Press Release

Focus on Fishing’s Wil Wegman Receives Multiple Awards

December 9, 2015

Bradford Ontario: Wil Wegman, host of the website Focus on Fishing has won the occasional award over his lengthy career, but during the last couple of weeks he has was fortunate enough to receive half a dozen.  Here’s a quick look at those awards and what they’re about:

First place in the men’s recreational lane swimmers division of the Pulmonary Hypertension Research fundraising challenge at the Bradford Leisure Centre Pool. During the course of the week-long competition, Wil swam a kilometre each day for this great cause.

Last Updated on Monday, 07 December 2015 17:20 Read more...

Wegman prepares to Swim With The Fishes again by swimming across Lake Couchiching August 8th 2015

Orillia Ontario: Wil Wegman of Bradford Ontario, might be better known for catching fish than swimming with them but it’s exactly the latter that he will be doing once again on Saturday August 8th in the fish-filled waters of Orillia’s Lake Couchiching. “I’ll be swimming in my third Sun City Swim event across ‘Cooch’ and I’m really excited about it. In 2013 it took me 1 hour 35.5 minutes (placing 17th) and in 2014 I placed 15th and it took me 1 hour 29.3 minutes. I really don’t know if I can better that time, but I’m swimming laps 4-5 days a week just to give a good try” said Wegman.  One of the factors that will definitely influence everyone’s time however ... is wind; and Cooch is known for its rough water. All proceeds from the Sun City Swim in 2015 will benefit the Child Advocacy Centre of Simcoe/Muskoka... supporting abused children

Last Updated on Friday, 29 May 2015 10:29 Read more...

Wil Wegman to Host Ice Fishing Seminar Spring Fishing and Boat Show

For Immediate Release: Feb 11 2015
Mississauga Ontario: Award winning outdoor writer and well known ice fishing seminar host Wil Wegman, will be hosting his last ice fishing seminar of the season during the Spring Fishing and Boat Show held at the International Centre in Mississauga this Saturday (Feb 14) at 12:30pm. At the Outdoor Canada stage Wil is presenting “Focus on Fishing - Finesse Your Way to Success this Winter.” Special emphasis will be placed on Ice Fishing Lake Simcoe.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:25 Read more...

A campaign to raise Awareness for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association of Canada

Bradford Ontario: From Thursday November 20th to Wednesday November 26th I will be participating in a campaign to raise Awareness for the Pulmonary Hypertension  Association of Canada. Lane swimmers like myself are enrolled in the challenge and will see how many lengths they can swim during the seven days. The top swimmers with the most lengths will be recognized.

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2014 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open Welcome's Back Big Jim

For Immediate Release: October 4, 2014
Orillia, Ontario Canada: Organizers of the Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open bass tournament, hosted by the Aurora Bassmasters, are very happy to announce they have re-signed the legendary Big Jim McLaughlin to be MC of their tournament weigh-in ceremonies for the 2014 event out of Orillia Oct 18th.

Last Updated on Sunday, 05 October 2014 10:26 Read more...

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