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Competitions & Events

5th Annual Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Summer Derby
June 14 - July 27
Grand prize is $12,500 for biggest salmon. Check out their website for all the details for this new summer event at www.loc.org or call (888) REEL-2-IN.

24th Annual Erie Canal Fishing Derby
July 2-13
The Erie Canal is spotlighted for this family-oriented fishing competition offering up more than $8,000 in prizes. Eligible waters include from the Niagara River to the Main Street Bridge in Albion (Route 98) – 50 miles of waters. For more information visit their website at www.eriecanalderby.com. (Bass is included.)

11th Annual Lake Ontario Trout and Salmon Assn. King Salmon Tournament
July 19
Olcott from 6 a.m. to noon. This event offers 100% cash pay back. All participants must be LOTSA members. Deadline to register is July 12 at 6 p.m. For more information, contact www.lotsa.org. July 18 is the Third Annual Curt Meddaugh Memorial Fishing Derby to remember an important LOTSA member. Free for anyone registered in the Saturday event. For more information, contact www.lotsa.org

Orleans County Rotary Derby
August 2-17
Fish for salmon and trout on Lake Ontario and the tributaries from the Niagara River to the Genesee River. For more information, call (585) 589-9881. Olcott does have a weigh station in this local derby, located at The Slippery Sinker.

Lake Ontario Counties (LOC) Fall Trout and Salmon Derby
August 15– September 1
Over $50,000 in cash prizes including a $25,000 Grand Prize for the largest trout or salmon caught during this 18-day event. Help anglers celebrate the return of the mighty king salmon on Lake Ontario! Sign up in local tackle shops or call (888) REEL-2-IN. You can also visit their website at www.loc.org for more info or to register.

38th Annual Greater Niagara “Fall Classic” Derby- 2014” A Fish Odyssey
August 16-24
The journey continues with another great event set for 2014. Last year, over $10,000 in cash and prizes was handed out to winning anglers at the Town of Newfane Community Center at awards night. Specie categories included salmon, rainbow/brown trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, carp and walleye. All have a chance to win the Grand Prize. For more information, call (877) FALLS US or visit www.fishodyssey.net.

Cystic Fibrosis Cast for a Cure Steelhead Challenge
September 10-11
The event in 2013 set a Redbone Tournament Series record by raising over $150,000 for Cystic Fibrosis out of Lewiston. For more info contact CF at (800)-FIGHT CF.

NYPA Wildlife Festival
September 27-28
Held in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day weekend, this event is co-sponsored by the Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs and held on the grounds of the Power Authority's Visitor Center in Lewiston. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Over 11,000 attended in 2013.

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