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Attention AYA Angler Young Angler Participants. Unfortunately due to extreme low water levels at Sherburne Lake, boaters are not able to safely launch a boat, therefore we will be postponing the AYA Kids tournament. We hope to be able to put the tournament on at a future date, conditions permitting. We appreciate everyone's involvement and enthusiasm for the tournament and apologize for the change of plans for everyone! Keep checking back here for further news on the tournament!  

2018 Tournament Dates

Milk River Ridge Reservoir

  May 25-26

CFE# 574162

Forty Mile Reservoir

June 8-9

CFE #574164

Sherburne Lake AYA

 June 16

CFE #574172

St Mary's Reservoir

June 22-23

CFE #574173

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Congratulations to Chad Wiebe and Sean Dongworth the winners of St. Mary's Reservoir!

1 Chad Wiebe / Sean Dongsworth 25.62

2 Dave Jones / Stan Jones 23.28

3 Ernie Cooley / Jeff Zlomanchuk 22.78

4 Jamey Brignall / Wade Duffield 21.54

5 Kelly Wyatt / G. Robert Bowers 20.17

6 Dustin Knutson / Rob Head 19.84

7 Ed Hexter / Matt Nelson 19.40

8 Darren Howells / Dustin Howells 18.78

9 Bill Riel / Troy MacKinnon 18.71

10 Chad Rambo / Steve Worden 16.62

11 Brian Eberts / Brett Eberts 15.06

12 Kevin Mertz / Shannon Mertz 14.95

13 Glenn Barzdenis / Giovanni Festa 14.73

14 Ron Kormos / Syl Carlin 14.50

15 Jesse Meyer / Owen Meyer 14.04

16 Paul Bouchard / Sheldon Knutson 13.43

17 Bart Thistlewaite / Julie Tarnasky 13.03

18 Brandie Bennett / Tyson Rambo 12.41

19 Leon Sticew / Tim Day 12.23

20 Geoff Sanders / Richard Doucette 12.20

21 Jeff Davidson / Bob Lowe 11.96

22 Jason Wiebe / Gage Wiebe 11.37

23 Mike Engler / Bob Beaton 11.32

24 Darren Harder / Steve Silvernagle 10.86

25 Shane Todd / Greg Dyck 9.06

26 Bruce Mustard / Stuart Traber 8.75

27 Rod McPhee / Chris McPhee 7.69

28 Chico Desouki / Heather Desouki 7.30

29 Chris Bronson / Pacer Wilson 7.28

30 Jim Clarke / Miyah Clarke 6.79

31 Tom Shirikawa / Cindy Shirikawa 6.26

32 Mike Monahan / Rob Suchy 4.90

33 Max Wendorff / Bruce Turner 4.62

34 Malcolm Wiebe / Gary Peters 4.61

35 Guy Houde / Jim Rose 3.44

36 Cody Godlonton / Joanne Slawosky 2.88

37 Kirk Roe / Kam Roe 2.58


Forty Mile Reservoir Standings

Congratulations Darren and Dustin Howells the winners of Forty Mile!

