Many have asked how timbersport competitions are related to guiding. Practically speaking there is very little in common between rolling a log and catching a trout. However the relationship becomes much clearer from an historical perspective.
Many of the old-time guides were woodsmen (and women) who made their living from the timber trade in the off-season. Guiding was often a sideline activity next to logging, prospecting and trapping. It was these early woodsmen and guides who, challenging themselves to jousts, combined activities like cross cut sawing, canoe racing and fly casting as a display of their skills and abilities.
Although time has blurred our guiding heritage the N.S.G.A. continues to preserve the culture and traditions of this bygone era through the Annual Guides' Meet.
Guides' Meets feature pageants, auctions, and food sales. The N.S.G.A. Annual Guides' Meet also includes an entertaining historical reinactment, daily live bluegrass music, and evening dances. Overnight camping is available for all participants and guests.
Trophies and prize money are awarded in four categories; Junior, Intermediate, Ladies and Senior. Unless otherwise noted all sports events are held at the N.S.G.A. campground, 396 Hibernia Road.