Sunday, 19 February 2012

Paul Gallant Memorial Ice Fishing Tourament

On Saturday, February 18, in near perfect conditions, the third installment of the Paul Gallant Memorial ice fishing tournament was held on French Lake. The turnout for this yearly event was excellent, with 120 adults and 43 youth being registered. Many well wishers and visitors also stopped by during the day. A large army tent full of volunteers, serving refreshments, greeted participants as they made their way onto 12-14 inches of "good" ice. The basic equipment needed includes warm clothes, an auger, a rod and some bait. The actual equipment used by some is as varied as the different modes of transportation that were also used. As the tournament wound down, contestants raced to register their catch. Everyone gathered around and winners were announced for both adults and youth in two species categories, pickerel and perch. This is a well organized family event that both novice and seasoned fishermen will enjoy. For more information or to volunteer, donate or participate in next years event contact

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