THEODORE DAM - The inaugural edition of Credence Construction Ice Fishing Derby in support of The Health Foundation was held today at the Theodore Dam.
Temperatures hovering around minus-5C and generally sunny skies greeted the eager fisher folk who spread out across the waterway, some sitting in their vehicles while watching for their rod tips to bounce as a sign of a fish, while others erected temporary ice huts and still others simply brought out lawn chairs and sat in the sunshine.
Dustin Brears with Credence explained when announced the derby would not be a competitive one in relation to trying to catch the biggest fish, although there will be some draws throughout the day.
“The whole focus is to come out and have lots of laughs, do some fishing, and raise some money,” he said.
The cost of the event was $30 for one hole, or $50 for two, with holes drilled by organizers, although fisherman could drill their own.
Brears said all the money raised through entry fees, food sales and raffles will go to the Health Foundation.
There was an area to warm up and have coffee and a hotdog which was covered and down the road as the event grows Brears said they have plans to construct a covered area where the fishermen will be sitting under cover at their holes.