Sunday , 22 May 2022

Pontiacs bringing back Ice Fishing Derby in early February

A first-time event last year is coming back this year.

The Bonnyville Pontiacs 2nd Annual Ice Fishing Derby is set for Feb. 5 with the chance once again to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes.

The fishing for Northern Pike begins at 9:00am and runs until 3:00pm at Angling Lake, southeast of Bonnyville.

“After the success of the inaugural ice fishing event last year, it was a no-brainer to make this an annual event,” said assistant General Manager Neil Langridge in a press release.

“This tournament can take place regardless of government restrictions while creating a family friendly environment suitable for all ages. That’s why we’ve dropped our registration prices as well as added a youth division.”

In hopes of getting as many people out to the event, registration for adults is now just $100, while the brand new youth category is $40 to enter.

To get into the tournament, you must download the FishDonkey app.

It is a catch and release event. A full list of rules can be found on the Pontiacs website

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.