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  1. The St Catharine’s Game & Fish Association is proud to announce that the 44th annual Spring Salmon Derby will be running from Sat April 13 to Sat June 8 We are thankful for the support of our generous sponsors and all the participating anglers over the years which has allowed us to keep this event running and to offer the prize structure that we have. Once again there is NO increase to our entry ticket prices. In total 67 prizes are up for grabs, with a guaranteed $5000 going to the 1st place Salmon! Back again is the Early Bird Draw; purchase your Spring tickets by Mon March 25 and you will be eligible to win a pair of rod holder trees from Great Lakes Tackle Worx (Moby Nick) (Cutoff is 5pm for online sales and at Peters & Grimsby Tackle) Tickets will be sold up until the time of draw at our March General Meeting, on Mon March 25 We are using a new system to process online ticket sales. Click here to purchase online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-salmon-derby-tickets-54246095532 We will also be having an early bird draw for a free 2019 Launch Ramp Pass in Port Dalhousie. Everyone who purchases a 2019 SCGFA Membership by March 25 will qualify. New this year for the Spring Derby is the FREEDOM 25 prize. The first fish (trout or salmon) weighed in at 25lbs will win a prize package from one of our new sponsors Freedom Tackle. The Junior Division is back again with 3 placings for all 4 species! Our popular Members division is also back, remember everyone on the boat must have a 2019 Membership to qualify. Additionally our 6th annual Port Dalhousie 3X3 Salmon Classic is back again, on the May long weekend. Check here for all the details: While we are at it we are also pleased to announce that our Summer Derby will also be back from Sat June 15 to Sat Sept 7. Same format as last year! For all of the guides and charter boats who purchase boat tickets for our derbies, we will be having our listing section on our website to link to your websites and/or social media pages. There is no additional charge for this and you will be added to it shortly after your purchase is complete & verified. Please contact us if you are not listed and should be. We ask that we can to please mention & tag us on your social media platforms. We appreciate your support! Finally all those who purchase Spring & Summer derby tickets will again eligible to win an additional Scotty 1116 Electric Downrigger, which will be drawn at our Derby Awards Night on Sun Sept 29 at the Rib Crib Restaurant. New for this year, everyone who earns a final top 10 placing for any species on both the Spring & Summer leaderboard's will earn an additional entry into the draw. Finally be sure to familiarize yourself with all the rules: ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION SPRING DERBY RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The Spring Derby will commence on Saturday April 13, 2019 at 12:00 AM and conclude on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 5:00 pm. 2. The eligible species and minimum weights are Salmon 20lbs, Lake Trout 15 lbs, Rainbow Trout 10 lbs and Brown Trout 10 lbs. NO MINIMUM WEIGHTS FOR JUNIOR DIVISION 3. The Derby boundaries are all of Lake Ontario, the lower Niagara River (below the falls), Port Dalhousie Harbor, Hamilton Harbor, Bronte Creek (lake side of hwy #2), Credit River (lake side of hwy #2). All other harbors, tributaries and waterways are out of bounds, including the fenced areas of Snug Harbor and the Four Falls in Port Dalhousie. Shore anglers are welcome to enter. 4. All participants must possess a valid Ontario or New York State fishing license unless exempt by law and abide by all Ministry of Natural Resources and or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. 5. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted will immediately disqualify the participant. 6. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in disqualification and prize forfeiture. 7. Ranking of all fish will be based upon the gross weight of the individual fish entered. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in will be placed ahead. 8. When fishing from a boat, ALL OCCUPANTS of the boat must: a) possess a valid individual Spring Derby ticket or b) be included in a Spring Derby family ticket or c) the “named captain” of the given vessel must hold a Spring Derby Boat Ticket. A boat ticket may be also be used as an individual derby ticket by only the listed “captain” if he/she is fishing aboard another boat. 9. Derby tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day prior to fishing and entering a fish to be eligible for a prize. Daily tickets must be purchased the day before fishing by 11:59pm. All fish must be weighed & entered within 24 hrs of being caught. 