Join Italo this week as he heads off to the Kiwanis Walleye World event in Trenton ON!Posted on March 2nd, 2011
Trenton Kiwanis Walleye World 2011
A completely LIVE RELEASE event!
May 7th and 8th, 2011
WHY THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY?
The area referred to as “Ministry of Natural Resources Zone 20”, is the first area in Ontario to
open for the spring fishing of walleye and pike. Fishermen are anxious to get started after a
long winter and this is one of the best places in the world to catch these species.
WHAT ABOUT THE SLOT SIZE?
As we indicated, the slot size was under review and was changed one day before the season
started last year. Only one fish 63cm and larger can be caught per day. WHERE IS Zone 20?
This fishing area is very large. Popular areas to fish include Brighton Bay, the Trent and
Napanee Rivers, The Bay of Quinte bordering Trenton, Belleville, east to Napanee, Big Bay,
Telegraph narrows, East and West lake, Lake Consecon and all the waters near Picton
WHERE CAN WE STAY?
There are many hotels, motels and campgrounds in the area. If you are having trouble finding
a spot, send us a message for more information.
HOW MANY IN A BOAT?
We don’t have any say about this. We remind you to be safe and not overload your boat.
BUT, everyone in the boat must have a contest licence.
IS THIS EVENT LIVE RELEASE ONLY?
DO KIWANIS MEMBERS GET ANY MONEY FROM THE EVENT?
No. All money raised goes to worthwhile projects to help children at regular camp, cancer
camp, minor sports, church and hospital projects, etc. All Kiwanis, Rotary, Napanee Rod and
Gun and others volunteer their labour as a member of their community.
CAN I BUY MY TICKET ON SATURDAY?
No. All ticket sales are over at Midnight Friday, the night before the tournament starts. We are
sorry that tickets will not be sold after that time. Trenton Kiwanis Walleye World 2011 A
completely LIVE RELEASE event! May 7th and 8th, 2011
WHERE CAN I LAUNCH MY BOAT?
Our area has many launch facilities, in Brighton, Trenton, Belleville, Picton, Napanee, Hay
Bay, plus many others. If you have any trouble e-mail us or call the Chamber of Commerce in
the area of interest.
WHERE DO YOU PUT THE TAGGED WALLEYE?
We tag the fish one week or two weeks before the event and release them all over area 8.
Your chances of catching a tagged fish is the same in all of the areas.
HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH TAG IS WORTH MORE MONEY?
After releasing the fish we conduct a draw from the tag numbers used, so we know which
tags are worth $5,000 and which one is for $20,000. All of the other Tags are worth $1,000
each. In this way we do not know where the fish with the higher value tags were released. We
have, on occasion, had municipal officials, contestants and the news officials witness the
tagging and release of the fish.
CAN WE BE IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT AT THE SAME TIME?
Yes you can. All people in a boat must have a ticket. We encourage fishermen fishing area 8
in the opening season to support as many events as possible. However be aware that each
fish, once entered, is live released. You cannot have the fish once entered in this event. Also,
be sure you are entering your fish in the correct event.
WHERE ARE THE PRIZES PRESENTED?
We present all prizes at the Trenton Kiwanis headquarters, in the tent in Centennial Park on
Sunday at 5:00 p.m. We have a good time presenting the prizes, especially to the children, so
come and join us in this celebration. We also have our extra draws if a tagged fish is not
caught and you are eligible to win one of the draw prizes.
ARE OTHER CLUBS INVOLVED?
Yes. The Belleville Kiwanis will have their live release tanks and weigh station and
refreshments at the South George St. launch ramps in Belleville, near the Meyer’s Pier. Also
the Picton Kiwanis will have live release tanks at the Picton Marina and at Foster’s, Northport,
and they will be manning their scales, and serving refreshments during the event. The
Napanee Rod and Gun Club is active in this event and will have their weigh stations in
Deseronto, Pickerel Park and Perfect Vue.
The Brighton Rotary Club works hard and has their weigh station on Brighton Bay in Gosport.
IF I ENTER BY MAIL, HOW DO I GET MY HAT?
The first 5,000 entries receive a 1st Quality hat, however we do not send them out by mail
when we send you your tickets. We keep your hat for you at the Trenton, Belleville, Picton,
Brighton and Napanee weigh stations for you to pick up. Unless we are notified otherwise, all
such hats will be kept at the Trenton headquarters, in the Big Top at the east side mouth of
the Trent river.
WHERE ARE ANY OTHER WEIGH STATIONS? Click here to view maps
1. Rotary Club; Gosport at the north end of Brighton Bay
2. the South George St. launch ramp in Belleville
3. Trenton headquarters, Centennial Park
4. Picton harbour
5. Foster’s at Telegraph Narrows in Northport
6. Reel Thing in Wellington
7. Mohawk Bay Trailer Park, Deseronto
8. Pickerel Park in Hay Bay
9. Perfect Vue on Hay Bay/Shermans Point
The Quinte area has several places boats can be rented however it is important to book early.
For information call 800-930-3255.
Why rent a boat when Bay Marine will give you an excellent price on a new boat and motor
and have it ready for the event. Contact Brent or Wes today 613-392-2484.
FISHING TACKLE AND ACCESSORIES
Where Else? Numerous bait and tackle shops in Trenton, Belleville, Napanee, Brighton and
Picton have everything you could want. They will be open and ready to serve you with your
HOT COFFEE AND GOOD FOOD
Come to Trenton Headquarters where we have a barbeque and provide breakfast, lunch and
dinner with hot coffee.
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