 1 Darren Howells / Dustin Howells 48.42 

2 Ernie Cooley / Jeff Zlomanchuk 44.62 

3 Eddie Hexter / Lisa Ireland 44.24 

4 Bob Beaton / Mike Engler 41.14 

5 Kelly Wyatt / G. Robert Bowers 41.07

6 Guy Houde / Gabriel Houde 38.75 

7 Diego Schafer / Craig Cote 37.25 

8 Bart Thistlethwaite / Julie Tarnasky 36.35 

9 Geoff Sanders / Richard Doucette 35.57 

10 Chad Wiebe / Sean Dongworth 35.51 

11 Chad Rambo / Steve Worden 35.39 

12 Darren Harder / Stuart Silvernagle 35.26 

13 David Hoppenreys / Lorne Hoppenrays 35.12 

14 Shane Todd / Greg Dyck 34.76 

15 Dustin knutson / Erin Jones 34.46 

16 Brian Eberts / Brett Eberts 33.45

17 Jim Rose / Guy Pageau 33.37 

18 Jim Clarke / Matt Zazula 33.32 

19 Jack Frame / Dave Peters 32.79 

20 Ken McDonell / Dave Mulder 32.71 

21 Jace Thiessen / Dave Stockhaus 32.27 

22 Dave Jones / Kadence Knutson 30.99 

23 Garth Helle / Curtis Helle 30.33 

24 Chris Bronson / Pacer Wilson 29.81 

25 Rob Head / Mike Wallace 29.68 

26 Paul Bouchard / Ethan Bouchard 29.26 

27 Jim Christal / Craig VanMarion 28.01 

28 Luis Baintan / Rares Onofrei 27.39 

29 Jesse Meyer / Will Malcolmson 27.37 

30 Leon Steciw / Tim Day 27.30 

31 Jeff Davidson / Mike Maier 25.95 

32 Tyson Rambo / Brandie Bennett 25.76 

33 Kirk Roe / Kelson Roe 25.48 

34 Max Wendorff / Bruce Turner 25.45 

35 Glenn Barzdenis / Chico Desouki 24.28 

36 Dave Oliver / David Oliver 23.36 

37 Brian Fedoruk / Calvin Ell 23.34 

38 Monty Gould / Jesse Gould 22.50 

39 Elliot Hoppe / Michael Hoppe 21.58 

40 Sheldon Unriener / Dale Rembowski 19.46 

41 Wallace Hadley / Dennis Raffan 19.16 

42 Gary Peters / Bryce Coombs 22.79 

43 Matt Nelson / Clay Thiessen 18.96 

44 Sheldon Knutson / Dax Huba 23.89 

45 Bruce Mustard / Stuart Traber 15.36 

46 Tom Shirikawa / Cindy Shirikawa 14.16 

47 Kelly Grieves / Daryl Grieves 13.88 

48 Jamey Brignall / Wade Duffield 13.63 

49 Jason Wiebe / Gage Wiebe 24.22

50 Rob Lowe / Landon Lowe 11.44 

51 Dale Woloshen / Les Beyak 11.16 

52 Walter Eisenlohr / Joe Eisenlohr 11.06 

53 Codey Godlonton / Trevor Eresman 10.75 

54 Malcolm Wiebe / Logan Wiebe 9.29

55 Mike Cook / Michelle Cook 8.62 

56 Mike Monahan / Dennis Meyer 7.34  

57 Brent Tremblay / Barry Lammle 0.00 

Milk River Ridge Standings

Congratulations Malcolm and Logan Wiebe the winners of the Milk River Ridge!

 

1 Malcolm Wiebe / Logan Wiebe 27.22 

2 Dave Oliver / David Oliver 24.91  

3 Tyson Rambo / Brandie Bennett 24.84 

4 Max Wendorff / Bruce Turner 24.59  

5 Michael Bosclair / Craig Johns 24.46  

6 Jamey Brignall / Wade Duffield 24.03 

7 Guy Houde / Guy Pageau 24.01  

8 Chris Bronson / Pacer Wilson 23.36  

9 Jesse Meyer / Will Malcomson 23.17  

10 Mike Monahan / Dennis Meyer 21.52  

11 Sheldon Knutson / Dax Huba 21.25  

12 Dustin Knutson / Rob Head 19.96  

13 Chad Rambo / Steve Worden 19.57  

14 Bob Beaton / Mike Engler 19.46

15 Eliot Hoppe / Micheal Hoppe 18.93  

16 Kelly Wyatt / G. Robert Bowers 18.66 

17 Darren Harder / Stu Silvernagle 18.53 

18 Mark O'Dwyer / Jace Thiessen 18.10  

19 Matt Nelson / Clay Thiessen 16.99  

20 Luis Baintan / Rares Onofret 15.99  

21 Rob Lowe / Bob Lowe 15.90 

22 Shane Todd / Greg Dyck 15.70 

23 Brian Eberts / Brett Eberts 14.59  

24 Cody Godlonton / Dave Neilson 14.53 

25 Bruce Mustard / Stuart Traber 14.07  

26 Chad Wiebe / Michelle Wiebe 13.90  

27 Paul Bouchard / Ethen Bouchard 13.73  

28 Ernie Cooley / Travis Moorehead 12.70  

29 Glenn Barzdenis / Gio Festa 9.55  

30 Jim Clarke / Matt Zazula 7.62  

31 Geoff Sanders / Richard Doucette 6.80 

32 Tom Shirakawa / Cindy Shirakawa 4.49 

33 Dave Jones / Chris Ward 0.00 

New changes for measuring and scoring fish

PRE-FISHING:  Pre-fishing hours are from half an hour prior to sunrise until 1:00 pm sharp the Thursday prior to the tournament. No pre-fishing can occur from Monday through to Wednesday prior to each tournament.  


