Thursday, December 3, 2009

Merritt -10th annual Ice Fishing Derby

© By Othmar Vohringer

How time goes by. I could have sworn we just finished last years ice fishing derby and here I am, organizing this years event.

This year the Nicola Valley Fish & Game Club celebrates the 10th ice fishing derby anniversary.

What started ten years ago as a small local event has over the years grown to become one of the region’s most popular, and BC’s biggest, winter fishing event. The ice fishing derby is a highly anticipated family event, which annually attracts over 200 adults and children from all over the region from as far away as Vancouver.

This year the ice fishing derby will be held on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at Mamette Lake. The derby starts officially at 8:00 am and closes at 2:00 pm.
Derby Entry Fees: $15 per person or $30 per family.

Tickets are available at:
Powderkeg Outdoor Sports Store in Merritt.
Ponderosa Hunting and Fishing Tackle Store in Merritt, or at the event.

There are many prizes to be given away.
We have generous cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for trout in the adult and youth class. Heaviest weight overall for coarse fish plus many door prizes, raffle and draws.
Hot dogs plus free hot chocolate and coffee will available in our cozy warm hospitality tent. I look forward to welcoming everybody, so come on out and help us celebrate our 10th annual Ice Fishing Derby!

For more information contact:
Othmar Vohringer at:

Follow this link to read about last years event. This year it's going to be better and bigger.

Image Courtesy of: Heidi Koehler Photography

Othmar Vohringer Outdoors

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Steelhead said...

I have never tried ice fishing, maybe I'll have to come up to merrit and try it!

Othmar Vohringer said...

Hi Steelhead. If you never tried ice fishing then the derby will be a good start for you. There will many avid ice fishers present willing to share their knowledge with you.

BTW-I read you blog "The Rambling Fisherman" and I like what I read. Keep the good work up.


The Fish Magnet said...

Hi Othmar I think I like to come can you walk to the fishing spots or do you need a snow mobile

Othmar Vohringer said...

Mamette Lake is easy accessible with a vehicle or by foot. I just got a report in that says the ice is at least 30 cm thick.

I am looking forward to see there.


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