Bluewater Anglers Ice Fishing Derby

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Ice Derby


Saturday, February 19, 2022

The Ice Fishing Derby is the first club event of 2022. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate and give us safe ice. We hope to have a record turnout like the last derby held in 2018. The outing is held on the first license-free weekend in Ontario, so no fishing license is needed! The Ice Fishing Derby is open to both club members and the general public. Please bring the family and/or some friends and enjoy a morning fishing on the ice on Sarnia Bay.


An entry fee of $5.00 per person must accompany the entry form. Entry forms and complete Ice Fishing Derby information will be available at the January 7th General Membership Meeting. The Outdoorsman and Bucks Bait will have application forms until 4:30 PM on Friday, February 18th. Tickets will be available at the Sarnia Bay Marina parking lot on Saturday morning February 19th between 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM. You must buy your Ice Fishing Derby ticket before you start fishing.


The Ice Fishing Derby starts at 6:00 AM on Saturday, February 19th. Participants can bring their catch to the weigh-in station located at the Sarnia Bay Marina boat ramp anytime during the morning. All fish must be weighed in by 11:00 AMPrizes will be based on 90% of the ticket sales. 10% will go to the Bluewater Anglers Hatchery. Cash prizes will be awarded based on weight in each of the three fish categories ... Panfish (including perch, crappie, sunfish, rock bass), Pike, and Trout (Rainbow and Brown Trout). You may enter only one fish per category. If no fish are entered in a category, the prizes in that fish category will be added to the Panfish category. Prizes will be awarded immediately after the weigh-in closes at 11:00 AM.

Draw prizes will be made from entrants 12 and under, and from entrants 13 and over. Draw Prize winners must be present for the draws made at the close of the weigh-in.

Ice Derby Info


2018 Ice Derby Results

Almost perfect weather and ice conditions set the stage for the 2018 Bluewater Anglers ice fishing derby.  300 tickets were sold for the annual event that hadn’t been held since 2015 due to poor ice conditions. It was a record crowd! We had many volunteers show up to help with ticket sales, drilling holes, and cooking the hotdogs. To all of you I would like to say Thank You!

The Bluewater Anglers would also like to Thank the Outdoorsman and Buck’s Bait  for their continued support with ticket sales, prizes, and bait. You have helped make this derby a popular family event!


PANFISH 1) Dino Evangelista – 11 1/8th inch Perch $225.

                     2) Rob Myloyja - 11-inch Perch $135.

                     3) Harry Harris – 10 3/8th inch Perch $90.

                    4) Kevin Taylor – 10 ¼ inch Perch $90.


TROUT/SALMON 1) Dalton Collins -  5.1-pound Brown Trout - $ 225.

                               2) Matt Guzy – 1.3 pound Coho $ 135


PIKE/WALLEYE 1) Nick Dirzze – 9 pound Pike $225.

                                   2) Scott Dezort – 6 pound Pike $135.

                                   3) Josh Craig – 3.5 pound Walleye $90.




Weather network picture of the ice derby.

True North Outdoors TV has also shared this video of the days events with us. Ice Derby Video 


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Ice Derby Gallery

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