Fishing Tournament


The 2012 Fishing Tournament is postponed to next year. We will be having a kids fishing challenge though. A FREE Kids’ Tournament (under 12) will be held on Saturday, September 15th! Kids Fish from 6am – 11am, TOTAL INCHES CAUGHT! Prizes/ hotdogs w/juice & ice cream @ 12 noon in Pavilion. Register this weekend at Crystal’s (#41) or Sherry’s (#6) to receive the Fishing Kit!!

The USHRA/Saugeen Cedars Family Campground Fishing Tournament was held September 9-11, 2011.

Here are the Fishing Tournament winners:

Tournament Winner
Aidan Smyth (Adult), Flyfishing 1st place pictured above. Now he has won all the trophies, kids, Gerry Hibbs Memorial and now the Adult division, congrat Aidan

Tournament Winner
Jerry Hibbs Memorial Award – Terry Bailey

Tournament Winner
We won $100 gift certificate from Lyman Lures and Aidan won a beautiful fishing rod from Natural Sports.

Thanks to all the sponsors, fishermen and volunteers that made the 9th annual Fishing Tournament so succesful.

Hurry and register at the campground before all the spots are taken. There is a limited number of entries we can accept. The fishing tournament will be held September 9-11 2011. For more information, see below:
By Mail or Post for prizes donated or entry
Saugeen Cedars Family Campground
R.R. #1 401563 Grey Road 4
Hanover, ON
N4N 3B8
Saugeen Cedars Famiy Campground (519) 364-2069 phone
(519) 364-7704 FAX

Saugeen Cedars Family Campground is pleased to, once again, be hosting the Annual Catch & Release Fishing Tournament the weekend of September 9, 10 & 11, 2011. For the past 10 years, we have been proud to co-host this tournament with the Upper Saugeen Habitat Restoration Association (USHRA)( Our registration includes fishers, both Fly & Rod for a great weekend of fishing & socializing. We would greatly appreciate your support by donating item(s) for prizes.
As a valuable sponsor, your business name will appear on each team’s measurement card as well as the Sponsor display listing on each list of rules & all invitations.
Fishing has a huge impact on the local economy. Fishers and our campers, between April & October, spend approximately $8 million at retail outlets, restaurants, entertainment facilities, grocery stores, gas stations, garden centres, etc. – a tremendous boost to a small community!
We appreciate your support for this fun-filled event. If you have any further questions, or to have a donation picked up at your place of business, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.
Yours truly
Pat Hawksworth
See above for mailing address

The following is the Prizes and Rules from the Fishing Tournament
All sponsors who donate a prize shall have a link on this page until the next fishing tournament. All major sponsors who donate prizes over $75 will additionally recieve a link as a major sponsor on all the pages, on the top right of the website.
2011 Prizes Donated By:
We will be posting the sponsors once confirmation is received.

Lyman Lures
New Life Mills
Canadian Sportfishing
Wilmer Trout Ponds
Dare Foods
Just Lubes
Lucky Strike Lures
Natural Sports
Outback Sports (just outsdide Hanover)
Modern Appliance and Electronics
Scotty Downrigger

2011 Saugeen Cedars Family Campground / U.S.H.R.A. Fishing Challenge
As with the previous challenge in 2010, the tournament will be flyfishers versus all the rest. The Flyfishers won in the last few tournaments! Updated rules will be handed out prior to the fishing tournament, See Pat Hawksworth for the latest rules.
The tournament organizers do not condone any trespassing on private property. Please, always ask the landowners for permission. All fishing regulations must be adhered to.
Teams consist of 2 or 3, fishers may choose their own teams
Type of fishing must be noted prior to the start of the tournament, either flyfishing or other
All fish caught, are to be photographed while being measured and must be live released. Please remember to reduce the stress on the fish. Barbless hooks only — catch, measure, photograph, and release.
Trout only are eligible, measuring to the closest inch

Fishing begins on Friday September 9th at 6:00pm through until Sunday at 12:00 noon, all measurements must be registered by Sunday @ 1pm. Prizes will be awarded at 3pm (all fishers must be present for prizes.
The Jerry Hibbs Memorial Trophy will once again be presented to the person who portrays the most sportsman in fishing and environment protection.
All decisions by tournament organizers are final.
Lunch served from 1pm to 3pm – free to all fishers – all others $5.00

Saugeen Cedars Family Campground is located on Hwy 4, just outside Hanover (east on way to Durham)
Projects U.S.H.R.A. have worked on (in co-operation with Saugeen Conservation Authority and Ministry of Natural Resources)
Dogwoods and willows to reduce soil erosion
Hatched over 35,000 wild brown trout fry into the upper Saugeen River using Scotty incubators
Planted trees and scrubs to reduce soil erosion and habitat improvements
Built spawning channel for trout
Built vortex weirs, angle deflectors, undercut banks for habitat improvements
Kids fishing tournaments and kids fly-tying seminar
Funds raised by the fishing tournament will go to USHRA, and Saugeen Cedars Family Campground for habitat improvement (eg. tree planting, etc).