10. Every fish entered must have been caught by the participant entering such fish. Entrants may enter as many fish as they wish, subject to minimum weights, but may only win one prize per species & per category. 11. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. 12. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. 13. The SCGFA will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. 14. Prize winners will be notified by the Derby judges at the conclusion of the Derby. Prizes will be given at September Awards night. 15. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the Derby judges whose decision shall be final and binding. 16. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them. 17. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. All cash and prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. 18. Participants are welcome to weigh/enter a fish in more than one derby or tournament as along as long as all rules for both events are complied with. 19. All participants must produce their Derby ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. If applicable, the “named captain” (holder) of a boat ticket must also be present at weigh in. 20. All participants will have their fish punched and inspected when entered if in contention. This is a shared responsibility of the weigh station and the angler. All Salmon contending for 1st place at the time caught must be retained by the angler for inspection by a derby official. 21. Fish must be weighed in at official Derby weigh stations during their regular business hours. Please note these hours vary station to station. All fish must be weighed & entered within 24 hrs of being caught. 22. All anglers will practice the Anglers Code of Ethics Catch and Release and agree to only enter fish that can qualify for a posted prize. 23. The Member’s Challenge will run concurrently with the Main Derby. To be eligible all occupants on boat must have a Spring Derby ticket and 2019 membership. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Members Challenge. It must be determined after the fish is weighed, which division it will be entered in. 24. The Junior Division will run concurrently with the Main Derby and is open to any eligible angler 16 years of age or under at the time of the catch. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Junior Division. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Junior and Members Division either. It must be determined after the fish is weighed, which division it will be entered in. 25 The “Freedom 25” prize package will be awarded to the first salmon or trout to reach 25lbs or greater. A tie would be broken by the first one entered. 26 The draw for one (1) Scotty Electric Downrigger will take place at the September awards ceremony. Everyone who buys a ticket for each derby is automatically entered in the draw. Additionally everyone who wins a top 10 prize on the main board will also get an additional entry. RANDOM CHECKS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY DERBY OFFICIALS AND CLUB EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE THAT ALL ANGLERS FISHING TOGETHER HAVE A VALID DERBY TICKET. PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS PRACTICE OR BEHAVIOUR TO DERBY OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY. YOUR WEIGH STATION WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST OR CALL 905-937-6335 AND DERBY OFFICIALS WILL INVESTIGATE FURTHER
  2. Greetings everyone! August is here, and with that are a number of events & activities coming up in the coming weeks. Our Summer Salmon Derby is on and we are seeing some nice fish being entered. Remember it runs until 5pm Sat Sept 15 On Tues Aug 14 there will be a Kids Day planning meeting 7pm @ the clubhouse. Once again the Free Port Dalhousie Kids Fishing Day in Port Dalhousie is set for Sat Sept 15. All those wishing to get involved & volunteer that day are invited to attend this meeting. Sat Aug 18 in the afternoon we are having our annual members BBQ at the ramp/clubhouse. Details for this are still being finalized, stay tuned! Sat Aug 25 The Strait Line Anglers Club is running the “CATCH THE FRY” Salmon Tournament out of Port Dalhousie at the St Catharines Game and Fish Association launch ramp. This event is open to everyone to enter. This event celebrates the efforts of the Pen Stocking Project & the return of the mature spawning salmon. $40 per person- Will pay cash 50% 1st place, 30% to 2nd and 20% to 3rd Optional $20 big fish pot per boat : 1st place 50% to the winner and 50% donation to the Pen project. 6 rod max 3 fish box - 30" minimum size Registration is from 515 to 615 at the Dalhousie ramp. Blast off 630 outside the piers All coolers must be in line at the scale by 230 or you will be disqualified. Please manage your time accordingly. No speeding in the harbor or using the yacht clubs docks. On Sat Sept 8 we are planning a joint Lake Erie Walleye event in Port Colborne with our friends at the Strait Line Anglers Club. Details for that can be found here: https://scgfa.ca/event/lake-erie-walleye-outing/ Finally we have a new date & venue for our Salmon Derbies Awards Night. It will be Sunday Sept 30 at the Rib Crib Restaurant in the “Off Track room”. More details on this to come! Again we encourage you to find & follow our various Facebook, Instagram & Twitter platforms to keep up with all of our news, updates & happenings! Wishing you all a safe & enjoyable second half of summer! SCGFA www.scgfa.ca
