All Ages Fishing Derby

Youth (15 & under) and Adults (16+) | Sunday, May 1 at 9am to Sunday, May 8 at 4pm

Thank you to everyone that participated this year!

Dates for the 34th Annual OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby will be released later this year

  • Sunday, May 1 at 9am to Sunday, May 8 at 4pm.
  • $25 per adult (16+) and $10 per youth (15 & under) to fish all week.
  • Registered youth from the “Youth Fishing Derby” may fish daily using their existing wristband.
  • On-site registration daily from 7am-11pm. Cash, debit, and credit accepted.
  • Two (2) Trout per person per day may be kept. Once you have caught your two Trout you may continue to fish but must catch and release. MNRF regulations still apply for aggregate possession limit: S-5 and C-2.
  • Security and Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) officials will be onsite to enforce provincial regulations.

 

COVID-related restrictions may be in effect depending on the status of the pandemic. All participants must respect the choices and space of other participants, volunteers, and staff. Poor behaviour will not be tolerated.

All Ages Fish Derby Prizes

Thanks to our many generous sponsors anglers will have the chance to win Summer Day Camp enrollment, a kayak or cold hard cash.

All Ages Derby - Tagged Fish Prizes

Prizes / ValueSponsorCaught by:
Grand Prize #1 - "Walter" - $1000 cash
Value: $1,000
OFAHJustin Desbarbieux
Grand Prize #2 - "Rosie" - Day Camp + $200 cash

Value: $425
OFAHDavid Lalonde
Grand Prize #3 - "Berty" - Day Camp + $200 cash

Value: $425
OFAHKyle Windover
Grand Prize #4 - Kayak

Value: $400
OFAH
#1 - "Billy" - $200 cashPeterborough Bassmasters
#2 - "Frontier" - $200 cashTrans Canada NissanFrank Curtin
#3 - "Octane" - $200 cashUpper Canada Fuel and BurnerRod Springett
#4 - "Tommy" - $200 cashMuskies Canada - Kawartha Lakes ChapterRich Roberts
$5 - "Bubbles" - $200 cashSpring Fishing and Boat Show & CSFL Jason Lean
#6 - "Gordie" - $200 cashG.E.T. Fishing Custom Rod & BaitworksJohn Kong
#7 - "Brokerlink Bob" - $200 cashBrokerLinkRyan Gahagan
#8 - "Bolty" - $200 cashSavage Arms (Canada) Inc.Rich Roberts
#9 - "Big Rig" - $200 cashSandwood TransportAiden Post
#10 - "Bully" - $200 cashBrandXposureScott Milsom
#11 - "Big Fish Bobby" - $200 cashPeterborough Pro TackleBraydon Twa
#12 - "The Great Mustachio" - $200 cashPeterborough Pro TackleJudi Phelps
#13 - "Ashton" - $200 cashPeterborough Pro TackleRyan Gahagan
#14 - "Codi the Cat" - $200 cashPeterborough Pro TackleJason Lean
#15 - "Summer" - $200 cashPeterborough Pro Tackle
#16 - "Quality Pete" - $200 cashQuality Inn PeterboroughJudi Phelps
#17- "Streamside" - $200 cashStreamsideRich Roberts
#18 - "Mitchell Millard" - $200 cashFriends & Family of Mitchell MillardJohn Kong
#19 - "Paul John Paul" - $200 cashEastside Ceiling & Wall SystemsChris Maudsley
#20 - "Dwayne Drury" - $200 cashFriends & Family of Dwayne DruryDave Earl
#21 - "CFM" - $200 cashCanadian Fishin' MusicianRod Springett

    All Ages Derby – Tagged Fish Prizes

    Grand Prize #1: "Walter"
     
    $1000 cash
    Value: $1,000
    Sponsor: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Caught by: Justin Desbarbieux
    Grand Prize #2: "Rosie"
     
    OFAH Get Outdoors Day Camp + $200 cash
    Value: $425
    Sponsor: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Caught by: David Lalonde
    Grand Prize #3: "Berty"
     
    OFAH Get Outdoors Day Camp + $200 cash
    Value: $425
    Sponsor: Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
    Caught by: Kyle Windover
    Grand Prize #4: Kayak
    #1 - "Billy" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Bassmasters

     

    Tagged fish "Billy" sponsored by Peterborough Bassmasters

    Value: $200

    #2 - "Frontier" - $200 cash sponsored by Trans Canada Nissan

     

    Tagged fish "Frontier" sponsored by Trans Canada Nissan

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Frank Curtin

    #3 - "Octane" - $200 cash sponsored by Upper Canada Fuel and Burner

     

    Tagged fish "Octane" sponsored by Upper Canada Fuel and Burner

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Rod Springett

    #4 - "Tommy" - $200 cash sponsored by Muskies Canada - Kawartha Lakes Chapter

     

    Tagged fish "Tommy" sponsored by Muskies Canada - Kawartha Lakes Chapter

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Rich Roberts

    #5 - "Bubbles" - $200 cash sponsored by Spring Fishing and Boat Show & CSFL

     

    Tagged fish "Bubbles" sponsored by Spring Fishing and Boat Show & CSFL

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Jason Lean

    #6 - "Gordie" - $200 cash sponsored by G.E.T. Fishing Custom Rod & Baitworks

     

    Tagged fish "Gordie" sponsored by G.E.T. Fishing Custom Rod & Baitworks

    Value: $200
    Caught by: John Kong

    #7 - "BrokerLink Bob" - $200 cash sponsored by BrokerLink

     

    Tagged fish "BrokerLink Bob" sponsored by BrokerLink

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Ryan Gahagan

    #8 - "Bolty" - $200 cash sponsored by Savage Arms (Canada) Inc.

