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Derby Weekend top pike 16.6 lbs; top walleye 11.5 lbs

Picton’s Tara Pounder was thrilled to catch one of the elusive tagged fish in the Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby. She weighed in her  2.88lb $1,000 fish at Sunrise Cottage Resort station. Owners Dave and MaryLynn Ashton were delighted to present her the prize money at the wrap up ceremony in Trenton Sunday afternoon.

Kiwanian Herb Stone helps Dave Pare, of Oshawa, get ready to weigh his 8.6 pound Pike at the Picton Bay headquarters.



Ken Heipel, of Clifford, watches Kiwanian Tony Knight and Kiwanis president Geri Claxton weigh his 4.67 pound pike at the Picton Harbour headquarters. The pike qualifies for the hidden weight category. Hidden weight prizes will be drawn at all the weigh stations this year.

Andrew Findlay, of Whitby, with his 9.36 pound pike.

Walleye, pike, big prizes and a whole lot of family fun will lure thousands of anglers to the Kiwanis Walleye Weekend fishing derby May 5-6.
This is the 32nd annual derby, one of North America’s largest fresh water sports fishing weekends. The Kiwanis Club fishing weekend has raised more than $800,000 for the club’s various community projects.
The Kiwanis event features more than $250,000 worth of prizes – everything from boats and motors to fishing trips, gear and tackle. The Hidden Weight is back this year, but with a twist. Instead of doing one hidden weight for the entire derby there will be a hidden weight prize for each weigh station. Winners will be determined after the derby but all fish between 4 and 6 lbs will qualify for hidden weight prizes. The exact hidden weight for each weigh station will be determined at 4p.m. Sunday afternoon.

Click photo to vote for Prince Edward County in the World Fishing Network’s Ultimate Fishing Town Contest ($25,000 up for grabs for the winning town)

2012 prizes:
Senior Walleye
1st Place: 2012 16 Lund Fury Tiller with a 25hp Mercury and trailer
2nd Place: Fly in Fishing Trip for 4 people from White River Air
3rd Place: Fishing Charter with West Lake Willows

Senior Pike
1st Place: 2012 Lund WD 14, 9.9 Mercury and a Shorelandr Trailer
2nd Place: 5 night stay at Merland Park with boat rental
3rd Place: full day fishing charter, gear, lunch and bait included with PB&J Charters

-Youth Prizes in both categories are bikes, helmets and tickets to 2013 derby.
Derby HQ Hidden Weight Prize: $300 Gift Card to Pro Tackle Belleville
-Random Draw Prizes
-25 various prizes including tackle, outerwear and other fishing gear.
-More than $200,000 in Tagged Fish cash prizes available to be won.

At last year’s event, Bart Kuiken’s 14.2 pound catch won the senior pike first prize of a Lund WC 14 boat and a 15hp Mercury Motor. Don Moulton’s 12.08 pound walleye won a 16 ft. Lund Fury Tiller, 25hp Mercury 4 stroke motor, trailer, bow mount trolling motor and fish finder package.

Weekend Fun at Derby HQ, Centennnial Park Trenton
Events Schedule for the Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby Weekend
Friday May 4th, 2012
7:00 PM Performance by Wrought Iron Roots
Saturday May 5th, 2012
12:01 a.m. – Opening of the 32nd Annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby
11:00 AM – Pro Angler Ashley Rae
12:00 PM – David MacDonald of Lunkerhunt
1:00 PM – “Big” Jim Mclaughlin
2:00 PM – Performance by Steve Pittico
Sunday May 6th, 2012
1:00 PM- Pro Angler Ashley Rae
2:00 PM – David MacDonald of Lunkerhunt
3:00 PM – “Big” Jim Mclaughlin
4:00 PM – Derby Official Closes and all Weigh Stations Close
5:00 PM- Closing Ceremonies and Prizes

Picton Marina
1 Station Picton Harbour Marina
GPS: 44.145754,-77.067719

Fosters Fishing Centre
2281 Northport Rd, Picton,
(613) 476-7290‎
GPS: 44.161519,-77.071838

Sunrise Cottage Resort
15841 Loyalist Parkway
Phone: 613 399-3914
GPS: 44.266838,-77.23938

Trenton Club Head Quarters
Duncan McDonald Memorial Arena
Centennial Park
8 Couch Crescent,Trenton
GPS: 44.239296,-77.501678

Belleville Club
George Street Docks.
Belleville, Ontario
GPS: 44.270772,-77.305298

Harbourview Motel & Marina
4 Bay W,  Brighton, ON
GPS: 44.164474,-77.649994

Pickerel Park
665 South Shore Rd
Napanee, Ontario K7R 3K7
613 373-2812
GPS: 44.165213,-76.935711

Mohawk Bay Trailer Park
Hwy 2, Deseronto
GPS: 44.202512,-77.074757

Perfect Vue
4159 S Shore Rd
(613) 354-3001
GPS: 44° 6’45.76″N 77° 2’08.23″W

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Tynika Williams with her 6.61 Pike that won fourth place in the Junior category last year.


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  1. It was interesting to read the Countylive report that the largest fish that were being caught, for the Kiwanis Walleye Derby, were from County waters! My husband and business partner was in attendence at the awards ceremony in Trenton,to help present to a lady from Picton, the $1000.00 prize for a tagged fish that was caught in West Lake, and weighed in at our Resort. Mayor’s from Belleville,Trenton, Brighton and our MP and MPP were in attendance-EXCEPT Prince Edward County’s Mayor Peter Mertens. Nice to see the above mentioned people in attendance get the importance of the Kiwanis Walleye Derby as a major fundraiser, for great work they do in the communities they support, and that fishing is a huge economic driver.

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