  3. A reminder that coming up on the May long weekend is the 5th annual Port Dalhousie 3x3 Salmon Classic. Tickets will be available next week at Peters Tackle, Grimsby Tackle & our launch ramp shack at Port Dalhousie. You Can also register online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/the-port-dalhousie3x3-salmon-classic/ Remember to keep you tickets on you for when you weigh-in. If you register on-line you can pick up your tickets on Sat May 19 at the ramp shack. Remember Ticket purchase cut-off is Thurs May 17. 2018 “3×3” SALMON CLASSIC RULES The 3×3 Salmon Classic will commence on Saturday May19, 2018 at 12 AM and conclude on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 2pm. Registered boats may fish at any time at their own discretion between these dates. Registration cut-off is 5pm Thursday May 17 5pm . No exceptions. The eligible species are Chinook and Coho Salmon Anglers may fish Canadian and U.S.A waters of Lake Ontario. All participants must abide by all Ministry of Natural Resources regulations where applicable. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water, will immediately disqualify the participant. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. Between Saturday May 19 and Monday May 21, the captain of each registered boat may enter only 3 Salmon at any time during weigh scale hours. The captain may fish with anyone over the course of the Classic, but Salmon may only be entered in the name of the registered boat and captain which they were caught from. You may not “upgrade” the weights at any time. Final standing results will be based upon the total gross weight of 3 Salmon. In the event of a tie, the team with the largest single Salmon will win. In there is still a tie, the payout will be split 50/50 The Classic guarantees it will pay $1000 to 1st place,$600 to 2nd and $400 to 3rd in the form of a cheque There is no minimum size requirement to enter fish. One prize package will be awarded for the largest overall Salmon entered each day. Tie to broken by the 1st fish weighed in. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. Participants are welcome to weigh and enter a qualifying fish in more than one derby or tournament as long as all of the above rules are complied with. Fish must only be weighed in at the official Classic scale at the St Catharines Game & Fish Association Launch ramp in Port Dalhousie. Scale will close at 8pm Saturday & Sunday and at 2pm on Monday. All fish must be weighed on the same day they are caught. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. This Association will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the competition judges whose decision shall be final and binding. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. The captain must produce their Classic entry ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. NO EXCEPTIONS. All prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them.
  4. Friendly reminder that the St Catharines Game and Fish Association Spring Salmon Derby Early bird draw for both the Scotty Downrigger and launch ramp pass is this coming Monday. Tickets are on sale at Grimsby Tackle, Peters Tackle and here online https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/
  5. Launch ramp docks are in at Port Dalhousie! Free to use now at your own risk. We will begin staffing it Easter weekend. Much thanks to our volunteers and to Gilbert @ Rankin Construction. Property clean up day will be Sat March 24 10am. BBQ lunch to follow. All are welcome to help... please bring work gloves and a rake or shovel. Next general meeting is Mon March 26 7pm at the Rib Crib 106 Lakeport Rd we are excited to have Jocelyn Leung from Angling Outfitters as our guest speaker. He is well know for his in-depth knowledge of marine electronics and will be giving a seminar on making sure your all set up properly regardless of your make/model. Spring Salmon Derby begins Sat April 7, dont forget to get your tickets by March 26 to qualify for the early bird draw for the Scotty Downrigger! www.scgfa.ca
  6. just a note for the shore anglers, you are most welcome to enter... in fact we have had many winners recently catch their fish from shore!
