In Alberta and Saskatchewan we are hearing of snow, meanwhile in Quebec some are having near fifty fish sessions in temperatures nearly ten degrees above seasonal. If this isn’t telling of our reach across this vast country, what is? Winter is soon to be upon all of us however, and that cabin fever and nagging need to do any and all things fishing to keep one’s sanity will once again return. As we near the end of the season, let’s talk about how incredible these past six plus months have been for our motley Canadian crew:
The 2022 SSF series has come to a conclusion with some absolutely incredible results for our Fall installment.
In our Solo event Ryan Ginter put out some OUTRAGEOUS weights with his top three fish weighing 40, 36 and 35 lbs for a total of 111 lbs! Congrats sir on another fantastic outcome! Adam Battersby and Nick Tietjen took second and third place with weights of 92.5 and 85.5 lbs respectively. With forty participants signing up for this past solo event we are once again pleased to see our members enjoying some friendly competition.
In our Teams event, we saw thirty teams compete and boy what a nail bitter right down to the finish! Congrats to Team Corn Walrus (Brendon Patteson, Dan Patteson and Galen Yerex) for taking the gold in this event. Following up in second was Poseiden’s Witness (Ilya Papkov, Vadym Hordov and Daria Voitovych) and Bangers and Mash (John Pundyk, James Capitain and Ben Radvanyi) taking third with only 4lb separating first and third. Unreal!
The 2022 Challenge Series started with 32 anglers battling it out for the crown and after five months and five rounds our winner is Julien Tremblay! After battling it out through all of the rounds to make it to the finals, Julien suffered a bad injury to his hand. By the grace of his competition in the form of a fellow Quebec native Alex Roy, Julien was given time to recover and once rested and ready the two took on a swim side by side to decide who would be crowned the victor. A true battle between two gentlemen ensued and Julien came out on top with some respectful fish to show for it! Koodos to a true showing of sportsmanship by Alex! Just goes to show that you NEVER know what might go down in these events!.
The 1st CCS Social by consensus of all of those present was a resounding success. Many of those who attended had the opportunity to meet anglers whom they have only ever spoken to or heard of via our platform or other social media. A BBQ, Tackle Swap and Sell, Coffee, great chats and laughs and of course a few fish thrown in the mix made for some memorable moments and newly kindled friendships. A big thanks to Nathan and Wayne for putting it all together.
With that being said, perhaps you are interested in signing up and participating in next year’s events. Be sure to stay up to date with our announcements, it is also never too early to start scouting and planning those campaigns.
Our friends at Pallatrax are hosting a giveaway for CCS members! All you need to do is head over to our “Competitions” heading in our Members tab and simply enter for your chance to win one of two prize packs that include:
– 3 Stonez lead free weights
– 5 packs of Gripz hooks (varying patterns)
Did you know that we now have over 100 articles written by our members? Everything from rig talks to philosophy can be found in our archives. With the colder months ahead and likely the end of the season for many, now is a great time to catch up on any and all you have missed.