Events

Reminder to check ahead BEFORE visiting. The events below may be cancelled for 2020/21. Hours of operation and admissions may be changed as per Ontario's COVID-19 Response Framework and travel restrictions may apply in some areas. 

Take your fishing up a notch and enter a fishing derby for the challenge of the competition and, maybe, win an awesome prize.  Derbies are held over the course of the year and many last several days with non-fishing events such as fish fries, live entertainment and children’s activities. Take a look at the list below to choose a derby – good luck!
 
If you’d like to get the family into fishing, there are four licence-free events each year to try it out – in February, it’s Family Fishing Weekend, in May, Mother's Day Fishing Weekend, in June, Father's Day Fishing Weekend, and, in July, Family Fishing Week (for Canadian residents only).
 
February Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
February Barrie                        Barrie Ice Fishing Tournament
April to May Orillia Orillia Perch Festival
May Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (Mother's Day weekend)
May Southampton Ontario Steelheaders Spring Derby
June Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (Father's Day weekend)
July Ontario Family Fishing Week
July to August Lake Huron             Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
August Sauble Beach Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort Kids Fishing Derby
August - September Meaford Meaford Salmon & Trout Derby
August – September Owen Sound Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
September Owen Sound Owen Sound Salmon Tour
September Township of Essa Annual Essa Salmon Riverbank Derby
September Lake Simcoe Barrie Bassmaster Tournament
October         Southampton Ontario Steelheaders’ Fall Derby
November Sauble Beach Sauble River Marina & Lodge Resort Fishing Derby

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