The fifth annual Bear River striped bass tournament will be held Sept. 17.
Registration is by 9 a.m. at the Branch 22 Royal Canadian Legion. A fishing licence is not required, and each participant will be allowed to keep one fish per day.
1st prize $600
2nd prize $200
3rd prize $100
Participants can try their luck along the river from the Bear River Bridge on Highway 101 to head of the tide in Bear River.
All entrants must have their own fishing gear and bait — mackerel, herring, plugs, sandworms, whatever is working on that particular day.
Registration is $25 per person. Children 12 and under can fish for free but have to be registered to qualify for prizes. Prizes include $600 for the top fish, $200 for second and $100 for third.
For more information, call Fred Miller at 247-0789 or Duff Wilson at 638-3438.
Bear River Striped Bass Tournament would like to thanks all sponsors, volunteers and fisherman for contributing and enjoying Bear River since 2008
To date all proceeds and Tournament fees have been donated to the following community groups:
BREDS – Stilts for under the Trading Company —-$1000.
Bear River Legion ———————————————-$1945.75
Bear River Winter Carnival ———————————-$600.
Kids Halloween Party ——————————————-$50.
Historical Society (Fall for Bear River) ——————$100.
Bear River First Nations (river clean up) —————$50.
Oakdene School (roof) —————————————-$500.