5,000 anglers. 10+ pound walleye. 3 full days of fishing, food, and entertainment.
Welcome to Walleye World 2015.
The largest amateur fishing derby in North America is gearing up for its 35th year on the Bay of Quinte. Falling on the opening weekend of walleye season, the Kiwanis Walleye World is a live-release event that lines up bands, barbecue, and family-friendly activities at Centennial Park in Trenton, Ontario.
Hosted by the Trenton Kiwanis Club, the event has seen exponential growth over recent years. This year, it’s expected that well over 5,000 amateur and pro anglers will attend. There are now 10 weigh stations spanning across “the Bay” at popular boat launches and a live digital scoreboard at each weigh station. Well over $260,000 in prizes will be given out for those game enough to test the waters, including boats, fishing trips, and electronics.
World-class walleye (pickerel), bass, brown trout, salmon, perch, gar pike, and more are fished in the Bay of Quinte. Pro anglers like Bob Izumi and eager amateurs migrate to the Bay of Quinte from across the continent in hopes of landing the “big one”. It isn’t uncommon to find double-digit walleyes in this area, especially when that size wins the Walleye World Senior competition every year.
The best part? 100% of all profits from this derby help support community and youth activities in Quinte West, all thanks to the Trenton Kiwanis Club. A $50 registration fee can go a long way to ensuring solid programs for local youth. Find out how to register on the Walleye World website before the May 1 deadline.