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Wegman prepares to Swim with the Fishes again August 12th, 2017 - His Cross-Lake Couchiching Swim to Raise Funds for Child Advocacy Centre (CAS)

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Orillia Ontario: 2017 Inductee to the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, Wil Wegman of Bradford Ontario, might be better known for catching fish than swimming with them, but it's exactly the latter he will be doing on Saturday August 12th in the fish-filled waters of Orillia's Lake Couchiching. "I'll be swimming 4km across Couchiching in my fifth Sun City Swim fund raising effort along with about 50 other dedicated swimmers”, he said. All proceeds from the Sun City Swim in 2017 will benefit the Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka ... supporting abused children. You can support Wil’s efforts here:  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/pages/wil-wegman-to-swim-with-the-fishes-across-lake-c-2/

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Aurora Bassmasters Present Lake Simcoe Bass Tagging Research Report

For Immediate Release: Today the Aurora Bassmasters are proud to release and distribute a report on their Lake Simcoe Bass Tagging Research Project . This report was written by Steven Kerr (retired MNRF biologist and renowned science report writer) with assistance from Wil Wegman (conservation director for Aurora Bassmasters club). It summarizes the results of a five year (2006 – 2010) cooperative research project involving the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Aurora Bassmasters. This project helped determine characteristics of bass (Micropterus spp.)  angled during eighteen different competitive fishing events on Lake Simcoe and or Lake Couchiching. These catch and release tournaments were comprised of smaller Bassmaster club tournaments, larger one day open events and even the three day Eastern Division B.A.S.S. Federation Nation Championship in 2009.

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Wil Wegman inducted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame for 2017

Many of the who’s who of the Canadian sportfishing industry gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga this morning for the induction of the latest member in the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame. As well, the Rick Amsbury Award of Excellence and the Conservation Project of the Year honour were presented. All three awards are presented annually in conjunction with the popular Spring Fishing and Boat Show.

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Wil Wegman

Wegman prepares to “Swim With The Fishes” again August 6th 2016

Wil's Cross-Lake Couchiching Swim To Raise Funds for Child Advocacy Centre (CAS)

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Focus On Fishing’s Wil Wegman Starts Ice Fishing Seminars While Waiting For Safe Ice

Despite the poor start to the 2015/16 winter ice fishing season, HT Pro Staffers Big Jim McLaughlin, Dave Chong, Rob Jackson and Wil Wegman are ready to begin hosting their annual ice fishing seminars beginning January 6th at Keswick’s Canadian Tire Store. From there they will travel to Oshawa’s Gagnon’s Sports for Jan 7, then onto Ottawa’s Le Baron’s Outdoor Store for Jan 8, and then back down to Peterborough and the OFAH’s Mario Cortallucci Centre for Sat Jan 9.

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