The Weyburn Wildlife Federation is now taking registration for the First Annual Walleye Cup fishing competition being held Saturday, June 4th at Mainprize Regional Park. As with most of the WWF's events, there has so far been a good response to the inaugural event.
"They've been coming in quite steadily, so we're hoping to have between that 75 and 100 teams, hopefully, and right now, the way it's looking there is quite a few people entering," explained Troy Kincaid with the WWF.
"I'm not sure if we're going to cap it off at 100 or 150 teams, so it is better to get in there and get it registered as soon as possible."
Kincaid said the sooner they get registrations in, the sooner they can figure out the prize purse.
"We're going to have two heats. The first heat will be 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and the second heat will be 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. So the quicker you register, typically you want to be in the in the first heat, just because it's an earlier time in the morning, the fish might be biting a little bit better."
He said the prize purse will be comprised of 67 per cent of entering costs for first, second, third, and fourth prizes, as well as cash prizes for biggest walleye and best youth angler.
Team registration is $150, for a team of two or three.
"You could have a third, if they are 15 years or younger, so you can have three-man teams," said Kincaid.
Registration is Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Pederson Place at Mainprize Regional Park. An awards supper will also be held on Saturday following the tournament.
Whether or not you register for the tournament, you can buy tickets to the supper from the WWF website, adults for $30 and youth for $25.
See a poster HERE.