The 5th Annual Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup (RRWC) is on the books, with Saskatchewan anglers extraordinaire Lance Marcotte and Karen Soke – both from Estevan - taking home the $10,000 CASH 1st Place prize with an extraordinary two-day weight of 32.93lbs 🤯 over the May Long weekend! Not only did they win several other prize categories including Top Mixed Team and Top Central Walleye Trail (CWT) members, but they won the very first RRWC back in 2015! 🎉
With a 2nd place finish of 30.40lbs, Clayton Harkins (Bienfait, SK) and Darren Anton (Estevan, SK), took home the Alumacraft Boats package sponsored by Mercury Service Ltd. and Woodlake Marine LTD, valued at $5,500. Rounding out the Top Three was Paul Skoczylas (Estevan, SK) and Michael Reid (Virden, MB), weighing in with a two-day total of 30.09lbs over ten fish for $2,500!
Other big winners for the 2019 #RRWC were Quintin Becker and @Jay Zadorozniak – both of Radvile, SK – weighing in a gorgeous 7.66lbs #Walleye for the Big Fish of the tournament and $960 in cash! The father-son team of Brad Graham (Bienfait, SK) and Travis Graham (Carievale, SK) took home $1,000 from the Weyburn Wildlife Federation for Cool Under Pressure, having moved up 30 spots from Day One to Day Two! The Top Local Team was @Lyman Sargent (Weyburn, SK) and Colton Tochor (North Weyburn, SK), receiving a prize pack worth $600 from New Age Motor Sports & Marine, Liquor Spot/Town & Country Restaurant and Dallas Pizza, and Prairie Sky Co-op.
The Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup began in 2015 as the first CWT - Central Walleye Trail Qualifier here in Saskatchewan. It launched as a one-day tournament with 55 boats the May Long Weekend at Mainprize Regional Park, and grew steadily until 2018, when the anglers themselves voted overwhelmingly to make it a two-day event. In addition to drawing anglers from across Canada and the northern US to the Weyburn area, the RRWC has become the first Saskatchewan fishing tournament in more than a decade to be televised, courtesy of Access Communications. The on-air date is TBD.
The RRWC is now one of four #FishingTournaments hosted by IOMPresentss (the events management division of Innovative Outdoorsman Marketing) and is also the first stop on the Sask Slam, which is a provincial #CatchNRelease walleye tournament trail.
The RRWC wished to thank our valued sponsors, which include Alumacraft Boats, Mercury Service Ltd., Woodlake Marine LTD, Innovative Outdoorsman Marketing, Performance Marine, Access Communications, Alchem Energy Services, Weyburn Tourism, New Age Motor Sports & Marine, Jim Beam Black Bourbon, New Age Electronics & Home Furnishings, Bentwood Kabins and Store, Mainprize Regional Park, Liquor Spot, Cabela's, Molson Coors 306, the Weyburn Wildlife Federation, as well as many, many others.
We’d also like to thank our caterer, Tammy’s Homestyle Cooking, for an extraordinary feast that the anglers are still raving about, and our fantastic volunteers from the Bird Doggin Classic! They are both every bit as essential as our fantastic sponsors and the truly exceptional IOM staff - Serena, Tanya & Jason, Kim, Kris, Erica & Dylan, Briannen & Nate, plus the man with the voice Al Parenteau - in terms of making the 5th Annual RRWC the success it was!
We'd also like to thank the great team at Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group for once again coming out to help all of us lean more about the this awesome fishery and our interactions with the province's most influential gamefish!
Finally, a shout out to Kris, Christian, and Justin of Weyburn's very own Gunshow for rocking the house Sunday night after Awards!
#ThisIsWeyburn Tourism Saskatchewan
James E. Turner
James Turner has been the driving force behind the RRWC since its inception, and couldn't have made a better choice of event given his love of fishing and passion for marketing.
Rafferty Reservoir Walleye Cup was the first of many tournaments that James has added to his list of events, and as such it is the one that he holds most dear to his heart. RRWC was also the first event that James combined his vision of conversation and education about our Saskatchewan fisheries and their importance for future generations.
Through his work with both the Saskatchewan Sportfish Research Group and the Government of Saskatchewan , James and his team have helped spread the word about conservation in the fisheries and education about invasive species issues. It is his hope that educating the masses will ensure the fisheries will survive and thrive for future generations to enjoy!
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Wondering who won last year? Maybe even the year before that? Where you have previously placed? This is the place to find that all out!
Accommodations and Tourism
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You cherish your memories of days gone by and we are no different! Here you will find the images, videos and articles from our previous years.
This area contains information regarding both barotrauma and the sport fishing research going on in Saskatchewan.
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