Petrie Island Ice Conditions
Current Ice Conditions

ICE THICKNESS: 23"
CONDITION: Thick snow cover

Ice Condtion Alert
Current Status

ENTRANCE RAMP: Good.
ICE ROAD: Excellent.

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The 2019 PIIFA Derby

The 2019 PIIFA Derby: A Record Breaking Derby in Support of CHEO

This year's derby raised $6,355.00 for The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario.

In the past few years, we have been blessed with perfect weather for our annual ice fishing derby at Petrie Island and this year was no different. The weather was bright and sunny with a temperature of -5c. As with all previous PIIFA derbies, organizers outdid themselves by making it bigger and better than all previous years with 192 participants and many more sponsors. The derby raised a record $6,355.00 which will be given to The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) at their annual telethon in June.

Months of planning and legwork went into securing prize donations from both small and large businesses in the Ottawa area and we thank Dan, Mike Dubois and Anne Dumas for their efforts.

This years organizers, The Beaudoin-Tessier Family, found new ways to make even more money for CHEO. They were raffles for a Rapala ice auger and a Yamaha Generator, plus the "Plinko for CHEO" game which was hugely popular and raised well over $1,000.00 towards the final total.

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers who helped make this event possible. They include this years organizers, Richard Beaudoin, Christine Tessier Fionna Beaudoin and Brianna Beaudoin. Stéphane Lanthier, our sound technician. Mathieu Gauthier, Registration and weigh-in. Dan, Michel Dubois and Anne Dumas, the prize people. Big Al Macintyre, the PIIFA President. Ronald Zinn, printing, promotion and the website. Cheers to all the others who worked hard in the background including Natalie Cloutier, Anne Dumas and Sylvain Michaud.

The Complete story and photos

Great Pics from the 2019 Season

We're getting some great photos from the ice fishermen of Baitshop Bay but we want more photos for our 2019 Anglers Gallery. How was your week-end? These people had a great time. We wanna see your photos!!! Send us your best pics using the email link at the bottom of the page.

Warren and Mark Kidd
Reg
Mario Croft




The PIIFA Fishermen's Forum

Things Come and Things Go

When we launched the website back in early 2005, the main way to communicate with fellow fishermen was through our message board, The PIIFA Fishermen's Forum. Hosted by Boards2Go, it was a wonderful medium for fishermen to ask questions, brag about their catch, sell stuff and everything else.

Jump ahead a few years and we launched our Twitter and Facebook pages. Twitter was a joke and was dumped within weeks, but our Facebook page was an instant hit. Through the years, our members have turned to our Facebook page to converse and post their photos.

We kept up the Fishermen's Forum for people who did not use Facebook but use of the page had dropped off in the past few years. With that, we have decided to drop our Fishermen's Forum for the PIIFA Facebook page. Even if you're not a fan of Facebook, we encourage you to join. It's a great way for everyone to communicate. The page is managed by Francine Martin.

Like almost everything on the PIIFA website, we don't usually delete anything, it just goes in to the archives. The Forum with all its entries will still be there for years to come for everyone to check out.

The Archived Fishermen's Forum

The 2019 Ice Hut Archive

The 2019 Ice Hut Archive

If you're not a regular to the Petrie Island Ice Village or you are but do not venture far from your hut, the 2019 Ice Hut Archive is here! We have photographed many of the ice huts of Baitshop Bay.

Back in the early years of PIIFA, most huts and shacks were made with plywood, clapboard and whatever else people could find to construct a shelter. In recent years, building an ice hut at Petrie Island has turned in to kind of a silent competition to see who can construct the best hut. Many of the newer huts could be one room condos or mini-cottages with all the features. Most have electricity powered by a generator, solar power, wind power or power packs. Many have full kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping areas! We have some spectacular huts around here which we think are quite unique to anywhere else!

In the first year of our Ice Hut Photo Archive back in 2012, most people did not have a name for their hut or simply called it "My ice shack" or "My ice hut". With the latest version of the ice hut archive, many people have given a name to their hut. Some of the most best and unusual names this year? The Salmon Dream, The Tragically Hut, The Petrie Island Bier Haus and The Llama Lounge.

We did our best to photograph as many ice huts as we could but it is next to impossible to get them all. If somehow we missed yours and you want a photo of your hut in the archive, take a photo and send it to us.

The 2019 Ice Hut Archive

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PIIFA Angler's Gallery

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The Ice Huts of Petrie Island

The Ice Hut Archive

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More Photos from the 2019 derby