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April 2018


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We have two BRAND NEW ways to participate in the Great Ontario Salmon Derby


  1. Super Ticket: $200 HST Included

Hands down this ticket offers the best bang for your buck!  For $200 you will be eligible to win the Great Grand Prize as well as the other cash and prizes associated with the 2018 GOSD PLUS you will be eligible to win the Super Ticket Jackpot!

How does it work?   $60 from each Super Ticket purchased (available online only) will be added to the jackpot.  At the end of the 2018 Derby, the 3 heaviest salmon weighed in by Super Ticket Holders will divide the jackpot as follows:

50% Heaviest Salmon
30% 2nd Heaviest Salmon
20% 3rd Heaviest Salmon

You can buy a Super Ticket online at any time throughout the Derby.  If you have already purchased a single ticket you can upgrade to a Super Ticket up until Friday, July 6th at 11:59pm.

Click here to buy your Super Ticket!


  1. Junior Angler Day Participants (ages 8-16 only): $25 HST Included
    Saturday, July 14th 12:01 am – 8pm.

For the very first time in GOSD history we are introducing a special day just for youth participants

How does it work? The Junior Angler  that enters the heaviest salmon within the designated weigh-in station hours will be the winner of $600 in gift cards from Gagnon Sports and JB’s Fishing Depot.

The junior angler and all participants in the boat must abide by ALL Derby rules and regulations. The junior angler must have their own ticket, be part of a family ticket, or be aboard a Derby Registered Charter Boat and ALL other OCCUPANTS in the boat with the junior angler must also hold valid GOSD tickets.


Click here to buy a Junior Angler Ticket

For full details on the rules surrounding the Super Ticket and Junior Angler Day, visit our Rules page by clicking here.


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  • The Great Ontario Salmon Derby is a property of the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show, which
    in turn is wholly owned by the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows (CNSS), a Not-For-
    Profit entity federally chartered in 1948.
  • No executive or employee of CNSS, now or in the past, has ever owned any part of CNSS.
  • The mission of the Canadian National Sportsmen’s Shows is to conserve Canada’s
    outdoors and to instill in Canadian youth an appreciation for nature and outdoor
  • Since CNSS’s inception in 1948, $32 million has been committed across Canada to
    projects and campaigns, which locally include Lake Ontario river cleanups, spawning
    bed rehabilitation and Chinook pen projects. In 2007-2011 the Ontario government
    stopped providing funding for the raising of Chinook at Ringwood Hatchery. CNSS
    committed $250,000 over a five- year period, and with the generous commitment of
    time from the Metro East Anglers Association along with some worthy sponsors,
    ensured that the stocking program on the north shore of Lake Ontario was never
  • There exists a misconception that the GOSD produces enormous profits. This
    simply is not true. The large number of participants in the derby does not relate
    to individual tickets sold, but rather to the thousands of GOSD participants who
    do so from a charter boat under a onetime license fee paid by the charter boat
  • The Ontario Toyota Dealers Association donates our well-equipped 4Runner Great
    Grand Prize and many fishing industry manufacturers also supply prizing for the derby
    and, in return the GOSD provides and pays for significant print and social media
    exposure for all our sponsors as well as providing valuable discounted and/or contra
    exhibit space at our consumer shows.
  • The entire $115,500 of total cash payout over the 7 weeks of the Derby is raised through
    ticket sales and charter boat licenses. The $5,000 payout for the 2018 Championship
    Shootout is sponsored by Islander Precision Reels. Another $22,000 per week of fishing
    related product prizing is donated by our industry sponsors.