  7. The St Catharines Game & Fish Association is proud to announce that the 43rd annual Spring Salmon will be running from Sat April 7 to Sat June 9 We are thankful for the support of our generous sponsors and all the participating anglers over the years which has allowed us to keep this event running and to offer the prize structure that we have. Back again, is the Early Bird Draw; purchase your Spring tickets by Mon March 26 and you will be eligible to win a Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger! (Cutoff is 5pm for online sales and at Peters & Grimsby Tackle) Tickets will be sold up until the time of draw at our March General Meeting, on Mon March 26 We will also be having an early bird draw for a free 2018 Lunch Ramp Pass in Port Dalhousie. Everyone who purchases a 2018 SCGFA Membership by March 26 will qualify. We have also expanded the Junior Division; there will now be 3placings, for all 4 species! While we are at it we are also pleased to announce that our Summer Derby will also be back from Sat June 16 to Sat Sept 15. Yes we have decided to combine our Summer & Fall derbies into one, and to offer the exact same prize structure as in the Spring! For all of the guides and charter boats who purchase boat tickets for our derbies, we will be adding a listing section on our website to link to your websites and/or social media pages. There is no additional charge for this and you will be added to it shortly after your purchase is complete. Please contact us if you are not listed and should be. We appreciate your support! Finally all those who purchase Spring & Summer derby tickets will again eligible to win an additional Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger, which will be drawn at our Derby Awards Night on Fri Sept 28 Our ticket Prices have not changed with the exception of a $1 surcharge added to online purchases. We do encourage participants to purchase tickets from your local outlet if possible. Tickets & Memberships can be purchased online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/spring-derby/ For online purchases please print your invoice, that will serve as your ticket. Your transaction ID # is your ticket number to enter at the time of weigh-in Please join us Mon March 26 at The Rib Crib & Smoke Shop (106 Lakeport Road, St Catharines) at 7pm for our next General meeting. We are excited to have Joscelyn Leung from Angling Outfitters as our guest speaker. He will be sharing his knowledge of marine electronics and also what’s new, as well as making sure you are getting the most out of your units. All are welcome!
  8. On Mon Feb 26 we will be having a planning meeting. The purpose of this meeting is to set up our various committees to plan & oversee the many events & activities we have going on this year. Examples being derbies, Kids Day, Tackle Share, Pen Stocking Project, our Ramp staff & property maintenance and more… Everyone is welcome to attend but please only do so if you intend to get actively involved. This will begin at 7pm sharp at the Rib Crib & Smoke Shop (106 Lakeport Rd St Catharines) in their meeting/party room.
  9. Friends of life time club supporter, Joe Montgomery & his wife Carol, are invited to the celebration of their 95th birthdays. Sunday February 18, 2018 2:00 to 4:30 pm Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel 6400 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, Ontario Doc Magilligan's Pub RSVP Susan Montgomery 905-820-2574 scm1@sympatico.ca no gifts please Stop in at Peter's Tackle at 22 Secord Drive and add your Best Wishes to the large birthday card on display.
  10. The St Catharines Game & Fish Association would like to introduce its Executive Committee & Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term. President Darryl Day 1st VP Mark Penner 2nd VP Randy Hudspith Treasurer Tom Copeland Secretary Ken York Board of Directors Lyle Gayder Steve Jablonski Mary Schultz Dave Hill Jerry Mitrovich Chad Thorne Shane Thombs Aldo Nava Janet Melanson Paul Paulin
  11. Our next General meeting is coming up soon on Monday Jan 22, 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. We welcome everyone to come out as we will be accepting new members as always, and we will be planning our various events & activities for 2018. As well we will be electing our new Executive Committee & Board Of Directors for the 2018-19 term. There are many different ways to get involved & help out over the course of the year, whether its just an hour or 2 here & there or a more involved regular commitment. If your not able to make the meeting, we would still appreciate hearing from you. you can follow us on our Facebook, Twitter & Instagram platforms or visit or website: http://www.scgfa.ca
  12. Tonight is the last St Cath Game & Fish Assc. General meeting for 2017. Frank DiMarcantonio is our guest speaker and will be giving a fall/winter trout fishing seminar. Everyone is welcome to attend, 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion.
