2024 Annual Island Fishing Derby Rules

  1. By entering the 2024 Island Fishing Derby, all participants declare that they have an understanding of all tournament rules and agree to abide by them.
  2. You are responsible for your safety and actions at all times before, during and after the Island Fishing Derby.  Each entrant, upon registration to compete in the derby, agrees that he/she will not hold the Sponsors or Hosts liable for any kind of accident that might occur during the Island Fishing Derby and will sign a waiver form when registering.
  3. Registration forms and rules are available on our web site ( Link Registration form page, however, official Island Derby ruler will need to be picked up at the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre, 1802 20th Sideroad.  Payment can be made by cash or cheque on Friday, June 28th from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. or on Saturday, June 29th from 8:00 a.m.to noon at the conservation centre.  Payment and entry may be done online but arrangements will need to be made to pick up the official Island Derby ruler in order to enter any fish. Registration closes at noon on June 29th, 2024 with no further registrations allowed. For more info contact John @ (705) 246-3352 or Kevin @ (705) 989-7319
  4. All Ontario fishing regulations must be abided by or you may be disqualified.
  5. All regulations set forth by Transport Canada must be abided by.  Owners MUST comply with all safety requirements and have their Pleasure Craft Operators Card as per Transport Canada regulations.
  6. Thanks to the Government of Ontario, you don’t need a fishing license to fish this week.  Check out www.ontariofamilyfishing.com for more details.
  7. Entries are non-transferable.
  8. The Island Fishing Derby will commence at 6:00 a.m. on June 29th, 2024 and end at 12:00 noon on July 7th 2024. No exceptions.
  9. 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 centimetre.  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.
  10. Once the photo is taken, please email to derby@sjiha.ca with your name and measured length or an 8 x 10 photo can be brought to the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre between 10am and noon on July 7th, 2024.
  11. 3 photos per category per entrant will be allowed.
  12. Derby updates will be posted regularly on our website www.sjiha.ca (Link under Construction)
  13. In the case of a tie, the first entry received will be the winner.
  14. All decisions of the Derby Officials are final and may not be protested.
  15. You must be in attendance at the awards ceremony on July 7th to receive draw prizes.
  16. Winners of the cash prizes for the longest fish categories are not required to be in attendance at the awards ceremony in order to receive their cash prize. Awards start with a light dinner at 4pm, July 7th followed by presentations.