moncton Dinner 2013 Live Auction
Framed MSA Commemorative Diamond Anniversary Fly, No. 2/12, designed and tyed by Jacques Héroux in celebration of MSA’s 60th anniversary! (Donated by MSA) Value: priceless
Country Haven Lodge: 2 rods for 2 days of guided fishing (3 overnights) in 11 private pools on the lower stretch of the Main Southwest Miramichi. Including wonderful accommodations and great meals, this is sure to be an enjoyable fishing experience at one of the Miramichi’s top notch lodges. Arrive evening (no fishing) to stay overnight (3 total overnight stays), fish next two full days, and depart next morning. Contact Byron Coughlan at 506-843-6819 to arrange dates. Visit www.flyfishingatlanticsalmon.com
(Donated by Country Haven Lodge) Value: $2,900
Limited Edition Print by Robert Wiebe entitled “Intensity”, a wonderful wildlife addition to any art collection.
(Donated by Robert Wiebe) Value: $450
Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures: 4 rods for 2 days. Adventures steeped in tradition await you at Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures. Located on the family homestead on the banks of the Little Southwest Miramichi in Sillikers, NB since 1823 and operated by stewards of the river for five generations. A truly beautiful spot on the River, the successful bidder will enjoy accommodations on site in this 4-star resort, with full meals and guide service included. Dates to be arranged at mutual convenience during the 2013 season by calling 506-622-8834.
(Donated by Debbie and Dale Norton, Upper Oxbow) Value: $3,200
MSA 60th Anniversary Handcrafted Cedar “Fish Bench”, a beautiful “conversation” piece – functional too!
(Donated by MSA) Value: $600
Québec Sporting Inc.: 2 rods for 3 days. Fish the York, Dartmouth and St-Jean Rivers! World class Atlantic Salmon fishing at some of the best and most scenic rivers in Quebec. This wonderful opportunity includes kitchenette accommodations for 3 nights at Hôtel Plante, double occupancy (http://www.hotelplante.com) in the heart of downtown Gaspé. Dates to be arranged for August or September in 2013 by calling Ann Smith of Québec Sporting Inc. at toll free (866)747-5511 or cell (418)355-9191. There is a reserve. Visit http://www.quebecsporting.com
(Donated by Québec Sporting Inc.) Value: $2,260
Limited Edition Print entitled “Little Forks” by artist Kim Stubbs of Gagetown, NB – a special offering tonight as it is #1/300, the original of which was offered at this dinner last year.
(Donated by MSA) Value: $500
Doctors Island: 4 rods for 2 days. One of the Miramichi’s oldest angling destinations. A private island with great accommodations. Cabins at locations around the island with charming 19th century log dining hall. A first class experience! Guides and meals provided. Dates to be arranged in June or August 2013 by contacting Camp Manager Brent Vickers at 843-2232 (camp) or 625-0163 (cell).
(Donated by Doctors Island) Value: $4,800
Orvis Clearwater II 908-4 Tip Flex Rod and Battenkill BBS IV Titanium Reel (Donated by MSA) Value: $325
Camp Bonaventure: 2 rods for 3 days – Idyllically located on the stunning shores of Québec’s famous Gaspé Peninsula on some of the world’s clearest and pristine rivers. This trip provides a world class fly-sporting experience on both the river and back at the lodge. Arriving September 27th, the party will fish September 28th, 29th and 30th. This package includes accommodations in a double room, meals and guides. There is a reserve. Visit http://www.campbonaventure.com
(Donated by Camp Bonaventure) Value: $6,000
Limited Edition Print #14/50 on canvas by Andrew Giffin entitled “Autumn on the Cains”. The striking beauty of the autumn foliage makes a beautiful backdrop to the serenity of this peaceful scene. The angler’s presence is the only interruption in the water’s slick reflection of the forest. It is that moment of anticipation preceding the strike of a salmon.
(Donated by Andrew Giffin) Value: $650
Maple Leaf Lodge “Couples Trip”: 4 couples for 3 days of fishing – 2 nights’ accommodations and total relaxation. Set at the mouth of the Bartholomew River in Blackville on the Main Southwest Miramichi River, this trip is hosted by MSA Moncton Dinner Committee, including accommodations, meals, boats and guide. This trip will most certainly be a memorable occasion.
(Donated by Maple Leaf Lodge) Value: $6,000
MSA 60th Anniversary Paddle (No. 2/12) with Holder – celebrate MSA’s milestone by displaying this unique paddle marking MSA’s birthday.
