We had 91 teams brave the conditions on August 17 th for the 24th annual Fish for Freedom event. Although the weather did not cooperate, the women came “dressed for the occasion” and managed to fish through a rather windy day!
There was a total of 214 fish caught, with the largest measuring in at 72.40 centimeters, caught by our winning team of Heather West and Deb Jeffers. Although they don’t count as a tournament fish there were 8 sturgeons caught, the biggest one being approximately 35 lbs.
Conditions were tough this year due to the quality of water in the river. Don’t let that deter you as 2020 is a new season and we are planning for a great 25th Silver Anniversary Annual Fish For Freedom tournament!
Other Prize Winners
Captains Pool –$700
Heather West/Deb Jeffers – Captain Kyle West
Big Fish – Fish For Freedom Committee $500
Heather West/Deb Jeffers
Debbie Ireland – Hidden Length $500 – Sponsored by Fairburn Tire
Penny Stenson/Luanne Stenson
24th Place (24th Annual) – $250 -Sponsored by FV Pierlot
Dianna Emperingham / Karen Trevina
Megan McBain Memorial 2020 Team Registration – Donated by McBain Family
Georgina Bellisle / Janice Ninine-Bellisle
The Fish for Freedom Committee thanks all of the participants for making our 24th annual
Fish for Freedom fishing tournament a success. And a BIG thank you to the many
volunteers who help put this tournament on each year, we couldn’t do it without you. A
special thanks to our MC Lawrence Rospad for MC’ing, checking boats and weighing
fish, we appreciate your contributions to our tournament.
The committee continues to make small changes to the tournament to keep the event
attractive to all types of anglers. Stay tuned……..we are planning for a great 25 th annual,
with it being the silver anniversary we have many great ideas in the works!
P.S….tell your friends!