The 2023 Derby is Done. Next Year's Derby runs from Friday, March 1, 2024 to Sunday, March 3, 2024
The Wawa Ice Fishing Derby participants will not be allowed to enter any fish in the Derby that has puncture marks in any location other than the mouth of the fish.
It has been the experience of the Derby Committee in prior years that fish were caught on a Derby lake prior to the Derby which had fishing line threaded through the body of the fish in order to tether it. This has happened on several occasions and is unacceptable behaviour for any fisherman.
The Wawa Ice Fishing Derby Board works closely with local MNR and OPP officials to patrol the lakes and ensure anglers a re not tethering fish under their huts. Anyone with information regarding natural resources violations can call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll- free any time or can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Check – in and Weigh – In Officials will be inspecting each fish thoroughly to ensure that it has been lawfully caught and entered according to our Rules and Regulations. Derby officials have the final decision regarding entry of fish.