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Fishing Competitions: big fish, big money
Fresh, open waters, breathtaking scenery and plentiful stocks make for unforgettable fishing experiences, the kind of experiences for which Saskatchewan is world-famous. And you can liven up your Saskatchewan angling experience even more by getting in on fishing derbies or competitions.
Nipawin is host to many competitions, including the Great Northern Pike Festival. For over 30 years, the festival has been attracting anglers from across North America to beautiful Tobin Lake, all hoping to catch one of the 40 tagged northern pike with a total prize pool of over $107,000. The 2008 festival begins on June 15 and runs until September 30.
Here are just a few of the other fishing events scheduled for this summer and fall:
Kyle Annual Walleye Tournament - July 19-20, 2008
Codette Lake Walleye Cup – July 25-27, 2008
Qu'Appelle Valley Walleye Cup International Fishing Tournament – August 30-31, 2008
Nipawin Vanity Cup/Walleye Tournament – October 4-5, 2008
For more information on fishing in Saskatchewan, visit our fishing pages. For more information on fishing competitions, such as dates and locations, call one of our travel experts at 1-877-237-2273.