On May 17-19, 2013, the 31st annual event will be presented by the Laconia Rotary Club. More than $50,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded for major catches of Landlocked Salmon and Lake Trout. Bystanders can watch as the fish are weighed in at the weigh station, located on Lakeside Avenue in Weirs Beach. The weigh station is open from 8am to 7pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 8am to noon on Sunday. About 2800 anglers are expected to compete in the contest. This year’s event is sponsored by Cabelas, Twisted Tea, and other sponsors. The awards will be given out at the Laconia Ice Arena.