No plans for New Year's day? Why not take your family down to Nickle Lake Regional Park for a Fishing Derby!

The Weyburn Wildlife Federation (WWF) will be holding their first annual Nickle Lake Fishing Derby on January 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Troy Kincaid, with the WWF, said that, "We had a Fishing Derby last year at Mainprize Regional Park and it was a great success. We'll be having another one there too in March, we figured we'd have one in Nickle Lake close to Weyburn."

Kincaid said that registration will be held on January 1st at the boat launch, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

As for the cost, he said it will be thirty dollars for one hole, fifty dollars for two, and Youth fifteen and under will be twenty dollars a hole. He said that because it's ice fishing, you can legally have two holes.

"Prizes will be for biggest Walleye, Pike and Perch, and they will be prizes of $400.00 for each species. For Youth, it will be $100.00 each for the top Youth in each one of those categories." 

Kincaid said that you don't need to be a Wildlife member to attend, but they do encourage people to join up and they will have tickets for sale at the Derby. 

"Then we'll also be raffling off a ten-inch Eskimo ice auger, which was generously donated to us by Fisk Repair and Rental. Tickets for that are already on sale, they're ten dollars a ticket and you can get them from any Wildlife board member. The draw for that will be made after the Derby on January 1st."

He asks that everyone bring a pail to the Derby to fill with water, in order to weigh the fish at the weigh station. 

It's a catch and release tournament, and they like to keep the fish healthy. As well, pop-up shacks and electronics are welcome.

All Saskatchewan regulations will apply.