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.

OFAH Recognition Award: This one was awarded by former OFAH president Rob Hare at a recent “Lake Simcoe Fisheries Stakeholder Committee” meeting that Wegman is a part of and Rob co-chairs. Details in the photo below:


An “AIM’ Collaboration Award, presented by MNRF Aurora District. Wegman received this along with fellow co-workers Elizabeth Stanley, Emily Funnell and Adam Challice, for their combined efforts working on the Lake Simcoe Protection Act


Three awards presented by the Aurora Bassmasters at their December club meeting and awards night.

Bassmaster of the Year Award: Presented to the member with the greatest number of points awarded during the year for contributing to club functions (conservation projects, youth events etc) along with points awarded in the Angler of the Year standings. This came with a $100.00 check from the club

Largest Largemouth Bass of the Year Award: Presented to the member who caught the heaviest single largemouth bass over the course of 12 club tournaments. Wil’s big bass was caught during the club’s final event on Lake Couchiching and weighed 5.40 pounds. This came with a $50.00 check from the club.

Angler of the Year Award: Presented to the member with the highest number of points based on the angler’s best 6 out of a maximum 12 club tournaments. A maximum of 600 points can be achieved – with 100 for each first place, 95 for 2nd, 94 for 3rd and so on. Wegman’s best finishes included 3 wins, (Lake Muskoka, Lake Simcoe and Balsam Lake) and a 2nd (Lake Couchiching). Wegman had 577 points total. This award came with a trophy and free entries into all Aurora Bassmaster Club tournaments in 2016.