Sports & Recreation — 06 September 2017
Three-peat for Samsal and Dingwall at Bass Tournament

It was another big day on the water in the annual Dryden Bass Tournament — especially for the team of Jay Samsal and Scott Dingwall (pictured left)who marked their third consecutive win and a $3,000 top prize.

The event featured 47 teams of anglers in both regular and specialty fields.
A total of 176 fish were caught weighing a total of 361.76 lbs. Photos submitted

Dryden Bass Tournament Results — Aug. 27, 2017

Specialty Category – Adult & junior 16 & under                  

Boat, Motor & Trailer donated by Alumacraft and Yamaha          Kurt & Josh West

Regular Field

1st                               $3000.00                Scott Dingwall and Jay Samsal   (sponsored by Dingwall Ford)

2nd                              $1500.00                    Jeff Dingwall and Mike Cortens (sponsored by Dingwall Ford / Woodlake Marina)

3rd                              $1000.00                         Jayden Simons and Eric Popoff                 

4th                               $500.00                            Chris Viel and Ian Waterer

5th                               2 Mojo Bait Casters         Brandon Kamm and Dale Barker

Specialty Field — Woman & Woman / Man & Woman / Adult and Junior / Junior and Junior

1st                               $2500.00                 Bryan and Jen Bakos                                       sponsored by Pine Sunset Lodge

2nd                              $1000.00             Jamie and Ashley Bruce                               

3rd                               $500.00            Darren and Val Kennedy

4th                               2 kayaks               Jeremy Kennedy & Stephanie Buckley

5th                               2 Mojo spinning rods      Matt Desautles and Celina Brosseau

6th                               Garmin Depth Finder and Charger Brad Olinik & Jenna Nault

7th place                  2 Quantum Pulse rods   Mike Cote & Natalie Cote

Smallest Weight               Brenden Church & Brantley Gardner

Merchandise awarded for the balance of the fishermen.


The second place team of Jeff Dingwall and Mike Cortens who landed a $1,500 prize.

Top finishers in the specialty field Bryan and Jennifer Bakos, who claimed a $2,500 prize.


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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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