The 2019 Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby runs from
12:01 a.m. Saturday July 27th, 2019 to 12:00 noon,
Sunday August 11th, 2019.
Entries are restricted to Salmon and Trout with a
minimum eligible weight of 3 pounds for all species.
Participants may only enter the number of fish permitted
by the daily creel limit in any one day (no matter when
Participants are restricted to angling only in the
following areas of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay:
Lake Huron as identified in Fisheries Management Zone
13, in the area bounded by the Nine Mile River to the
Pine Tree Point to the North,
and West to the International Border.
Georgian Bay as identified in Fisheries Management Zone
14, in the area bounded by Cape Commodore to the
South, Cabot Head to the North and East 16 kilometres.
All participants shall abide by the Ontario Fishing
Regulations of the Ontario Ministry of Natural
Resources, the Department of Transport Small Boat Safety
Regulations, and Rules and Regulations of the Chantry
Chinook Classic Salmon Derby.
All participants unless exempted by current laws, must
be in possession of a valid Ontario Fishing License.
Entrants fishing from vessels must ensure that
onboard regardless of age
have a valid Derby ticket. Participants agree to allow
official representatives of the Derby to inspect their
vessels to ascertain that all occupants are entered.
Fish will only be weighed in at the official weigh
stations in Kincardine, Saugeen Shores, Pike Bay and
The Kincardine, Saugeen Shores and Wiarton weigh
stations will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily, except
August 11, 2019 when they will
open at 10:00 a.m. and close promptly at 12:00 noon.
The Pike Bay weigh station will be open from 12.00 noon
till 2.00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m. daily,
except August 11, 2019
when they will open at 10:00 a.m. and close promptly at
Fish will not be weighed in, under any circumstances,
outside the times indicated, except those entrants who
are waiting in line by closing time, will be allowed to
have their fish weighed after closing time.
Fish caught only after proper Derby Registration (Rule
11), within the qualified boundaries (Rule 3) and caught
during the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby may be
entered. All fish entered must have been caught by the
angler entering such fish. Any attempt, in any manner,
to falsify entries will result in disqualification by
the Derby Committee and prizes forfeited.
Fish must be entered on the day caught.
Any fish caught after 10:00 p.m. and within the dates
outlined in rule #1, may be entered the next day.
Fish may be entered only once at which time a hole will
be punched in the gill plate to prevent re-entry. Only
fish that are whole (not gutted) may be entered. Fish
with a snag, foul hook, gaff or gill mark, even if
caught legitimately, will not be accepted. Previously
frozen fish may not be entered.
Tickets purchased during the Derby are not valid for
fish entries or participating in the Derby on the day of
Tickets validated by Authorized Charter Boat Operators
for their clients. Charter boat captains agree to
deposit client ticket stubs in a designated drop box
prior to fishing.
Participants onboard an Authorized Licensed Charter Boat
may purchase a special one-day Derby Ticket which is
only valid on the day of sale and while onboard the
Authorized Licensed Charger Boat. (All clients of the
Charter Boat Operator must have a special or standard
A participant may only win one leader board prize in any
of the top 25 Salmon or top 5 Trout categories. In all
cases, the highest value prize will be awarded. Winners
and their catch are eligible for all other prizes
The Derby Winning Largest Salmon & Trout are not
eligible for the First Week Largest Salmon & Trout
prize. (In these cases the 2nd placed entry
The Largest Fish of the Day prize will be awarded to the
entrant of the largest
All daily prizes will be awarded on the following basis:
Only one daily prize per person per day and limited to
two daily prizes per person for the duration of the
derby, except for prizes associated with Special Event
All Daily Prizes not awarded due to non-qualifying fish
will be retained by the Derby Committee to use at their
In the event of a tie, prizes in question will be
awarded based on the earliest fish entered.
Prizes are awarded as advertised. Prizes are not
must be accepted as awarded. Merchandise prizes have no
cash surrender value.
For the purposes of the Special Weight Prize the first
fish weighed in at the stipulated weight shall be the
winner. In the event no fish matches the Special Weight,
the fish entered closest to the stipulated weight shall
be the winner. In all cases of a tie the earliest fish
weighed in shall be the winner.
