Bluewater Anglers Fall Big Fish Derby

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Fall Big Fish Derby



Saturday, September 23, 2017



Any person is eligible to enter provided they have a valid fishing license in accordance to the waters they are fishing and have paid for their entry by 5:30PM Friday, Sept 22, 2017.

This is a BOAT and SHORE event. Fishing starts 12:01 am Saturday, September 23.



An entry fee of $10.00 cash per person, must accompany the entry form. All entries must be obtained by 5:30 Friday Sept 22, 2017.


If fishing from a boat-ALL people aboard must have an entry.



Bluewater Salmon Derby boundaries apply, in the St. Clair River, south to the south end of Fawn Island, East to the harbour at Grand Bend and North to the trailer park north of Lexington, Michigan. Boundaries for all streams and rivers entering into the St, Clair River and Lake Huron are upstream to the First bridge or roadway, whichever comes first.


Cash prizes will be awarded for the top 5 heaviest fish. Only Salmon, Rainbow and Brown Trout are eligible.


Derby contestants are allowed to enter only their SINGLE heaviest fish

Participants must bring their catch to the weigh-in station, located at the FISH HATCHERY, between the hours of 1:30pm and 2:00pm, September 23rd, 2017. You MUST be in line by 2:00 for your entries to be eligible!!! Presentations of prizes will be immediately following the weigh-in.

The following will be the breakdown of Cash prizes. All breakdowns are of total entry fees:

1st… 35%          

  **15% for the Fish Hatchery                          


All prize winners may be asked to prove they are legally allowed to fish to claim prize.                                                              

NOTE: The $100 prize for biggest fish entered by a BWA member applies to this event.


Entry forms and information will be available at The Outdoorsman, Buck’s Baits, and our September 12th General Anglers Meeting.


This association will not be liable to or for loss of property or for injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Contestants compete in this derby at their own risk and agree to hold this Association and members harmless from any liability, claims and cost of any nature whatsoever.

All monies raised support the Bluewater Anglers.

A minimum of 5 draw prizes will be drawn at the conclusion of the event, you must be present to win.


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