Derbies & Tournaments

2019 Orleans County Tournaments & Derbies

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Spring Trout and Salmon Derby • May 10-19, 2019: 1st of 3 LOC Derbies offering over $30,000 in cash and prizes with a grand prize of $15,000 for the largest overall Salmon caught. For more information call 888-733-5246 or visit their website at

Annual King of the Oak Derby • June 7, 2019: This popular event serves as a practice day for the Oak Orchard Open event. For more information contact Bob Songin @ 585-621-7878 or e-mail at

Orleans County (Oak Orchard) Open Tournament • June 8-9, 2019:  For more information contact Rick Hajecki at (585-704-7996)/ or Bob Songin at (585-704-5829)/

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Trout and Salmon Derby • June 29- July 28, 2019: Grand prize will be $12,500 for the biggest Salmon. Information can be found at or by calling 888-733-5246.

New York’s Free Fishing Days: February 16-17, 2019 • June 29-30, 2019 • September 28, 2019 • November 11, 2019 • Although no fishing license is required (resident or non-resident) all fishing regulations must be observed. What a great way to introduce the whole family to the relaxing sport of fishing.

Erie Canal Fishing Derby • July 3-14, 2019 (Awards Ceremony July 21): Great fishing abounds on the Erie Canal. Eligible waters are the Erie Canal from the Niagara River to the Route 98 Bridge, located in the heart of Albion. More than $8,000 in prizes is available. For more information check out their website at

Orleans County Rotary Derby • August 3-18, 2019: This long time favorite offers a $4,000 Grand Prize and over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Lake Ontario waters from the Niagara River to the Genesee River are the eligible waters for this Trout and Salmon Derby. For more information call 585-589-5570.

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby • August 16- September 2, 2019: The $25,000 Grand Prize is part of the over $50,000 in cash that will be offered for this event.  Go to or call 888-733-5246 for more details for this great event.

Annual Greater Niagara Fish Odyssey • August 17-25, 2019: Eligible waters include those within Orleans, Niagara and Erie Counties as well as those portions of Lake Erie and Ontario, Categories include Salmon, Rainbow/Brown trout, Lake trout, Smallmouth bass, Carp and Walleye. All have a chance to win the Grand Prize. For more information call 877-FALLSUS or visit

St. Mary’s Archer’s Club Catch and Release Tournament • October 16-18, 2019: For fishermen of all ages this great event features fantastic tributary fishing on the World Famous Oak Orchard River by the St. Mary’s Archer’s Club. Entry fee includes parking and meals. For more information please contact John Denniston at 585-682-3067.

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