The South Western Wheatley Fish Festival
I didn’t have time to charter a boat or participate in the Wheatley Big Boyz Fishing Contest but I did stop by the arena to check out the smoked fish contest.
The harbour parking lot and surrounding area was crammed with trucks and empty boat trailers. Lake Erie was a hive of activity as fishing boats of all sizes participated in the derby.
I counted over twenty boats lined up at Wheatley’s harbor mouth around 3pm trying to get the bounty weighed in. I’m sure the boat launch area was a zoo.
We took a few minutes to drive over to Wheatley Arena where the Fish Festival was being held.
The smoked fish contest was being judged before the throng of anglers arrived.
Rob Adamson and Bugsy Lamb were well into tasting some delicious samples of Lake Erie’s finest offerings.