Each year the Peterborough Bassmasters hosts several casual catch-and-release Sunday bass fishing tournaments on various local lakes. The club also hosts a few weekday evening ‘twilight’ tournaments.
Each boat in a club tournament consists of a club member that owns the boat (referred to as a Boater) and a club member that does not own a boat (referred to as a Non-Boater). The team of two work together to catch and weigh in the maximum weight of 5 bass (per tournament). Each angler is assigned points for their teams weight and at the end of the year the club recognizes and awards an Angler of the Year and Co-Angler of the Year based on the most points.
- All club members must have a valid Sport fishing license and current B.A.S.S. membership.
- Using the clubs private Facebook page, the tournament director sets up the invite for the tournaments. Club members then indicate their interest in participating. The tournament director will create teams via a random mix of “Boater” & “Non-Boater” for every club tournament. The teams are posted (usually 3 days prior to the event) on the private Facebook page so that the anglers can communicate with each other to partner on strategy, car pooling etc…
- Standard practice is on the day of the tournament the Non-Boater pays the Boater $50 cash (and also splits on any launch fees). The $ value may change year to year based off gas prices. This $ is to help pay for gas (towing the boat, using the boat, etc).
- If a culling system is used, it must be a NON-PIERCING system.
- At the end of a tournament, the tournament director & the weigh-master tally up the totals of every team’s catch and keeps a log of weight and points awarded. Shortly after a tournament via the private Facebook page participants points are published.
- Come the next club tournament the Non-Boaters will always be assigned to a new Boater to fish with. This creates a great learning experience for both, fosters team work, increased club collaboration and most of all adds to an already great time on the water with someone as passionate about fishing as you.
- At our November meeting the members with the most points (Boater and Non-Boater) win some awesome prizes and bragging rights!
JUNE 26th – RICE LAKE
JULY 10 – JACK LAKE
JULY 16 – LOWER BUCKHORN LAKE
JULY 17 – KATCHEWANOOKA LAKE
AUG 7 – BALSAM LAKE
AUG 20 – STURGEON LAKE **
SEPT 11 – STONEY LAKE
SEPT 25 – SEYMOUR LAKE
** Tri-Club joint event with Quinte and Lindsay Bassmasters
NOTES ON CLUBBY'S
The rules, policies and procedures of a Peterborough Bassmasters club tournament are available on the club members private Facebook page.
We have a unique club policy … no fishing at or around a marina.
***** MARINAS ARE OFF LIMITS *****
Otherwise our club policies on tournaments are very standard for a bass tournament.