The10th annual Detroit River Walleye Classic was a great success. Our goal of raising over $20,000 was met. Thank you to all our sponsors, participants and volunteers!

Last year's main event featured 319 registered participants fishing in 110 boats.  The fundraising efforts surpassed our goal of $20,000.  Thank you once again to everyone who made this possible.

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A Few of Our Sponsors

Organized by the LaSalle Firefighters Association


Cast Your Line | Show Your Support

Detroit River Walleye Classic

The Detroit River Walleye Classic is an annual fishing tournament, hosted by the LaSalle Firefighters Association. It takes place at Gill Maure Park, the first Saturday of May each year.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit local charities and special causes.

Registration is open to the public, and we also offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us with any questions you may have, regarding the Detroit River Walleye Classic.

I have been taking part in the Detroit River Walleye Classic since it's first year, and I absolutely love it. It's a great time, and supports our community. A great day to catch up with some old friends.



1-T Bondy 28 7/8
1-T Malenfant 28 7/8
3 G. Tousignant 28 3/4
4 Mann 28 5/8
5 Crashley 27 1/8
6 Tymchuk 27 3/4
7 Lajoy 27 5/8
8 Pare 27 5/8
9-T Liscio 27 1/2
9-T Pataky 27 1/2
9-T McLarty 27 1/2
9-T Monforton 27 1/2
9-T Sholdice 27 1/2
9-T Dufour 27 1/2


1 Derek Laporte 29 3/4
2 Jeff Cedar 29 5/8
3 James Wilson 29 1/8
4 Kevin Boismier 29
T-5 Cyle Chapagne 28 5/8
T-5 Gerald Gerard 28 5/8
7 Ed Bissonnette 28 1/2
8 Dylan Gignac 28 1/2
9 Rick Laporte 27 7/8
T-10 Carlos Chau 27 3/4
T-10 Cody Spitz 27 3/4


1 Randy Papia 29 1/4
2 Ray Duguay 28
3 Dwayne Brunet 27 5/8
4 Bob Rousseau 27 1/2
5 Rob Janisse 27 1/2
6 Jamie Miller 27
7 Tiffany Shuster
8 Simone Gaiarin 26 5/8
9 Mike Chaborek 26 1/2
10 Karl Culos 26 2/8


1 Chris Vandenburg 27 1/2
2 John Meloche 27 3/8
3 Rich Loiselle 27 1/8
4 Dennis Szarka 27
5 Brian Bartlett 26 7/8
6 Trevor Gelinas 26 1/2
T-7 Clark Davis 26 3/8
T-7 Jeff Weglarz 26 3/8
T-7 Gary Marcon 26 3/8
T-10 Brad Fountain 26 1/4
T-10 Nathan Tymchuck 26 1/4


1. Tim Lemieux 27 7/8
2. Paul Micallef 27 3/4
3. Darryl Belanger 27 7/16
4. John Anderson 27
5. Rusty Heron 26 9/16
T-6 Mike Kopcok 26 1/4
T-6 Craig Reaume
T-6 Nathan Tymchuk
9. Brad Smith 26 3/16
10. Robert Connoy  26



1 Jesse Tousignant 27 1/4
2 Jim Culos 26 3/4
3 Ron Brunet 26 1/4
4 Brad Brindley 25 3/8
5 Trevor Bourque 25 1/8
6 Rick Parent 25
7 Chad Bissonette 24 1/8
8 Dan Meloche 23 3/4
9 Jim Lukas 23 3/4
10 Richard Loiselle 23 5/8



Register for the May 5th, 2018 Detroit River Walleye Classic

How to Register

Registering for the tournament is easy. Simply complete and return the registration form to us, along with your entry fee to:

LaSalle Fire Association
1900 Normandy
LaSalle, ON N9H 1P8
Phone: (519) 966-0744 Ext: 0

$40 early bird special until Apr 24th, 2018
$55 Apr 25th - May 4th
$65 May 5th, registration available at event only

Download the Registration form (PDF)

The Kids Derby

Registration for the Kids Fishing Derby is Free!

How to Register

Saturday May 5th, 2018

Ages 3 to 13 are welcome.

There will be two age categories for the longest fish prizes: ages 3 to 7 and ages 8 to 13.

Registration starts at 8:30am and fishing will take place between 9am and 11:00am.

Life Jackets are highly recommended.

A Guardian must cosign at registration.

A free hotdog lunch will be provided.

Download the Registration form (PDF)

Registering for the tournament is easy. Simply complete and return the registration form, the morning of the event.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q | When is this year's tournament?
A | This year's tournament (2018), takes place on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 at Gil Maure Park in Lasalle.

Q | Can anyone participate?
A | Yes, of course! The Detroit River Walleye Classic is open to the public. Show your support today!

Q | How do I register?
A | Registration is easy. Simply download the registration form, and return it to us along with your entry fee. More information is available in our Registration section.


Thank you to our sponsors for their tremendous support!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Title Sponsor ($3,000): Logo on all printed materials, name on plaque displayed prominently in the lobby at the Vollmer Complex, recognition in the local paper and on the website.

You may choose to participate in a number of different ways including sponsorship of funds, donation of raffle prizes, or complimentary goods or services for participants. As a participant in our Fishing Tournament, you will receive recognition on event participant materials, including printed tournament programs to be distributed to all participants.

Those who sponsor with a donation of either cash and/or prizes in excess of $300 will also have their company logos printed on event T-shirts which are complimentary to participants who register before April 25th. Additionally, those who sponsor with a donation of either cash and/or prizes in excess of $500 will also be allowed prominent display space at the event for up to three advertising banners. Logos and banners are to be provided by the sponsor.

Any sponsors who donate in excess of $1000 will also be recognized in a thank you ad in the local newspaper and on the LaSalle Fire Association website. Additionally, they will have their business name included on an event plaque to be updated annually and permanently displayed in the Vollmer recreation centre in LaSalle. These sponsors will also receive four complimentary entries in the tournament.


Please use the form below to get in touch with us.

For registration and sponsorship information, please contact us using the email form below.

Thank you for your support!

The map located to the right, shows the location of the tournament.