     

    Tagged fish "Bolty" sponsored by Savage Arms (Canada) Inc.

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Rich Roberts

    #9 - "Big Rig" - $200 cash sponsored by Sandwood Transport

     

    Tagged fish "Big Rig" sponsored by Sandwood Transport

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Aiden Post

    #10 - "Bully" - $200 cash sponsored by BrandXposure

     

    Tagged fish "Bully" sponsored by BrandXposure

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Scott Milsom

    #11 - "Big Fish Bobby" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

     

    Tagged fish "Big Fish Bobby" sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Braydon Twa

    #12 - "The Great Mustachio" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

     

    Tagged fish "The Great Mustachio" sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Judi Phelps

    #13 - "Ashton" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

     

    Tagged fish "Ashton" sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Ryan Gahagan

    #14 - "Codi the Cat" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

     

    Tagged fish "Codi the Cat" sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Jason Lean

    #15 - "Summer" - $200 cash sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

     

    Tagged fish "Summer" sponsored by Peterborough Pro Tackle

    Value: $200

    #16 - "Quality Pete" - $200 cash sponsored by Quality Inn Peterborough

     

    Tagged fish "Quality Pete" sponsored by Quality Inn Peterborough

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Judi Phelps

    #17 - "Streamside" - $200 cash sponsored by Streamline

     

    Tagged fish "Streamside" sponsored by Streamline

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Rich Roberts

    #18 - "Mitchell Millard" - $200 cash sponsored by Friends & Family

     

    Tagged fish "Mitchell Millard" sponsored by Friends & Family of Mitchell Millard

    Value: $200
    Caught by: John Kong

    #19 - "Paul John Paul" - $200 cash sponsored by Eastside Ceiling & Wall Systems

     

    Tagged fish "Paul John Paul" sponsored by Eastside Ceiling & Wall Systems

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Chris Maudlsey

    #20 - "Dwayne Drury" - $200 cash sponsored by Friends & Family

     

    Tagged fish "Dwayne Drury" sponsored by Friends & Family of Dwayne Drury

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Dave Earl

    #21 - "CFM" - $200 cash sponsored by Canadian Fishin' Musician

     

    Tagged fish "CFM" sponsored by Canadian Fishin' Musician

    Value: $200
    Caught by: Rod Springett

    Photo: 2019 “Walter” winner with his catch 

    2022 Tagged Fish Sponsors

    Want to sponsor a fish for all ages derby?

    Click here for full details.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Below is a list of common questions surrounding the OFAH Under the Lock fishing derby.

    How much are derby passes?

    • Youth (15 & under) are $15 with additional children of the same immediate family $10 each.
    • Adults (16+) passes are $25.

    Your pass (wristband/ski tag) allows you to fish the whole week (youth-only fishing on Saturday, April 30).

    During the Saturday Youth Derby, are parents allowed to fish?

    Parents may only assist very young children or those with mobility issues.  The child must be actively involved in fishing to claim any tagged fish prize.  Fishing lines must be taken out of the water if the child is not actively fishing (sleeping, eating, washroom, etc.).   Please no adult fishing on the first Saturday!

    How many fish can I keep?

    Two (2) Trout per person per day may be kept. Once you have caught your two Trout you may continue to fish but must catch and release.  MNRF regulations still apply for aggregate possession limit: S-5 and C-2.

    Can I fly fish?

    Fly fishing is not allowed on April 30 or May 1 as the canal will be too busy with anglers.

    Fly fishing is allowed Monday, May 2 to Sunday, May 8.

    What if I’m too young/old to attend one of the summer camp grand prizes?

    You may transfer the spot in camp to someone you know or it will be offered to a local youth in need of financial assistance.

    When is the derby?

    Youth Derby: Saturday, April 30 from 9am to 4pm.
    All Ages Derby: Sunday, May 1 at 9am to Sunday, May 8 at 4pm.

    Do I need a fishing licence?

    It depends.  Most people ages 18 to 65 need a valid Outdoors Card and Recreational Fishing Licence to fish in Ontario.

    People under 18 or over 65, those with disabilities, and veterans do not need a fishing licence.  Please refer to the 2022 Ontario Fishing Regulations for exact wording.

    Can adults win the tagged fish prizes this year?

    Yes.  The four grand prize tagged fish (Walter, Rosie, Berty, Kayak) can be claimed by adults if not caught by the kids during the youth derby.

    The sponsored tagged fish for cash prizes will be released after the Saturday youth derby and are available to win by both adults and youth fishing from Sunday to Sunday.

    How do I know if I won an early bird prize?

    All winners will be notified by phone and/or email.  A winner’s list will be updated online and on the leaderboard at the derby.


    OFAH Under the Lock Fishing Derby proudly sponsored by

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