Please note that face coverings are mandatory to weigh in any fish at any weigh in station. If an entrant approaches a weigh station without a face covering on, he or she will not be allowed to enter their fish.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Please ensure that all efforts must be made to limit contact with other people.   Social distancing must be maintained at all times.  Any negative words or actions by any entrant towards the weigh station volunteers will result in that entrant being disqualified from the Derby. 

The 2021 THE BRUCE 97.9 Chantry Chinook Classic - July 24th to August 2nd


Super 8 - PORT ELGIN, 5129 Highway 21 South, Port Elgin, ON.

Reservations please call 519-832-2058 and ask for the “Chantry” discounted rate

Fall Chantry - September 11th and 12th

Phone: 519-569-0730



In stores:

CanadianTire Kincardine, J&S Tackle in Port Elgin, and Lures & Lines Wiarton, Southampton Outfitters in Southampton, Martin's Home Hardware in Southampton, Junction 4 & 19 in Walkerton.

Weigh In Stations:

Prize Structure


Salmon: 1st: $15,000.00

2nd: $4,000.00

3rd: $2,000.00

4th - 10th Sponsor Prize Boards

Trout: 1st: $7,500.00

2nd: $1,500.00

3rd: $750.00

4th - 5th Sponsor Prize Boards​

Ladies Days: July 25, August 1

Seniors Days: July 24, July 31


The boundary map on our website and in the derby brochure shows a number of boat launch sites for reference and safety only.

Some, such as those in Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton and Sauble Beach are free to launch during the derby. A few operated by municipalities and other agencies are user pay. Some shown are operated by private clubs and as such are not available to outside users.

The Derby Committee posts this information to the best of their knowledge and has no control over any of the sites and therefore assumes no responsibility for water access.

It is the responsibility of derby participants to ensure accessibility and launch conditions.


Bruce Power has set many temperature probes along the shoreline of Lake Huron in the area of the hydro plant. The probes are vertical and there is no requirement to give them a wide berth.

Please do not confuse them with commercial fishing nets that are typically set at depths of 80 feet or more.

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

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Lake Huron Fishing Club
Lake Huron Fishing Club