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Township of Essa Administration Centre

5786 County Road 21 | Utopia, ON L0M 1T0

Phone: 705-424-9917 Fax: 705-424-2367

Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

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​Essa Salmon Derby

The Essa Salmon Derby Committee is already hard at work organizing the next Salmon Derby.  The Derby is held annually on the 3rd weekend in September every year.  2019 marks Essa's 17th Annual Salmon Derby.  The event is a huge success with participation from residents and visitors (near and far).  The Salmon Derby is organized by the Township's Economic Development Committee in conjunction with the Angus and District Lion's Club and the Parks and Recreation Department.  The Salmon Derby is once again being held at the Nottawasaga Fishing Park.

Flashback to Previous Winners

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2018 - Dustin Carpenter was ​the big winn​er in the 16th Annual Salmon  Derby. He caught  the longest salmon at 88 cm in length!

Congratulations Dustin!

2017 Salmon Derby Winning fish 2017 Ryan Hummel.jpg2017 - Ryan Hummel was the big winner in the 15th Annual Salmon Derby.

Congratulations  Ryan!
2016 Salmon Derby Winner-Paul Ferri.jpg2016 - Paul Ferri was the big winner at the 14th Annual Salmon Derby.

Congratulations Paul!