All participants agree that upon weighing in a leading
Salmon or Trout will sign the official affidavit
attesting to the fact that their fish was caught within
the rules of the Derby and will upon winning a major
prize submit to truth tests, if required. Refusal to
take the polygraph test will result in automatic
Prizes not picked up by the last day of August shall
become the property of the Lake Huron Fishing Club.
During the Derby, tickets will be available at the four
official weigh stations and during normal business hours
until 6:00 p.m. for cash only at the following business
Kincardine - Hi-Way Variety
Underwood - Lake Huron Rod and Gun
Port Elgin - J&S Tackle
Southampton - Martin’s Home Hardware
Sauble Beach - Sauble River Marina and Lodge
Lures N Lines
Walkerton - Junction 4 & 19
Owen Sound -
Guelph - Kingsway Fishing Tackle
Family entries are defined as parents or
grandparents or guardians and dependent children
17 years of age or under.
(2 Generations Only)
Each person named on the ticket may weigh in fish.
(Children’s age is determined as of the date of ticket
Note: Family entries are considered as one entry for the
purpose of all draw prizes.
For the purpose of “Seniors Day”, a senior is a male or
female 60 years of age or older.
A senior shall only be classified as a senior as
identified on the Derby ticket at time of purchase.
Prizes will be awarded to the
largest Salmon and largest Trout caught overall and
weighed in at each of the four weigh stations during
For the purpose of “Ladies Day”, a lady is a female 18
years of age or older.
Prizes will be awarded to the largest Salmon and largest
Trout caught overall and weighed in at each of the four
weigh stations during the two
For the purpose of "Kid’s Day", a
kid is a youth 17 years of age and under. A Derby
ticket is not necessary and is limited to shoreline
fishing at each venue location.
A valid Derby ticket
is mandatory if the participant wishes to register a
fish in the Derby.
(See Rule 11)
For youth entered in the Derby who will be
fishing off-shore on Kid's Day, a prize for the largest
Salmon caught by the youth will be awarded. This winner
will not be eligible for other Kid's Day prizes.
Any participant guilty of an infraction of the rules
will be disqualified from the Derby for life and all
Participants agree that the Derby Committee may at their
discretion hold any winning fish for biological
examination and testing. All fish in contention for a
leading prize will also be held..
Major prizes will not be released until such testing is
The Derby participant having weighed in a winning and/or
leading fish that was previously held, shall take
possession of their fish immediately following the close
of the Derby, unless testing is undertaken. Prizes will
be withheld until possession is taken and/or removed by
Each entrant upon registering to compete in the Chantry
Chinook Classic Salmon Derby agrees to hold the
sponsors, organizers, their agents, and employees
harmless from any liability of any nature or kind or for
any injuries and/or damages suffered during or after the
period of the Derby.
All participants agree that the decisions of the Chantry
Chinook Classic Salmon Derby Committee are final on all
The Derby Committee endeavours to seriously consider any
complaints about the operation of, and the Rules and
Regulations of the Derby. Any Derby participant/entrant
or other person registering a complaint, protest of
conduct, or other innuendo, of or against another
participant/entrant must be accountable. He/she shall
provide sufficient detail and/or evidence with a full
description of the complaint for the Derby Committee to
conduct an investigation. Detail must include personal
information that is included on the complaint
registration form. The Derby Committee shall be the sole
judge in determining if any infraction of the rules or
spirit of the Derby has taken place and shall take
whatever action it deems appropriate. All decisions of
the Derby Committee, Ministry of Natural Resources
officials and/or law enforcement official are final.
This electronic or paper rendering is for information
purposes only and is not intended as an official
publication of the Chantry Chinook Salmon Derby
Certain grammatical, syntactical and spelling
differences may inadvertently exist between the
above-mentioned rules and those printed in the Derby
Committee Booklet. In all cases the Derby's official
publications will be deemed to take precedence.
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contributions To Derby or Conservation Projects
Please mail to:
Classic Salmon Derby
c/o Lake Huron Fishing Club
P.O. Box 355
Southampton, Ontario N0H 2L0
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Derby Hot Line: 1-519-353-8818