Welcome to our 

Belwood Lions Pike & Walleye Derby  page

We are in planning for our next great Derby

27/28 May 2023!


(see website details below)

Thanks for visiting our webpage, for more information on our Catch & Release Pike Derby, visit OUR dedicated Pike Derby website.

It has this years, and past winners photos and videos - GO TAKE a

or visit us on facebook at 'pikederby'





(Stuff we got to add to keep things running smoothly!)

1. Entrants 9-14 years are only eligible for the Youth Category and to be awarded prizes within the Youth Category. Youth entrants are not eligible for the Adult Category. All youth 14 years and under must have written and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian (for insurance purposes). Juniors 8 years and under will be recognised during the closing draw. Proof of Age may be required.

2. All participants agree to abide by all the regulations of the fishing and boating related legislation and these regulations of the BELWOOD LIONS PIKE DERBY.

3. All Fish must be caught in Belwood Lake above the Shand Dam.

4. The Derby commences at 6 A.M. Saturday Morning and ends Sunday Afternoon at 3P.M. Belwood Super Snax GRCA Boat Launch will open at 6.00am

5. Fish will only be measured at one of the two OFFICIAL STATIONS, one at the Dock at Belwood Hall, the other at Highland Pines Campground Dock. The stations will be open 7 A.M. until 8 P.M. Saturday, 7 A.M. until 3 P.M. Sunday. 

6. Only fish caught after Derby Registration, within boundaries described in Rule #3 and during the BELWOOD LIONS PIKE DERBY may be entered. All fish entered will be measured and released back into the lake. Fish must be fit for live release within 15 minutes of reporting to one of the official stations. Any fish not surviving the trauma of release will be disqualified.

7. Only One Fishing Rod may be used per person. All fish must be caught using legal angling tackle. Any evidence of gill net, gaff or snag marks will immediately disqualify that fish from the competition. Frozen or gutted fish will not be accepted as entries. Fish must not be on a stringer

8. When fishing from a boat, ALL occupants must be registered entrants before fishing in the derby and be able to show proof of registration. All fish must be caught by the registered angler entering the fish. The presence of ANY unregistered boat occupants will immediately disqualify that fish from the competition.

9. Entries are restricted to PIKE and WALLEYE. PIKE measuring 20” in length or greater and/or WALLEYE measuring 18 1/8" or greater will be accepted for entry. An angler can only register one WALLEYE greater than 18 1/8” per day (as per provincial regulations). Any attempt to falsify entries will result in forfeiting of prizes and elimination from the Derby.

10. Fish may be entered only once. Participants may win only one major prize (except door, raffle & 50/50 prizes). 

11. The First Prize (for longest pike or walleye) in each category will be won by the pike/walleye determined to be the longest not the heaviest. The second prize in each category will be won by the next longest pike/walleye. The third and subsequent prizes by the next longest length, and so on. All fish will be measured from the nose tip to the end of the compressed tail.

12. In case of a tie, the winning pike/walleye will be the earliest measured. 

13. Major prizes, raffle prizes and door prize winners must be accepted as awarded. 

14. All decisions by the judges will be final. In case of a dispute, all disputes must be filed in writing with the Derby Chairman within 15 minutes after the Derby closes at 3.00pm

15. The Belwood Lions, The Grand River Conservation Authority, sponsors, organizers or their agents will not be liable for  the loss of or damage to property, or the injury to any contestant or spectator.

16. Awards and door prizes will be presented in the Belwood Hall on Sunday evening at 4:00 P.M. Must be present to win door prizes. (Major awards and raffle prize winners will be notified by phone or email)

17. Entrants agree to allow their picture to be used for publicity purposes.

1. If a portable live well is not owned, place the fish in a plastic bag (available at the Belwood Hall), add water and lay carefully in the bottom of tub, bucket or boat.
2. Boat launching is available at Belwood Super Snax boat launch access ($13.00 with GRCA normal per person fee - GRCA pass holders enter without fees). Please note this area gets VERY busy at the start /end of each competition day. Belwood Lions volunteers will be there to help keep order and assist if required. Be patient, be courteous and have your boat packed and ready to launch BEFORE you enter the slip. 
3. Belwood Super Snax GRCA Boat Launch will open at 6.00am (NOT 5.00am as previous years, due to change of GRCA policies)
4. OPP & MNRF WILL be out on the lake checking angling licenses and for other infractions. Don't wreck your weekend with an unwanted ticket!.
5. During the derby, check the latest leader board ONLINE at "pikederby" facebook page. REMEMBER: just because your fish is not as large as the scoreboard leader, have it registered anyway. You may qualify for one of the great second, third or fourth prizes, AND you will receive a 'grab bag' for registering your fish (NEW for 2023)

LIST OF OUR SPONSORS - Please patronize our sponsors - without them our Derby would not have such great prizes each year:

Amanda Rombaut
Bait-to-go Inc,
Bay Wolf Camp,
Belwood Country Market, Belwood - 519-843-9992
Belwood Super Snax, Belwood - 519-843-5655
Boo Boo Buddy
Canadian Tire, Fergus- 519-843-3680
Catch’em Bait & Tackle, Kitchener - 519-748-5346,
Chalmers Fuels,
Charlie Clark Art,
Clarence J Grear,
Core Fuels Ltd, 1-800-661-2673,
Cory Daigle Custom Knives,
Custom Tattoos by Fritter,
Crestwood Inn,
Daredevle Lures
Dixon Home Hardware, Fergus - 519-843-1171 
Ed Stewarts Equipment, Erin - 519-833-9384
Electromart (Ontario) Inc
Epic Tackle
Fergus Elora Taxi,
First Line Awards, Elora – 519-846-0445
Fishing the 6ix,
Freedom Tackle
G-Bay Custom Rods
Geranium Homes,
Gremlin Custom Baits
Harmony Meadows Alpaca, Belwood - 519-841-5055
Highland Pines Campground, Belwood - 519-843-2537 
Hometown Reality, Kristi Mercier,
Hook,Line & Sinker Fishing Tackle, Guelph - 519-766-4665
 Jenkins Guide Service, Bill Jenkins,
Kahshe Lake Lure Company
Kave Lures,
Kingsway Fishing Tackle, Guelph - 519-824-7223
Len Thompson Baits
Lower Twin Lakes Lodge, Nakina - 1 888-336-5855
Lucky Strike Bait Work
Lyman Lures Manufacturing Ltd.
Magnum Jerseys
Myles Ahead Sport Fishing, Bronte Harbour, Oakville - 519-881-8543
Natural Sports, Kitchener - 519-749-1620 
Ontario Out Of Doors Magazine - 705-748-0076
Ontario Federation of Anglers & Hunters - 705-748-6324
PDeez musky inlines,
Red Chevron Club, Guelph - fb redchevronclub
Reel Canadian Anglers
Royal City Fishing Club, Guelph - 519-787-2383
Royal Lepage, Sandra Wakefield -
Sail Canada,
Side Gig Jigs,
Spatt Flies & Jigs
The Devil's Rock Tackle Company
Thundermist Lures,
Ugly Pike Baits,
VRX Fishing Products
The Wellington Advertiser, Fergus - 519-843-5410
Lions Clubs International News
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