Welcome to NEBA 2019!!
NEBA of NH is a fishing organization established on the principles of sportsmanship and conservation, founded by fishermen and run for the benefit of its members. NEBA provides an opportunity to compete in a 5 Tournament Team Trail, as well as 2 Open Tournaments, all on New Hampshire's beautiful lakes and rivers. NEBA of NH pays back 100% of the tournament fees to its anglers. Top 50% of teams qualify for the annual Tournament of Champions (best 4 of 5 tournaments) and will compete, no entry fee, for thousands of dollars in prize money.
We are accepting 2019 registrations for NEBA of NH and hope you will join us. Our goal is to have 30 teams. You can see a list of tournament dates/locations attached. We are extremely excited to have Ossipee Lake back for 2019!
Membership Applications & Dues - Membership is $35 per person but you can get up to $30 off NEBA dues by bringing in up to 3 new teams for 2019. You will get $10 off for each team. If you bring in a team that previously fished NEBA (other than 2018, you can still get the $10 off membership.
Team Trail/Open Applications & entry Fees - Entry fees for 2019 are $150/team. A minimum of 4 tournaments must be fished to qualify for TOC. There will be 2 "Double Down" Opens with NH BASS Nation. This format is 2 tournaments in one. You can enter either or both.
TOC - The TOC, as in past years, does not cost any money if you qualify. We typically pay out about $5K in prize money and approx. ½ of the field will qualify. For 2019, we will be having the TOC on 2 different lakes. We have chosen Winni Day 1 and Merrymeeting Day 2.
Tournament Standings - Our goal is to have tournament results/standings on the website within 1-2 days following each tournament. We realize getting results is important to all of us.
We ask that you get your membership dues and trail application into us by 3/31/19.
5/5/19 - Winni - Open with NH BASS Nation - "Double Down" - Launch at Lee's Mills and States Landing. Launch Fee is TBD
5/12/19 - Newfound - Wellington State Park, 614 West Shore Rd, Bristol, NH
6/16/19 - Winni - West Alton Marina. Launch fee is $30/team
7/28/19 - Squam - Public Boat Launch with parking shuttle at school. Weigh-in at Boulders Motel and Cottages (Reduced Rate if you stay over there). $20/boat for weigh-in
8/11/19 - Bellows Falls (Ct. River) - Walpole, NH - Pine Street Launch
9/15/19 - Ossipee Lake - Lakeside Marina - $20/boat
10/5/19-10/6/19 - TOC - Day 1 Winni (Launch TBD), Day 2 Merrymeeting Lake
10/13/19 - Squam - Open with NH BASS Nation - "Double Down" - State Launch
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Created by: Doug Hume
Welcome to the NEW NEBA of NH website.
Should you find any errors, or wish to make any comments, or suggestions please contact Al Smith AT OR 603-860-6767
Final 2018 Tournament Standings
Trails & Opens for 2019
May 12 (Sun) Trail #1 Newfound Lake
June 16 (Sun) Trail #2 Winnipesaukee
July 28 (Sun) Trail #3 Squam Lake
August 11 (Sun) Trail #4 Conn. River (Bellows Falls)
September 15 (Sun) Trail #5 Ossipee
October 5 (Sat) TOC: Day 1 Winnipesaukee
October 6 (Sun) TOC: Day 2 Merrymeeting Lake
May 5 (Sun) Double -Down w/NH Bass Nation Winnipesaukee
October 13 (Sun) Double-Down w/ NH Bass Nation Winnipesaukee
2019 NEBA of NH Season Preview
Permits are in hand and the 2019 NEBA of NH Season is set to go. The season will consist of 5 Trail tournaments and a 2-day Tournament of Champions. The top point-getting teams from the season will earn a trip to the NEBA of NH TOC and can reap great rewards as thousands of dollars are rewarded in this NO ENTRY FEE event. In addition to the Trail events, two Open Tournaments are scheduled.
The 2019 Trail season kicks off on May 12th on Newfound. This tournament date is now back to our traditional Sunday Mother’s Day date. Newfound Lake this time of year should produce some impressive smallmouth weights. We have had 20lb bags of 4 smallmouth in the past on Newfound. The second Trail tournament will take place on June 16th on Winni. Since this is still a four fish limit, teams will need to decide whether to chase green or brown fish. While Winni can put out big bags of largemouth, it also has some nice smallmouth swimming in its waters. Trail #3 will take place at Squam Lake on July 28th. Getting an eight fish limit and the points that go with it will factor greatly in our teams strategy for this event. Our 4th Trail event will be on August 11th on the Connecticut River out of Bellows Falls. As with most of these events, teams will have important decisions to make. Do you run up river to chase the ample smallmouth or stay in the weedy south part of this stretch of river to try and limit out on largemouth? Our final Trail event will take place on Ossipee Lake on September 15th. While there are some very good largemouth in the lake, smallmouth can be huge. It's dropshot time of year. You will find them in deeper water.
The 2019 TOC is back to a 2 lake event. We have chosen Winni and Merrymeeting, which in the past has produced big bags of fish.
NEBA of NH will have two double-down Opens with NH BASS Nation this year. In these events, teams can win double the prize money by registering for the event with both organizations. These Opens are May 5th on Winni and October 13th on Winni. Entry fee for NEBA id $150.00 per team. BASS Nation is likely the same.
Reasons to Fish NEBA of NH:
100 % of all entry fees are paid back to participating teams. 80% at the Trail Tournaments and 20% at the TOC.
All NEBA of NH Opens profits are paid back at the season ending Tournament of Champions.
The top finishing Trail Team earns free entry into the 2019 Trail ( A $625 value )
The NEBA of NH TOC is a NO ENTRY EVENT for the teams earning a spot. Anticipated TOC payout based on a full field is $7000!
The Trail Tournament Payout based on a full field (30 boats) is:
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Al Smith: 603-860-6767