Category

More than 150 000 $ in prizes!

More than 100 000$ in prizes and awards!

During the ten days of the festival, six days are allocated to this category.

To participate, the fisherman must obtain their participation tickets, which gives access to a day of fishing and entitles to register three (3) catches.

For each walleye, the points are administered according to the weight (one hundredth of a pound) and the length (to the thousandth of an inch) It is mandatory for the walleye to adopt a natural swimming position within one minute of the release.

All prizes are drawn at random with the exception of the grand prize for the biggest prize of the amateur category, a PRINCECRAFT boat valued at 42 000 $ plus taxes.

Additional prizes are randomly awarded to women,children (18 and under) and elders (55 and over) who participate in the amateur category.

Each entry in the PRINCECRAFT category entitles you to an entry ticket in the James Bay category.

A place for woman!

By participating in PRINCECRAFT, women can not only win the prizes awarded in this category, but are eligible for other prizes!

A place for the young!

By participating in PRINCECRAFT, young people under the age of 18 can not only win the prizes awarded in this category but are also eligible for other prizes! The prizes will be randomly drawn by the winners based on randomly picked positions from 1 to 200 per ticket (sponsored by Chapais Énergie inc.)

Elders

By participating in the PRINCECRAFT category, adults aged 55 and over can not only win awards but are also eligible for a draw. A position will be randomly drawn among the entries between 1 and 200. This category is complementary to the Princecraft category and the same rules apply.

PRO-VIP category

The PRO-VIP competition takes place during the last two days of the festival. It is a tournament with teams of up to 3 people.

Participants have 7 hours each day to register a maximum of 4 walleye. For each walleye, the points are administered according to the weight (one hundredth of a pound) and the length (to the thousandth of an inch) It is mandatory for the walleye to adopt a natural swimming position within one minute of the release.

Time also plays a key role, the earlier the catch is recorded, the higher the score.

For each fishing day, the team with the biggest walleye automatically earns $ 1000.

Position Bourse
1st15 000 $
2nd8000 $
3rd5500 $
4th3500 $
5th2500 $
6th 1500 $
7th1500 $
8th1000 $
9e 1000 $
10e 1000 $

Old timer category

The old timer tournament takes place every year during the Walleye festival. This is a friendly competition where fishermen are invited to go out with cannoes, or other man-powered boats to go fishing. Pointing is attributed to catches but also to the size of the craft used. Motor-free boats give the most points.

Contact information

  • Festival : Lake Opémisca
  • Office : 145 Boulevard Springer
  • C.P. 898, Chapais, QC, G0W1H0
  • Monday to Friday : 9AM - 4PM
  • Saturday and Sunday : Closed
  • (418) 745-2020
  • Fax : (418) 745-3871
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