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Since its inception in 2001, the City Cats fall fishing derby continues to grow and provides an opportunity for all anglers to participate in a derby right in downtown Winnipeg. To date, over $45,000 worth of prizes have been given away and this is the direct result of Winnipeg's corporate community who generously donate prizes to make this event happen and be so successful.

This year's GNA / UAP fall fishing derby was held September 15th at the Forks in Winnipeg. Admission was free and the event was run from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with lots of fabulous prizes given away for both adults and youth.

2012 Event Winners:

Kids Category:

1st Place: Isis Oro (27.5" Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: Nathan Dederick(18" Carp)
3rd Place: Blair Dang (10.5" Sauger)
Conservation Award: Connor Hamonic
Hidden Length: Jonathan Porter

Adult Category:

1st Place: MOrgan Okuluk (37"Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: JOhn Walker (34.5" Sturgeon)
Conservation Award: Sarah Sagurski
Hidden Length: Scott Botham

2009 Event Winners:

Kids Category:

1st Place: Evan Leggero (79 cm Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: Micheal Tully (69.8 cm Carp)
3rd Place: Turner Leggero (55 cm Carp)
Conservation Award: Aaron Thiede
Hidden Length: Alyssa labaupa (47.5 cm Freshwater Drum)

Adult Category:

1st Place: Jason Guziak (84 cm Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: Carloyne Siatecki (81.5 cm Channel Catfish)
3rd Place: Thorsten Heinz (74 cm Northern Pike)
Conservation Award: Kristin Cleaver
Hidden Length: Shannon Reilly (73.5 cm Channel Catfish)

Media Category:

1st Place: 92 CITI FM
2nd Place: HOT 103
3rd Place: HANK FM

The efforts of all the volunteers made it the largest one to date. A big thanks to all the sponsors that generously donated product towards this event. The smiles on the faces of those attended made it all worth while. Over $15,000 worth of prizes were given away and a substantial amount of donations were made to the Never Alone Foundation in suppport of Cancer Care Mantioba. Partners that came down during the day to make this event happen included: Never Alone Foundation, Media celebrities, Teleco and Kelsey's Restaurant and the Wpg Blue Bombers - staff, mascots, and cheerleaders


Lund Boats Mercury Outboards Cabelas - Winnipeg Winnipeg Blue Bombers Berkley Canada Tim Hortons
Shimano Canada Never Alone Foundation Kelsey's Restaurant Coca Cola Pro Am Tackle Wholesale Sports
Walmart Teleco Ryjus Humminbird Old Dutch Minn Kota
City Press The Fishin Hole Ez Loader Trailers Wisers The Forks Galaxy Comics

2008 Event Winners:

Kids Category:

1st Place: Matthew Pasker (84 cm Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: Nicole Klassen (83 cm Channel Catfish)
3rd Place: Andrew Proulx (77 cm Channel Catfish)
Conservation Award: Johnny Druxman
Hidden Length: Nicholas Brown
Weirdest Catch: Julia Burtnick (log)

Adult Category:

1st Place: Mark Thibert (79 cm Channel Catfish)
2nd Place: Scott McDonald (78 cm Channel Catfish)
3rd Place: Eric Labaupa (77 cm Channel Catfish)
Conservation Award: Gina Barsby
Hidden Length: Jason Klassen
Weirdest Catch: Jon Hill (Belt and Boat)

Winnipeg Metro Newspaper - Read the Article

At City Cats we believe in giving back to our community and help those less fortunate who are fighting the battle of their lives. Please visit the Manitoba Cancer Care website at www.cancercare.mb.ca and make a donation today.


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