Lake Anna Cup
September 21, 2010
Greetings from Lake Anna,
On behalf of High Point Marina, Country Chevrolet, Dominion Resources, Green Top Sporting Goods, Anna’s
Marine Center, the Lake Anna Business Partnership, Gander Mountain, Woods & Waters Magazine, Habervision
and Lake Anna Outfitters, I’d like to extend an official invitation to participate in the 2010 Lake Anna Cup to be held
Sunday, November 14 out of Anna Point Marina.
You are receiving this invitation because you were part of an elite group of anglers this season that either finished
in the top tier of a qualifying team circuit (Fisher’s Of Men, Championship Teams, LAPR Bass, Angler’s Choice,
Castaway, Eagles Landing, Sturgeon Creek’s Tuesday Night Tournaments and High Point’s Friday Night Tournaments)
or have been extended an at-large invitation. Anyone who thinks they have the stuff to “Claim The Cup”
have been included.
This event is by invitation only. The payout is a guaranteed $2,000 to the top finishing team, plus $500 worth
of merchandise. The winning team will also claim the title of the best on Lake Anna for 2010 and is awarded the
honor of putting their names on the actual Lake Anna Cup trophy. Each year we will add another name and the
tradition will grow. A participation fee of $60/$70 per team goes toward the cookout (each team member gets a
meal ticket), Lake Anna Cup t-shirts, door prizes and administrative fees. Last year we also paid three additional
places due to a high level of participation.
There will also be four, free annual ramp passes awarded at the Lake Anna Cup. Sturgeon Creek Marina will offer
an annual ramp pass for the largest bass weighed by 9:30 am. HIgh Point Marina will do the same at 11:30 am. .
Please reveiw the enclosed/attached Tournament Entry Form and send your payment ASAP to ensure your starting
position. You CAN register the day of the event (we’ll be there at 5:45 am) with a $5 late fee. Dave Fauntleroy
will once again be our Tournament Director and the rules are the same as his LAPR Bass Series’. Five fish over 12”
will be weighed per team. To review complete rules, go to www.laprbass.com. Tournament hours will be from safe
light (hopefully @6:30-6:45am) to eight hours
To see a recap and results of last year’s event, go to www.woodsandwatersmagazine.com and click on Lake Anna
Cup 2009 Results. I certainly hope you will mark November 14 on your calendar and we see at the lake.
Best Personal Regards,
Woods & Waters Magazine
“Come Claim The Cup!”
‘07 Lake Anna Cup
Claimed By Perrin
“Come Claim The Cup!”
Lake Anna, VA
Lake Anna, VA. - Tournament bass fishing is a popular pastime for many
of the region’s anglers. In this competitive format, each angler or team of
two anglers tries to catch the heaviest limit of fish to claim a prize -
usually cash money generated by entry fees. At a set end time, the
weights are tallied on a highly accurate scale back at a weigh-in station,
the winner declared, money awarded and the contestants go home. This
is a standard tournament.
On Sunday, November 11, the first annual Lake Anna Cup was held at
Anna Point Marina using a different format that proved to be an instant
Several weeks prior to the event over 100 invitations were mailed and
emailed to the top 20 teams in the region’s most popular tournament
circuits - Championship Teams, Fishers Of Men, the Lake Anna Pro
Series Bass Tournaments, the High Point Marina Friday Night Tournaments
and the Sturgeon Creek Marina Tuesday Night Tournaments.
There were also over 20 at large invitations extended to other notable
fishing teams, guides and sponsors. It was an earned honor to be
invited. And, unlike standard formatted tournaments, the only expense
necessary to compete was a $40 participation fee
For the $40, each team received two Lake Anna Cup t-shirts, a meal
ticket for the post-tourney BBQ and various other sponsors‚ products.
By participating, each team had a chance to “Claim The Cup”, an
actual cup trophy that will carry the name (s) of the winners each year.
The cup stays at Anna Point Marina, but the actual event will rotate
through the lake’s marinas. Each year, another team’s names will be
added to the Cup.
Another unique part of this event is that the participants were not
fishing for their own money. In fact, they were fishing for $2,000 cash and
$500 merchandise from five sponsors that wanted to be part of the Lake
Anna Cup. Pop’s Marine in Toano was the official boat dealer. Anna Point
Marina was the headquarters. Country Chevrolet in Warrenton was the
official truck dealer. The Lake Anna Business Partnership was the fourth
sponsor/supporter. Green Top Sporting Goods in Ashland was the official
tackle supplier. Each sponsor put up $500. Green Top provided $500 in
fishing gear and clothing.
Fifty-four teams were at Anna Point Marina before dawn to launch and
register. After a 1-hour fog delay, bass boats of all brands roared off to
the far corners of Lake Anna to try to claim the cup. Roughly eight later, at the 4 pm weigh-in, Tournament Director Dave Fauntleroy
welcomed the teams to the scales and got to work.
From the looks of the bags of fish brought to Fauntleroy, the perfect 50-
degree, sunny and calm day on Lake Anna had provided some fine
catches for the contenders.
Third place went to Gene Hord and Mac McManus with five fish
weighing 15.31 pounds. Second place went to the father and son team
of Scott and Brian Conners with a solid limit at 17.68 pounds.
In the end there was drama and surprise. First place winners Dean
Perrin and Mitch Moates had come out of semi-retirement from
tournament fishing and brought a five fish sack of bass weighing 18.14
pounds to the scales that surged them into first and drew the admiring
applause of all on hand.
When the scales closed and the results tallied, Perrin and Moates had
claimed the Lake Anna Cup for 2007, the prize