Ontario Fishing Tournaments

Fishing tournaments and fishing derbies take place throughout 2016 at Ontario lakes rivers, and streams. More than 250,000 Ontario lakes are waiting. Plan your tournament participation while staying at a northern fishing lodge, a family resort, cottage or cabin.  Pick your month to find a tournament.

April Tournaments | May Tournaments | June Tournaments | July Tournaments | August Tournaments | September Tournaments | October Tournaments

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Competitive Sport Fishing League | Bassmania 
June – October, 2016
Throughout Ontario

Ontario-Fishing-Tournaments

April

32nd Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival
April 23 – May 13, 2017
Orillia | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children’s categories. Special OPP Kids Day! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching

Stocco Lake Black Crappy Tournament
April 29, 2017 
Time to get ready and register for the Second Annual Black Crappie Fishing Tournament, on Stoco Lake, in Tweed, Ontario. The Municipality of Tweed will be hosting a Black Crappie Fishing tournament.  Stoco Lake is renowned for phenomenal Black Crappie fishing.  This one day live release tournament is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy spring fishing in the Municipality of Tweed.

May

32nd Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival
April 23 – May 13, 2017
Orillia | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
Fun, family fishing derby! Great cash & product prizes. Adult & children’s categories. Special OPP Kids Day! Live release program. Just fish to win! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series | Catfish
May 6, 2017
Dunnsville, Grand River
$500+ Cash Payout for 1st place, plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd place finishes. Longest total length of three fish wins the cash.

Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby
May 5 – 7, 2017
Bay of Quinte, Trenton
The Annual Kiwanis Walleye World Fishing Derby this year will have $250,000 potential prizes. This Fishing Derby has become the largest yearly event held in the Quinte Region.

31st Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
May 19 – 28, 2017
Kincardine

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
May 20, 2017
Gravenhurst | Learn more about Muskoka

Emo Walleye Classic
May 25-27, 2017 
Rainy River, Emo
Catch-and-release tournament on the picturesque Rainy River, in Emo, Ontario. Sixty teams from Canada and the U.S. chased the top spot – and over $36,000 in prizes! Come out and enjoy the festivities this year. All volunteers are welcome!

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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June

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament
Sparrow Lake
June 3, 2017
Lauderdale Marina at Sparrow Lake, Muskoka | Learn more about Muskoka

Huntsville Pike Challenge
June 4, 2017
Huntsville | Learn more about Muskoka

Dryden Walleye Master
June 17 – 18, 2017
Riverview Lodge

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Geraldton Walleye Classic
2017 TBA
Kenogamisis Lake

July

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Ontario Family Fishing Week
July 1-9, 2017
Experience licence free fishing with your family. Consider a fishing lodge, resort or fly-in getaway experience and catch the “big one” during this exciting week for anglers. Find more information on fishing events, festivals and tournaments at fishing resorts and fishing lodges for summer fishing vacation.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 19, 2017
Lake Ontario

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
July 22-23, 2017
Picton, Bay of Quinte
A single CASH PRIZE $150 minimum will be awarded for the largest of each species, plus a kayak valued over $2K to the highest total length of all species.

Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt
2017 TBA
Greenstone
The Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt is simple; the biggest fish wins. With Lake Trout up to 45lbs, the Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt attracts anglers from all over Canada and the United States. The derby is truly remarkable as it is one the best of its kind when fishing for Lake Trout. There is a campground at beautiful Poplar Lodge Park just minutes down the road from High Hill Harbour where the boats are launched and campsites are available.

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
July 20-27, 2017
Fort Frances

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 29 – August 13, 2017
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

August

Nakina Bass Derby
August 4 – 6, 2017
The Nakina Bass Tournament is a two-person team, fishing for two days, total combined weight, live release tournament. With 60 to 65 teams, there are cash prizes for the top 5 teams and everyone who enters gets some type of prize as well as a steak dinner. The tournament is held at beautiful Cordingley Lake in Nakina.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 29 – August 13, 2017
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 1 – August 19, 2017
Lake Ontario

Kenora Bass International
Lake of the Woods
Augus 10 – 12, 2017
A Catch & Release event on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

Atikokan Bass Classic
August 18-19, 2017
Atikokan
The funnest bass tournament in the canoeing capital of Canada.

Wawa Salmon Derby
August 18 – 20, 2017
Looking for some fishing fun in August? Why not join Wawa’s Annual Salmon Derby.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 25 – September 3, 2017
Owen Sound
This 10-day fishing derby and festival continues to be a success every year. Organized on the waters of the Owen Sound and Colpoy’s Bays,

September

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2017
The Series is set up to give every team a chance to fish in a Classic at the lowest price possible. Cassels Lake, Sesekinika Lake, Kenogami Lake, Larder Lake, Lake Temiskaming New Liskeard, Bay Lake Latchford, Lake Temagami, Cassels Lake Temagami, Port Loring, Mattawa, Trout Lake, Lake Nosbonsing, Lake Nipissing Hunters Bay, Classic.
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Perch Lake Bass Challenge
September 2 – 3, 2017
Perch Lake,Thunder Bay
Now going into its 7th year, the Perch Lake Bass Challenge is has an average of 30 2-man teams, and is one of the more successful tournaments hosting in Ontario’s extreme north west.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 25 – September 3, 2017
Owen Sound
This 10-day fishing derby and festival continues to be a success every year. Organized on the waters of the Owen Sound and Colpoy’s Bays,

Annual Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks
September 8 – 10, 2017
Lake of the Woods, Whitefish Bay
Sioux Narrows Bassin for Bucks is a 3 day tournament.  A  roast beef dinner with all the trimmings is  provided for the anglers on Saturday night  free of charge.

Bassin for Kids
2017 TBA
Camp WabiKon, Lake Temagami

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
September 16, 2016
Grand River, Conestoga – Pt Maitland
The single largest Smallmouth Bass wins a new canoe or kayak, plus prizes for 2nd & 3rd place. Canoes are allowed. 

Annual Essa Riverbank Salmon Derby
September 16 – 17, 2017
Proceeds from the Derbies have allowed the members to do many projects, including running water at two Fish Cleaning Stations, the planting of thousands of trees to help stop riverbank erosion, portable washrooms at two parks, the cleanup of the river banks, installation of signs was erected at the Nottawasaga Fishing Park for families to picnic at and for anglers to keep dry under.

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament
Balsam Lake Provincial Park
September 23, 2017
Lake Simcoe
September 30, 2017

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2017 TBA
A catch & release perch fishing tournament.  Enjoy fishing along with the beautiful fall weather and the spectacular fall colours of Kempenfelt Bay.  Put on by the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia, the event is anticipated to be the largest of its kind on Lake Simcoe.  An estimated prize pool in excess of $50,000 is expected to attract more than 5000 anglers over the 10-day period. Grand Prizes and 100-tagged cash prize fish.  Each tagged fish is sponsored by a business – when you bring us the live-tagged fish – you win the corresponding prize for that tag.

October

BPS Lake Simcoe Open
2017 TBA
Lake Simcoe & Couchiching Beach Park | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country
The 2015 Bass Pro Shops Lake Simcoe Open will be held out of Orillia, on Saturday October 29th. Additionally, the organizing committee – which includes members from the club, from the Bass Pro Shops store in Vaughan and from the CSFL, 

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