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Great weather and good times at 2nd Annual SJASD High School Ice Fishing Derby

March 18, 2020

thumbnail_IMG_5096.jpgThe 2nd Annual St. James-Assiniboia School Division (SJASD) High School Ice Fishing Derby took place on March 12, 2020, with students participating from all high schools in the SJASD. The students experienced great weather, great prizes and great learning opportunities around the use of fishing equipment and species identification. This year also saw the welcomed addition of the Jameswood School!


Everyone involved had a memorable time fishing with their peers out on the ice. The fish did not cooperate like they have in the past. The 2019 derby saw a record-setting 166 fish caught by 86 anglers. This year the division derby had 151 anglers, but only six fish landed. Despite the tough conditions, St James Collegiate was able to secure two nice Walleyes and took home the trophy. 


Big thanks to Dustin Bruce for organizing and to Darren Deserranno, Steve Christie, Tyler Metcalfe, Jason Bilous and again Dustin Bruce, who arrived in the dark to make sure 200 holes were pre-drilled.



1st Place - St James Collegiate

  • Two fish for 35 combined total inches
  • 19 Inch Walleye
  • 16 Inch Walleye


Biggest fish

  • Dylan M., Sturgeon Heights, 22.5-inch Burbot