|AYA 2011 Championship Winners John Butts, Aidan Butts and Luke Turcotte|
The winner of the 2012 Angler Young Angler, that's who! What an awesome prize the young anglers have to look forward to.
Seeing as this past weekend was the Ice Fishing Derby in the AYA Fishing Tournaments, I thought I had better post the dates for the 2012 AYA fishing tournaments in Sunset Country. For those unaware of the Angler Young Angler Tournaments, it is a series of fishing tournaments committed to introducing and teaching youth competitive sport fishing in a fun, family and friendly orientated way through a series of regional fishing tournaments in North America. You can read more about it and past results in our 2011 AYA Fishing Tournament post.
The 2012 AYA Fishing Tournament dates in Northwestern Ontario are as follows:
Red Lake, ON - June 3, 2012
Dryden, ON - June 23, 2012
Thunder Bay, ON - July 7, 2012
The 2012 AYA Championship is held in Kenora, Ontario on Lake of the Woods on August 18, 2012. The winners from each tournament will compete in the championship in August. The top place will win a trip for 4 to Disney World. Second prize will be a stay at Wilderness North Lodge, a fly-in fishing resort. Please visit the Angler Young Angler website for more information on the tournaments and the prizes.
Dates for the other AYA Fishing Tournaments are:
Yellowknife, NWT - June 17, 2012
Lac La Biche, AB - July 8, 2012
Travers Dam, AB - TBD
Fort Qu'Appelle, SK - June 24, 2012
Prince Albert, SK - July 7, 2012
Rivers, MB - June 2, 2012
Winnipeg, MB - June 16, 2012
Timmins, ON - July 14, 2012
Devil's Lake, ND - July 14, 2012
Perham, MN - June 2, 2012
Grand Rapids, MN - June 23, 2012
Houghton, MI -July 14, 2012
Escanaba, MI - June 16, 2012
Green Bay, WI - TBD
Green Lake, WI - June 16, 2012
Fox Lake, IL - TBD
The 3rd Annual AYA Fundraiser Ice Fishing Derby was held this past weekend on Lake Winnipeg on March 10th. I can't find the results yet, but will post when I find them. Prizes included a Lund 1400 Fury SS, 25HP Mercury ELPT & Shoreland’r Trailer valued at $10,500 USD, a 4 day / 5 night stay at Andy Myers Lodge valued at $1,718 USD, Strikemaster Power Augers, Clam Corporation, Lindy Tackle, Simms, Marcum Technologies, Guided Fishing Trips with Lund Pro’s.
For more information and updates you can also visit the Angler Young Angler Facebook page.