Walleye World - A completely LIVE RELEASE event!

Frequently Asked Questions


WHY THE FIRST WEEKEND IN MAY?

The area referred to as "Ministry of Natural Resources Zone 20", is the first area in Ontario to open for the spring fishing of walleye and pike. Fishermen are anxious to get started after a long winter and this is one of the best places in the world to catch these species.


WHAT ABOUT THE SLOT SIZE?

As we indicated, the slot size was under review and was changed one day before the season started last year. Only one fish 63cm and larger can be caught per day. WHERE IS Zone 20? This fishing area is very large. Popular areas to fish include Brighton Bay, the Trent and Napanee Rivers, The Bay of Quinte bordering Trenton, Belleville, east to Napanee, Big Bay, Telegraph narrows, East and West lake, Lake Consecon and all the waters near Picton.

WHERE CAN I LAUNCH MY BOAT?

Our area has many launch facilities, in Brighton, Trenton, Belleville, Picton, Napanee,


WHERE DO YOU PUT THE TAGGED WALLEYE?

We tag the fish one week or two weeks before the event and release them all over Zone 20. Your chances of catching a tagged fish is the same in all of the areas.


HOW DO YOU DECIDE WHICH TAG IS WORTH MORE MONEY?

After releasing the fish we conduct a draw from the tag numbers used, so we know which tags are worth $5,000 and which one is for $20,000. All of the other Tags are worth $1,000 each. In this way we do not know where the fish with the higher value tags were released. We have, on occasion, had municipal officials, contestants and the news officials witness the tagging and release of the fish.


CAN WE BE IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT AT THE SAME TIME?

Yes you can. All people in a boat must have a ticket. We encourage fishermen fishing area 8 in the opening season to support as many events as possible. However be aware that each fish, once entered, is live released. You cannot have the fish once entered in this event. Also, be sure you are entering your fish in the correct event.


WHERE ARE THE PRIZES PRESENTED?

We present all prizes at the Trenton Kiwanis headquarters, in the tent in Centennial Park on Sunday at 5:00 p.m. We have a good time presenting the prizes, especially to the children, so come and join us in this celebration. We also have our extra draws if a tagged fish is not caught and you are eligible to win one of the draw prizes.


WHERE ARE ANY OTHER WEIGH STATIONS?

1. Rotary Club; Gosport at the north end of Brighton Bay 2. South George St. launch ramp in Belleville 3. Trenton Headquarters, Centennial Park 4. Picton Harbour

5. Foster's at Telegraph Narrows in Northport 6. Mohawk Bay Trailer Park, Deseronto 7. Pickerel Park in Hay Bay 8. Perfect Vue on Hay Bay/Shermans Point


QUESTIONS?

Please E-Mail to events@kiwaniswalleyeworld.com.