1. The Derby runs from 12:01 am Friday May 19th to 1:00 pm
Sunday May 28th 2017.
2. The entry fee is $30 single, $60 family
(2 adults- 2 children 17 yrs and under) One paid entry
allows entry of all legally caught eligible fish into the
derby, provided entrant was registered in the derby at least
one calendar day before attempting to enter any fish. The
one exception to this rule is authorized charter operators
who are allowed to sell tickers to their clients on the day
of the charter. These tickets must be deposited at the weigh
station prior to commencement of the charter. Saturday, Kids
day tickets are $2.00. To participate on kidís day, you must
have a valid derby ticket or have purchased the Saturday
kids day ticket. This is valid only on Saturday, May 27,
2017. This ticket allows all individuals with a valid
ticket, on the boat on kidís day to be eligible for derby
prizes. Limit of 2 kids per adult with a derby ticket
3. The eligible waters for this derby
include all waters legally open from Southampton Lighthouse
to International Border to the west. East- on the Saugeen
River to the legal boundary Dennyís Dam. South boundary is
4. All fish entered must be weighed at the
official weigh stations located in Kincardine Harbour and
Inverhuron Provincial Park.
Official derby tickets must be presented each time a fish is
The Kincardine Weigh Station will be open
daily from 11:00 AM to 2:00
PM and 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM.
The Inverhuron Park Weigh Station will be open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
each Friday and Saturday when it will be open from
10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
Both Stations Close
Sunday May 28, 2017 at 12:00 PM (Noon) Sharp.
6. A fish may be entered only once and will
be disqualified from re-entry by having a hole punched in
the gill plate at the weigh stations.
7. Only fish that are whole Ė not gutted maybe be entered
in the derby- Fish with a snag, foul hook marks, gaff or
gill net marks- even if taken legitimately by the contestant
will not be accepted.- Fish that are or have been frozen,
badly deteriorated or washed out looking will not be
accepted. The Decision of the Derby Committee is final.
8. Organizers may hold any fish for
biological examination. All fish in contention for a major
prize must be presented for this examination- and for
promotional pictures at the closing ceremony.
9. Any fish- after examination by a
biologist that fails to exhibit a contaminant profile
reasonably consistent with profile data obtained by
Environment Canada will be deemed ineligible.
10. It will be mandatory for all contestants
eligible for prizes to sign a sworn affidavit before a
Commissioner of Oaths- that the fish entered was caught
within the rules of the contest The Derby Committee shall
have power to disqualify for any reason or suspicion that
there has been a breach of rules.
11. Ranking of fish will be based on gross
weight on the individual fish entered. In the case of a tie-
the first fish weighed will be placed ahead.
12. Eligibility while fishing in a boat:
Anglers MUST ENSURE that ALL persons aboard have a valid
derby registration. If any person is on board without a
valid derby registration- all fish brought aboard the vessel
will be deemed ineligible for entry into the derby and would
not qualify for a prize.
13. All prizes must be accepted as
presented. All prize winners agree to execute a release in
favour of the sponsors.
14. Participants agree to abide by the
regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
under the Fish and Game Act.
15. It is a condition of entry that the
entrant agrees to release the organizers, sponsors and Derby
Committee from any and all claims for damages or liability
of any nature whatsoever caused at the time.
16. The organizers reserve the right to
amend, add to, remove or otherwise change any of the rules
and regulations without prior notice if it is deemed by them
to be in the best interest of all parties in the derby.
17. Entries are restricted to Salmon, Trout,
(rainbow, brown, lake trout or splake). Contestants may
enter as many fish as they wish- however no fish will be
eligible for more than one prize in each category
18. Prizes: To be announced
19. PRIZES NOT PICKED UP BY AUGUST 31st 2017 WILL BECOME
THE PROPERTY OF THE FISH KINCARDINE DERBY.