Bills Bait and Tackle Blog
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  • Machined Brass main and pinion gear
  • HT-100™ carbon fiber drag washers
  • 2 shielded stainless steel ball bearings
  • Stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts 
  • Triangle EVA foregrips 
The PENN Rival combo was engineered to be a versatile all-around combo at an affordable price. Rival combos feature stainless steel guides with aluminum oxide inserts, heavy-duty graphite reel seats, and a triangle EVA foregrips for added comfort and control. The reels include a lightweight design offering heavy-duty fish fighting power and high line capacity.

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by Greg | Jun 22nd 2017 | Tags :

Power pro on sale for $9.99.  100 yard spools half price for just $9.99.

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by Greg | Jun 22nd 2017 | Tags :

2017 Mike Cirino Memorial Perch Derby - A Record Breaking Year!!


The 4th Annual Mike Cirino Memorial Perch Derby took place on Sunday June 11th, 2017at Bayfront Park in Hamilton.This derby is put on by Bill’s Biat& Tackle as the host and Mike’s family.

A huge thank you to everyone who came out to fish, volunteers, sponsors and everyone who supported us.  Thanks to your support, we raised $1,800for Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.  We really want to give a heartfelt thank you to all who donated to the cause as this event would not have been possible without you.


In 2013 we lost a great member of the community and friend of Bill’s Bait and Tackle.  Mike Cirino was a devoted husband, son, brother, great friend and special human being.  He passed away at 47 years of age after a courageous battle with cancer…but it was Crohn’s Disease that he suffered with for more than half his life.   Mike loved life and the outdoors, was an avid fisherman and loved going to fishing derbies.   To honour his memory we have organized an annual charity derby to raise money for Crohn's and Colitis Canada.


 The weather was blazing hot and we had about 200 adults and children fishing.The perch were biting and we had a whopping 70 weigh-ins, which is a record and a huge jump from last year’s 48!!  The prize table was overflowing with prizes thanks to Bill’s Bait & Tackle and our awesome sponsors!


Final Results:

Adult Division
1. David Eccles – 1 Lbs – New Derby Record!!

2. Roy Bednar – 15 oz

3. Tom Godfrey – 14 oz


Children’s Division
1. Peyton 10 oz.

2. Bailey Forrest – 9oz

3. Jade – 9 oz



The winner of the adult division won the $1,000 grand prize.  The children’s division inner took home a huge prize pack with everything a kid needs to fish.  Every person who placed got a great prize.  We also had a 50/50 draw and many raffle prizes, so make sure you join us again next year!  The raffle prize table included gift cards to The Keg, Tattz& Company, Odyssey Hair Salon & Spa, Pizza Pizza, as well as prizes of fishing rods, fishing nets, tools and tons of other fishing gear. Every child went home with a prize.  Congrats to all the winners!


HUGE THANKS to our Sponsors…check them out!
Bill’s Bait and Tackle – 858 Upper James St, Hamilton (905-388-5873)
Dufferin Construction

Tattz& Company – 1445 Main St E, Hamilton (905-549-8288)

DKS Fishing – (289-296-7929)

Odyssey  Hair Salon & Spa – 1575 Upper Ottawa St, Hamilton (905-383-3333)

Barton Radiator Works–78 Cannon St. E, Hamilton (905-522-6126)

Cempres Productions

Pizza Pizza– 833 Upper James St, Hamilton

McDonald’s -Rymal and Upper James


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Hope to see you next year!

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by Greg | Dec 31st 1969 | Tags :

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