The 17th annual Richard Beasley Memorial Fishing Derby is taking place tomorrow afternoon on Big Island Lake near Westwood Lodge. One of the organizers Chuck Woods says the rules are simple. It’s Manitoba regulations, catch and release, total length and they’ll have people on the ice with troughs, you catch a fish,, they come over and mark the length of your fish, your name and the time you caught it and they register it.
Woods adds prizes include a Snowtracker sleigh for first, a Jiffy ice auger for second and a 3500 watt generator for third. The family fishing derby runs from noon to 3 tomorrow with free hot chocolate and hot dogs for participants. Tickets for ten dollars are available at the Gas Bar, Steelworkers office on Main Street or the Gateway. Funds raised go to the Parkinson’s Society, the Dorion Simon Bursary and the Flin Flon Creighton and Area SPCA.