Ontario Fishing Tournaments

Fishing tournaments and fishing derbies take place throughout 2018 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

See more derbies and tournaments at our Ice Fishing Tournaments page

 

April

32nd Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival
April 22 – May 13, 2018
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

Orillia | Learn more about Ontario’s Lake Country

Stocco Lake Black Crappy Tournament
TBA, 2018
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

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
May 5, 2018
Parry Sound

Orillia Perch Festival
April 21 – May 12, 2018
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

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
May 20, 2018
Huntsville, Tri Lakes

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series | Catfish
May 5-21, 2018
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.

Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
May 18 – 27, 2018
Kincardine

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
May 19, 2018
Gravenhurst | Learn more about Muskoka

Emo Walleye Classic
May 24-26, 2018 
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 26 – August 12, 2018
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.

June

Family Fishing Derby
June 1-3, 2018
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Port Severn

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 2, 2018
Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament
Sparrow Lake
June TBA, 2018
Lauderdale Marina at Sparrow Lake, Muskoka | Learn more about Muskoka

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 9, 2018
West Arm, Lake Nipissing

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
June 2-3, 2018
Mattagami First Nation Fishing is an organization focused on developing the sport of competitive tournament fishing on the waters of Mattagami Lake and the Gogama/Timmins area.

Huntsville Pike Challenge
June 2, 2019
Huntsville | Learn more about Muskoka

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 10, 2018
Lake Nepewassi

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 16, 2018
Cache Bay, Lake Nipissing

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
June 17, 2018
Lavigne, Lake Nipissing

Dryden Walleye Master
June 16-17, 2018
Riverview Lodge

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May 26 – August 12, 2018
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.

Geraldton Walleye Classic
June 22-24, 2018
Kenogamisis Lake

July

Big Fish Derby
July 1 – September 30, 2018
The Big Fish Derby is a FUN, catch-measure-photograph-release competition in support of our community fishery program in the Haliburton Highlands. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes are available in this year’s event. 

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May 26 – August 12, 2018
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.

Ontario Family Fishing Week
June 30 – July 8, 2018
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 7 – August 25, 2018
Lake Ontario

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
July 14, 2018
Vermillion Lake

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail
July 15, 2018
Whitewater Lake

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
July 21-22, 2018
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.

Caramat Fish Derby
July 13-15, 2018
Greenstone

Lake Nipigon Trout Hunt
July 20-22, 2018
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 19 – 21, 2018
Fort Frances

Longlac Walleye Masters
July 27-29, 2018

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 28 – August 12, 2018
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

August

Big Fish Derby
July 1 – September 30, 2018
The Big Fish Derby is a FUN, catch-measure-photograph-release competition in support of our community fishery program in the Haliburton Highlands. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes are available in this year’s event. 

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
July 28 – August 26, 2018
Heaviest salmon and heaviest trout with daily and weekly prizes.

Nakina Bass Derby
August 3 – 5, 2018
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, 2018
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.

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
July 28 – August 12, 2018
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
July 7 – August 25, 2018
Lake Ontario

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail – The Classic
August 18, 2018
Location TBA

Kenora Bass International
Lake of the Woods
August 9 – 11, 2018
A Catch & Release event on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

Atikokan Bass Classic
August 17-18, 2018
Atikokan
The funnest bass tournament in the canoeing capital of Canada.

Wawa Salmon Derby
TBA, 2018
Looking for some fishing fun in August? Why not join Wawa’s Annual Salmon Derby.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
August 24 – September 2, 2018
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

Big Fish Derby
July 1 – September 30, 2018
The Big Fish Derby is a FUN, catch-measure-photograph-release competition in support of our community fishery program in the Haliburton Highlands. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes are available in this year’s event. 

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
May – September, 2018
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.

Perch Lake Bass Challenge
TBA, 2018
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 24 – September 2, 2018
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 7-9, 2018
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.

Mattagami First Nation Classic Fall Walleye Tournament
2018 TBA
Mattagami First Nation Fishing is an organization focused on developing the sport of competitive tournament fishing on the waters of Mattagami Lake and the Gogama/Timmins area.

Bassin for Kids
2018 TBA
Camp WabiKon, Lake Temagami

Ontario Kayak Fishing Series
September 8, 2018
Orillia

Annual Essa Riverbank Salmon Derby
September 15-6, 2018
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.

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2018 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
2018 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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