  13. Lots to be thankful for this year! Thanks to everyone who came out to our launch ramp and participated in our derbies. On Sat Oct 14 we will be removing the docks from the ramp at Port Dalhousie and will be doing a property clean up. Will we begin at 730am and could use a few extra hand to help out! Should be all done in a couple hours. The ramp will be open during the winter but as always use caution at all times. Our next General meeting is Mon Oct 23 at 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. We are excited to have well known Niagara River guide Frank DiMarcantonio as our guest speaker. He will be discussing Fall/Winter trout fishing. Also we will be accepting nominations for our Executive Elections in Jan 2018. In the next while we will be tweaking & updating our website www.scgfa.ca so stay tuned!
  14. Less than a week remaining in our Fall Salmon Derby, here is the current updated leaderboard: https://scgfa.ca/leaderboards/fall-derby-leaderboard/ Our Salmon Derbies Awards night is Fri Sept 22 at the Port Dalhousie Legion. All are welcome to attend, even if you didnt place in any of the derbies. Optional Fish & Chips dinner is 530-630. The awards will begin at 7pm. There will be door prizes and a 50/draw as well. All those who bought Spring, Summer & Fall derby tickets are eligible for the draw to win a Scotty 2116 HP electric downrigger. Should be a fun night as we wrap up another season on Lake Ontario. Thanks to all those who supported and participated in our derbies this year!
  15. Tickets can be purchased online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/fall-derby/ ST. CATHARINES GAME & FISH ASSOCIATION FALL SALMON DERBY RULES AND REGULATIONS 1. The Fall Derby will commence on Saturday Aug 12, 2017 and conclude on Saturday, Sept 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm. 2. The eligible species and minimum weights are Chinook and Coho Salmon 20lbs. NO MINIMUM WEIGHTS FOR JUNIOR DIVISION. 3. The Derby boundaries are all of Lake Ontario, the lower Niagara River (below the falls), Port Dalhousie Harbor, Hamilton Harbor, Bronte Creek (lake side of hwy #2), Credit River (lake side of hwy #2). All other harbors, tributaries and waterways are out of bounds, including the fenced areas of Snug Harbor and the Four Falls in Port Dalhousie 4. All participants must possess a valid Canadian or New York State fishing license unless exempt by law and abide by Ministry of Natural Resources and or New York State Department of Environmental Conservation regulations. 5. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water will immediately disqualify the participant. 6. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. 7. Ranking of all fish will be based upon the gross weight of the individual fish entered. In the event of a tie, the first fish weighed in will be placed ahead. 8. When fishing from a boat, ALL OCCUPANTS of the boat must: a) possess a valid individual Fall Derby ticket or be included in a Fall Derby family ticket (cover 2 spouses and their children 16 & under) or c) the “named captain” of the given vessel must hold a Fall Derby Boat Ticket. A boat ticket may be also be used as an individual derby ticket by only the listed “captain” if he/she is fishing aboard another boat. 9. Derby tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day prior to fishing and entering a fish to be eligible for a prize. Daily tickets must be purchased the day before fishing by 11:59pm and any qualifying fish must be caught and weighted the next day. 10. Every fish entered must have been caught by the participant entering such fish. Entrants may enter as many fish as they wish, subject to minimum weights, but may only win one prize. Underweight fish will be disqualified. 11. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. 12. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. 13. This Association will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. 14. Prize winners will be notified by the Derby judges at the conclusion of the Derby. 15. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the Derby judges whose decision shall be final and binding. 16. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them. 17. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. 18. Participants are welcome to weigh and enter a qualifying fish in more than one derby or tournament. 19. All participants must produce their Derby ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. If applicable, the “named captain” (holder) of a boat ticket must also be present at weigh in. NO EXCEPTIONS. 20. All participants will have their fish punched and inspected when entered if in contention. This is a shared responsibility of the weigh station and the angler. 21. Fish must be weighed in at official Derby weigh stations during their regular business hours. Please note these hours vary station to station. 22. All cash and prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. 23. All anglers will practice the Anglers Code of Ethics Catch and Release and agree to only enter fish that can qualify for a posted prize. 24. The Junior Division will run concurrently with the Main Derby and is open to any eligible angler 16 years of age or under at the time of the catch. The same fish cannot be entered in both the Main Derby and Junior Division. 26. The draw for one (1) Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger will take place at the September awards ceremony. Everyone who buys a ticket for each derby is automatically entered in the draw. RANDOM CHECKS MAY BE CONDUCTED BY DERBY OFFICIALS AND CLUB EXECUTIVES TO ENSURE THAT ALL ANGLERS FISHING TOGETHER HAVE A VALID DERBY TICKET. PLEASE REPORT ALL SUSPICIOUS PRACTICE OR BEHAVIOUR TO DERBY OFFICIALS IMMEDIATELY. YOUR WEIGH STATION WILL BE GLAD TO ASSIST OR CALL 905-937-6335 AND DERBY OFFICIALS WILL INVESTIGATE FURTHER.
