Angler Award Programs

At Anderson’s Lodge we choose to participate in two Angler Award Programs. The first is the Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Catch and Release Program which is for our district only. Second is the O.F.A.H. Ontario Angler Awards and this program is for the entire Province of Ontario.

The Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Release Awards Program

For years, Anderson’s Lodge has promoted the Sioux Lookout Master Angler Release Awards program, with guide staff and guests supporting it fully. There’s nothing quite like bragging when you walk into the dining room that evening displaying your Angler Award Crest proudly! Anderson’s has been the top producer of any Lodge in the area since the inception of this program, proving that we can consistently provide great fishing for our guests year after year. See the list of our guests that have caught and released qualifying fish on our Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Page.

Our World Class Fishery is producing results!  Solid numbers of trophy size fish are being caught and released from May to September.  Putting our guests on trophy fish is what we strive to do and the Sioux Lookout area lakes present the best opportunity to catch trophy fish that qualify for the Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Release Awards Program.  The expansive list is a testament to our guests’ success this past season!

With the knowledge and skill of our guide staff, coupled with the fertile waters we fish, our guests are registering Trophy Walleye, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass, Lake Trout and Muskie.  You will catch alot of fish and your chances of catching big fish are even better with us.

Releasing these trophy fish means improving your chances of catch another Master Angler qualifying fish the next time you fish with us.  This program guarantees quality fishing in both numbers and size for your World Class angling experience.  Upon registering your released trophy, you will receive a crest to recognize you for your angling pursuits and in mid February of the following year, you will receive a copy of the Annual Report along with a certificate to proudly hang on your wall.  Anderson’s Lodge pays our registered guests registration fee – not a penny out of your pocket!

Congratulations to all our participants this year and good luck in 2018!

O.F.A.H. Ontario Angler Awards

Thank you to all our guests and guides who over the past 8 seasons have participated in the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters – Ontario Angler Awards Program.

In an effort to promote conservation throughout the Province of Ontario, the O.F.A.H produced a release awards program (very similar to the Sioux Lookout Master Angler Awards) to “serve as a vehicle to promote sport fishing in Ontario and to encourage the use of the wonderful sustainable resource with a friendly competitive twist”.

Ontario Angler Awards & Our Guests

Anderson’s guests are already very familiar with the Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Release Awards Program and have been years ahead in their attitudes about conservation – protecting and sustaining our valuable fisheries resource. Our guests “jumped on board” immediately, appealing to their competitive spirit! We have set the standards high and over the past 8 years have entered thousands  of qualifying fish – all RELEASED!  Over that period we have earned the title of “Lodge of the Year – Most Qualifying Entries” and have always been in the top 5 Lodges for most entries received and in the top 10 in at least one of if not more specie categories.  To check out these results, log onto

If there is any doubt in your mind about the quality fishing opportunities provided to guests of Anderson’s Lodge – check out the Sioux Lookout District Master Angler Page. or take a look at the O.F.A.H. website at for our guests catches and results this past season. Very impressive!

Qualifying Lengths for Angler Awards:

Species Sioux Lookout Awards O.F.A.H. Ontario Awards
Walleye 27.5 in 25 in
Northern Pike 40 in 30 in
Smallmouth Bass 19 in 17 in
Lake Trout 30 in 26 in
Muskie 44 in 36 in