On December 16-17th is the Canadian Ice Fishing Expo at the Barrie Molson Centre in Ontario, Canada. The two day event is open to the public and will host over 100 exhibitors, offer tip and seminars for ice fishing professionals in the industry. The event will also have prizes, giveaways, anglers can even enter in a youtube ice fishing clip contest. The fishing seminars are held every hour on the hour and range from topics such as ice seasons and specific fish species and product demonstrations. Admission to the Expo is $7 for adults, children 12 and under are Free and event parking is also Free of charge. Find the newest and latest gear and products on the ice fishing market today! If you will be needing overnight lodging there are hotels close by the Expo, here are some of this year’s Expo sponsors; HT Enterprises, Ontario Out of Doors, Cabela’s, Rapala, Sufix, VMC, Fish Huts, Baitand tackle411.com, Polar Fire, Blue Haven Lodge, Tamar Cottages & Houseboats and many others visit canadianicefishingexpo.com for more information.
2018 ICE FISHING TOURNAMENT
On February 17-18th is the 12th Annual Ice Fishing Tournament in Barrie, Canada at the Kempenfelt Bay. According to the website icefishingbarrie.ca the event requires no fishing license and is open to the public it raise money for local charities in the area. This annual event has in the past awarded over $450,000 in prizes and raised more than $320,000 for charities. The event is always held on family weekend and here are some of the rules; each participant must have their own cooler to store their fish and be able to carry it over to the weigh station. All ice fishing holes will be approximately 30 feet apart you must stay within 60ft of said fishing hole or anglers will be required to pull out their line. Typical ice fishing bait is minnows and they will be for sale at the tournament. Winners are chosen by the heaviest fish and time of weigh in, anglers are allowed two fishing hole maximum. Fishermen will not be permitted to drill their own holes, the event will have the holes are pre-drilled within the designated fishing area. Fisherman are allowed to have a sheet anchored as shelter and can use a depth finder before a certain time for more details and official rules visit their website.