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Fishing Tournaments in Ontario

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Ontario has excellent fresh water fishing for both beginner fishing and for professional anglers.

It’s not only one of the top places for recreational fishing, but competitive fishing too. Serious tournaments and for-fun derbies for all level of anglers take place from April – October in areas near and far north in Ontario.

If you’re not looking to fish competitively, check out these great Ontario fishing getaway packages

 

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April

40th Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival 
This is one of Canada’s largest registered fishing derbies with over 60 tagged perch worth $500 Each. Plus … thousands of dollars in daily, weekly and grand prize draws.

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.


May

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2021 TBA
The OKFS Spring Pike Online annually yields some true giants that can be caught with just a little bit of paddling. This month long Fish-at-Will online kayak fishing tournament came close to cracking the 45″ Northern Pike mark in 2019.

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Parry Sound, Georgian Bay

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
May 8-9, 2021
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.

40th Anniversary Orillia Perch Festival 
2021 TBA
One of Canada’s Largest Registered Fishing Derbies! Over 60 Tagged Perch worth $500 Each! Plus … Thousands of Dollars in Daily, Weekly and Grand Prize Draws!

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Huntsville Tri-Lakes

Annual Fish Kincardine Derby
2021 TBA
Kincardine. $10,000 in prizes to be won.

Lake Muskoka Pike Open
2021 TBA
Gravenhurst 

Emo Walleye Classic
2021 TBA
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!


June

Ontario Kayak Series | Spring Pike Tourney
2021 TBA
The OKFS Spring Pike Online annually yields some true giants that can be caught with just a little bit of paddling. This month long Fish-at-Will online kayak fishing tournament came close to cracking the 45″ Northern Pike mark in 2019!​

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

Family Fishing Derby
2021 TBA
Bayview Wildwood Resort, Port Severn

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Callander Bay, Lake Nipissing

Barrie Bassmasters Balsam Lake Bass Tournament 
Sparrow Lake
2021 TBA
Lauderdale Marina at Sparrow Lake

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
West Arm, Lake Nipissing

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Nepewassi Lake, Estaire

Mattagami First Nation Walleye Tournament
2021 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.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Cache Bay, Lake Nipissing

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Lavigne, Lake Nipissing

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend
June 19-20, 2021
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.

Dryden Walleye Master
2021 TBA
Riverview Lodge

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2021 TBA
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
2021 TBA
Kenogamisis Lake


July

KRFW Virtual Fishing Fest – Sleeping Giant Brewing Co.
July 10, 2021
The Kam River Fighting Walleye would like to introduce NWO’s very first VIRTUAL FISHING DERBY in support of the Staal Foundation. KRFW Virtual Fishing Festival- Presented by Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. will include all bodies of water within the Fisheries Management Zone 6.

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2021 TBA
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
July 3-11, 2021
Ontario Family Fishing Events is a province-wide opportunity for Canadian residents to fish Ontario waters without the otherwise mandatory fishing version outdoors card.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
2021 TBA
The Great Ontario Salmon Derby is a property of the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show and an integral member of the events produced across the country by the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows. The Derby has been running for the past 23 years across the North Shore of Lake Ontario, with 10 weigh-in stations, attracting over 22,000 participants over a 50 day period. All profits realized by the Derby are donated to projects that help the salmon fishery.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Killarney, Georgian Bay

Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship
2021 TBA
Fort Frances

Longlac Walleye Masters
2021 TBA

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
2021 TBA
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay


August

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2021 TBA
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.

Manitoulin Expositor Salmon Classic
2021 TBA
Heaviest salmon and heaviest trout with daily and weekly prizes.

Nakina Bass Derby
2021 TBA
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.

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Vermillion Lake, Chelmsford

Top 50 Pike Series Tournament Trail 
2021 TBA
Whitewater Lake, Azilda

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby
2021 TBA
Lake Huron, Georgian Bay
1st Place Salmon Wins: $14,000.00 Up to $125,000.00 in overall prizes.

Great Ontario Salmon Derby
2021 TBA
Lake Ontario

Kenora Bass International
Lake of the Woods
2021 TBA
A Catch & Release event on beautiful Lake of the Woods.

Atikokan Bass Classic
2021 TBA
Atikokan
The funnest bass tournament in the canoeing capital of Canada.

Wawa Salmon Derby
2021 TBA
Looking for some fishing fun in August? Why not join Wawa’s Annual Salmon Derby.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
2021 TBA
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

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

Temiskaming Smallmouth Bass Series
2021 TBA
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.

Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular
2021 TBA
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
2021 TBA
Lake of the Woods, Whitefish Bay
Sioux Narrows Bassin’ for Bucks is a 3 day tournament held annually in September on the weekend after Labour Day. Daily prizes are awarded as well as overall tournament prizes.

Mattagami First Nation Classic Fall Walleye Tournament
2021 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
2021 TBA
Bassin’ for Kids Northern Ontario, founded in 1996, is a special organization that evolved from a long running Bass Tournament. Previous years had just been a Bass Tourney like so many others, but what has made our tourney more worthwhile from 1996 on has been the simple fact that we are helping kids (along with still enjoying ourselves fishing!!!)

The Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
2021 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

Ontario Kayak Series | Ontario Multispecies
2021 TBA
Now in its 12th year, the Ontario Kayak Fishing Series continues to evolve to meet the ever changing landscape of kayak fishing in Ontario and Canada as a whole. OKFS offers something for every angler, angling style, and freshwater sportfish found in the province of Ontario.

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