Well, the conclusion of this event took place at the Lions Hall in Vermilion Bay where, mysteriously, it is the only Lions Hall in Canada with an actual lion head on the wall. Not a stickleback in sight, or trophies for such a catch. What a rip-off.
All was not lost. After a few refreshments, an amazing attitude adjustment occurred. All thoughts of my stickleback receded. Since no fish where caught (I may have tried to dispute that claim) all prizes were raffled off. I ended up with a $50 gift certificate from the C0-0p! We can at least eat for another week!