Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby

The Billy Beal Classic is an annual fundraiser put on by the three local Swan Valley Lion Clubs which are from Bowsman, Minitonas, and Swan River. All proceeds from the Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby goes towards the Swan Valley Lions Medical Assistance Fund. More than $250,000 has been given to help over 300 Swan Valley residents since it was started.


2019 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby - Saturday, March 16th

$10,000 FIRST PRIZE!!!

The Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, March 16th at Whitefish Lake in the Porcupine Mountains, Manitoba, Canada. In addition to the 1st place Grand Prize of $10,000 there will be many other great prizes.

Advance Adult tickets are $40 and Under 16 are $30

Walk On (Day of Derby) Adult tickets are $50 and Under 16 are $40

Extra Hole is $30

Tickets are available at Atkinson Sports, Work World, and Cook and Cooke, and Lions Club members. They can also be purchased with Visa or MasterCard by calling 204-734-0102 if you are from outside the Swan Valley area. There will be a $5 service charge.


2016 winner Dan Doruschuk (left) with his winning fish


2017 Grand Prize winner - Pat Bergson

Pat Bergson was the 2017 Grand Prize winner with his Northern Pike that weighed in at 13 pounds and 14 ounces.

Congratulations and thank you to our prize winners and to all of our participants, helpers, and sponsors who have made the Derby a huge success.



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