Monday, 21st of April 2014

The Angler's Atlas 2014 Photo Contest

2014 photo contest is closed and the winner will be selected in April.

Welcome to the Angler's Atlas 2014 Photo Contest. In partnership with Glacier Media Group and TOYOTA BC, we're giving away a lot of prizes this year.

Prize Highlights (details below):

  • 3 - FISHING GETAWAYS
  • 3 - CANNON DOWNRIGGERS
  • 3 - TIMBERLINE PREMIUM FILET KNIVES
  • 5 - $100 CASH PRIZES
  • 5 - SETS OF BACKROAD MAPBOOKS
  • 25 - LUCKY BUG LURE PACKAGES
  • 25 - ROD/REEL COMBO’S

Toyota BC is proud to sponsor the Anglers Atlas photo contest and we invite you to send in your best and most creative pictures. And to help make your next outdoor adventure picture-perfect, see your Toyota BC Dealer and test drive a tough Toyota truck.

2013 Contest Winners

ACTION

Publishers PickPublisher's Pick: Cowboy and his Sage

"On the Thompson River near Ashcroft B.C.", submitted by Nash Wiens. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice.

Other winners in the action category are shown below and will receive a package of Lucky Bug Lures.

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FISH

Publishers PickPublisher's Pick: Cutthroat trout on the Oldman River

"Snapped this underwater photo of a cuttie I caught on the Oldman River in southern Alberta", submitted by Ron Gebert. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice.

Other winners in the fish category are shown below and will receive a package of Lucky Bug Lures.

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GENERAL

Publishers PickPublisher's Pick: Teach A Girl To Fish...

"I could not tell you how long it took. What I can tell you is when I finally brought him to the surface, he ripped himself from the harpoon and ran 350 feet back to the bottom of the ocean. My crew mates hung on to my bibs as I slid across the deck, refusing to let go. It is only through pure adrenaline and my sister whispering in my ear, "you have to do this on your own" that I managed to reel this monster fish in twice. It was one of the greatest moments of my life. Quatsino Sound, British Columbia", submitted by Kasey Kay. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice.

Three of the winners were selected for their great stories as well as the great picture. The other two were selected for their truly unique characteristics. Take a look at each of them and explore very different journeys.

The other winners in the general category shown below and will receive a Rapala rod and reel combo with hat from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association.

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KIDS

Publishers PickPublisher's Pick: Girls just wanna have fun!

"Kylie's first Fraser River Sockeye. After a couple years of watching and learning from daddy,it was finally time to put her skills to the test!What a proud day!", submitted by fishnbc. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice (plus a fishing rod for Kylie).

The other winners in the kids category are shown below and will receive a Rapala rod and reel combo with hat from the Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association

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SCENERY

Publishers PickPublisher's Pick: Fishing in the Boulder Basin

"On the Thompson River near Ashcroft B.C.", submitted by Nash Wiens. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice.

"It took hours of hiking along a rugged trail, but we finally reached the Upper Falls. The trail was so faint in places that we ended up bushwhacking most of the way. We were beat up and exhausted by the time we reached the falls, but as soon as we stepped into this majestic cathedral of stone it was all worth it. The light mist from the falls cooled us off and invigorated us. We fished on the gorgeous pool below the falls for huge brown trout and then hiked out before dark. We didn't see a single other person the entire time. When fishing, stunning scenery, and solitude combine into one magical day, it's unforgettable", submitted by Orrin Olsen. The grand prize for this category is $100 cash provided by Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC plus a complete set of a Backroad Mapbooks for the province of choice.

Other winners in the scenery category are shown below and will receive a package of Lucky Bug Lures.

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FACEBOOK WINNER

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With 490 votes (at last count) the winner of our Facebook "Vote for your favourite photo" is Nothing Like Your First Sturgeon!  submitted by Tim Ansley. 

"I took my father-in-law out to catch his first Whist Sturgeon on the Fraser River and we landed 6! Here is our biggest. A day we'll both remember forever!"

Tim wins a weekend getaway at Elysia Resort, and a reel from Northern BC Tourism.

Thanks for the great photos and for everyone who took part in our first ever member voted photo in our annual photo contest. To look the votes for all photos, just visit our Facebook page and hover over the image to see the number of votes each picture has received.

Favourite Lakes Followed

With over 1,400 lakes followed by members, the Follow This Lake program is becoming popular with a lot of members. Click on the image to use the interactive Google map and explore any of the lakes followed.

2014 SPONSORS

We would like to thank our generous sponsors who make this photo contest possible.

TOYOTA BC

WESTVIEW MARINA

CANNON DOWNRIGGERS

CATCH FISHING

BACKROAD MAP BOOKS

ELYSIA RESORT

GATCO SHARPENERS

CAMP MARY ANNE

LUCKY BUG LURES

FRESHWATER FISHERIES SOCIETY OF BC

Prizes

RESORT PACKAGES

Ocean package from Westview Marine on the west coast of Vancouver Island (BC), valued at $1500

Freshwater package from Elysia Resort on Quesnel Lake (BC), valued at $625

Freshwater package from Camp Mary Anne on Manitou Lake (ON), valued at $500

 

CASH PRIZES

5 - $100 CASH PRIZES, donated by the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

 

PRODUCT GIVEAWAYS

3 - DOWNRIGGERS supplied by Cannon, valued at $500 each

3 - KNIFE COMBO AND SHARPERNER supplied by Gatco, valued at $125 each.

5 - SETS OF BACKROAD MAPBOOKS supplied by Mussio Ventures, valued at $225 each set.

25 - LURE SETS supplied by Lucky Bug Lures, valued at $22 each.

25 - ROD/REEL COMBO’S supplied by Canadian Sportfishing Industry Assocation, valued at $50 each.

Contest Rules

CATEGORIES

1) Action shots

2) Fish photos

3) Kids and fishing

4) Scenery

5) General

 

DATES

Starts January 23, 2014.

Closes March 31, 2014.

Winners announced in April, 2014.

 

TERMS

1. The contest is open to everyone, and contestants can enter as often as they like.

2. To enter a photo, you need to register with The Angler's Atlas. There is no charge to register.

3. Upload your photo to The Angler's Atlas photocontest page. Photos entered on regular lake pages during the contest will also qualify.

4. There are dozens of prizes awarded, including a Grand Prize for each category, selected by the Publisher. Prizes are also offered for the photo with the most likes on Facebook.

5. Contestant photo need to be submitted in high resolution, and a description about the photo and where it was taken. Note: the quality of the story can influence the judges selection.

6. Photos may be used in marketing and promotions for The Angler's Atlas. Credit will be given for any photo used.