  16. A reminder that the Summer Salmon & Trout Derby is underway! Tickets available at all our regular outlets and online here: https://scgfa.ca/event/summer-derby/ Remember every ticket purchased goes into a draw for a Scotty HP 2116 Downrigger to be drawn at our our awards night in Sept!
  17. https://scgfa.ca/event/the-port-dalhousie3x3-salmon-classic/ 2017 “3×3” SALMON CLASSIC RULES The 3×3 Salmon Classic will commence on Saturday May 20, 2017 at 12 AM and conclude on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 2pm. Registered boats may fish at any time at their own discretion between these dates. Registration cut-off is 5pm Thursday May 18 . No exceptions. The eligible species are Chinook and Coho Salmon Anglers may fish Canadian and U.S.A waters of Lake Ontario. All participants must abide by all Ministry of Natural Resources regulations where applicable. Any fish with evidence of net, gaff or snag marks, or having been tampered with or artificially weighted, including ice or water, will immediately disqualify the participant. Any attempt in any manner to falsify entries will result in prosecution and prize forfeiture. Between Saturday May 20 and Monday May 22, the captain of each registered boat may enter only 3 Salmon at any time during weigh scale hours. The captain may fish with anyone over the course of the Classic, but Salmon may only be entered in the name of the registered boat and captain which they were caught from. You may not “upgrade” the weights at any time. Final standing results will be based upon the total gross weight of 3 Salmon. In the event of a tie, the team with the largest single Salmon will win. In there is still a tie, the payout will be split 50/50 The Classic guarantees is will pay $1000 to 1st place,$600to 2nd and $400 to 3rd in the form of a cheque There is no minimum size requirement to enter fish. One prize package will be awarded for the largest overall Salmon entered each day. Tie to broken by the 1st fish weighed in. All fish entered must be in good condition, with no deterioration or decomposition, for positive identification by the Derby judges. Participants are welcome to weigh and enter a qualifying fish in more than one derby or tournament as long as all of the above rules are complied with. Fish must only be weighed in at the official Classic scale at the St Catharines Game & Fish Association Launch ramp in Port Dalhousie. Scale will close at 8pm Saturday & Sunday and at 2pm on Monday May 22. All fish must be weighed on the same day they are caught. Entrants may be required to sign an affidavit attesting to the validity of any prize winning entry and at the discretion of the Derby judges may be required to take a polygraph examination. This Association will not be liable to or for the loss of property, or for the injury to the person of any contestant or spectator. Participants compete in this derby at their own risk and by paying the entry fee agree to hold this association, the sponsors, the agents and employees therefore harmless from any liabilities, claims and costs of any nature whatsoever. Any dispute pertaining to the eligibility, acceptability, the weight of any fish or the interpretation and application of these rules shall be determined by the competition judges whose decision shall be final and binding. All prize winners are responsible for paying any taxes and/or duties which are applicable to the prize won. The captain must produce their Classic entry ticket(s) when weighing in their fish. NO EXCEPTIONS. All prizes are valued and awarded in Canadian funds only. Each entrant, by paying the entry fee, acknowledges that he or she has read and understands the rules of this derby and agrees to abide by them.
