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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Lake Simcoe Ice Fishing Annual Championship Announced

The 2nd Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby was announced to be held on Sunday the 19th of February, 2017. The event has a $15,000 prize pool for the heaviest 12 Perch starting with a grand first prize of $10,000. There will be over $15,000 in extra Participants prizes.

More information about the Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby is available at

The Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby is an annual marquee fishing event that tests ice fishing teams from Canada and around the world. Canadian participants are not required to hold a fishing license in order to participate in the marquee fishing tournament, although adherence to fishing limits is mandatory. Sign-in for the event commences at 6:00 AM and the tournament runs from 8:00 AM through to 1:00 PM.

The annual fishing derby benefits Canadian Tires Jumpstart Charities, an organization working to provide underprivileged children with opportunities to enjoy physical activity and organized sporting events. Supported by Canadian Tire Keswick, the event also features a lottery with over $50,000 in prizes including tires, accessories, tools, computer hardware, drones, personal products, and gift coupons. Lottery tickets cost $10 and are available at Canadian Tire Keswick and other locations. Wendel Clark a former NHL player, will be drawing the lottery winners starting at 10 AM Sunday 19th of February, 2017.

More information about the lottery, prizes and tickets is available at

Derby rules state that Marshalls will complete all inspections between 6:00 AM and 8:00 AM. Participants will only be permitted to drill holes after inspection hours. The final weigh-in for all catches closes at 2:00 PM. Registration fees for the event, are priced at $250 for a two-person team. The first two hundred registrations will receive an Early Bird Special kit containing lottery tickets, minnows for bait, parking transfers, and other prizes, over $100 in value.

According to a spokesperson for Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing Derby, "The success of our first annual derby and the support of Canadian Tire for the 2017 Canadian ice fishing championship at Lake Simcoe, is expected to attract ice fishing professionals and sportspersons from the local community to the event. We look forward to being able to support the work of Jumpstart Charities to bring sports to underprivileged children in Canada." More information is available at Canadian Tire Keswick or the URL above.  

Contact Information

  • Name: Elizabeth Johnston

    Company: Lake Simcoe Championship Ice Fishing

    Telphone: -- , -

    Address: 24270 Woodbine Ave.