1 Lyle Miller / Barry Miller 55.38
2 Bart Thistlethwaite / Julie Tarnasky 49.59
3 Harold Mutter / Tony Vandyke 45.23
4 Claud Parahoniak / Bill Hertz 45.07
5 Shane Todd / Greg Dyck 43.48
6 Kelly Flaig / Kelton Flaig 41.81
7 Marc O'Dwyer / Jace Thiessen 41.42
8 Nate Pauls / Nicole Pauls 38.71
9 Dustin Knutson / Rob Head 38.42
10 Garth Helle / Craig VanMaarion 38.41
11 Ernie Cooley / Dustin Cooley 37.30
12 Darren Howells / Dustin Howells 37.05
13 Steve Knight / Carl Knight 35.11
14 Brian Eberts / Jim Clarke 34.95
15 Joseph Boucher / Ken Rauwerda 34.84
16 Codey Godlonton / Kirk Godlonton 32.87
17 Walter Eisenlohr / Joe Eisenlohr 31.93
18 Sheldon Unreiner / Dale Remboski 31.92
19 Kelly Wyatt / Bob Bowers 31.79
20 Darren Harder / Steve Silvernagle 31.02
21 Bill Sokol / Mike Fleischhauer 30.77
22 Paul Bouchard / Pacer Wilson 30.35
23 Dave Mulder / Clint Mokelky 30.35
24 Malcolm Wiebe / Konnor Wiebe 28.01
25 Ed Hexter / Lisa Ireland 27.46
26 Taylor Irwin / Landon Nielson 27.11
27 Jeff Davidson / Trish Jackson 26.63
28 Ben Hirsekorn / Angela Johnson 26.60
29 Bruce Mustard / Stuart Traber 25.66
30 Scott Paun / Sean Dongworth 25.24
31 Rudy Look / Don Neusteader 24.55
32 Kirk Roe / Kevin Mertz 24.36
33 Guy Houde / Guy Pageau 22.99
34 Don Simpson / Dyson Simpson 22.71
35 Ross May / Steve Davis 22.33
36 Geoff Sanders / Richard Doucettte 21.65
37 Steward Gemmill / Bill Gemmill 21.33
38 Todd Sniher / Todd Roth 20.99
39 Glenn Barzdenis / Jeff Dietz 19.85
40 Jim Christal / Mike Marshall 19.74
41 Daniel Davies / Alysha Gurney 18.19
42 Mike Engler / Bob Beaton 15.24
43 Michelle Cook / Mike Cook 14.96
44 Sheldon Knutson / Dax Huba 13.81
45 Ken McDonell / Jarod Kosolofski 13.33
46 Herb Arnott / Gary Rupps 11.54
47 Rares Onofrei / Rayne Eichorn 11.14
48 Max Wendorf / Bruce Turner 10.80
49 Matthew Nelson / David Stockhaus 10.21
50 Diego Schafer / Craig Cote 9.87
51 Jack Frame / Nathan Frame 5.72
52 Eliot Hoppe / Michael Hoppe 4.19
53 Lee Firth / Keith Dyck 3.46
54 Chico Desouki / Shad Desouki 2.50
55 Bruce McKenna / Jesse Permann 0.00
55 Glen Smeby / Bob Kirkpatrick 0.00
55 Tyson Bosch / Dustin Bosch 0.00
55 Scott Oseen / Dale Somerville 0.00
Big Fish Day 1
Rayne Hunter Eichorn – 11.14lbs
Big Fish Day 2
Konnor Wiebe – 10.52lbs
Get your boats ready because we've been given the go-ahead to host the very first ever SAWT COVID Fishing Tournaments!!! Things will be very different this year as you all may know, and we will explain all the deets below, but at the end of of the day................
WE GET TO FISH!!!!! WAAAHOOO!!!!!!
