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Wil Wegman

2020 Sun City Swim - Big Announcement Forthcoming and Wil’s 2019 Swim With The Fishes Sun City Swim Fundraiser for OSPCA Orillia Animal Centre

SPECIAL NOTE: Wil sits on the organizing committee for the 2020 Sun City Swim, originally scheduled for Aug. 22nd. He hints that even though the event with a large public gathering on the 22nd is unlikely to happen – something is in the works for swimmers to still enjoy time in the water swimming to raise funds for the local Animal Control in Orillia. Stay tuned for details which Wil will post here and on his social media channels. For now … please enjoy this article on Wil’s 2019 Sun City Swim:  

Last Updated on Monday, 18 May 2020 10:12

2018 Wil's Swim with the fishes fundraising campaign

For Immediate Release:
Orillia Ontario. Award winning outdoor writer and seminar host Wil Wegman of Bradford Ontario is recognized far more within the angling community than among high level swimmers. He was voted into the Canadian Angler Hall of Fame, in 2017, so he might be better known for catching fish than swimming with them.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 09:29

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

For Immediate Release:
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:


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.


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.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 March 2017 07:55

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