I just wanted to wish all the Great Ontario Salmon Derby enthusiasts a Happy New Year.
I hope Santa brought you all the flashers, flies and spoons that were on your list.
The count down has started to the 23rd GOSD that will start on Saturday June 29th. We wanted include the July 1st long weekend as part of the first week of the Derby, hopefully some of us will get that extra day on the pond to try and secure a spot on the Raymarine Top 10 Leaderboard
Also from June 29 to July 7, 2019 is license free fishing week in Ontario and it will give new salmon trollers the opportunity to experience this exciting sport fishing.
If you’re a novice the best way to be introduced to salmon fishing is on a Charter boat. Make sure the Charter you choose has a Great Ontario Salmon Derby ticket. If the Charter you hire has registered with the Derby all its clients are eligible to win any of the $270,000 in cash and prizes that are available.
Great news for our Eastern Ontario participants, Bill Cunnell and Rhonda Turk from Wellers Bay Campground will be hosting our most easterly weigh-in station in 2019. Boat launching and docking will be available at their weigh-in station. Our other 9 fantastic weigh-in stations will remain the same as last year.
I’m afraid you’re going to hear this in repetition over the course of the year but I hope it will help ensure that we can get the proper top 10 leaders on our leader board in a correct and timely fashion each night. I know how difficult it is to make the leaderboard and we want to make sure you get the credit you deserve when your entry is top 10 worthy.
NEW for 2019
1) Make sure at the weigh-in station that you complete all the required information on the entry form and its LEGIBLE.
2) Make sure you leave the weigh-in station with your completed LEGIBLE copy of your entry form and KEEP IT. (The weigh-in station will also keep a copy)
3) With your cell phone take a photograph of your LEGIBLE completed entry form.
4) After the Raymarine leader board is updated at the end of each fishing day if your entry isn’t posted on the leader board and your entry is heavier than the 10 place salmon, send a LEGIBLE photograph of your entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can verify your entry and correct the leaderboar
Charter Boat Ticket/ Boat Ticket
We‘ve had many requests over the last few years regarding a ticket that covers all persons on vessels for the duration of the GOSD that are not classified as charters for hire. To clear up any misconceptions you may purchase a Charter Boat /Boat ticket at the SAME price as a Charter Boat . However you may NOT request a listing on the GOSD Charter Boat page unless you are a member of the OSGA or have a business number proving you are a Charter for hire.
By now I’m sure you’re saying enough…where’s the prize list for 2019.
Sorry we’re still in conversation with several new and exciting partners and we aren’t quite ready to make it public yet. We can tell you that a great majority of our amazing 2018 sponsors are once again supporting this incredible summer salmon fishing event .