a bunch of semi-pro anglers who make picturesque Pigeon Lake their summer home, decided to start an annual Bass Tournament that would one day become the envy of all. With many years of collective fishing experience , they set out in 2020 to launch the inaugural Anchor Bay Bass Master Classic tournament. The initial goal was to gauge local interest, gain learning and support some worthy charitable causes.
Next up was securing our first year supporters which was a tremendous success, resulting in 15 fish industry and non industry supporters to help the tournament get off the ground. We greatly appreciated their support in 2020 and look forward to continuing our relationship with them in years to come as the tournament grows in size.
2023 is expected to be the biggest year yet for the tournament with greater sponsor participation and media exposure to secure our place among the tournaments of choice.
The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation was the special cause the founders wanted to support ongoing. Princess Margaret was contacted and excited at the prospect of receiving valuable donations from the tournament to support their research efforts. The Anchor Bay Bass Master Classic will continue to support this charity moving forward through their "Ride for the Cure" and expect to surpass our contributions in 2022 with increased sponsor support and a portion of the entry fees.
To set the new standard in professional Bass Tournaments, give back to the community through our charitable work and be recognized as the tournament of choice in Canada.
Terry "T-Bone" Jones has been fishing the Tri-lakes for over 50 years and knows how to find the fish. Terry participates in several regional tournaments each summer and is highly respected in the fishing community. Terry runs a Bullet with a 250 Optimax.
Daniel Zloty is a dedicated and passionate angler who has fished the Kawarthas for over 40 years and has made it his mission to build one of the biggest and most successful bass tournaments in Ontario. You'll see Dan on the water in his Nitro z18.
Dave "Mace" Mason is a top local angler who continues to shine on the tournament circuit. Dave actively raises money each year for Cancer Research through "Ride for the Cure" and proceeds from the tournament. You will find it hard to catch Dave on the lake in his Phoenix with 250 ponies.
"Congratulations on your successful bass fishing tournament which raised $500 to support OFAH conservation initiatives." "Volunteer commitments and corporate partnerships always make a difference for grassroots organizations like the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters." "We value your support"
"Yours in Conservation,"
Robert J. Pye, CAE
Manager , Business Development and Corporate Messaging
Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters