BIG JIG Ice Fishing Derby - This event has already occurred
Saturday, February 13, 2021 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Upcoming Dates:Sunday, February 14, 2021 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday, February 15, 2021 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sylvan Lake, Alberta
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- Special Events
- Workshops and Seminars
*Note: Due to extreme weather conditions, pre-registered activites on February 13 and 14 have been cancelled. The fishing derby itself will still take place as scheduled, with pre-registered activites resuming on Monday, February 15.
The BIG JIG
February 13 - 15, 2021
Sylvan Lake's first-ever socially distanced Ice Fishing Derby is coming to town!
Featuring thousands in cash prizes, free fishing workshops, an epic poutine contest and so much more! The BIG JIG has something for the whole family to enjoy.
- Cultural Teachings at the Kinabik Discovery Village*
- Learn to Fish Workshops*
- Valentine's Day Sleigh Rides | Cancelled
- Pass-the-Poutine Contest
- Adventure Rentals
- Ice Slide & more!
*Pre-registration is required to allow for safety and social-distancing. To register and for more details, check out visitsylvanlake.ca/bigjig
*Due to extreme weather conditions, Learn to Fish workshops, cultural teachings and Valentine's Day sleigh rides on February 13 and 14 have been cancelled. The fishing derby itself will still take place as scheduled, with pre-registered activites resuming on Monday, February 15.
- $1,500 Longest Catch Overall
- $500 Longest Burbot Overall
- $500 Longest Perch Overall
- $500 Longest Walleye Overall
- $500 Longest Whitefish Overall
- $150 First Catch of the Day
- $50 Worst (shortest) Catch of the Day
The Fishing Derby runs from the following times:
- February 13 from 6am - 9pm
- February 14 from 6am - 9pm
- February 15 from 6am - 3pm
Dress warm and bring your own gear or rent from providers in Town. Book ahead! You will need a clearly marked bump board (measuring board) to enter your catches in the derby.
The BIG JIG Fishing Derby is an online tournament organized through Angler's Atlas website and their MyCatch App. You will need a smartphone that can connect to data or the internet, as well as that has a camera to photograph your catches to participate.
Lake Access & Ice Safety
The public access point to Sylvan Lake from within the Town of Sylvan Lake is located on Lakeshore Drive and 49 street. There is only one public access point from within the town.
There are other accesses to Sylvan Lake in surrounding municipalities including Sun Breaker Cove, Norglenwold, Jarvis Bay, and Half Moon Bay. Please use at your own risk.
Reminder to practice ice safety at all times and be cautious! Sylvan Lake is a natural waterbody and affected by changing environmental conditions and usage. Ice quality and thickness are not maintained by the Town of Sylvan Lake. Use at your own risk.
For more information, check out visitsylvanlake.ca/bigjig
Come for the fish, stay for the FUN!