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Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:00

More than fishing at Walleye Tourney

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            Sure it’s all about the fishing at the 36th Annual Canada/US Walleye Tournament.

            But you can bet there’ll be lots for

the rest of us to do while the 140 competing teams are out on Sturgeon Lake whipping the waters to a froth in their quest for the best and biggest pickerel.

            Check out the many booths in the Bobcaygeon-Verulam arena at the free Sporting Outdoor Show. You’ll find boats, and all kinds of fishing and outdoor gear—enough to outfit yourself to become one of the competitors in next year’s event.

            Or try your luck at casting and reeling in a live trout at the Bass Pro Shops Live Trout Pond, also at the outdoor show. Catch a trout and get a free ice-cream coupon at the Kawartha Dairy booth.

            Organizers are urging all early risers to come out to the bridge where CKL Road 24 leaves Bobcaygeon for the Bridge Blast Off. You can cheer on the dawn patrol of 280 anglers as they head out under the bridge at first light (6:30-7:30 am) on both Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, to start fishing.

            And make sure you’re there for each day’s return, weigh-in and live release—and the excitement when the prizes are awarded on Sunday. Top prize is $10,000, and there’s a total of $34,650 in prize money to be given away in 36 awards.

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