Chris Clegg
For the Lakeside Leader

A decades-old fishing tournament held at Shaw’s Point Resort on Lesser Slave Lake will not be held this year.

Golden Walleye Classic tournament chair Ken Sperling says a lack of entries and volunteers made holding the event impossible.

“There is just a lack of people to work,” says, the long-time Golden chairman. “We did say we’d go to August 15, but it doesn’t give us enough time to organize supper and events for kids.”

“Thirty-four years,” he lamented, on the Golden’s demise.

It makes the third year in a row the Golden hasn’t been held. Last year it was also due to a shortage of entries. The year before, it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.