This Sunday, March 5th, the Weyburn Wildlife Federation (WWF) will be holding their second annual ice fishing derby at Mainprize Regional Park.

Troy Kincaid with the WWF said that registration will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on the day of the derby at the marina. 

The fishing will get underway at 1:00 p.m. and finish up at 4:00 p.m.

Kincaid explained that there will be three prizes of $400 for each of the species in the lake, which include walleye, perch and jack. There will also be prizes of $100 each for all three of those species for children. 

"It will be $30 for one hole, $50 for two, and children 15 and under are $20 a hole," he said.

In terms of the expected turnout, Kincaid shared that last year they had about 90 participants for the Mainprize event. "We had one January 1st out at Nickle Lake and that was roughly right around 100 people."

This year, depending on the weather, which is supposed to be nice, he said they're hoping for around 100 people, maybe a little bit more. 

Kincaid reminded everyone to bring a pail of water to put your fish in to bring to the weigh station, and "electronics and pop-up tents are allowed, but we're going to refrain from the hard wall shacks just because it would get kind of congested."