The Saskatchewan app lets you earn cash by going fishing

The Saskatchewan app lets you earn cash by going fishing

A new fishing app will allow Saskatchewan residents to compare their catches and earn some cash on the side. The Live Fishing League aspires to revitalize the fishing community in Saskatchewan and throughout Canada.

The app was created by Byron Sorensen, a farmer from Kyle, Sask. He enlisted the help of Push Interactions for development and Scout Media Productions for promotional support.

The inspiration for the app came to Sorensen while he was organizing local fishing tournaments around Swift Current. Encouraged by the competitive spirit and camaraderie among anglers, Sorensen envisioned a tool to make competitive fishing accessible to a wider audience.

“At its core, this app is about bringing the fun of competitive fishing to more people,” Sorensen said. “I lacked programming skills, so partnering with experts was crucial to bringing this idea to life.”

The Live Fishing League app works on a straightforward principle: anglers take photos of their catch using their smartphones and upload them to the platform. These images serve as entries in competitions, where participants compete for positions on weekly and seasonal leaderboards, categorized into amateur and professional leagues.

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Colby Anderson of Scout Media Productions expressed excitement about the app’s potential to level the playing field for newcomers in the fishing community.

“It’s an opportunity for younger or less experienced anglers to participate in competitive fishing without feeling overwhelmed,” Anderson said.

To ensure fairness in competitions, the application integrates preventive measures against cheating. Upon registration, users receive a security card that also serves as a measuring tool for the length of the fish. Hunters are also required to post photos alongside their catch, provide basic data such as location and time, and help identify and prevent potential cheaters.

Aside from its competitive aspect, the app embraces the spirit of preserving the environment. Sorensen revealed plans to incorporate a feature to report invasive species, similar to conservation-oriented apps like the Merlin Bird app from Cornell University’s ornithology lab. The team is open to future partnerships focused on preserving aquatic ecosystems.

Although the app is currently limited to Saskatchewan, Sorensen envisions broader horizons for the app, and plans to expand it to include the entire Canadian fishing community. Trial leagues are currently underway, with official leagues scheduled to begin in January.

While the application is undergoing testing, the team remains open to receiving feedback, and strives to improve its features before the start of the official league. Sorensen’s ultimate ambition is to create a vibrant community of anglers passionate about the sport.

The Live Fishing League offers fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to explore a new dimension of angling, combining competition, technology and environmental conservation. With its promise of cash rewards and camaraderie, the app invites anglers to cast their rods and join this unique fishing adventure.

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