The Big Jack Classic is a catch-and-release, Northern Pike only, ice fishing derby. There are Senior and Junior Divisions making this is a fabulous family-oriented fun event!
It runs February 18-19 at Buffalo Lake. Top prizes for overall longest catches are $2,000 for Senior Division and $400 for the Juniors.
The Big Jack Classic Banquet is Sunday, February 19 at Rochon Sands Community Hall. Gather and network with other fishing enthusiasts with a Beef on a bun dinner that has all the fixin's. Silent auction items, unofficial results of the derby, followed by a dance with entertainment provided by "Young Guns. Tickets can be bought online here.
NOTE: The Derby is held on Family Day weekend and is a Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta. A sport-fishing license is not required. Open to all Alberta residents and visitors. The 2023 Big Jack Classic Ice Fishing Derby is run through Angler’s Atlas and mobile app MyCatch.