Real Men Get ‘Reel’ Fishing Derby


Join us for the Real Men Get ‘Reel’ Fishing Derby on Saturday, May 23 8AM at Binbrook Conservation Area. This is going to be a fun event open to the whole family and will end off with a BBQ!

Bring your fishing tackle and bait (none supplied) plus, mandatory bucket. You may also wish to bring chairs, blankets, sunscreen, refreshments. Following the derby, stick around for the provided BBQ.

NOTE: Those 18 years or older require a fishing license.


Derby is $10 per person to a max of $20 per family. PAYMENT AT EVENT, CASH ONLY.

Park entrance fee is in addition to the derby ($5-16 per vehicle, depending on number of occupants)

Let us know you’re coming! RSVP Here.

‘Get Reel’ Fishing Derby Recap


The first “Get Reel” fishing derby is in the books.  We had just under a hundred anglers come out and enjoy a fun day of fishing with friends and family on what was the first beautiful sunny day in May.

Before the park opened its gates there was a line up of cars with eager anglers ready to find a spot and wet a line to kick off the derby.  Anglers from as far off as Toronto showed up to fish in the derby.  It was great meeting and talking to many at the derby.  A lot of smiles and laughs were had throughout the day.

The target species was crappie. One angler, however, kept catching perch.  Unfortunately perch did not count towards the draw prize.  He had a great sense of humor about it though.  Towards the end of the derby, with the hot sun warming up the water,  the crappies finally turned up and a few anglers managed to catch a mess of fish with minutes left in the derby. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, there were many prizes to give out. It made for a great atmosphere.  Some anglers who won multiple prizes showed great generosity of spirit by giving some away to the younger kids who were not so lucky.

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the derby.  We look forward to seeing you at the next one.  A big thank you to all the volunteer staff who made the day a success.  It would have not been possible without you.  Lastly I would like to acknowledge  our wonderful sponsors who donated the prize that were given away.  Bills Bait and Tackle, Boston Pizza,  Bennett’s Apples and Cider,  Marcie’s Cookies,  Binbrook Conservation, Fishing World, Frosty’s Fish and Chips in Dundas, and Living Hope Christian Assembly.  Thank you for your support.


— Lorenzo

REAL MEN Get Reel Fishing Derby



Join us for our first Real Men Get ‘Reel’ Fishing Derby on MAY 24 8AM-NOON at Binbrook Conservation (5050 Harrison RD, Binbrook). It’s going to be a great day for the whole family including a BBQ to follow.

Learn some tips on how to fish for beginners. Catch as many crappies as you can for a chance to win more prizes! (both adult and child categories).

This is a Live release, shore fishing only event. Anglers are required to bring a pail.

Tickets are $5 per person (max $15 per family) and includes the BBQ. Park entrance fee is NOT included. Tickets can be purchase at the info centre beginning May 3, and will also be for sale at Bill’s Bait & Tackle Shop.

Please Note: All adults 18+ must have a valid fishing license to fish legally. Purchase a license from a Canadian Tire store or from Bill’s Bait & Tackle Shop.