FREDERICTON (GNB) – Ronald Larlee of Plaster Rock was the first name drawn in the 2016 regular Crown reserve angling draw. Larlee and his party were successfully drawn for the Red Bank stretch on the Main Restigouche River.

Names were drawn to fish on one of the 20 prime stretches on the Miramichi, Restigouche and Patapedia river systems.

There were 742 applications received, with 456 successful parties drawn.

Anglers must purchase their Crown reserve angling licences by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, or by midnight on April 22 if they are paying online. Crown reserve stretches not paid for by that date will be made available to other anglers through a reservation process.

Successful party chiefs will be contacted by the Department of Natural Resources by mail or email depending on the preference they indicated during the application process.

A complete list of successful applicants is available online or by contacting your local Natural Resources office. Party chiefs can use the confirmation number they received during their application to verify online if they were successful.

People who no longer have their confirmation number can call their local Natural Resources office with their Outdoors card number to check if their application was successful.