Spend Father’s Day with Dad at the Riverhurst Classic Fish Derby

Spend Father’s Day with Dad at the Riverhurst Classic Fish Derby

Registration is now open for the upcoming Father’s Day Weekend Riverhurst Walleye Classic Fish Derby

Registration is now open for the 34th annual family-friendly Riverhurst Walleye Classic Fish Derby, and this weekend’s tournament could be just the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day.

The two-day fishing tournament takes place on the weekend of June 15-16, and promises to be “perfect for serious and non-serious anglers alike,” according to tournament organizers, and comes with competition, food and fun in a great atmosphere. Outdoors, prizes to be won.

“It’s time to reach out to your fishing partner to join us in the largest fundraiser in Riverhurst Village to support recreational facilities in our community,” announced Cam Durfee, Tournament Chair.

Most recently, proceeds from the fundraising derby were used to upgrade the lighting in Riverhurst Arena, as well as to enhance the audio-visual equipment used in the city’s community hall.

“With the tremendous support we receive from our anglers and corporate sponsors, this event is a huge success every year,” Durfee said.

All registrants must attend Dinner and Rules Night at Riverhurst Community Arena on Friday, June 14. Here, participants will be informed of the mandatory guidelines for the competition.

The tournament will begin on Saturday, June 15, with the first flight beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing until 4 p.m. The second flight will run from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. After the end of the first day’s events, an updated list of results will be posted in the city’s community plaza. During this period, dinner and an open bar will be available on site.

The final day of the tournament will be held on Sunday, June 16, with the first flight from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by the second flight from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

At the end of the hunt on Sunday, the day is scheduled to conclude with a second gathering in the city’s community square and the winners will be presented with their prizes at this time. The content of these awards has not yet been officially revealed.

It is important to note that anyone who was on the first flight on Saturday will be transferred to the second flight on Sunday.

This year’s fishing tournament will feature a new program on Saturday evening at Riverhurst Arena. Here, anglers, visitors and area residents are all invited to enjoy food, live music and other family-friendly activities planned for the occasion.

When it comes to creating a team, the tournament has some published guidelines. The composition of all teams must conform to any approved team structures.

Adult and children’s teams consist of an adult accompanied by a youth aged 16 or under. Male and female teams consist of one participant and one woman.

The new team category is now open and will consist of brand new tournament participants. To qualify for this team structure, none of his teammates could have participated in The Riverhurst Walleye Classic Fish Derby in the past.

In honor of Father’s Day weekend, a father-son or father-daughter team structure is also encouraged – which includes a bonus for sons and daughters-in-law.

This year’s registration process has been improved, according to event organizers, with the addition of a fully online tournament registration system that now features an instant online payment option. To register for the upcoming tournament, simply visit RiverhurstWaleye.ca.

Interested parties should note that the tournament is only open to 100 teams, so make sure you register early.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the upcoming tournament, event organizers can be reached at RiverhurstWaleyeClassic@gmail.com.

More information can be found on the tournament website at RiverhurstWaleye.ca.

For a complete list of tournament rules, visit RiverhurstWaleye.ca/rules.

The Riverhurst Walleye Classic Fish Derby will be held on Lake Diefenbaker in Palliser Provincial Park, and the Tournament Weigh stop will be located at Rusty’s Coulee Marina.

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