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WFN Ultimate Fishing Town Winner

- June 7th, 2011

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Congratulations to the town of Chapleau, Ontario on being named Canada’s Ultimate Fishing Town for 2011!!

More Than 500,000 Votes Cast as Chapleau Succeeds Port Alberni, BC as 2011 WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town Canada

After casting more than 500,000 online votes at www.wfnfishingtown.com, Canadian anglers have selected Chapleau, Ontario as the 2011 WFN: World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town Canada. The small village of nearly 2,500 residents succeeds Port Alberni, BC which earned the title last year. The announcement was made by Mark Rubinstein, President and CEO of World Fishing Network, North America’s only 24/7 fishing channel.

Representatives of Chapleau, ON will receive a $25,000 community donation to be used towards a fishing-related cause(s) and 10 WaveSpin Reels at a local ceremony emceed by Mariko Izumi, host of WFN’s popular fishing and travel show Hookin’ Up. The town will also receive national recognition from the honour and have a feature produced about fishing in Chapleau to air on WFN.

“The drive and determination of the community and its supporters across the country won the fishing crown for Chapleau. I am overwhelmed with excitement and pride that our community has been named WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town Canada,” said Charley Plourde of the Chapleau Fishing Advisory Committee. “Chapleau has been hard hit by the downturn in the forestry industry and is working hard to rebuild itself through economic diversification. Being named WFN’s Ultimate Fishing Town puts Chapleau on the map as a fishing destination for anglers around the world and creates an opportunity for Chapleau’s tourism industry to thrive.”

Chapleau, ON, is home to the Chapleau Crown Game Preserve one of the world’s largest wildlife preserves. Located in central northeastern Ontario, Chapleau is geographically isolated with the nearest cities, Sault Ste Marie, Timmins and Sudbury nearly two hours away. It is best known for walleye, smallmouth bass, lake trout and northern pike fishing.

After more than 240 towns throughout Canada were nominated in March, a preliminary round of voting in April narrowed the field to 20 finalists. The competition quickly became a two-town race between a pair of Ontario towns more than 11 hours apart. Chapleau and Port Colborne traded places atop the leader board on a daily basis, but in the end Chapleau earned the title by the slimmest of margins.

“We commend all of the towns for their enthusiasm, passion and pride and wanting to invite anglers all across Canada to experience everything their town has to offer,” said Mr. Rubinstein. “WFN’s search for Ultimate Fishing Town was not just about finding the place to catch the most fish. As any angler will tell you and as Chapleau proved, the people are just as important a factor. Chapleau’s passionate angling community stepped-up to prove that their pride and passion is second to none.”

As the runner-up, Port Colborne, ON will be awarded $5,000 while the third place finisher, Port Hardy, BC will receive $2,500. WFN also partnered with four cable affiliates to award a cash prize to the town receiving the most votes in the areas they service. These include: Miramachi, NB receiving $2500 from Rogers Cable; Campbell River, BC being awarded $2,000 from Shaw Cable; Hastings, ON earning $1,000 from EastLink; and St. Catharine’s receiving $1,000 from Cogeco Cable. WFN also awarded $1,000 to Port Renfrew, ON, who is serviced by Bell, as the town receiving the most votes that is not serviced by any of these affiliates.

The 2011 WFN Ultimate Fishing Town Canada contest was supported by a trio of sponsors including: Oak Bay Marine Group, owners and operators of several world-class BC fishing resorts; Spectacular Northwest Territories, offering vacation ideas in magnificent wilderness surroundings in the Northwest Territories; and Prizing Sponsor WaveSpin Reels, the only reel with a tangle-free guarantee.

For more information, visit www.WorldfFishingNetwork.com.

WFN Ultimate Fishing Town Contest

- July 20th, 2010

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Ok folks that’s pretty sad..the World Fishing Network has a big contest on-the-go right now to find North America’s Ultimate Fishing Town, and I was the first person to nominate Ottawa. 

I saw that other smaller Ontario towns like Thunder Bay and Ignace were already nominated, so I thought we better get cracking if we want to win this thing!

So, if you think Ottawa is the Ultimate Fishing Town, please follow my nomination link and vote for it.

Be sure to tell your friends too!!

I think everyone in North America should realize that we here in the Nation’s Capital are a force to be reckoned with, and really deserve that $25, 000 community prize money!! 

http://www.wfn.tv/ultimate-fishing-town/Ontario-Ottawa

GraceMorrison

Outdoorsguy

Better get your fishing license

- July 6th, 2010

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One very sad fisherman in North Carolina is wishing he had purchased his fishing license last week, before entering the State’s big Blue Marlin contest. 

One forgetful Peter Wann of Alexandria Virginia was fishing aboard the Citation during the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin tournament when a boat-mate landed a record 883 pound Marlin.

The behemoth marlin broke a tournament record set in 2000.

The $900,000 prize money was as good as in the bank, until official’s discovered Wann had not purchased the required State fishing license before entering the tournament. 

Doohh!!!

The tournament board had not choice but to declare the runner-up boat the winner with its 528.3pound blue marlin. 

I wonder if this guy will be asked to go fishing again. 

Outdoorsguy

Smiths Falls Shooting Match to benefit Military Families

- June 9th, 2010

 

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Do yourself a favour this weekend and head down to Smiths Falls!

This Saturday, the Smiths Falls Fish and Game Club (SSFGC) is hosting its third annual Community Challenge Match for the benefit of the Chief of Defence Staff Military Families Fund (MFF).

The Community Challenge Match is the club’s premiere event of the year, and to raise money for the Military Families Fund.  So far, the Club has fifteen teams confirmed for Saturday including two Navy Combat Shooting Teams, four teams from the Ottawa Police Service  and two from the Smiths Falls Police Services. 

It sounds like a real ‘blast’ and some great competition too! (My money is on the Navy Combat Team, but you never know)

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These teams will compete in five different stages – each a different shooting discipline – and there will be trophies awarded for “Best Overall Score” as well as “Most Donations”.

Members of the public are invited to attend. There will be no charge but it’s a great opportunity to make a donation to the MFF.

The Smiths Falls Fish and Game Club is located at 354 Highway 15, south of Smiths Falls.  Look for the fish over the mailbox, 900m south of Poonamalie Road, on the west side of the highway.

Kudos to the SSFGC who has donated nearly $3,000.00 over the past two years and hopes to significantly improve on that total this year!

So come out a join the fun, the entertainment won’t get any better and it’s a super great cause!

The event gets under way at 10:00 am and for more information please contact Dugald Souter: (613) 258-0132, (613) 889-4204, or by email: dsouter@ripnet.com.

For more information on the Smiths Falls Fish and Game Club (SSFGC) check them out online: http://www.sffgc.ca/index.htm