Interlake Ice-Fishing Tournaments, Derbies & Events 2023

Manitoba’s Interlake is always alive with winter fun and excitement, none more so than when the area opens up to its favourite ice fishing derby’s and tournaments! These events are a great opportunity for family outings, or community gatherings where all ages can come together to enjoy winter in Manitoba while trying their luck at catching some of our famous hard water fish. This wintertime activity is the perfect way to get outside and really make the most of winter in Manitoba. No matter what skill level you have, these derby’s and tournaments are sure to be an enjoyable winter experience for everyone.

For updates visit the Latest Ice Conditions or for Lake Winnipeg Ice, follow The Lake Winnipeg Ice Report.

Stay safe on the ice and share what you know! Download the Ice Smart Brochure from Lifesaving Society Manitoba and help your friends and family prepare to be safe in, on, and around ice.


Red River Cats is excited to announce the building of the Lockport Ice Fishing Village. The Ice Fishing Village will embody the rapidly expanding ice-fishing community and help create experiences and memories that last a lifetime. Located at the base of St. Andrews Lock and Dam, which is the iconic Catfish Capital of Manitoba, this Ice Fishing village will host Ice Fishers of all demographics.
The village will have plowed roadways to allow everyone free access to travel on the ice easily and safely. Participants who decide to be part of this exciting new village can take part in several competitions and celebrate the wins of the sport and the Individual’s achievements. Watch for details on the Children’s Ice Fishing Derby with prizes the whole family will love!


Get ready to take the plunge and show ’em what you got! Brokenhead Ojibway Nation is kicking off its inaugural ice fishing derby, with a whopping $20,000 prize on the line – now that’s some serious catch of the day. Don’t miss out as tickets will be available soon. Keep up-to-date via their page: Brokenhead Ojibway Fishing Derby can help make your March 11/23 extra chilly in all the right ways! Follow the Brokenhead Ojibway Nations Ice Fishing Derby Facebook page to stay updated.

GIMLI ICE FESTIVAL – FISHING DERBY – Saturday, March 4, 2023

Fish Futures and Marymound Winnipeg have jointly partnered with the Gimli Ice Festival to host the First Annual Gimli Ice Festival Fishing Derby (Saturday, March 4, 2023).
Anglers know just how incredible the Ice Fishing can be on Lake Winnipeg, especially in the Month of March, and especially along the west side of Lake Winnipeg. The Gimli Ice Festival is the perfect venue for what promises to be one of the most exciting ice fishing tournaments in Manitoba. Some lucky angler is going to walk away with $15,000.00 CASH. Many more fabulous prizes are available to be won and great food will be available on site.
Plus, your entry to the tournament also serves as your 2-Day Pass to the Gimli Ice Festival (March 4th & 5th, 2023). Over $40,000 In Cash & Prizes To Be Won! Early Bird Registration Rates Until January 31, 2023.
This annual event has been established to raise money for vulnerable children supported through Marymound’s programming throughout Manitoba, and Fish Futures, who supports the conservation and enhancement of freshwater fisheries in Manitoba.
Great Prizes….Great Fun…Great Cause…
Get your tickets at


MARCH MADNESS Ice Fishing Tournament – RM of Coldwell


How it works:
This is a month-long tournament, $28.25 entry fee with the opportunity to win amazing prizes! – More info and prizes to come!
This is a fun opportunity for anglers to get out on the ice with family, friends, and anglers alike to experience Ice Fishing in Coldwell!

How to join the tournament!
1. Download the app by searching “fishdonkey” in your app store
2. Tap: Fish in a Tournament
3. Search & Join: Coldwell March Madness

Help us make this tournament a success! Please share and Happy Fishing!



KIDSFISH ICE DERBY – February 19th, 2023

All in support of Cancer Care Manitoba and the Children’s Hospital. KidFish mobilizes the kindness and generosity of the outdoor community to provide help and comfort to local kids and families in need.

February 19, 2023. Get your tickets today! Buy Tickets
Selkirk Float Plane Base 10am-2pm
Gates open at 8am.

FIRST 600 kids get a free rod and reel!

Contact: 204-996-1066 |


The entry fee is $300.00 Per Team for each qualifying event.  Teams will consist of 2 anglers only. The maximum field size is 50 teams per qualifying event. All Keystone Fishing Events are Catch-Record-Release. Live-Leaderboard will be streamed during the events updating with every fish submitted by the teams. Teams interested in registering are asked to contact Keystone Fishing via email or Facebook Messenger to reserve a spot in their chosen event(s). Payments are to be made via e-transfer to

  • Warner Road – January 14th and 15th 2023
  • END of main – February 4th and 5th 2023
  • Balsam Bay – February 25th and 26th 2023
  • CHAMPIONSHIP – March 11th and 12th 2023


LAKE MANITOBA NARROWS GAME AND FISH – Ice Fishing Derby – March 25, 2023

Get ready to bundle up and have fun in winter, because the Lake Manitoba Game and Fish Ice Fishing Derby is coming March 25th, 2023! It’s the perfect occasion for family outings or a community gathering. You’ll experience tons of winter excitement on the hard water of Lake Manitoba, surrounded by beautiful outdoor winter scenery. Grab your gear—it’s time for some winter fun! More info to come, follow Lake Manitoba Narrows Game and Fish on Facebook for updates!




Are you ready to get hooked on the exciting world of ice fishing? Join Camp Arnes on February 20 for their inaugural Family Fishing Tournament! Bring your whole family out, even if they’ve never tried before – it’ll be a fun and memorable day. Follow Camp Arnes on Facebook to stay updated on the February fun…more details to come!
We will keep this page updated with more events! Check back later or follow us on Facebook to stay updated!

We will keep this page updated with more events! Check back later or follow us on Facebook to stay updated!