40 Mile Reservoir-June 20-21 CFE#594805
St Mary Reservoir-Sept 5-6 CFE#594806
We are asking everyone who is planning on entering to pre register asap so we can get as much info entered into our system prior to the tournament. With all the restrictions and regulations with Alberta Health Services and the government, we all need to be as cautious as possible so we are asking if possible to email your registration in to the address provided on the form along with etransfer for the 40 Mile tournament only. If you cant etransfer we can accept cash or cheque at registration, but we ask that you please email in your registration form prior to the 40 Mile tourney.
Registration: Please email your registration and payment to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can asap. You can register Friday at 3pm with Carla and Michelle at Brian's Trailer. Please have only the captain to come register to allow for social distancing. We are only accepting registration for the Forty Mile tourney at this time, please don't send in registration for St Marys.
Rules Meeting-Due to Covid and social distancing we will be having three rules meeting at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm friday. We ask only one member per team and no extra friends or family to attend so we can stay under the 50 persons gathering restrictions as per Alberta Health.
Camping-You can phone the Forty Mile camp host and book a camp stall @403-867-2181 *let the hosts know you are with the SAWT Trail when booking*
* Also a big Thanks to wonderful hosts at Forty Mile and the County Of Forty Mile for being very accommodating during our tournaments, we all appreciate your help!!!
PRE FISHING IS ALLOWED ONLY ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY 6:30AM-2:30PM. THERE IS NO PRE FISHING ALLOWED MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY, ANYONE WHO IS CAUGHT PRE FISHING MON-WED WILL BE DQ'D.
Flight Times-Depending on team numbers, if we are over 50 teams there will be two flights 6:30am-2:30pm and 7:00am-3:00pm, that will be announced at the rules meeting.
We look forward to seeing everyone and lets spread to word and make this a successful SAWT 2020 Covid Tourney!!! See below for rules, covid policies and entry forms, and please read our rules and policies prior to when pre fishing starts on Thursday.
Go check our Facebook page for a fun contest to enter to win some sweet SAWT swag!!!!
SAWT COVID REGULATIONS 2020 (docx)Download
SAWT Covid19 Rules and Regulations (pdf)Download
2020 Southern Alberta Walleye Trail Rules (pdf)Download
2020 SAWT Forty Mile Entry Form (docx)Download
2020 SAWT Forty Mile Entry Form (pdf)Download
Tournament fishing record (pdf)Download
Tournament Payout Schedule (pdf)Download
A huge thank you once again to LUND BOATS for once again being a sponsor for the SAWT 2019 trail!
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.
2019 AYA will be held at one of Southern Alberta finest reservoirs. Milk River Ridge is comprised of foothills, wetlands and grasslands home to several species of fish, birds and other wildlife. The Ridge campground is owned by the County of Warner No.5, but managed locally by a private contractor. The campground has 37 power sites and 23 non power sites with most amenities including a canteen, potable water, and septic removal site. Milk River Ridge is located approx 44km south-east of lethbridge along Hwy 506, south of the town of Raymond. Visit http://ridge-park-campground.com/ for more information on the campground and its facilities.
Click the LUND AYA Logo below for more information on LUND Boats and their products!
Congratulations to everyone!
1 Paul Bouchard / Taylor/Ethan 11.86
2 Michelle Wiebe / Konnor/Lincoln 10.71
3 Rocky Scmidt / Lynden 9.64
4 Clinton Williams / Isac/Dusty 9.47
5 Chad Rambo / Tiegan/Raechal 9.23
6 Jesse Meyer / Owen/Brayton 9.09
7 Bob Beaton / Makynna/Dryn 8.75
8 Kevin Mertz / Jarett/Chase 8.15
9 Landon Nielson / Ryder/Luka 8.08
10 Steve Silvernagle / Dominic/Bode 7.99
11 Cody Godlonton / Kirk 7.69
12 Stu Traber / Shaun/Oliver 7.23
13 Dustin Knutson / Hunter/kaydence 6.88
14 Ron Kormos / Easton/Oakley 6.86
15 Max Wendorth / Zoey/Aba 6.68
16 Kelly Flamand / Mathew/tyler 6.54
17 Syd Woods / Hudson/Kyle 2.35 1
18 Giovanni Festa / Jordyn 0.00
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!