28th Annual Wawa Ice Fishing Derby Arrives

Anglers are gathering in Wawa today, as they look to reel in some prizes at the 28th annual Wawa Ice Fishing Derby.

Derby Chairperson Scott Popert notes there are some prizes that can be won by anyone with a ticket - especially if you bought them early.

Popert reminds - like recent years - there are also eighteen major fishing prizes: six identical prizes for top fish on each of the three derby lakes, Hawk Lake, Manitowik Lake, and Wawa Lake.

Some tickets are still available, to be sold during registration, which runs from 1 pm to 10 pm this afternoon at the Michipicoten Memorial Community Centre

Fishing runs from 8 am to 4 pm Saturday and 8 am to 1 pm Sunday, with Canadian country music star Brad James performing for the dance at 9 pm Saturday night.

JJAM FM will be live-on-location from the derby from 12 noon to 4 pm Saturday afternoon, 7 pm to 9 pm that night, and 10 am to 2 pm Sunday.