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