First Cast is an annual weekend program hosted by the Miramichi Salmon Association. This program is an introduction to fly fishing with no age limit! First Cast is an excellent chance for a “relatively experienced” fisherman to bring along someone who is new to the sport and, with the help of volunteers from the MSA, participate in a two-day mentoring experience guaranteed to be the start of a life-time of fly fishing and a new appreciation for our natural environment where our cherished Atlantic salmon roam. Whether you have a child or grandchild that you’ve always wanted to share your passion for the sport with, or if you’ve always wanted to learn about fly fishing and never had the opportunity, we encourage you to take part!

Upcoming Event

Our 2023 program will be taking place June 24th at the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown, and June 25th at a private camp on the Miramichi Rive. Saturday’s activities will include a casual classroom session, a tour of the Museum, and riverside casting instruction. On Sunday, there will be a full day of supervised fishing.

All graduates of First Cast MSA will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Miramichi Salmon Association. Registration is free but space is limited. The MSA provides equipment for this program so there is no need to have your own.

Our 2023 First Cast program is currently full. Thank you to everyone who registered! Details about the event, including an itinerary for the weekend, will be sent out soon.