are really awesome to get in the mail!!! Today, I received my cool stuff from Travel Manitoba for catching a whole lotta fish on my last fishing trip!!!
First of all, I received my badge for catching 5 master angler sized fish (41" or above). This badge was pretty awesome...I must admit!! This is the bronze badge which is awarded to anglers who catch their first trophy sized fish of qualifying size. However...I want them ALL!!! They even have a DIAMOND one...and as we all know, diamonds are a girl's best friend!!! Next...I pulled out the NORTHERN PIKE SPECIALIST BADGE!!! To recieve this badge, an angler must catch FIVE fish of qualifying size. My five qualifying fish were 43", 43", 43", 43", and 43.5"!!! Third, I pulled out the "Catch and Release Badge". I got this badge because I released all of the fish that I caught. Although I understand why other anglers choose to keep certain fish, I advocate always releasing trophy sized fish. As a matter of fact, many lakes regulate the sizes of fish that can be kept, and mandate that all fish of a certain size be released back into the waters. Last, I pulled out my Northern Pike Specialist Certificate which I am seriously contemplating framing along with the five certificates I received for each of my trophy fish. I think they deserve to be framed. It's extremely pretty AND it says SPECIALIST. It really does not get better than that!!! I love fishing in Manitoba because they really are great about rewarding their anglers for the awesome catches of the year. I have been looking forward to receiving this package since May when I sent the applications off. If you are fishing soon or have been fishing recently in Manitoba, you can go to http://www.travelmanitoba.com/ for more information on this awesome program. Just remember that they only take a certain number of submissions each year. There is also a deadline...so hurry!!! Happy Trophy Fishing Catching~ LIZZY aka The Fisherbabe