Perry Pugh of Regina, SK and Terry Magel of Buena Vista, SK
teams from all over western Canada and the United States gathered in
Nipawin, Saskatchewan on September 29th and 30th to compete in one of
North America's richest walleye tournaments. 161 teams competed for
cash and prizes totalling more than $147,000. These teams pay a $1,000
per team entry fee to be a part of this prestigious fishing event, and
to have the opportunity to fish for walleye supremacy at Tobin Lake,
one of the continent’s finest walleye fisheries. A total of 1423
walleye were weighed in throughout the two day tournament that tipped
the scales at a total of 5032.4 pounds.
of Regina, SK and Terry Magel of Buena Vista, SK made their way through
the crowd led by Bag Piper Josiah Wahlstrom to receive $50,000 in cash
as the 2012 Vanity Cup's Top Walleye Team. They weighed in 10 walleye
totalling 65.4 lbs. They also received a $2,500 cheque for being the
top placing team that drives a Lund boat and $1449 cheque for catching
the biggest fish on day 2. Perry Pugh had this comment “The
Vanity Cup was the very first tournament we ever competed in (18 years
ago) and we have learned a lot over the years.”
place team of Greg Kubel of Edmonton and Curt Wright of Beaumont, AB
received the keys to a brand new, fully equipped Lund 1775 Pro V
powered by a 115 hp Mercury Optimax, Mercury Pre-Rig, Caravan Boat
trailer valued at over $40,000 for the 63.7 lbs. of walleye they
brought in over the two days.
former Vanity Cup Champions Tim Geni of Wilcox, SK and Daniel Gougeon,
of Winnipeg, MB reeled in 63.6 lbs. of walleye to win the tournament's
third place prize, $10,000 cash.
walleye of day 1 was caught by Andrew Klopak and Michelle Trudeau of
Ste. Anne, MB. Their fish weighed in at 13.55 lbs. winning the Day 1
fish pool of $ 1449.00. The Big Fish prize of $1449.00 for Day 2 went
to 2012 overall championship team of Perry Pugh and Terry Magel who
brought in a walleye weighing in at 15.15 pounds.