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Snap a photo of yourself and a Lake Ontario caught Chinook Salmon with a Freedom Tackle Herring Cutbait Trolling Lure.

Post your photo on Instagram or Facebook and tag


Use all of the following hashtags on your photo:



Picture of you +Chinook Salmon + Freedom Tackle Herring Cutbait Trolling Lure


Freedom Tackle Photo Contest

We are thrilled to be adding another exciting element to the Great Ontario Salmon Derby this year with the Freedom Tackle Photo Contest!

The basic contest rules are quite simple and highlighted below. Please read the full rules here

Who can enter?

Anyone with a valid 2019 Great Ontario Salmon Derby ticket is encouraged to enter the contest.

When does the contest start and end?

The contest runs from 12:01am June 29th, 2019 to 7:59pm August 17th, 2019.

How do I enter?

Any photo entered in the contest must include a photo of a Lake Ontario caught salmon and a Freedom Tackle Herring Cutbait Trolling lure to be eligible.
You can enter the contest by posting your photo on Instagram or Facebook and tagging @greatontariosalmonderby and

In addition, you must add these 4 hashtags
#GOSD19 #FreedomTackle #howdoyouroll #herringcutbait

How many times can I enter?

There is a limit of one (1) entry per person per Instagram account or Facebook account per day, regardless of the method of entry. The same photo cannot be entered multiple times.

Who chooses the winners?

A panel of judges consisting of a representative from the GOSD and Freedom Tackle will judge all photos submitted based on originality, creativity, technical proficiency, uniqueness and appropriateness. Judging will begin after 8pm on August 17, 2019.
Photos which are illegal, defamatory, or in any way obscene, all as determined by Freedom Tackle and the GOSD, will be disqualified. Judging will be completed, and the winners announced on August 20, 2019.



1st place $1500

2nd place $500

3rd place $250

These prizes will be presented to the winners at the Great Ontario Salmon Derby Awards Day, August 24, 2019 at J.C. Saddington Park in Mississauga.

What is the Freedom Tackle Herring Cutbait and where can I buy it?

The Herring Cutbait is brand new for 2019. This hard-bodied trolling lure has a tantalizing roll when used in many different trolling applications. It has the perfect action when trolled behind a flasher, a paddle or on its own. The Herring can be run behind a dipsy or down-rigger to cover the complete water column from top to bottom. Though-wire construction means this lure can stand up to the abuse of hard running silver rockets. All lures are UV coated with some featuring glow paint to cover all the conditions you might face.

Rigging is included with the supplied 50# mono leader and multiple bearing swivel.

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Where can I buy it?