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, 2015.
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.
$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.
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