Lo­cal fi­sher­men net cham­pion­ship win

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Two lo­cal fi­sher­men won Ca­na­da’s lar­gest fi­shing com­pe­ti­tion last wee­kend.

L’Île-Per­rot re­sident Jacques Cho­pin and his ne­phew, Stéphane Cho­pin of Saint-La­zare took the top prize du­ring the 2010 Berk­ley B1 Ca­na­dian Open Bass cham­pion­ship.

The event was held onSaint-François lake in Sa­la­ber­ry-de-Val­ley­fiel­donOc­to­ber2and3.

The two com­pe­ti­tive fi­sher­men had to beat out more than 290 of the best pro­fes­sio­nal an­glers from Eas­tern Ca­na­da.

Com­pe­ti­tion in­clu­ded no­tables such as Bob Izu­mi, who has his own fi­shing show on CTV.

The men re­cor­ded a com­bi­ned weight of 42.45 pounds in caught fish du­ring two days of com­pe­ti­tion. In ad­di­tion, they won a prize for cat­ching the big­gest fish, a 6.43-pound bass.

The lo­cal win­ners will share $120,000 in prizes, in­clu­ding two 2011 Evin­rude E-TEC 250HO out­board mo­tors va­lued at over $60,000 each.

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