2018 Family Fishing Derby


Saturday, July 7, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

This is a FREE activity for families.

You do not need an Ontario fishing licence during the June 30 – July 8 Ontario Family Fishing Week.

Sign-in will be at a booth set up by the Bluewater Anglers in Centennial Park near the fishy fountain in the parking lot just south of the end of London Road at Front Street. Everybody must sign in to receive a bucket to be used to collect your gobies and get your ticket for a free hot dog & pop back at the weigh-in.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

A limited number of fishing rods and bait will be available at the sign-in booth. You will fish as a family. If your children have brought friends, they will count as part of your family for the derby.

Boundaries are from Ferry Dock Hill to the Government Docks. Bluewater Angler volunteers will be located in the fishing area. They will be able to assist you as well as measure any fish over 8 inches. This will allow you to live release the fish you do not want to keep.

The weigh-in is at the Hatchery (... north of the Bluewater bridges in Pt. Edward) between 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Bring your bucket of gobies to be weighed-in and redeem your ticket for a hot dog & pop.

There are prizes for the most gobies caught. The number of gobies caught divided by the number of people fishing in your group gives you your total score. There will be a variety of prizes in the biggest fish category.

NOTE: The $100 member big fish prize does not apply to this family event.

The event will still occur if it is raining. If there is thunder and lightning in the area, the event will be cancelled. Contestants compete in this event at their own risk and agree to hold the Bluewater Anglers and members harmless from any liability, claims and/or cost of any nature whatsoever



Last years BWA Family Fun Day Derby results
Yesterday turned out to be a great day for our annual family day derby both in terms of the participation and the weather.

There were 60 families that registered comprising of 105 children and 81 adults.
828 gobies were caught in just 3 hours!

Largest Fish Honours went to,

1) Benjamine Borne - 74cm Pike,
2) Cameron Latta - 65cm Rainbow
3) ?.... Mc Kay family - 56cm Pike.
If anyone can help me out with the first name of the McKay boy that entered the Pike it would be greatly appreciated.

Top Three Family Prizes went to,

1) Ferguson family - 158 Gobies
2) Lamont family - 83 Gobies
3) Barclay family - 73 Gobies

I would also like to give a special thanks to,

Eric's Pro Tackle & Bait in Wallaceburg for supplying all of the worms.
Ice Cream Galore in Point Edward for supplying some of the prizes,
Linda Miller From Re/Max Sarnia Realty Inc. for supplying some of the lures found in the prize bags.

To all of the families that came out I wold like to say Thank You! I hope everyone enjoyed the day.

To the Bluewater Angler volunteers that came out in full support I want to say Thank You!

I look forward to seeing everyone at next year's Family Fun Derby!

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