MSA Director to be honoured in Miramichi Salmon Museum Hall of Fame

MSA Director Debbie Norton is one of four women to be inducted into the Miramichi Salmon Museum Hall of Fame. The following press release was issued by Museum Executive Director Linda Gaston.

2012 Miramichi Salmon Museum Inc. Hall of Fame Press Release

World Famous Respected Angler & Fisherwoman one of four women to be honored!

                               The Atlantic Salmon Museum, Doaktown, N.B. will host its annual ‘Hall of Fame Award Banquet’ on Saturday, September 15th.  There will be an open house at the Atlantic Salmon Museum from 4pm to 5pm for those attending the dinner.  This will be followed with a ‘meet & greet reception’ at 5:00 pm at the Doaktown Curling Club.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm.  The price for this special event is $75.00.  A tax receipt will be issued for $40.00.  A limited number of tickets are available and they go quickly! There will be a live auction of 2013 donated fishing waters & much more. Please call 506 365 7787 to pay for your ticket or stop by the museum at 263 Main St., Doaktown.

Inductees for 2012 are as follows.

JOAN SALVATO WULFF of Lew Beach, New York captured her first casting title in 1938 and has been winning honors & catching fish ever since.  She is known and respected around the world as a superb fly caster, fisherwoman and teacher.  Joan enjoys sharing her angling skills with people of all ages.  We were fortunate to have Joan spend a day at the Salmon Museum teaching the children in our Come Play on Our River summer camp the art of angling.  Joan will be inducted in the ANGLER CATEGORY.

LEE WULFF of Brooklyn, New York (deceased), was one of the world’s best known and most respected sports fishermen, as well as an author, lecturer, artist and film maker.  Mr. Wulff’s contributions to fly fishing were fundamental and diverse. He probably did more than any other angler to popularize dry fly fishing for salmon, and his Wulff series of hair-wing dry flies were among those of that genre that revolutionized salmon fishing on this side of the Atlantic. Lee will be inducted in the ANGLER CATEGORY.

 CLINTON & DAISY NORRAD of Hayesville, NB have operated the very successful Clearwater Brook Camp for the past 50 years or more.  Clint started as Camp Manager and Daisy’s meals were always as memorable as the fishing experience.  As true stewards and promoters of the Miramichi, this couple is well known as great ambassadors of the river.  Clint’s status as a true traditional salmon guide is legendary.  Clint will be inducted in the CAMP MANAGER & OUTFITTER CATEGORY. Daisy will be inducted in the CAMP COOK CATEGORY.

 RENATE BULLOCK of Boiestown, NB, has made many friends as an excellent guide since 1986.  She is a fly tyer extrodinaire and has flies published in several books.  Renate has the honour of being the first woman angler granted a Miramichi Salmon Association life membership. Renate will be inducted in the FLY TYER and CONSERVATIONIST CATEGORY.

 DEBBIE NORTON of Upper Oxbow, NB, is actively involved in the conservation of the Atlantic salmon for the Northwest Miramichi River. She works closely with the First Nation communities, conservation associations, non-governmental organizations, individuals and the private sector, to adopt a common philosophy and approach to the conservation of the Atlantic salmon.  Debbie will be inducted in the CONSERVATIONIST & OUTFITTER CATEGORY.

 Linda Gaston

Executive Director

Miramichi Salmon Museum Inc.

(Atlantic Salmon Museum)

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