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‘BRAGGING RIGHTS DERBY’ is on!

Seventh Annual Island Summer Fishing Derby

Due to Covid-19, the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers previously cancelled their Seventh Annual Summer Fishing Derby that coincides with Family Fishing Week.  However, knowing families will be out fishing together, The St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Club will have an online derby, Bragging Rights Derby, only with no registration and no follow up dinner and presentations.  In the future, once we can gather, we will try to have some prize presentations for the children involved in the Derby.

Ontario Family Fishing Week is July 4th to the 12th, and just as in past years, our Bragging Rights Derby will run from 6am on July 4th to 12pm on July 12th. Registration will occur when you send your fish picture to our site derby@sjiha.ca   Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take a picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. 

Once the picture is taken, it can be emailed to derby@sjiha.ca . Include your name, whether you are a child under 15 or an adult, and the length of the fish; we will post it on our site for all to see.  A gallery of the pictures of the largest fish caught for the day will be on the www.sjiha.ca website, so bragging rights will be yours.

Similar to previous derbies, we will have 6 fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island. Have fun and stay safe, and we hope you will participate in the St. Joseph Island Hunters and Anglers Bragging Rights Derby.

Bragging Rights Derby July 4 to 12

Your registration to Bragging Rights Derby begins when you photograph and upload the picture of your your awesome catch to derby@sjiha.ca. The derby runs from 6:00 a.m. July 4 to July 12 at noon.

Include your name and phone number, and the length of the fish measured from the front of the fish to the fork in the tail (as we have done in previous tournaments).  Take the picture of you holding the fish or of the fish on our measuring tape of past derbies.  Family pictures would also be a nice addition. Six fish species recognised for competition: pike, perch, bass, walleye, trout/salmon and herring (ciscoe), but send pictures of anything you catch, and we will add them to the derby gallery.  Like past derbies, this derby is restricted to fishing in Canadian waters in contact with St. Joseph Island.

HUNTERS AND ANGLERS SPORTS SHOW: Sunday, May 3rd

DESBARATS ARENA
SUNDAY, MAY 3, 2020
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Something for everyone outdoors

Gun Show, Buy and Sell. Over 100 vendor tables inside.


Outside exhibits – marine, camping, off-road


HEAR WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY: Free hourly seminars


Family activities including free interactive archery shoot
Free draws and prizes

Don’t miss out. Mark your calendars.

Admission by donation

Thank you to the supporters of the 26th annual Wild Game Dinner, 2020

THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS:
17 E Trading Post, Algoma AG Centre Co-op,Algoma Insurance Brokers, Algoma Office Equipment, Andrea S. Young RMT, Bennardo Jewellers, Black Bear Café, Bud Robinson’s Motor Sports, Calvin Gilbertson, Camille’s Island Café, Camp Lackanooky, Carl Bowyer, Carl Thomas, Royal Lepage Realty, CBT Excavating/Ryan Burton, Chad Stevens, David Nelson, Exit Realty, Lake Superior, Dionisi Flooring, Dolores Winter Nursing Foot Care, Dr. Berg, Forestland, Fred Court, Gateway Casino, Gord & Sig Robinson, Highland Ford, Hogan’s Homestead/ Erica Hogan, Home Hardware/Echo Bay, Honeywell, Inner City Spring Centre, Invasive Species Centre, Island Market, Jim Davis, John Paterson, Karen Garside, Karhi Contracting Inc., Ken Hanson, Kentvale Home, Hardware/David Kent, Kevin Coombs, Larry Skinkle, M&M Meats, Maitland Lewis, Ford/Lincoln, Makes Scents Maple Products, Mark Dick, McLeod Bros. Mechanical, Miriam Sharpe, Napa Auto Parts, Neil Caughill, Nicki Morin, North Channel Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., North Shore Sentinel, Nor-Therm Ltd., Northshore Tractor, Nottingham North 3-D Archery/ Wayne & Judy Ingram, OFAH, Palmer Group, Perry’s Great Northern Gun & Bow Shop, Pine Plaza Food Basics, Prouse Motors, Quaker Boy, Rack Stacker/Steve Elmy, Randy Fawcett, Rankin Supply, Rebekah & Jason Doyon/ Pet Valu & Glass Employees Ltd., Reg Rickaby, Richard Winter, Rick Crowhurst, Ron Alton & Sheila O’Reilly, Rose Valley Maple Syrup, Ross & Joan Bishop, S & T Electric, S&S Creations, Sault Academy of Flight, Sault Promotions, Savings World, Sigrid Robinson, Sling Choker/Bill Johnstone, Solaray Creations, Soo Greyhounds Hockey, Soo Mill Build-All, Soo Optical, Sports Gold, St. Joseph Island Hunters & Anglers, Stobie Mechanical, Stonefield House, Superior Chrysler, Superior Nissan, Taylor Scarr, The Clansmen Motel, Thessalon & Area Rod & Gun Club, Tiltn’ Hilton Steakhouse, Tini Designs/ Tina Newell, Tom and Laura Surofchek, Tracey Nichol, TSC , Wellington Square Food Basics, Wes & Sharon Stevens, Whipawheel Farm Home Store, Yves Gauthier

The Wild Game Dinner of 2020 was one of the best yet. The Club is very appreciative of the volunteers who worked preparing, serving and clearing the dinner, the Chef, Max, and member cooks who created the many very special dishes, the bakers who provided all the desserts, the Shamrock Club for doing the dishes, and all the donors of auction items.   All funds go to supporting the Hunter and Anglers programs like the Ernest Eddy Memorial Children’s Fish Derby, the Awesome Women’s Experience, annual data gathering of the deer harvest, and public education events, and for support of our outdoor sports’ heritage through education and partnerships with local and regional organisations.  We look forward to seeing you at next year’s dinner when we will celebrate the 27th annual Wild Game Dinner.

ERNIE EDDY MEMORIAL CHILDREN’S FISHING DERBY: Saturday, March 7

The Ernie Eddy Memorial Children’s Fishing Derby is in March this year (a revised date). All children of elementary school age or younger are invited to join the derby. Holes are drilled, gear is provided and lunch for the children is provided. Adults may purchase a hot lunch and drinks. The derby is held at Twin Lakes on St. Joseph Island. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 7th.