• The 41st Orillia Perch Festival Presented by LeadBetters is wrapped up for 2023! 


  • Winners List

    Adult Grand Prizes

    1st - Grand Prize Fishing Boat donated by Lund Boats and Mercury Marine - Kevin Gratton

    2nd - Raymarine ELEMENT 7HV donated by Marine Electric Technologies - Kenn Woods

    3rd - Kiwi Kayak - Kerry Collins

    4th - Club APRIL Marine Paddle Board - Derek Hann

    Youth Grand Prizes

    1st - $500 shopping spree from Trombly's Tackle Box and Downtown Orillia BIA - Benjamin Dowdall

    2nd - $300 Shopping Spree from Trombly's Tackle Box and Downtown Orillia BIA - Carolina Fernandez

    3rd - $200 Shopping Spree from Trombly's Tackle Box and Downtown Orillia BIA - Pam Nolet

    4th - Sportspal Canoe donated by Owen Sound Salmon Spectacular - Kim Walinck


    General Information 

    One of the largest fishing derbies in North America, the Orillia Perch Festival Presented by Leadbetters, kicks off the beginning of the open water fishing season in Canada. The concept: that fishing is a sport that anyone can do at any age with anybody. Fishing creates memories can last a lifetime, and the sport bridges generations like few other activities. Our philosophy is to get more and more families and friends to participate in this great outdoor event with the opportunity to experience and enjoy it as an affordable quality time sporting event.

    Great event for the whole family, with adult and kids prize categories. Thousands of dollars in cash and product prizes. 

    Any angler can win! 

    The 41st annual Orillia Perch Festival Presented by Leadbetters will be run using the MyCatch mobile app. For more information and to register please visit this link. 

  • Opening and Closing Ceremony

    Opening Ceremony - April 28th 7PM

    Closing Ceremony - May 6th 7PM

    Location: ODAS Park - 4500 Fairgrounds RD.

    Checkout Other Things to do and Places to Stay during the Perch Festival

  • Prizes

    Adult Prizes

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  • Tagged Perch

    Tagged perch worth between $500-$1000 are released in Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe. 

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  • Daily Prizes 

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  • Children's Prizes

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