(photo by @gimliicefishingderby Location: Lake Winnipeg, Gimli)
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 hardwater 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 the 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 $25,000 prize on the line for first place – 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 9/24 extra chilly in all the right ways! Follow the Brokenhead Ojibway Nations Ice Fishing Derby Facebook page to stay updated.

Gimli Fishing Derby – Saturday, March 2, 2024

The Gimli Ice Fishing Derby will be held on South Beach, March 2, 2024. This is the second year for the Derby – our first year was a resounding success with over 1000 participants coming to the event. We are anticipating 1500 at this year’s event. The event is organized by two charities, Marymound and Fish Futures. All net proceeds go to support programming for vulnerable children and water conservation and promotion of recreational angling.
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.  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. Over $70,000 In Cash & Prizes and Giveaways To Be Won! Early Bird Registration Rates Until February 2nd, 2024.
Great Prizes….Great Fun…Great Cause…
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MARCH MADNESS Ice Fishing Tournament – RM of Coldwell

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!

Camp Arnes Fishing Derby – February 19th

Join Camp Arnes on February 19th 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. The tournament is from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Free Hot Chocolate & Coffee | Lunch & Snacks are available for purchase. $30 Entry fee includes 2 holes, $10 for any additional holes. Follow Camp Arnes on Facebook to stay updated on the February fun…more details to come!