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Catfish contest to hit Red River

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$20,000 Tagged Catfish Contest organizer Dan Sernyk (centre) is shown with Riel MLA Christine Melnick and contestant Lyle Thompson during the 2010 contest.

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$20,000 Tagged Catfish Contest organizer Dan Sernyk (centre) is shown with Riel MLA Christine Melnick and contestant Lyle Thompson during the 2010 contest. Photo Store

A North Kildonan resident is organizing a weekend of fun in Lockport.

Dan Sernyk is putting together the $20,000 Tagged Catfish Contest, which will run from 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15. The contest is run in conjunction with the Lockport Dam Family Festival.

As part of the contest, three catfish will have yellow tags attached to them, and entrants will be seeking them out as they attempt to win the $20,000 cash prize.

The contest is open to amateur anglers for a $10 entry fee, which can be paid at Enns Brothers, Fas Gas in Selkirk, Harry’s Foods, Lockport General Store, Lockport Inn, Oldfield Kirby Esau in Selkirk, Ricky’s All Day Grill, Skinner’s on Highway 44 and Skinner’s on River Road. Tickets will be sold until noon on Sept. 15.

Entrants are allowed to fish from a boat or on the banks of the Red River between the Red River Floodway entrance at St. Norbert to the river’s mouth at Lake Winnipeg. If a tagged catfish is caught, the entrant must take two photos — one of himself or herself holding the fish horizontally with the tag visible, and one of a close-up of the tag with the number visible. Tags must then be carefully removed from the fish and then brought to Skinner’s on Highway 44. As well, a witness must sign an affidavit confirming the angler caught the fish on his or her own.

For a complete list of rules, visit http://www.lockportmanitoba.ca/festival/catfish.html

For more information, contact Sernyk at anglerdan@mts.net or 204-612-9379.

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