Bishop’s Fishing Tournament

June 5, 2017 - Big Stone Lake

June 12, 2017 - Lake Oahe

This year marks the 21st Annual Bishop's Fishing Tournament at Big Stone Lake and Lake Oahe near Gettysburg, SD. Your participation in these fishing tournaments helps support the funding of seminarian education in our diocese. This year we have 31 seminarians studying for the priesthood. Their education averages $37,500 per seminarian per year, which is why these two fishing tournaments are so important.

 

Big Stone City Tournament Schedule

7:00 am Registration Begins
8:00 am Tournament Begins
2:30 pm Weigh-in
3:30 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain
4:15 pm Social Time
5:00 pm Outdoor prime rib dinner

Entry Fee

$100 per Fisherman
$50 per Student 18 years and younger
$300 - Family Package (up to four persons)
$450 - Knight’s Challenge

Prizes Awarded For

Most Total Weight
Most Total Weight - Knight’s Challenge
Largest any other fish
Largest Walleye–Youth
Largest Walleye–Adult
“Second Chance”

Knights' Challenge

Win the Bishop’s Cup for your Council!
This traveling trophy is awarded to the Team with the Most Total Weight. Teams must include two of the following: Knights of Columbus member, Priest, youth or Honorary Knight. This is a great opportunity to involve parish youth in a fun, diocesan event with our seminarians and diocesan priests.

Gettysburg Tournament Schedule

7:00 am Registration Begins
8:00 am Tournament Begins
2:30 pm Weigh-in
3:30 pm Mass celebrated by Bishop Paul Swain
4:15 pm Social Time
5:00 pm Outdoor prime rib dinner

Entry Fee Includes

Breakfast
Lunch
Outdoor Prime Rib Dinner

Outdoor Prime Rib Dinner Tickets

Outdoor prime rib dinner Tickets may be purchased separately for those not fishing in the tournament.
$30 per person
$90 per family of four

Sponsorship Opportunities

Tournament Presenting Sponsor – ($10,000) Includes 4 teams – up to 16 people, 16 tickets for social and outdoor prime rib dinner for the fishermen, plus 16 additional tickets for social and prime rib dinner, logo on all promotional materials, recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Diamond Sponsor – ($5,000) Includes 2 teams – up to 8 people, 8 tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner for the fishermen, plus 8 additional tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner, logo on all promotional materials, recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Platinum Sponsor – ($2,500) Includes 1 team – up to 4 people, 4 tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner for the fishermen, plus 4 additional tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner, recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Gold Sponsor – ($1,000) Includes 1 team – up to 4 people, 4 tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner for the fishermen, recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Silver Sponsor – ($500) Includes 4 tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner and recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Bronze Sponsor – ($250) Includes 2 tickets for the social and outdoor prime rib dinner and recognition in the event program and The Bishop’s Bulletin.

Donor – ($100) Recognition in the event program.

Sponsored by

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2017 Big Stone Lake

2017 Lake Oahe