The Great Ontario Salmon Derby

LocationCanadian Waters of Lake Ontario Official website Official website Phone (905) 361-5246; (888) 695-2677

Summer 2017. Sponsored by the Toronto Star, the 19th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including a 2015 Toyota Corolla, cash, tackle, rods, reels and a 2015 Toyota 4-Runner for the heaviest salmon caught overall. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 19, 2015.

Visit to see a complete list of prizes, rules and to order tickets online.