Berkley School Of Walleye at Toronto Sportsmen’s Show

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Are you looking to learn more about walleye fishing?
If your answer is a resounding “YES!”, then you need to attend the Berkley School of Walleye!  By attending this premier training program you will gain in-depth information on walley locations, feeding, physiology and fishing techniques.  Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more and ultimately, catch more on the water!

When: Choose one session between February 7th – 10th from 9am to 11am.
Price: Only $35 per student for a two-hour session
Location: Toronto Sportsmen’s Show – Canada’s Biggest & Best Outdoors Show – Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.  Seminar will be held in Salon 101.

Are you looking for a great deal?
Yes, again? Then attend a Berkley School of Walleye session and receive, at no additional cost, admission to the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show!

Want more?
Yes! Then be one of the first 25 registered students for each day! In addition to your admission to the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show and two hours of classroom instruction, you will receive a Berkley gift.  This total package has a retail value of over $75!

MNR Charge and Fine Hunter for Illegal Hunting

MNR News Release – Trent Hills Man Fined For Illegal Hunting

A Trent Hills man has been fined a total of $1,250 for several hunting-related offences.

Mark Christopher Blight pleaded guilty to the charges and was fined for unlawfully hunting an antlerless deer and unlawfully attaching a seal to an antlerless deer. He was given a suspended sentence for unlawfully hunting a furbearing mammal.

The court heard that during the November 2012 shotgun deer season, Blight shot and killed a doe white-tailed deer while shooting at a buck. Despite not having the proper licence for an antlerless deer, he placed his game seal on the doe and took it to his residence, where he skinned the deer and disposed of the head. When conservation officers inspected the deer carcass, Blight admitted that he had unlawfully shot and placed his seal on the doe. During the investigation the officers also determined that Blight had shot and killed a coyote without a small game licence.

Justice of the Peace Allison Forestall heard the case in the Ontario Court of Justice, Campbellford, on January 24, 2013.

For further information on hunting regulations, please consult the 2012-2013 Hunting Regulations Summary, available at ServiceOntario/Government Information Centres, licence issuers and at

To report a natural resources violation, call 1-877-TIPS-MNR (847-7667) toll-free any time or contact your local ministry office during regular business hours. You can also call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Canada’s Premiere Ice Fishing Championship Fast Approaching

Media Release – Canadian Ice Fishing Championship Update

From the recent outings of CIFC personnel on to the ice and the reports this last week coming from anglers that have been venturing out from several locations across Georgina’s shore line, it’s looking like we can have our deep water day!

No one is going to be happier than us to return to the classic two day challenge where teams have to show what they’ve got for catching big fish and perch.

February 23, 24, 2013

(Registration – Friday Feb. 22nd)

Jackson’s Point, Ontario

The location this year is Jackson’s Point, again something traditional that agrees with a lot of competitors. It is close to the amenities of town. Free, plentiful, and easy access to parking is a definite bonus. For those that don’t have an ATV or sled to get out on ice, Bonnie Boats will be running their Bombardier for $7.50 per trip, per person. A real deal!

This year we are making the Early Bird Draw more interesting by not having just one, but 26 prizes to be won; and teams increase their chances the sooner they register. Any team registering in the next week will have 4 entries into the draw bucket but that number goes down each week until February 8th. That’s your last day to be in the Early Bird Draw. The Early Bird Draws will be held during the Friday night registration and regulations meeting.

The Friday meeting and the awards night dinner take place in Sutton at the arena, just minutes from Jackson’s Point and again, free parking.

We say “THANK YOU” to the people who have already registered and extend a warm invitation to inquiring first timers and past competitors to contact us directly with any questions. Registration can be done online or we’ll take your information over the phone in just a few minutes’ time.

It says something about everyone involved, including the anglers that local people want to chip in to ensure the success of the CIFC for the nineteenth year in a row. CIFC is still receiving offers of support in the way of products for prizes and from people wanting to volunteer out on the ice. Keep it coming!!!  Both are absolutely essential for the Championship to operate and they have our sincere appreciation.


Sponsorship, Media and Registration inquiries can be sent to:

Rosa Sharpe,

C.E.O, Canadian Ice Fishing Championship

Ph: 705-304-1320  Ph./Fax: 705-738-5757  Cell: 905 251 5624


Check out the Canadian TV First CRTC Letter and support the Sun News Campaign

As you know, Sun News is 100% Canadian and produces 96 hours a week of Canadian content but is less available than a number of American and foreign all-news channels. That’s not right. In fact, some cable and satellite companies don’t even offer Sun News at all!

How can you help?

Petition the CRTC to put Canadian TV First. Then, spread the word by using the sharing tools below.


Click here to send your support


Hamilton – February 16th OR 17th 2013

Book your seat now, seating is limited.


This is a comprehensive course featuring the responsibilities, requirements and procedures needed to be an effective club level Range Officer.  Graduates are certified to perform the duties of Range Officer at any CFI Partner Club’s range or as approved by individual clubs.Course Includes:Course Material Workbook and a written multiple choice exam. Graduates of the course are issued a CFI Range Officer Certificate.

Contact Us
Jim Newman
PO Box 455
Sundridge, Ontario P0A 1Z0




Canadian Ice Fishing Championship (CIFC)

Canadian Ice Fishing Championship (CIFC)  February 23, 24, 2013 at Jackson’s Point, Ontario


The Canadian Ice Fishing Championship (CIFC), the  Premier Catch Photo Release Winter Tournament, is preparing for the 19th Annual championship event, to be held on Lake Simcoe at Jackson’s Point, Ontario located on the south shore just over an hour’s drive from Toronto.


The competitors are going to be pleased with this year’s arrangements as the competition site and the hall for meetings and the awards dinner are conveniently within town and just 4 km apart with free parking at both locations. The immediate area offers shops, places to stay, and a variety of restaurants, fast food and local pubs, some with live entertainment.


The competition format consists of teams of two persons, fishing one day of deep water for ‘big fish’ and a second day on shallower fishing grounds for perch. Lake Simcoe is recognized as one of the finest yellow perch fisheries in North America and a lot of that action starts from Jackson’s Point. This is a live release tournament, following the principle of Catch – Photo – Release.


Competitors can expect more rewards this year, with additional prizes waiting for special team recognitions to keep it interesting, even if teams didn’t make it into the top 15 places that will be receiving cash payouts. Early Bird Draw prizes have been extended this year so not just one team is the winner – 26 Early Bird prizes will be given away and the sooner teams register for the CIFC, the more chances they get. In all, with a full field of 125 teams there are over 300 prizes to be given out.


Master of Ceremonies will be Spiro Agouros of On Tour Productions, a professional angler who travels North America extensively but calls Ontario home.


The meeting hall refreshments and the awards night dinner are being served by Give a Miracle a Chance. Proceeds from food and beverage will go towards their projects to support children with special needs, especially those with cerebral palsy.


CIFC is still receiving inquiries from businesses and product representatives interested in being involved to support and sponsor the event.



Sponsorship, Media and Registration inquiries can be sent to:

Rosa Sharpe,

C.E.O, Canadian Ice Fishing Championship

Ph: 705-304-1320  Ph./Fax: 705-738-5757  Cell: 905 251 5624