Summer Fishing Tournaments Just A Short Drive From Barrie

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Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (June 15th-16th)

OK, this isn’t actually a tournament, but we thought this was a great opportunity to remind you that Father’s Day weekend in Ontario is a family fishing event. That means Canadian residents in Ontario can fish without an otherwise mandatory fishing licence. Get out and enjoy!

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Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular

The 32nd annual Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular runs from August 23rd – September 1st. Almost 5000 anglers register for this 10-day derby each year.
There are prizes for the Top 10 salmon and Top 5 trout each day, plus grand prizes for largest overall salmon and largest trout of the derby. You can register and purchase tickets here.

Port Hope Fishing Derby

The 8th Annual Port Hope Fishing Derby is a free event for families aged 17 and under. On July 5th, you can join the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority from 9am to 1pm at the Port Hope Marina Fish Cleaning Station to join in the fun!

Dorset Kid’s Fishing Derby

This tournament is all about fun. Kids under 12 can register at the public dock at Dorset at 9 AM. Bait is provided but you have to bring your own pole. It’s just $2 per kid, and everyone wins a prize!

Balsam Lake Open

The Barrie Bassmasters host the Balsam Lake Open every year at Balsam Lake Provincial Park. It’s one of their tournaments that is open to anyone who meets the requirements. This year the event is on September 28th and you can find the entry form here

Ril Lake Youth Rock Bass Derby

Another family fishing event, this derby is a chance for kids ages 16 and under to get outside and find out what fishing is all about. Youth will have chances to fish from a boat, or fish off the dock if they prefer. There are prizes for the biggest fish, most fish caught and lots of other categories

Lake Simcoe Fall Brawl

Another event put on by the Barrie Bassmasters is the Lake Simcoe Fall Brawl. Blast off is from the docks downtown. Autumn is big bass time in our area, and that was proven last year at this tournament when a record 8.35-pound smallmouth bass was caught. Find the entry form here