The Moose Jaw Wildlife Federation (MJWF) is hoping to get more families into ice fishing during the winter months next year. 

As part of this initiative, the MJWF is hosting their Youth & Family Ice Fishing Tournament on March 11, just before the shelter removal deadline. 

“Part of our mandate is to get more people out and involved in hunting, fishing and outdoor activities, so we thought this would be a great way to get people out,” says the President of the MJWF, Todd Smith. 

Kids ages 2 to 15 can participate, as well as adults ages 16 and up, however, adults must also be accompanied by a youth, as it is a youth tournament. 

“To register, it’s $5 for youth, $20 per adult, or we break it out as $50 per family.” 

Folks will get the opportunity to catch some fish and win some prizes during the afternoon of friend and family fun. 

“There’s two categories for youth,” explains Smith. “There’s a perch category. We pay out first, second, and third. There’s also an ‘other fish’ category, which covers all the other fish species in Buffalo Pound. So, it could be Northern Pike, Walleye, Burbots, White suckers, and we pay out the top 3 in there, as well.” 

There will also be a biggest fish prize contest that adults can participate in. 

The tournament takes place at the Buffalo Pound Provincial Park Boat Launch, from 10 am to 2 pm. Check-ins start at 8:45 for anyone who wants to arrive early and get set up. 

Anyone 16 years or older is required to have a fishing license. 

BBQ lunch is provided for all those who pre-registered by February 28, as well. 

To register for this event, contact Todd Smith via email at, with participant names, ages, and contact information. 

To see the tournament rules, click here.