 MEASURING FISH: Only Walleye, Sauger and Saugeye are eligible for measuring. All fish will be measured in millimeters (mm) and translated to a pound (lb.) measurement for the purpose of calculating heaviest fish and total weight of all fish entered. All measuring boards will be provided by SAWT and one will be given to each team during boat inspection along with all other necessary paperwork 


 PHOTO PICTURES: All fish are to be measured with the left side of the fish facing up (belly towards the angler). The full fish must be visible in the entire picture. Measured fish can be 45cm or larger when measured with their mouths closed and tails fully pinched. In the event a photo designates a fish to be scored is judged by SAWT to be unscorable, a replacement fish will not be allowed. Any fish that appears to have been mangled, mashed, mauled, or otherwise altered will be credited only at the discretion of SAWT officials and may result in team disqualification for the day or the event.


SCORING PHOTOS: While the fish is being held on the ruler, a "SCORING" photo must be taken of the fish which clearly shows the overall length of the fish. The HEAD and TAIL of the fish must be included and shown clearly. The photograph must be taken of the left side of the fish only. A photo that does not show the list of qualifications above WILL NOT BE SCORED. More than one attempt to get a valid scoring photo is allowed. The fish must then be immediately released back into the water.

 

CATCH-PICTURE-RELEASE: In the instance when two or more fish are caught at the same time, the Catch-Picture-Release process requires that one fish be measured, photographed, and released as quickly as possible before the next fish can be processed.


SUBMITTING PHOTOS: A maximum of 4 pictures can be on each teams SD card, each of different fish, and one card is submitted per team per day. A team can take multiple pictures of fish but must delete all pictures except the ones the team would like to submit for measuring at the end of the day. It is the responsibility of each team to carefully review all pictures and ensure no duplicates are submitted. *Any duplication of fish will automatically receive a weight of zero and the team may be disqualified at the discretion of the board.* ABSOLUTELY no video editing devices are allowed on any boat at any time. All boards and SD cards are to be submitted immediately after coming off of the water.



CELL PHONES, IPHONES, IPADS ARE NOT  TO BE USED TO TAKE PICTUES WITH. YOU MUST USE A CAMERA WITH AN SD CARD WHICH IS TO BE SUPPLIED BY THE PARTICIPANTS OF THE TOURNAMENT. 

Scoring Photos

This is an example of the right way to take a photo to submit

These are HOW you are supposed to do it. Jaw touching, squeezed tail, no shadows or hands in the way, holding the fish down the middle of the board. 

This is an example of how NOT to take a photo to submit

Please make sure the pictures are clear and you are able to read the official judge measuring board.

AYA-Angler & Young Angler Tournament

Location

We have a new lake for the kids tourney this year, Sherburne Lake!!! Directions to the boat launch are: Go 7.7km south of Grassy Lake on hwy877. Turn right onto township road 94 and go 1.6km. Turn right  onto range road 134 and go 0.8km. Turn left onto township road 94A and go 1.8km. Turn left onto range road 135 and go 0.3km into boat launch site!

Information

 Spread the word, this is such a great family and friend fishing event to be a part of,  its such a great experience for not only the kids but everyone who takes part!         


 Registration will start at 6:30am   Sausage and Egg and Hot Chocolate Breakfast will be provided at Registration time!       


 Fishing hours are from 8:30am-3:30pm     *One Walleye (only walleye, any size) in the livewell at a time, limit is 4 Walleye for the day Tournament*  


 BBQ supper and prizes to follow!     Hope to see you there!

AYA Forms

Click on the link below to download your AYA forms!

what the sawt is about

Family

The SAWT is all about family. We welcome not only fishing enthusiasts but their family and friends too. There's nothing better than seeing and meeting the important people in our fishing members lives at the tournaments! After the first day of fishing in our two day tournament, we gather for a great meal followed by raffle draws you can win donated by so many of our sponsors. We cant express enough the amazing people that are involved in the SAWT, which makes it so enjoyable coming back every year!

Environment and Wildlife

The executives and members of the SAWT care stongly about the future of where we live, wildlife and habitats in which they live in. Thats why our catch and release tournaments are very rewarding, not only do we get to do what we love but year after year we get to enjoy coming back to these beautiful Southern Alberta Lakes fishing for walleye, northern pike without harming the fish population!

Its about the fishing

At the end of the day, its all about the fishing! What can we say other than we love to fish, so why not share it with others who share the same passion.

Links

Photos

COMING SOON!!!

Check out pictures from our past tournaments!

History

Click to see past years Tournamrnt results!

Sponsors

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Check out some of our generous sponsors!

Downloads

SAWT 2018 Entry Form (docx)

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Tournament fishing record (pdf)

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Tournament Payout Schedule (pdf)

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2018 SAWT Rules (docx)

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Contact Us

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Better yet, see us at the lake!

We welcome old and new anglers to the trail. If you have a passion for fishing and enjoy the excitement of tournament fishing then you're at the right spot!