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Final Results Oct 4, 2015



Teams from all over western Canada and the United States, some returning and some new, gathered in Nipawin, Saskatchewan for the Twenty Second Annual Vanity Cup Walleye fishing tournament October 3rd and 4th.

160 teams competed for cash and merchandise totalling more than $300,000. A total of 1202 walleye were weighed in throughout the two day tournament that tipped the scales at a total of 2806 pounds.

Prizes were awarded for the top 10 teams each day. First prize for Day 1 was $5,000.00, a Minn Kota Trolling Motor and Humminbird Fish Finder which went to Scott Street of White Fox, SK and Greg Hamm of Saskatoon, SK with a total weight of 28.21 pounds of walleye caught.

Winners of $5,000.00, a Minn Kota trolling motor and Humminbird Fish Finder for 28.54 Total pounds of walleye caught on Day 2 were Mike Lanz of Lumsden, SK and RJ Fyffe of Regina, SK.

10 fish totalling 42.71 pounds of walleye were good enough for Matt Hrychuk and Greg Solberg of Nipawin , SK to make their way through the crowd led by Bag Piper Dave Monette to receive the overall 2-day total $100,000 in cash as the 2015 Vanity Cup's Top Walleye Team.

When asked to speak to the crowd, Matt said “I believe in miracles and I have had a few this year!” He thanked his family and friends and Greg for stepping in last minute this week as his wife (and usual fishing partner) Michelle was unavailable. In turn, Greg thanked Matt for the opportunity to fish with him. Their 2-day total prize money totalled over $112,000.00 for placing in the top ten on Day 1, winning the overall tournament and other cash prizes.

The second overall place team of Tim Geni of Wilcox, SK and Dan Gougeon of Winnipeg, MB received a Lund 1775 Pro-V SE boat package for the 39.75 lbs. of walleye they brought in over the two days.

Mike Lanz of Lumsden, SK and RJ Fyffe of Regina, SK reeled in 36.66 lbs. of walleye to win the tournament's third place overall prize, a Lund 1650 Rebel boat package.

2-day overall prizes were paid out to the top 15 teams. Top Mixed Team went to 5th overall place Brad and Carla Shrader of Lucky Lake, SK with a 2 day total 35.79 pounds of walleye. They collect $2,000.00 for being the top mixed team plus $8,000.00 for their overall tournament placement.



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