February 2012 SaskSecrets

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Fishing Trivia

From what Saskatchewan lake was the world record walleye for ice fishing pulled?

a) Lac La Ronge
b) Tobin Lake
c) Lake Diefenbaker
d) Last Mountain Lake


b) Tobin Lake.  On January 4, 2005, Father Mariusz Zajac of Carrot River, SK, entered the record books with the World Record Walleye caught ice fishing (shown in the photo above). The fish was caught on a "diamond spinner" about 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) from the resort village of Tobin Lake. This walleye weighed 18.30 pounds, had a girth of 22.5 inches and measured 36.5 inches in length. Learn more about fishing for walleye in Saskatchewan here.

Recently Tourism Saskatchewan’s travel blogger Becky visited Nipawin and Tobin Lake. See photos and videos from this visit on our Saskatchewan Travel Tales blog. The video below features her day of ice fishing.