GENERAL

Event Duration: 2 week format – February 12, 2021 – February 28, 2021

1 – Registration is $60, and can be paid online via fishmanitoulin.com. 

2 – Cash only, on-site ticket sales will be located at the Manitoulin Expositor office, the Wikwemikong Tourism Office and Moxy’s Bait and Tackle until 12 PM on Friday, February 12, 2020. Online ticket sales will close at 12 PM that same day.

3 – Registration is complete when payment is received.

4 – The derby will take place over the course of two weeks. You are permitted to submit multiple entries per category over the course of the 2 weeks – however, you must adhere to the daily limit regulations as per your fishing zone.

5 – Five categories of Fish:

    1. Lake Trout
    2. Rainbow Trout
    3. Walleye
    4. Pike
    5. Whitefish

6 – Prizes are determined by the length of each fish and the time of measurement submission. In the event of a tie the time of submission will be the determining factor. The time at which your video is submitted is considered the time of submission.

7 – A password will be revealed on Thursday February 11th, 2021 at 10:00 PM via Facebook. This password must be stated in your video submission(s) to show that the fish was caught during the duration of the event. Any submission that does not have this password included will not be accepted.

8 – Fishing will begin at 12:00 AM on Friday, February 12th, 2021 and end at 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 28th, 2021.

9 – Fishing Boundaries are Zone 14- North Channel from Sault Ste Marie to North Shore to the east of Phillip Edward Island including Collins Inlet and up to the mouth of the French River. Fishing within McGregor Bay, Fraser Bay, Killarney Bay, and Baie Fine is permitted. South Bay of Zone 13 is also permitted. All of Zone 10 lakes are also open for this event. Any in-land lake within this region is permitted. See tournament Map for more details.

10 – All participants must adhere to the fishing zone limits and restrictions

Zone 10

    • Walleye – Season: January 1 to March 31 and third Saturday in May to December 31 Limits: S-4 and C-2; not more than 1 greater than 46 cm. (note: closed all year in La Cloche Lake).
    • Pike – Season: open all year Limits: S-6; not more than 2 greater than 61 cm, of which not more than 1 is greater than 86 cm, and C-2; not more than 1 greater than 61 cm, none greater than 86 cm.
    • Lake Trout – Lake Trout Season: January 1 to Labour Day Limits: S-2; not more than 1 greater than 40 cm, and C-1.
    • Manitoulin Island: Lake Trout – S-2 and C-1; no size limit; open from Jan. 1 – Sept. 30.
    • Whitefish – Season: open all year Limits: S-12 and C-6
    • Rainbow Trout – Season: open all year Limits: S-2 and C-1

Zone 13

    • Walleye
    • Pike
    • Lake Trout
    • Whitefish
    • Rainbow Trout

Zone 14

    • Walleye – Season: January 1 to March 1 and May 1 to December 31 Limits: S-2; in one day, possession limit of 4, none between 41-56 cm, not more than 1 greater than 56 cm, and C-1; in one day, possession limit of 2, none between 41-56 cm, not more than 1 greater than 56 cm
    • Closed all year – McGregor Bay (Lake Huron) – north of a line drawn from the most westerly point of McGregor Point to the most easterly point of land of Little La Cloche Island, including Iroquois Bay
    • Pike – Season: January 1 to March 1 and May 1 to December 31 Limits: S-2; in one day, possession limit of 4, not more than 1 greater than 86 cm, and C-1; in one day, possession limit of 2, not more than 1 greater than 86 cm

11 – Any participant requiring a fishing licence, as per provincial regulations, is required to have a valid fishing licence to participate in the derby. All participants will abide by the Ontario Fishing Regulations.

12 – A non-registered individual may not be fishing with registered participants. If there are non-registered individuals found to be fishing with registered participants, the registered participants will be disqualified from the derby.

13 – There is no minimum age for participating in the derby, however:

    • all minors under the age of 16, must be with an individual who is over the age of majority at all times during the derby;
    • minors do not need to purchase a derby ticket but cannot weigh in fish and are not eligible for any prizing unless they have purchased a ticket in their name

14 – Each participant may fish with a maximum of two lines. A minimum distance of 30 feet from another person’s ice fishing hole is required; this distance may be reduced if agreed to by all affected parties.

15 – This is a family event, absolutely NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED or INTOXICATED PERSONS.

16 – Any participant breaking any of these rules and regulations and/or any applicable Ontario laws will be disqualified. Participants who are disqualified for cheating will receive a lifetime ban. Participants who are disqualified may be prosecuted under the Criminal Code of Canada for using fraudulent means to acquire prizes.

17 – All participants must do their utmost to exhibit good sportsmanship and environmental stewardship and are responsible for removing all their belongings, including their litter, at the end of each day.

WEIGH-IN

18 – Winners are determined by length of the fish. The single longest fish in each division will be declared the winner, with 2nd place being the second longest, etc. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each division.

