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Columnist David Obirek

Join fishing columnist David Obirek the first Thursday of the month in the Selkirk Journal, Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times and Interlake Spectator. David will talk fishing and more while promoting the Interlake and Red River North Regions of Manitoba. 

Currently residing in Selkirk Manitoba with his family and growing up in Winnipeg, David has spent much of his life fishing on the north portion of the Red River. Introduced to the sport by his father and grandfather, David has fished the Selkirk area since the mid 1970's. 

Through his love of fishing, David began his journey on the tournament scene by volunteering (2003-2005) with one of Selkirk's best known fishing events, The Red River Walleye Challenge (RRWC). David was later appointed a Director (2005-2008) where he played a significant role in helping increase the events exposure and popularity, raising in excess of $30,000 for Breast Cancer Research. David continues to assist with local charitable fishing events and serves as a Fishing Ambassador and Consultant with Red River North Tourism . David is an all-season angler and when not on the boat during the spring, summer and fall, he can be found chasing legendary “greenback” walleye in the winter on Lake Winnipeg and the Red River.

With the growth of tournament fishing, David took his skills to the next level and joined the CWT- Central Walleye Trail during its inaugural season in 2014 where David continues to compete. 

-  2014 CWT recipient of the "Big Fish" Award that recognizes the biggest fish caught during the CWT season at qualifying events. 

- 7th Place, 2014 The Walleye Masters Cup (Red River)

- Big Fish Winner, 2014 The Walleye Masters Cup (Red River)

- 14th Place, 2015 The Walleye Masters Cup (Red River)

- 27th Ranked, 2015 CWT Overall 

- 41st Ranked, 2016 CWT Overall

- 15th Place, 2018 Cape Coppermine Walleye Tournament 

Besides fishing, David has spent nearly 10 years in the media and public relations industry having worked for the Federal Government, Junior 'A' Hockey and Premiere Van Lines for their episode on the TV reality show Undercover Boss Canada.