The Flin Flon Rotary Club is holding their third annual Flinty Ice Fishing Derby Sunday. Rotarian Glen Smith says the ice is the thickest they’ve seen in fifteen years. He measured it a few days ago at 40 to 44 inches thick so that’s great for the anglers but a little hard for drilling holes because its thick ice to drill through but the ice is great. He adds there has been water on the ice but the water is now draining and they’re pretty sure that by Sunday it’ll be high ice and the water will have drained off and it could be perfect conditions for fishing.
The derby offers 25 thousand for first place. Smith says they have two new prizes with a hidden length at 25 hundred and the smallest fish at 500 dollars. He says they will have tickets available Sunday for walk-ins with fishing running from 11 to 2 at Sally’s Beach at Bakers Narrows. The event is part of a great ice fishing weekend as it follows the Bill Bannock Derby held in The Pas Saturday.