19 – This is a virtual live release format and every participant must make every attempt to keep the fish alive. We understand that sometimes a fish may become stressed, and will not survive a live release. “Stressed Fish” are determined by the Tournament Officials as to their legitimacy as a submission. Tournament officials reserve the right to determine whether a stressed fish will or will not count as an entrant.

20 – You will be provided with a password that must be displayed and/or stated in your video, and the fish must be live released/shown swimming away also. You can measure the length of your fish using a standard measuring tape or bumper board. It must clearly show the length of your fish in the video to determine the legitimacy of entry. Final decision is at the discretion of the tournament organizers. Once again, the password will be revealed on February 11th, 2021 at 10:00 PM via Facebook.

Edit: the password for the event is “Jig it up”.

21 – Measurements will be provided in inches and submitted by one of three (3) ways:

If you are having issues trying to send us your measurement video(s), please contact us directly by phone, through Facebook, or by email so that we may contact you and provide assistance.

22 – Participants are required to provide information on the body of water where the fish was caught in order for derby officials to determine eligibility of their catch.

23 – During the course of the derby, a live leaderboard will be maintained and updated when new prize-winning lengths are recorded and submitted. Because the leading lengths are readily available the organizers of the Northern Ontario Ice Extravaganza would like to encourage the practice of catch and release for fish that would not be in contention for a prize.

24 – Participants may only register two fish per day for the derby.

25 – All fish measurements must be submitted by 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 28, 2021. Measurement submission times will be strictly enforced.

PRIZES

26 – Only registered participants are eligible for prizes. Registered participants are eligible to win multiple prizes (i.e. 1st & 2nd in the same division; 1st, and 3rd in two separate divisions, etc.).

27 – There is a total of 16 cash prizes available: Top 3 in each division, plus the registration prize of $500. In case of a tie, the time of weigh-in will be the deciding factor with the earlier fish winning the prize. All major prizes, as awarded, are final.

28 – The Cash prize breakdown is as follows:

    1. 40% of all registrations will be divided amongst the 1st place winners of each of the 5 divisions (Pike, Walleye, Whitefish, Rainbow, Lake Trout)
    2. 20% of all registrations will be divided amongst the 2nd place winners of each of the 5 divisions.
    3. 10% of all registrations will be divided amongst the 3rd place winners of each of the 5 divisions.

Example of cash prizes awarded based on 150, 350, and 500 participants:

150 (tickets sold) – 1st $720 place, 2nd place $360 and 3rd place $180 for each of the five categories.
350 (tickets sold) – 1st place $1,708, 2nd place $854 and 3rd place $427 for each of the five categories.
500 (tickets sold) – 1st place $2,400, 2nd place $1,200 and 3rd place $600 for each of the five categories.

29 – Major prizes will be awarded on Monday, March 1st, 2021 via Facebook Live. This will allow the event officials the proper time to review all submissions and ensure that there are no discrepancies. Participants awarded major prizes will be contacted to make arrangements to receive their prize.

30 – The Registration prize ($500) is a lottery prize and is not a major fishing prize.

    1. The registration prize will be drawn via Facebook Live on Monday, February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM and will be posted on the Northern Ontario Ice Extravaganza and Fish Manitoulin Facebook pages. The winner will be contacted to make arrangements to receive their prize.

31 – All prizes are final as awarded.

INDEMNITY

32 – Each entrant, upon registration to compete in the Northern Ontario Ice Extravaganza, agrees to indemnify and save harmless Wikwemikong Development Commission, Manitoulin Publishing Company Limited (The Manitoulin Expositor), Wiikwemkoong Anglers Club, their agents, employees, sponsors, and event volunteers from any liability, expenses, claims, or demands that may arise from participating.

RULES

33 – By entering the derby, all participants declare an understanding of all derby rules and regulations and agree to abide by them.

34 – All rules are subject to the interpretation of the Wikwemikong Development Commission, The Wiikwemkoong Anglers Group, and The Manitoulin Publishing Company Limited (The Manitoulin Expositor).

35 – Any new official rule condition or deletion will be posted on derby social media page(s) and websites.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATION BY PARTICIPANT 

36 – Registration cancellations will be accepted up until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 12, 2021 by contacting the Wikwemikong Development Commission at (705) 859-3477 or 1-844-945-8687.

    1. Cancelled registrations will not be eligible for any bonuses or lottery prizes, including the registration prize or early bird draw.
    2. All cancellations will be subject to a $20. cancellation fee.
    3. Processing fees for online purchases will not be refunded, nor will they be credited towards cancellation fees.

TRANSFERABILITY OF REGISTRATION

37 – Derby registrations are fully transferable without fee. Transfers will be accepted up until 12:00 noon on Friday, February 12, 2021 by contacting the Wikwemikong Development Commission at (705) 859-3477 or 1-844-945-8687.

MISCELLANEOUS

38 – Photos and videos taken during the derby, or at any derby related event, may be used by the Wikwemikong Development Commission and The Manitoulin Publishing Company Limited (The Manitoulin Expositor) without permission or compensation.