COVID-19 | En raison de la pandémie de la COVID-19 qui sévit actuellement au Québec, le Festival du doré Baie James suspend les inscriptions à son tournoi de pêche, et ce, jusqu’à nouvel ordre.

The rules for the 2020 edition will be available soon.

Amateur – Princecraft

In the Amateur - Princecraft category, the grand prize for the biggest catch of the tournament is a Princecraft boat worth over $35,000 plus taxes.

For each of the six Amateur - Princecraft fishing days, participants have the chance to win one of the six Princecraft boats. To determine the winner of these six (6) boats, for each day of fishing in this category a random position number is drawn, from the daily fish catches entered between 1 and 200..

What counts in the Amateur – Princecraft category is to register the walleye caught as each catch gives the participant a chance to win: 3 recorded catches = 3 chances to win, regardless of the fish’s weight! In the past, a participant who registered a fish of just over 1 lb won a Princecraft boat!

For each walleye, points are awarded according to its weight and length ONLY if it swims away naturally within one minute of its release into the water.

In the Amateur - Princecraft category, women, youth (under the age of 18) and seniors (aged 55 and above) are automatically enrolled in the corresponding subcategory and are subsequently qualified to win additional prizes.

Women

In addition, to the prizes that all participants in the Amateur - Princecraft category can win, women are automatically eligible tor additional prizes and bursaries, such as $1,500 cash offered by Les marchés traditions de Chapais.

Prizes in this category are awarded randomly to five (5) registered catches numbered between 1 and 200 at the end of the 6-day tournament.

Prizes are subject to change without notice. This subcategory is complementary to the general Amateur – Princecraft category, the same regulations apply. All prizes are awarded at the closing gala.

Youth

In addition, to the prizes that all participants in the Amateur - Princecraft category can win, participants aged under 18 are automatically eligible to additional prizes. Five (5) additional prizes total value of $2,000 are awarded in this subcategory.

Prizes in this category are awarded randomly to five (5) registered catches numbered between 1 and 200 at the end of the 6-day tournament. Youth prizes are sponsored by Nexolia.

Prizes are subject to change without notice. This subcategory is complementary to the general Amateur – Princecraft category, the same rules apply. All prizes are awarded at the closing gala.

Seniors

In addition to the prizes that all participants in the Amateur - Princecraft category can win, participants aged 55 and over are automatically eligible to an additional prize worth $500 (to confirm) de Chibougamau.

The prize in this category is awarded randomly to one (1) catch numbered between 1 and 200 at the end of the 6-day tournament.

Prizes are subject to change without notice.

This subcategory is complementary to the general Amateur – Princecraft category, the same rules apply. All prizes are awarded at the closing gala.

The rules for the 2020 edition will be available soon.

$15,000 cash prize to the winning team

For high caliber fishermen, the PRO-VIP category offers an incomparable experience. Using strategy, teams must accumulate as many points as possible in the shortest amount of time possible to get their hands on one of the coveted bursaries. This two-day competition attracts year after year anglers from across Quebec and even from Ontario.

For each day of this tournament, a cash prize is awarded to the team who caught the biggest walleye.

Prizes are subject to change without notice. All prizes and bursaries are awarded at the closing gala.

The rules for the 2020 edition will be available soon.

Family

Have fun with your whole family and create unforgettable souvenirs!

This fishing day is perfect to introduce your toddlers, teens or any other family member to sports fishing! This is the perfect opportunity to take your time, enjoy quality moments with your family and create beautiful memories.

To participate, families must register their boat, regardless of the number of participants, while respecting the weight and person limits issued by the manufacturer of the boat. Families then dispose of the whole day (7 hours) to register a maximum of 3 walleyes and have the chance to win beautiful prizes.

Note: This category and fishing day is not part of any other category of the tournament: Amateur - Princecraft and its subcategories (women, youth and seniors), the Professional - Pro-VIP as well as the Challenge category. Therefore, participants registered in this category are not eligible to the prizes in the other categories unless duly registered including but not limited to the Princecraft boats.

All prizes and bursaries are awarded at the closing gala.

Challenge

Fishermen, challenge yourself or friends for a fun-filled day.

During this fishing day, participants have 7 hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., to register a maximum of two walleyes.

Note: This category and fishing day is not part of any other category of the tournament: Amateur - Princecraft and its subcategories (women, youth and seniors), the Professional - Pro-VIP as well as the Challenge category. Therefore, participants registered in this category are not eligible to the prizes in the other categories unless duly registered including but not limited to the Princecraft boats.

All prizes and bursaries are awarded at the closing gala.