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Third Annual Island Fishing Derby


Date(s) - July 2, 2016 - July 10, 2016
All Day

any waters adjacent to St. Joseph Island
Richards St
Richards Landing, ON

The derby is for all ages and includes 6 fish categories, perch, pike, bass, pickerel, herring and salmon. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish in each category.

Official Measuring: Once a fish is caught, the participant is responsible for measuring their catch and taking a legible photo that shows the exact length measured in centimetres from the longest point at the front of the fish to the fork in the centre of the tail rounded up to the nearest half centimeter. All photos must be taken on an official Island Fishing Derby ruler with the appropriate validation stickers. Judges must be able to determine length from the photo or entry will be disqualified. If fish is longer than 1 metre then still take the picture on our measuring device and supply an accurate measurement with your entry. Once the photo is taken then it is emailed to: with your name and measured length or if you are unable to send an email then an 8 x 10 photo can be brought to the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre between 10am and noon on July 10th, 2016 to be entered in the derby. Once your photograph is taken the fish can be kept or released. All fish registered will be displayed on our web site at and a leader board will be updated each evening of the event.

The cost for the event is $20.00 for children 12 and under and $50.00 for adults which includes a meal during the presentation ceremony on the 10th. For more information contact John Paterson at 705-246-3352 or email


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