Budd's Master Angler Club

Season after season, Budd’s more than doubles the amount of Trophy Walleyes compared to every other lake in Manitoba. On average, 3 out of 5 guests go home a Master Angler.

The Budd’s Master Angler Club (BMAC) is our very own club designated to acknowledge the achievements of all of the Trophy Fishermen on Gunisao Lake.

Club Benefits

2024 Budd's Master Angler Club Pin

Benefits of joining the BMAC include:


◉  A commemorative BMAC pin with the year of your accomplishment.

◉  Your name placed on our annual "BMAC List" poster.

◉  Qualifies you for Manitoba’s Master Angler Program, (receive a certificate of achievement and a variety of eligible badges).

◉  1 lucky BMAC member will receive a free trip back to Budd’s the following year!!


How To Join


Join the club by landing any one of Manitoba’s various species of fish at Gunisao according to the same lengths of Manitoba’s Master Angler Program.

Walleye = 28 inches
Northern Pike = 41 inches
Lake Trout = 35 inches
Yellow Perch = 13 inches
Whitefish = 22 inches
Burbot = 30 inches
Sucker = 18 inches

Each new season brings a new chance for you to join the BMAC! See below for the list of previous year Master Anglers.

measuring HUGE Walleye at Budd's Gunisao Lake Lodge World's Best Trophy Walleye and Northern Pike Fishing, Manitoba, Canada

Manitoba Master Angler Awards From Travel Manitoba

Released Badge

The Released badge is presented to anglers who catch and release their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.


Bronze Badge

Awarded only once, the Bronze badge is presented to anglers who catch their first trophy fish of qualifying size, in any one of the 30 eligible species.


Silver Badge (The Expert)

This badge honours the skill and scope it takes to catch one qualifying fish from five different species. The combination you choose to become an "Expert" is up to you. At Budd’s you can achieve this by catching a Master Angler walleye, northern pike, sucker, whitefish, yellow perch, burbot, lake trout or tullibee.


Specialist Badges

Catch five qualifying fish of any one species to receive their award. Many of our guest qualify for their specialist Walleye badge in just one trip.

2023 Budd's Master Angler Club Prize Drawing

Congratulations to Randy Viessman, winner of a FREE TRIP TO BUDD'S!

Randy joined the 2023 Budd's Master Angler Club by landing a 30.5" Gunisao Walleye.

Great fishing Randy, and welcome to the Club!

2023 BMAC Prize Winner

Previous Budd's Master Angler Club Members