The 2013 PIIFA Ice Fishing Derby

The sun was shining and the temperature was cold on Saturday, February 16 in Baitshop Bay at Petrie Island. More than 110 people registered for the 4th annual PIIFA ice fishing derby which is an annual invitational derby for the ice hut owners of Baitshop Bay and their invited guests.

Derby winners included Andre Paquette with the largest legally caught fish, a northern pike weighing in at 5.79 lbs. Matthieu Leverseur with the largest panfish, a 12" crappie and Claude Brisson with the smallest legally caught fish - a six inch perch. All fish caught on derby day were released alive and healthy which is one of the regulations set by the derby organizers.

This was another year that our derby was in support of CHEO. We raised a total of $1355.00 at the event which will be donated to CHEO at their telethon in June.

On a sad note, the winner of the first ever PIIFA ice fishing derby, Lise Leclair, died just one day before our 2013 derby. Our sympathies go out to the family of Lise including her son Marc, who participated in the 2013 derby.

Thanks to our many supporters, sponsors and volunteers who made our event such a memorable event:

  • Yves Grandmaitre from the Oziles Baitshop.
  • The Beaudoin-Tessier family for selling registration packs and taking care of everything on derby day.
  • Louis Cloutier for his generous donation from the proceeds of selling PIIFA window stickers.
  • The Poptart Boys and The Pitbulls for their musical performances on stage after the derby.
Check out our complete list of our supporters, sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible.

We plan to do it all over again next season. If you have ideas on how we can improve the event or your company can offer support with door prizes, do not hesitate to contact Us.

The 2013 PIIFA Ice Fishing Derby at Petrie Island

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