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Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby

Port Albert to Cabot Head

Phone: 519-832-4122
Phone #2: 519-353-8818
Fax: 519-832-4121
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Mailing Address:
PO Box 355
Southampton, Ontario
N0H 2L0


From: July 28 To: Aug. 12, 2018

By Appointment: Brian Lang: 519-353-8818
Hours: daily

Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby

“Come Fish the “Chantry”

“Lake Huron’s Largest Fishing Derby”


The Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby is held during the peak of summer, from July 28th to August 12th  inclusive in 2018. The Derby has become Lake Huron’s largest open water fishing derby, drawing over 40% of its participants to the area from a distance of greater than 80 kilometers. The tournament draws anglers and their families to the area for fishing and fun in the sun. Whether angling the crystal clear waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, relaxing on the sandy beaches or taking in the incredible sunsets, the Chantry Chinook Classic is a true family vacation destination. The Derby runs for 16 days to encourage participants to spend three full weekends with us. These anglers and families often return for additional vacations making this very beneficial for the economy of the local communities.

The Derby boundary includes Lake Huron from Nine Mile River in the south to Lyle Island light house in the north and Georgian Bay from Cape Commodore at Colpoy’s Bay, north to Cabot Head, making the Chantry the largest derby on Lake Huron.

Family anglers, moms and dads, grandpas or grandmas are encouraged to participate in Kid’s Day events on Saturday August 4th. A free Kids Day is held at our weigh stations in Kincardine, Port Elgin, Pike Bay, Wiarton and Sauble River Marina, with prizes awarded to all kids entered, including a special draw for a bicycle at each location. A bike will also be awarded for the largest salmon caught by a youth entered in the derby from a boat this date, plus $500 cash prize for the largest salmon by a youth during the Derby.

There are prize categories for the entire family including Ladies Days July 29th and August 5th and Seniors Days August 1st and August 8th. For the more seriously competitive angler there are a number of cash and prize boards prizes awarded, including; for the Top 25 Salmon, Top 5 Trout, largest Brown Trout and daily prizes. Considering the success of the Rainbow/Steelhead fishery on the Saugeen River, there is a rainbow prize category. See our website for complete prize package details. The many prizes awarded make for the largest prize package Derby on Lake Huron.

Derby Tickets: Single $30.00, Family $70.00, available at various ticket outlets and online via PayPal

Our partnership in conservation with the Lake Huron Fishing Club continues to be of the utmost importance to the entire sports fishing industry. The Lake Huron Fishing Club, a non-profit organization, uses the funds generated from the Derby to continue its educational school hatchery program, extensive stocking of Salmon and Trout from their hatcheries in Port Elgin and Kincardine along with their rehabilitation of local tributaries to improve fish habitat. The club endeavors to protect the fishing rights of all citizens and assisting Government agencies on assessment and various new enhancement programs involving the Lake Huron and area fishery. Their efforts ensure Lake Huron remains the premiere Great Lakes fishing and Bruce County tourism destination for our many participants and anglers all season long. 

For further information on the Chantry Chinook Classic Salmon Derby visit our website. www.chantrychinook.com   Visit us on Facebook. www.facebook.com/chantryderby 

Site Facilities:
Picnic Area
Children's Program


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$30 - per single ticket
$70 - per family
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