Local fishermen net championship win
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.