Fishing Tournament – 2019 Edition

Once again this year, Club APRIL Marine (formerly the RPQ) and Econ-O-Bass joined forces to host the Club APRIL Marine Fishing Tournament. This year’s edition took place on Sunday, August 11th.

Cyril Chauquet, star of the hit TV fishing shows Chasing Monsters and official Club APRIL Marine spokesperson, was on hand to liven up the day. He was kept busy meeting with all the enthusiastic anglers, taking photos and signing autographs. He also generously shared expert tips and reminded participants of good fishing practices.

Fishing tournament winners and prizes

Participants were greeted by the Club APRIL Marine teams at 6 a.m. at the Bourcier Park in Beauharnois for the launch. The event attracted some 296 adults and 26 children, forming more than 130 teams – making the Club APRIL Marine Fishing Tournament one of the largest of its kind in the province!

All of the tournament’s entry fees went toward the 22 prize winners. Congratulations to all participants, and bravo to the winners on their impressive catches!

Fishing – Bass

1. Team 95 – Samuel Monahan 5.10 lbs
2. Team 93 – David William 5.08 lbs
3. Team 11 – Nicolas Bouchard 4.19 lbs
4. Team 72 – Luc Dechamps 4.04 lbs

Photo credit: La Ptite Photographe

Fishing – Pike

1. Team 99 – Kevin Brassard 9.46 lbs
2. Team 80 – Charles Duguay 8.33 lbs
3. Team 77 – Sebastien Guimette 6.86 lbs
4. Team 31 – Richard Legault 6.79 lbs

Photo credit: La Ptite Photographe

In all, more than 45 prizes were awarded to participants of all ages, including: a Navigloo shelter, a Domino Repérage anti-theft system, a pair of SMITH sunglasses, a day at the La Source Nordic baths, Abu Garcia and Shakespeare fishing rods, polarized Polaroid sunglasses, and Berkley lures, as well as Mordu de la Pêche prizes awarded by none other than Cyril Chauquet himself. Tournament participants were particularly spoiled this year, thanks to the generosity of Club APRIL Marine, its official insurer APRIL Marine and their partners!