Iglulik fishing derby reels in more than 30 participants

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More than 30 people took part in an Iglulik fishing derby May 17-May 20, and the winners were rewarded with cash prizes.

Susan Qamaniq won $500 for second place in the Iqalulikuluk lake fish category of the Iglulik fishing derby while Lucas Panimera won $1,000. photo courtesy of the Iglulik recreation department

Nicolas Akittirq took home a $1,000 cheque for the heaviest fish caught around Iglulik Island. Emma Quassa won $500 for second place.

In the category Iqalulikuluk lake fish, Lucas Panimera turned in the heaviest fish and claimed the $1,000 cheque. Susan Qamaniq earned $500 as the runner-up.

Cod and char were among the most common fish caught.

“The fishing derby was great,” said Iglulik recreation coordinator Qumangaapik Arnatsiaq. “The weather was perfect.”

The top contestants in the “around Iglulik Island” category of the Iglulik fishing derby were Emma Quassa, who picked up $500, and Nicolas Akittirq, who won $1,000. photo courtesy of the Iglulik recreation department