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August 11, 2021
2021 Russell Lions Prairie Classic Tournament Cancelled

Originally Posted on August 10, 2021 by Prairie Classic Walleye Tournament page on Facebook

August 10th 2021

Dear Lions Prairie Classic competitors,

It is with deep regret we have to announce our best efforts to make our August tournament dates work, has come to an end. The fisheries department informed us today that they would not issue a fishing license for us to hold the Russell Lions Prairie Classic Walleye Tournament at the end
of August. This decision was based on high lake temperatures and lack of precipitation this summer and they believe to hold a tournament would have a grave impact on the fishery.

I am sure we are not alone in the huge disappointment in this announcement - we know
many of you were really looking forward to being able to go out and compete once again and we were certainly looking forward to hosting this great event. We will offer three courses of action.

1. Move you into the 2022 tournament and carry your registration fees forward.

2. Move you into the 2022 tournament and issue a refund - you will have until Jan 15 2022 to pay for your early bird entry and guarantee your 2022 place

3. Cancel and receive a full refund.

And I am sure you will have other questions!
Please see our FAQ section below. While the decision was not of our making, we do feel a sadness that we were not able to be a part of getting back some of our normal pleasures this summer. Therefore, please accept our sincere apologies.

If you do decide to visit our part of paradise this summer the bite has been awesome!

Stay safe and here’s to June 11 & 12th 2022 being in your tourney calendar.

All the best
Kevan & Ritchie Co-Chairs

The 2021 CWT Season has been cancelled.

Thank you for signing up and supporting us for the 2021 season.

Like last year, the CWT committee has been faced with many possible scenarios for 2021 as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We have discussed what would be needed to offer a viable, fair season for all members this year. One criteria we agreed upon was a minimum of two
tournaments in each of the trail's three provinces. 
Unfortunately, tournament cancellations now mean that we only have one qualifying tournament
left in Ontario. We also realize the remaining Manitoba and Saskatchewan tournaments may be
affected by evolving event restrictions. 
For this reason, the CWT committee has made the tough decision to cancel our 2021 season
and focus our efforts on creating an exciting trail, featuring a full list of tournaments, for next year.

All current memberships will be automatically carried over to 2022. 

To express our gratitude for your support, we will include all current memberships in a draw to
be made in early 2022. Stay tuned for more information on the draw prizes, coming soon!
Even though the trail season is cancelled, there are still some exciting events to compete in this

Sign up today for these quality walleye tournaments!

Russell Lions Prairie Classic      
Calling Lakes Classic      
Red Lake Fall Classic      
Madge Lake Walleye Cup      
Red River Walleye Masters      
St. Georges Voyageurs Walleye Classic      
Wishing you a summer filled with big catches and great memories on the water,
From the CWT organizing committee 

June 11, 2021
2021 Kenora Walleye Open Cancelled

Originally Posted on June 11, 2021 by Kenora Walleye Open page on Facebook

As the pandemic continues, the restrictions put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19 continue to
limit travel and put a limit on gatherings. As a result of the current level of local restrictions in the Kenora area, the Kenora Walleye Open committee has decided that this year’s event will be cancelled as we will be unable put on the quality event that our anglers have been accustomed to.

All teams currently registered for 2021 can have their current position held for next year’s
2022 tournament.

Teams that wish to have a refund and loose their position for next year’s 2022 tournament, can contact JP Kennedy by email on or before June 24.  

After June 24, all remaining entries will be rolled over to 2022. Requested refunds will be issued starting on July 6.

May 22, 2021
2021 Cape Coppermine Walleye Tournament Cancelled

Originally Posted on May 22, 2021 by Cape Coppermine Walleye Tournament page on Facebook

Regret to announce that we have made the decision to cancel Cape Coppermine tournament for another year due to Covid 19 and after a long discussion with Natural Resources. If you have any questions regarding your entries that have been sent in please reach out to us. Stay safe and have a great season

May 6, 2021
2021 Falcon Lake Walleye Masters Cancelled

Originally Posted on May 6, 2021 by Falcon Lake Walleye Masters on Facebook

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have made the unfortunate decision to cancel our June 5, 2021 Falcon Lake Walleye Masters tournament. This was ultimately a difficult decision to make (again!)  

With the current restrictions in place, and the possibility of more to come, the logistics of making this tournament run on June 5 do not seem realistic. After special consideration, and discussion with a few local anglers, it has been determined that we will not be postponing the tournament to a later date.

