Arthur Lem Memorial Snapper Tournament has run every August since 1999.
It was inaugurated in memory of one of Kismet's most famous early
founder/settler, Arthur Lem. Besides cooking fabulous Chinese meals and
entertaining his friends with raucous tales and salty language, Lem spent
countless hours on the Kismet dock teaching succeeding generations of children
the fine art of fishing for Snapper.
tournament is open to all children under the age of twelve. This year saw
a reuniting of many of the Lem family: his wife, Rose; his sons
Arthur and Howard and Howard's granddaughter, Cathy. As always,
Buddy handled the weigh in of each little snapper, cautioning the children to
put them back in the water gently so the "could grow bigger."
Kelly was appointed "dock guard" to keep the parents from
providing more than moral support.
Cathy, Howard and Rose Lem
fished side by side
the fish is caught, take him off the hook
run to Buddy at the weigh station
has to be my greatest catch
with biggest fish caught by a boy
fish - a little slimy
two hours of fishing, awards were presented for the largest fish and most
number caught by girls and boys in each age group. The awards for the
largest fish caught by girls: Ashlynn (under 6), Tegan (9-10 years) and
Elizabeth (11-12 years.) The awards for the largest fish caught by boys: Magnus
(under 6), Michael (7-8 years), Nick (9-10 years) and Graeme (11-12
years). Elizabeth and Graeme caught the most fish.
a group picture, the children enjoyed free treats: water and soda
provided by the Kismet Market, hot dogs and hamburgers provided by the Kismet
Inn and ice cream provided by the Pizza Shack.