(Donated by MSA) Value: $400
Mountain Channel Salmon Club: 2 rods for 3 Days. One of the most famous pools along the lower stretch of the Main Southwest, and one of the most pleasant lodges anywhere. This long pool almost always holds salmon, and the lower the water the better the fishing. Full accommodation and guide service included. Fishing over portions of three days (arrive at Noon on Day One; depart noon Day Three). Dates to be arranged for prime time in the 2013 season by calling Head Guide Derek Munn at 506-365-1820.
(Donated by Ledges Fishing Corp.) Value: $2,800
Original Watercolour by the late Henry McDaniel. This was Henry McDaniel’s favourite painting, and hung over his fireplace mantle for many years. The scene depicts Wasson Bar on the Blissfield stretch of the Miramichi River painted in the late 1950’s or early 60’s of fisherman Hans Meissener, who came to fish with Mr. McDaniel for many years. Guide is Glynn Weaver. There is a reserve.
(Donated by Joe McDaniel, son of Henry McDaniel) Value: $8,400
Miramichi Salmon Classic Complete Package for two people includes banquet on Sunday night at the Rodd Miramichi, three lunches, and accommodations at MSA’s fully equipped four-bedroom apartment in South Esk. The only thing you have to worry about is bringing in food for breakfast and supper Monday and Tuesday. Fish the Main Southwest, Little Southwest, Renous, Dungarvon and other tributaries of the Miramichi during this four-day event with three days of fishing, July 14 – 17, 2013.
(Donated by MSA) Value: $1,000
60th Anniversary Abel Reel – Just as rods have become stronger and lighter, the Super 9/10N has become the reel of choice for anglers looking for a 9 & 10 weight setup. This unique reel is hand-painted with “Atlantic Salmon” artwork and also boasts the MSA 60th anniversary logo. Only 6 being ordered by the MSA – you could be one of the proud owners!
(Donated by MSA) Value: $1,200
Jacquie’s Blue Charm Lodge: 6 rods for 4 days (3 nights). Enjoy the beautifully appointed private lodge overlooking a salmon fishing pool on the Main Southwest Miramichi in Upper Blackville. The pool is easy wading for any flyfisher. The lodge is comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a large kitchen and living area. A large screened porch lets the guests relax while admiring the river. The trip provides accommodations for 6 people for a 4 day/ 3 night stay. Guests are to make their own meals. Guiding services can be arranged at an additional cost. Canoe and BBQ also provided. Available dates: July 5th – 8th; July 19th – 22nd; or Aug 2nd – 5th. Call Jacquie Girouard to arrange at 506-955-9497.
(Donated by Jacqueline Girouard) Value: $2,000
Artist’s Proof Print by Lars Larsen entitled “Soaring the Miramichi”, a wonderfully and familiar scene to many of our guests here this evening by an artist we all remember so fondly. Note: this is one of only two remaining artist’s proof prints available of this particular print signed by Lars.)
(Donated by Michelle Larsen) Value: $500
Harris Ledge: 2 rods for 3 days (plus 2 non-fishing guests). This is an excellent stretch of salmon fishing water just below Doaktown for two people to fish. Bring your non-fishing spouse or guest to enjoy the beautiful new lodge and surroundings. Two nights’ accommodation (2 double occupancy). You are responsible for bringing your own groceries and preparing meals. Fishing over portions of three days (arrive at noon on Day One; depart noon Day Three). Dates to be arranged between the parties for 2013 season by calling Head Guide Derek Munn at 506-365-1820.
(Donated by Ledges Fishing Corp.) Value: $2,100
2012 Freeman Dunnet Moncton Conservation Dinner
The Annual Freeman Dunnett Moncton Conservation Dinner was held on Thursday May 17th at the Crowne Plaza in Moncton. A smoked salmon reception began at 5:30 with Dinner at 7:00 followed by a live auction offering fishing trips, fishing gear, works of art and other interesting items. An overflowing raffle table, card draw, and trip “through the pool” left guests with many great treasures to take home.
Special thanks to all of our donors, guests, and to the Moncton Dinner Committee for another great event.
Donors to the Moncton Dinner included:
|Moncton Dinner Donors||Moncton Dinner Donors|
|Keith Pond||Rocky Brook Camp|
|Ledges Fishing Corp.||Ammon Water Sports Inc.|
|Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures||John and Elaine Hart|
|Dan Cain||Eskape Anglers|
|Jacqueline Girouard||Michelle Larsen|
|Maple Leaf Lodge||Doctors Island|
|Ita Cast||Cold Spring Camp|
|Lyons Country Store||Moncton Fish & Game Fly Tyers Guild|
|Gary H. Stairs||Gary O’Brien|
|MacArthur’s Nurseries and Quality Plants||Daniel Porter|
|Atlantic Salmon Federation||Kingswood Park|
|Armour Transportation Services||Dieppe Fly Tying Club|
|Dave Creighton||Bingham Law|