  18. Due to the extremely high water levels in the Port Dalhousie harbor we will unfortunately be cancelling Kids Day this year. There simply will not be enough safe access for all the kids to fish. The safety of our kids is always our #1 priority. We will be running the Kids Day Derby again next year which will be held Saturday May 5, 2018. See you next year!
  19. We invite everyone to come out! We are also in need of volunteers to help our team out, both on the Friday beforehand and the day of... please email Janet at: kidsday.scgf@outlook.com
  20. Memberships will be available at our meeting. Peters and Grimsby Tackle will also have them for sale come March. The Legion provides a much more comfortable atmosphere for our meetings, along with proper washroom facilities.
  21. Just a reminder that the the next St Catharines Game & Fish Assc.General Meting is Mon Jan 23 at the Port Dalhousie Legion at 7pm Non members are welcome and we are always accepting new members. $20/individual or $25 for the family At this meeting we will reviewing 2016 activities/finances and will be planning upcoming activities and events for 2017. We welcome all input & ideas & those looking to volunteer. Such events/activities our series of Salmon Derbies, Kids Day, Pen Stocking Program, Tackle Share, Fly Tying club, launch ramp and property maintenance, ect... We look forward to seeing you then!
  22. Fly Tying Club resumes! A great venue to socialize and meet like minded anglers. While learning to tie flies is the objective, there is no formal agenda as we share in our knowledge and experiences. Attendees have ranged from 9 to 90 with a wide variety of skills and experiences. Check us out and become a regular. Our first night will be Thursday January 12th at 6:30 at the St Catharines Game & Fish Association Clubhouse, 61 Lighthouse Road.
  23. This Saturday the St Catharines Game & Fish Assc. is having their Spring Clean up day. We are meeting at the clubhouse at 8am. Everyone is welcome to come out and pitch in. Should only take a couple hours if we get enough hands on deck. We would also like to invite you to come out to our next General Meeting on Monday March 28 at 7pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. With a new season just around the corner we will be having a Lake Ontario Salmon Fishing discussion panel. This special guest panel will consist of four very successful anglers. Karl Chmilinitzky (Two Fish) David Morrison (Reel Therapy), Jerry Felluca (Running Rebel) and Richard Hajecki (Yankee Troller) These gentlemen have all achieved various forms of success fishing out of all the most popular Ports around both sides of Lake Ontario. It will be a great opportunity for us to discuss various trends, techniques and theories with four different opinions and viewpoints. We will also be introducing our new Executive & Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 term and discussing a few business items, as well as planning for the 2016 Pen Imprinting Project and Kids Fishing Day. Additionally we will also be selling Spring Salmon Derby Tickets and doing the early bird draw for a Scotty High Performance Electric Downrigger. Memberships, launch ramp passes, and 3x3 Salmon Classic registration will also be available. There is no cost to attend this meeting. We do remind everyone to please respect the Legions policies in removing your hat at the door and please dont bring in any outside food or beverages (coffees included) Wishing you a safe & successful season! The St Catharines Game & Fish Association
  24. This Saturday we will be putting in the docks at the launch ramp in Port Dalhousie at 730am. During this time ramp access will be temporarily closed. We could use a couple extra volunteers to help out please! Big thanks to Gilbert from Rankin Construction who will be there with the boom truck. We will be doing a property clean-up on Saturday March 19 at 8am. Again we could use some extra help, and we will sign for community service hours if there are any students needing these.
  25. We invite everyone to come out to our next General Meeting on Monday March 24 at 730pm at the Port Dalhousie Legion. (57 Lakeport Road, St Catharines) We are excited to have Vito Dattomo from "Lord Of The Kings" as our guest speaker. We will also have some tackle displays, door prizes, 50/50 draw, and cash bar. Salmon Derby tickets, memberships and launch ramp passes will also be available for sale. Also we will have some club news, updates and the announcement of a new tournament being held on the May long weekend. See you then!
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