Since moving to the community of Harvey in 1990, fishing for smallmouth bass has become a passion. I started out the same as many anglers with a small boat and motor and progressed from there as funds allowed.
I can still remember my first tournament sitting in my 12’ aluminum boat with a 9.8 hp engine floating beside a shiny glass boat with a 175 on the back waiting for take-off! A bit intimidated, yes, but at the end of the day it didn’t matter, we won the tournament! Beginners luck, probably, but it certainly has led to a lifetime of enjoyment.
I have competed in bass tournaments for 30 years which includes 16 tournament wins, a Team of the Year title and three Classic titles. Throughout my 30 years of competing, I have tried to encourage and support the participation of youth in the sport of fishing by donating my time and prizes to youth events.
In my many years competing I have also spent over 20 years as a New Brunswick Sportfishing Association Director helping to develop the Association and its tournament series into the longest-running tournament series in Atlantic Canada – 25+ years. Along the way, over 20+ years of guiding for smallmouth bass I have met many interesting people and made many long-term friends.
I hope that I have been able to contribute to the success of the shop with some advice along the way. As everyone knows that visits the Minnow Tackle Shop it has expanded to meet the needs of local anglers for many different species; be it for salmon, smallmouth bass, stripers, musky, sturgeon, or trout. MTS offers products that you can’t find anywhere else in the area. And if you need something that’s not on the shelf, they are more than happy to special order it.
Andrew Oliver, CET