#FishLocal Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge! Feb. 13 – March 7, 2021
Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge
~ February 13 and runs until March 7, 2021 ~
Angler’s Atlas and over a dozen rural Ontario communities will launch a Covid-safe ice fishing event. As we all struggle to contain the spread of Covid-19, finding new ways to stay active and engaged with our community is important to maintain healthy bodies and healthy minds. The challenge, however, is finding ways to engage with our community while still staying apart.
Fishing is one of the ways we can do this!
Any angler in Ontario is able to participate :), and competing in this Ontario Ice Fishing Challenge is as easy as launching Angler Altas’s mobile app MyCatch to capture high resolution images of fish on a measuring device. Anglers get to see their catch appear online, along with a live leaderboard showing where they rank. This creates a place for the community to gather (in a virtual sense).
To further strengthen connections with the community, Angler Altas has set up dedicated Facebook pages so anglers and organizers can share their catches and stories out on the ice. We love seeing the friendly banter and occasional ribbing this format allows!
“We are excited to work with these communities for this event,” says Angler’s Atlas President Sean Simmons, adding “we’re all looking for new ways to stay active and engaged with our community during this pandemic.”
“You just take a picture of the fish on a measuring device, and the app does the rest,” says Simmons. There is a real-time leaderboard that shows where anglers rank, and as new fish come in the leaderboard changes.”
Mike Hudson of Chippewa Trading Post says, “We have such excellent fisheries in our area and we know Sault Ste Marie has the potential to be named the ice fishing capital of Ontario”. “[We are] proud to be a part of an event that allows and promotes families to get out and enjoy the outdoors especially in these times with COVID-19,” added Hudson.
“We’re excited that The Ontario Fishing Challenge will promote even more individuals and families to take part in this sport and we can’t wait to see what our local anglers have instore for us,” says Hudson.
A special twist to this event is that participating towns also get to compete with each other to see who will be crowned
Ice Fishing Capital of Ontario 🙂
“Angler’s Atlas goal is to sign up 500 anglers across Ontario,” says Simmons. “If we reach our target, we will be able to award over $8,000 in prizes to the winning anglers.”
To register for the event, visit
For more information, please send an email to Sean Simmons, President of Angler’s Atlas and MyCatch [email protected]