Anyone who is on the list, will have their boat position held for next year.   Anyone who does not wish to remain on the list, please contact us.

The 2022 Falcon Lake Walleye Masters is set for June 4th, 2022.  Plans are already in place to make next years tournament bigger and better than ever.

Good luck to everyone this year, and we hope to see everyone on the water.

Russell Lions Prairie Classic - Postponed.

May 1, 2021
2021 Russell Lions Prairie Classic Tournament Postponed

Originally Posted on April 30, 2021 by Kevan & Ritchie Co-Chairs on Facebook

So Covid 19 restrictions have us in a horrible position again this year. The Manitoba government’s current health orders have made it impossible for us to run our event on our regular “2nd weekend in June” slot.

We have therefore decided rather than cancel our event, we would attempt to POSTPONE until later this year, when hopefully society is beginning to return to some form of normality.

The new Tournament date for this year will be August  28th & 29th 2021, with the Rules meeting on Friday August 27th.

Currently registered teams can carry their registrations forward to August, simply confirm you are happy to move to the August date – This need to be done by May 26th 2021. If the date is not going to work for you, please respond to the email you have received from our registrar Shannon to let her know. Your 2021 registration fee will be returned.

We are ever hopeful that the heath and wellness of all is in a better place by August and that we are in a much less restricted position and able to put on a great Tournament. Until then, stay safe and well!        

We hope to see you in August.

Kevan & Ritchie

Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup - Update

April 29, 2021
2021 Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup Tournament Postponed

Original Posting on April 27, 2021 by James Tuner on Facebook

This tournament is going ahead with its original dates of May 22 - 23, 2021 but has adapted its format to comply with current restrictions.

This year, the Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup will run with a catch-photo-release format using the MyCatch app by Angler's Atlas.

The adjusted rules for the 2021 RRWC will be coming out soon, but essentially everything you've come to expect at our events in relation to the fish will be in place, with the addition that you will need a commercially made and available-at-retail bump board for this year's RRWC.

Follow this tournament on Facebook for updates and instructions on the format.

Dallas Kirkpatrick talking about how the MyCatch app works:

February 28, 2021
2021 Dryden Walleye Masters Tournament Cancelled

Originally Posted on February 28, 2021 by Webmaster on

As the global COVID-19 pandemic continues, the measures put in place to limit its spread continue as well.

After discussion and careful consideration, the tbaytel Dryden Walleye Masters committee has decided that this year’s event will not go ahead as we will be unable to put on the quality of tournament that we are known for. With border closures and travel restrictions continuing for the foreseeable future, the ability for anglers who have participated for many years would be severely restricted as well.

All teams currently registered will have their position and entry fees held for next year’s tournament. Same as last year when the decision to cancel was made. Any teams who wish to cancel their entries, and lose their position for next year’s tournament, can contact the committee by email or on Facebook. We understand your decision, should you choose to do so.

Please do your part to keep everyone safe, so we can see you at next year’s event – June 18-19, 2022!

Tanis Rostek, Chairman
2021 tbaytel Dryden Walleye Masters Committee

Red Lake Fall Classic, new CWT tournament

February 27, 2020
The Central Walleye Trail (CWT) is proud to welcome the Red Lake Fall Classic

The Red Lake Fall Classic is a 130-team, two-day tournament in northwestern Ontario, held on all waters accessible by boat from Red Lake. The addition of the Red Lake Fall Classic means that members will now have 11 events available for earning CWT points—three in Saskatchewan, five in Manitoba and three in northwestern Ontario.

The CWT's tournament roster spans three provinces. While some anglers choose to travel and fish many of them, it is not required to qualify for any of the CWT awards.

The majority of CWT prize categories are based on a member's best results from two events. That means they can fish just two tournaments to qualify for major awards like Team of the Year, Mixed Team of the Year, Female Angler of the Year and more.

Several prize categories only require results from one qualifying event. These include Youth Angler of the Year, Mentorship Award, Top All-Female Team, Biggest Fish and Heaviest Weight.

The coveted Angler of the Year award is based on a member's best results from three events, with three different partners. This is our biggest prize of the season, featuring a boat, motor and trailer package courtesy of Alumacraft Boats, Mercury Marine and their local dealers.

Finally, the Ironman award celebrates members who fish at least six qualifying events across all three provinces.

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