Hook Line Sinker Fishing Tackle Eighteenth Annual Live Release Bass Tournament

Date: 2017-08-25

Fugawi is a proud sponsor of the Hook Line Sinker Fishing Tackle Eighteenth Annual Live Release Bass Tournament

Thank You - Hook Line & Sinker Fishing Tackle  Eighteenth Annual Live Release Bass Tournament

On Sunday, August 20th, 2017, Hook Line & Sinker Fishing Tackle and the First Cast Fly Shop held its Eighteenth Annual Live Release Bass Tournament at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

It is with pleasure that I am able to say that the event was again, a complete success!

There were a total of 37 participants, who combined to compete as 19 different teams. Fortunately, Mother Nature again was very co-operative weather wise.

Highlights of the day included 24 tournament sized bass (13” Largemouth and / or Smallmouth) weighed in, the largest being a 4.80lb Largemouth Bass.

There was a total of 67.50lbs of bass was weighed in during this year’s event!

The winning team had a combined weight (for 2 Bass) of 7.60lbs.
            
With the catch and release efforts of all the participants, several smaller bass, crappie, carp, catfish, perch and pike were also caught and released unharmed.

The event saw a total of $6,500 in cash & prizes. Prizes were given out to the entire field to 19th place thanks to a large list of sponsors like yourself who donated generously.

As there were more prizes than entrants, (a good problem), we again initiated a separate draw, with all the proceeds going to a charitable organization – The Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Although we only had 49 attendees to the event, a cheque will be donated for $1340 via The Dickinson. We actually ran out of draw tickets and the generosity of the participants was so overwhelming that donations still flowed even without the possibility of winning the draw prizes.

We are VERY proud to announce that over our Eighteen Years, this annual event has now officially donated over $15,000 to various local  charitable organizations.

Tournament results and pictures will be uploaded on the website in the upcoming days as they flow in, (http://hooklineandsinker.ca/gallery/album_2017/index.html    ) but a brief summary is below.

On Sunday, August 19th, 2018, Hook Line & Sinker Fishing Tackle will hold its Nineteenth Annual Live Release Bass Tournament again at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

Your continued support for next year’s event would be greatly appreciated - Without your continued support, that of the GRCA, and all my customers, all the above would not be possible.

Any prize donation, big or small, was greatly appreciated by my customer base and myself.

Overall Winners – Danny Pottruff & Jessie Pottruff – 7.60lbs.
Big Bass Winners – Danny Pottruff & Jessie Pottruff – A 4.80lb Largemouth Bass.
Longest Pike Winners – Janusz Giemza & Robert Giemza – 28 Inches.
The BRENT "MUGSY" MOORE MEMORIAL AMBASSADOR AWARD – Kevin Cox.