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8th Annual Hamlyn Invitational Ice Fishing Tournament/Derby


Date(s) - February 18, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Constance Lake
175 Constance Lake Road
Kanata, Ontario

COMING SOON! … #8 and Feeling Grrrrrrrrrreat!!!

Mark your calendars because it’s almost time for the 8th Annual Hamlyn Invitational Ice Fishing Tournament…and The Battle for the Coveted Cup!!!

Soon it will be FAMILY DAY WEEKEND for us here in Ontario and like in past years it works out to be Free Fishing Weekend (February 18-20, 2017) which means that Adults & Kids can fish license free!

I can’t think of a better way to spend the Saturday than with Family and Friends fishing through the ice on Constance Lake…trying to catch “The BIG ONE”

Here are the details:

When- Saturday February 18th 2017
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm…
Where- Constance Lake, 175 Constance Lake Road
(Approx. 20 minutes from Kanata)
Cost- $10.00 per Adult $5.00 per Child (0 yrs – 15 yrs)

Included with price:

2x – ALL Beef Hot Dogs
1x – Hot Chocolate
1x – Drilled Hole
Use of the Heated Shelter *For warming up purposes ONLY, there will be NO fishing out of the shelter!

What to Bring: (Bait & Tackle)

Basics Gear list – Suggestions

Jigging rods-or Tip Ups Line- 4 to 8 lb test ice-line
Bait: minnows, worms or Jigging Lures, A 5 gallon bucket (to sit on), Hand warmers, Needle nose pliers, Fishing License- (Not Required), An assortment of split-shot
Fingernail clippers (to cut line), Ice scoop, First Aid kit, Ice auger, Sled for auger or vehicle if the ice is thick enough. Bait bucket, Camera, Food Drinks, Towel & Sunglasses

Must Haves if bringing kids:

Extra gloves, Tissues (those noses run all the time!), Lot’s of snacks, A small sled or something to entertain them Bait & Tackle would be on you.

Let me know if you are coming as soon as possible so we can be sure to have enough stuff for ALL people attending.

Come On Out… it gets better every year and shouldn’t be missed!

If anybody has any Photos or stories from last year feel free to share…either post them to the group or send them to me and I will add them. I hope to see everybody there!

*Important Notice
In the spirit of conservation, this ice fishing derby is strictly catch and release promoting a sustainable fishery for years to come.

For more information contact:
Kevin Hamlyn



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