Maximum of 65 teams allowed

Richard Froese
South Peace News

A major fishing tournament in the High Prairie region returns as the 32nd annual Golden Walleye Classic at Shaw’s Point Resort is set for Sept. 4-5.

The event was cancelled last year over COVID-19 restrictions.

“We’re coming back,” says co-ordinator Ken Sperling.

“We’re taking only 65 boats.”

A $65,000 cash payout is up for grabs based on a maximum number of boats with two people on each team.

Special prizes of $350 will also be given away to contestants for the heaviest fish on each of the two days, the top male-and- female team, the youngest angler and the oldest angler.

“We’ve already got quite a few teams registered,” Sperling says.

“Teams can still register right up until we’re full.”

Entrants can sign up with a registration fee of $1,000.

He says the event will have some of the activities from previous years.

“We’re hoping to have a silent auction,” says Sperling, who has chaired the organizing committee for about 20 years.

“Whatever donations we get, we will appreciate,” he adds.

However, organizers will not host a dinner that has been held on Sunday afternoon.

Awards are scheduled to be presented around 7 p.m.

The event in 2019 drew 36 teams of two, down from 58 teams in 2018.

The winning team shared top prize of $30,000.

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