LDBWA Angling Awards Program

THE LDBWA ANGLING AWARDS PROGRAM

The Board of Directors has approved a new Angling Awards Program to take advantage of the expected end of the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions and a return to near-normal enjoyment of the outdoors. We trust this new approach will generate an increase in participation. The new program makes some dynamic changes:

  • All fish species will be included! Whether it’s Walleye, Pike, Crappie, or Mooneye if it’s a big fish it could be a winner! All species entered will be measured against the published master angler standard qualifying measurement. So if your buddies Walleye are 103.5% of the 71cm master angler standard and you have a 33 cm Black Crappie 108.2% then you win.
  • There is a prize incentive! Each entry will be entered into a draw for a $200 fishing package. So the more entries you submit the more chances to you have to win.
  • There is an emphasis on youth! The Youth category will be open to those aged 15 years or younger whose parents are members of the association. There is a separate $200 prize package draw for them.
  • First-time youth anglers will be recognized in the Little Loon Anglers Club. Simply send in a picture with a few details and receive a special Lac du Bonnet Wildlife fishing lure and a certificate to commemorate their catch!

Lac Du Bonnet Wildlife Association 2021 Angling Awards Rules

1. All applicants must be a member in good standing of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association at the time the fish was caught.

2. All entries must be caught by hook and line between January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, in the Province of Manitoba in accordance with the Manitoba Angling Regulations.

3. All entries must be made on the official entry form and must include the applicant’s name, address, birth date, phone number, email address, and the date and location where the fish was caught. Entry forms submitted by email do not require a signature but must be received directly from the email of the applicant.

This will be considered an electronic signature to verify the information.

Click here for the official “Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Assoc Angling Award Application 2021” entry form.

4. As per the Manitoba Angler’s Guide, total fish length is measured from the most anterior part of the head to the most posterior part of the tail laid flat (i.e. not pinched). The total length of the fish will be measured to the longest half centimeter. (i.e. A fish measuring 25.0 to 25.4 cm will be recorded as 25.0 cm. A fish measuring 25.9 cm will be entered as 25.5 cm.)

5. To qualify all entries must include a horizontal measurement photo of the entire length of the fish against a ruler, measuring tape, bump board or another measuring device that clearly shows the total length of the fish. Applicants should also include an “action” photo of themselves with the fish.

Submitted photos must be a resolution of not less than 300 dpi. Electronic photos should be submitted in jpeg format at a minimum size of 1MB to allow for clear viewing. Thumbnail photos or photos that cannot be magnified to clearly show the length will not be accepted.

6. Entries should be submitted as soon as possible after the catch but must be received before February 28, 2022, in order to qualify. Entries are to be submitted by mail or email to the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Angling Director as indicated on the official entry form. A confirmation number will be supplied by email to confirm your application was received.

7. All entries including submitted photographs become the property of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Wildlife Association who reserves the right to use the photographs in their publications, website, social media, and other means for promotional purposes. No compensation or remuneration of any kind will be paid for the use of any photograph or entry information.

8. Entries will be accepted for all qualified species of fish as listed in the Manitoba Anglers Guide Master Angler Program. Fish do not need to be of Master Angler size to qualify for entry and fish of any size may be entered.

9. For each species entered participants will have their name entered into a draw to win an Angling Package valued at over $200. You may enter as many times as you like for each species however there will only be one draw entry for each species.

10. In addition to the prize draw any Lac du Bonnet Wildlife member catching a Master Angler size qualifying fish will be awarded a special Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Certificate to commemorate their catch.

11. Award Certificates will be given for the largest fish of each qualifying species. In addition, the largest entries for Northern Pike, Walleye, Perch, Smallmouth Bass, and Stocked Trout will have their names engraved on our club trophies for these species.

12. One award will be given for the largest overall fish caught during the year from any Manitoba qualifying species. The largest fish will be determined based on the percentage of the Manitoba Master Angler qualifying size though, does not have to be Master Angler size to qualify.

For example, Master Angler Sizes are:

  • Northern Pike 104 cm
  • Walleye 71 cm
  • Perch 33 cm
  • Black Crappie 30.5 cm
  • Smallmouth Bass 46 cm
  • Common Carp 76 cm

If the largest fish of each species was 2.5 cm larger than Master Angler Size, they would receive the following percentage score:

  • 106.5 cm Northern Pike = 102.4%
  • 73.5 cm Walleye = 103.5%
  • 35.5 cm Perch = 107.6%
  • 33 cm Black Crappie = 108.2%
  • 48.5 cm Smallmouth Bass = 105.4%
  • 78.5 cm Common Carp = 103.3%

The Black Crappie would be awarded the Prize as the Largest Overall Fish.

13. Awards will be determined by the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Board of directors. All decisions of the judges are final.

14. Award certificates for Master Angler size qualifying species will be presented to entrants throughout the year. All other prizes will be presented at the at the Annual Awards Night or a venue determined by the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association Board of Directors.

Special Youth Category

In addition to the above awards, the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association will also present awards for each qualifying species to youth anglers under 16 years of age, whose parents or guardians are members of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association at the time the fish was caught. For each species entered participants will have their name entered into a draw to win an Angling Package valued at over $200. You may enter as many times as you like for each species however there will only be one draw entry for each species. Those catching a Master Angler size qualifying fish will be awarded a special Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Certificate as well as a special limited-edition Lac du Bonnet Wildlife fishing lure to commemorate their catch. All other rules above apply. Entries must be made on the official entry form and are to include both the information of the youth angler and the name of the parent or guardian.

Little Loon Angling Club

To promote youth angling, the Little Loon Angling Club will commemorate the catching of a youth’s first fish. Those under 16 years of age whose parents or guardians are members of the Lac du Bonnet Wildlife Association at the time their first fish was caught will receive a certificate and a special limited-edition Lac du Bonnet Wildlife fishing lure to commemorate their catch. Simply send us a picture of the Little Loon Angler and the details of the catch on the application form noting Little Loon Angling Club. While there is no need to show sizes for this award, those that note the size of the fish on the application will have this recorded on the certificate for memory’s sake. All Little Loon Angling Club entries will also be entered into the youth prize draw noted above. Submitted photos will also be celebrated on our social media.

Get the Application Form
Get the 2021 Manitoba Anglers’ Guide