by Rebecca Davis

Mike Crosby’s mission was to develop youth fishing opportunities in the Maritimes.

After his unexpected passing in October, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association figured he would want them to practice resiliency and continue with each cause he championed. They decided to do just that.

Last month, the first annual Mike Crosby Night for Nova Salmon was held to commemorate the life and efforts of the NSSA’s president. Derek Flight’s been an avid angler for a long time, and felt honoured to show his support with a donation from AA Munro.

“In the past, Mike held an annual dinner event and put all funds raised towards it,” Derek said. “He cooked up delicious meals for about 100 people, master chef that he was!”

Night for Nova Salmon was a success in more than just fundraising. Mike’s loved ones shared stories and smiles, reminiscing on his thirty years with the NSSA.

He left behind an incredible legacy of a lifetime spent pursuing, catching, releasing and caring for wild Atlantic salmon. It’s safe to say his close-knit community of anglers and conservationists will continue his work. Derek’s ready to catch a couple in Mike’s name next season.

“There’s a reason he was known as ‘The Legend!’”


Mike’s daughter Heather with Derek and NSSA director Dave Greenwood at Night for Nova Salmon