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International Fishing Tournament coming to Perham

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Hoot's Sports and Lund Boats is proud to announce that the Angler - Young Angler fishing tournament will be held on Little Pine Lake on Saturday, May 31.

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The tournament will host up to 50 teams of three anglers, one adult and two young anglers 17 years old or younger. The winning local team will win a Lund boat, motor and trailer and the right to advance to the International Championship AYA tournament to be held at Kenora, Ontario. Winners from seven U.S. and twelve Canadian tournaments will compete for over $25,000 in prizes at the International event.

Every young angler in the local tournament will be a winner as they will receive participation trophies, AYA T-shirts and caps, as well as fishing gear. The teams will also receive snacks, a lunch and an awards banquet following the tournament day of fishing.

Perham, Lund's and Hoot's Sports is excited about bringing this unique opportunity to our area. The tournament, will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m., and headquarter out of Zorbaz on Little Pine Lake.

The purpose of the tournament is to excite young people about fishing and introduce them to the fun of tournament fishing while learning a lifetime sport. This will be a "live" tournament and all fish will be returned to the lake following the weigh-in. Each youth explores the water with an experienced angler, in search of the right combination of 5 walleye needed to take first place. In order to expand the exposure of youth fishing, there is a complete television special produced featuring these events. Not only so the kids get to fish a "real" tournament, they also get to be on TV!

Entry fee in the 100% payout tournament is $150 per team. Applications are available at Hoot's Sports in Perham. For more information go to www.hootssports.com or to www.angleryoungangler.ca.

If you are interested in volunteering some time to help the day of the event or interested in becoming a sponsor of the event, please contact Mike Parta at Hoot's Sports, 218-346-3333.

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