Start Date:
February 17, 2024
End Date:


Saturday, February 17, 2024


The IceFishing Derby is the first club event of 2024. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate. 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. Bring the family and some friends andenjoy a morning fishing 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 General Membership Meeting. The Outdoorsman and Bucks Bait will have application forms until 4:30 PM on Friday, February 16th. Tickets will be available at the Sarnia Bay Marina parking lot on Saturday morningFebruary 17th between 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM. You must buy your Ice Fishing Derby ticket before you start fishing.



The IceFishing Derby starts at 6:00 AM on Saturday, February 17th. Participants can bring their catch to the weigh-in station located at the Sarnia Bay Marina boat ramp anytime during the morning. All fish mustbe weighed in by 11:00 AM. Prizes will be based on 90% ofthe 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). All fished entered must be caught through the ice in Sarnia or Point Edward, and all provincial fishing regulations must be obeyed. You may enter only one fish per category. If no fish are entered in a category, the prizes for that category will be added to the Panfish category. Prizes will beawarded immediately after the weigh-in closes at 11:00 AM. Hot Dogs, Timbits, and Hot Chocolate will be served as well.


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

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