Bass Angler

6th Annual Kid’s Charity Fishing Tournament in the Books.

With the below seasonal weather that we have been having for over a week, weather was a concern for us for the this years event. Well, the fishing Gods were looking over us today with clear blue skys and 8 degrees C (46 degrees F). Over night the weather dropped to -2 C or 29 F. So, like all outdoor events weather played a major role in how this event would play out. Add fish to the mix and well you can imagine what the outcome was like.

The fish did not want to come out to play like it has done in previous years. However, 48 young anglers came out and braved the cool morning air all in an attempt to catch enough fish to finish in the top 3 of their age group. This year we added a new prize for the anglers to fish for and that is a trophy for the angler that catches the most fish of the event. That honour goes to one of our anglers that has won his age group in previous years and has been with us for 4 years now, congratulations Jacob.

Congratulations to our winners:

Age Group 5 yrs and under:

  1. Safire
  2. Vanessa
  3. Zachary

Age Group 6-8 years:

  1. Delaina
  2. Adrian
  3. Ronan

Age Group 9-12 years:

  1. Jacob
  2. Logan
  3. Mackenzie

Age Group 13 years and up:

  1. Jessica
  2. Aleisha and Amelia tied.

Adult winner:

  1. Lynn

Congratulations to all the winners.



The prize table (above) is what the kids were fishing for however, all of this would not be possible with the help of the following people and companies:

George’s Marine and Sports
Andress Independent Smiths Falls
Big Jim McLaughlin’s Just Fishing Newspaper
First Mate Lures
Industrial Cleaning Supplies
NAPFish Interenet Solutions
Bennetts Bait and Tackle
Laurentian Marine
Preston Hardware
Tammy’s Nails
Ogilvies Auto
CMC Electronics Inc

Also need to thank all of the volunteers that help make this event what it is. Robin, Jessica, Sylvia, Darrell, Dave, Alan, Eric, Skip, “Big” Jim. Thank you for all of your help.

I ask that if you are in the market for any of the products or services that either of the the sponsors offer that you give the the opportunity to earn your business.

Although the fish did not co operate, I still feel that the kids had a great time. Planning for the 2013 event will start next week and hopefully we can make it bigger and better. Lord willing we will do this again next year.