Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge planned for fifth year

Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge planned for fifth year
Local anglers are encouraged to pencil Jun 17 on their calendars for the Gary LaQuay Fishing Challenge which will again benefit High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care.  The tournament- now in its fifth year- again remembers Tupper Laker Gary LaQuay to died prematurely in 2012.
The event is organized each year by Gary’s son, Cory, and family members and friends and is sponsored by the Tupper Lake Rod and Gun Club.
There will be a $30 entry fee and what doesn’t go out in prize money goes to the work of Hospice.
Tickets can be purchases and donations made at tupperlake.com/events or by calling Cory at 569-3988 or Terry at 359-9574.
There will be two weigh-in stations this year: at the Rod and Gun Club landing on Lake Simond and at the docks at the Tupper Lake Municipal Park.  Live fish can be weighed in any time, and preferably as soon as possible after they are caught.
There will be door prizes and prize giveways at 4p.m. that afternoon at the Rod and Gun club landing.
Hospice will receive25% of total entry fees.  The biggest pike will earn the person who catches it 20% of all entry fees.  Second biggest Northern will earn 10% of the total and third, 5%.
The same percentages are paid out to the top three large/small mouth bass.
The derby runs from 7a.m. to 3p.m. that day.