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New stillwater fly-fishing tournament leaps onto Manitoba’s angling calendar

A new fly-fishing tournament to be held on four trout-stocked lakes is among this year’s competitive events for anglers in the central Canadian province of Manitoba.
The inaugural edition of the Bug Chucker Cup–Manitoba Stillwater is scheduled for June 1-2, 2012, in the western Manitoba town of Roblin and the neighboring area. The locally organized annual event is Manitoba’s only fly-fishing tournament.
Roblin was the site of the 2010 Canadian National Fly Fishing Championships.
Anglers will compete in two-person teams, fishing from boats for brook, brown, rainbow, and tiger trout on East Goose Lake, Persse Lake, Twin Lakes, and a fourth aerated lake yet to be announced. Each team will fish on two different lakes each day at assigned times.
Anglers must supply their own watercraft. Organizers expect that most will fish from single-person inflatable devices such as float tubes or pontoon boats.
Details on this and other Manitoba fishing tournaments, including two late-season ice- fishing events, are available from Travel Manitoba at http://bit.ly/FishDerbyRelease.

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