The Ontario Steelheaders Annual Fall Steelhead Derby on the Saugeen River is coming soon and we welcome all members and non-members to come enjoy a day of fun with family and friends for a friendly competition of who can land the biggest steelhead trout of the day.

After the derby ends, dinner is served at the Rod Jones Pavilion, where we have draw-prizes, raffles, merchandise, club updates, guest speakers, derby prizes and biggest steelhead trout trophies are awarded.

New Derby Rules

We have a couple new rules this year:

  1. Last Call: A new rule is forth coming to our future derby’s – we are going to sound off an air horn 1.5 hours to the weight in deadline and a final long horn blast for the 10 minute warning for the final derby weigh-in. Hopefully this will eliminate any future problems with people having different times on the watches, etc.
  2. Weight: As well every person that weights a fish in will have the opportunity to weigh their fish 3 times, with the scale provided by the Steelheaders. No other scales will be excepted.



Fall Derby: October 18 2014


Derby: 7:00AM – 5:00PM
Dinner served at 5:30PM
Raffle & ceremony at 6:00PM

Entry Fee

Price: $10 donation
*Price subject to change.
**You do not need to be a club member to enter the derby. Anyone is welcome.

Questions & Donations

Submit questions and prize donations to derby director, Scott Redin.


Overnight amping is available at the Denny’s Dam Park located on the Saugeen River. Members and non-members are invited to camp with tent, travel trailer or RV for the event. For more information, see the park page.

Map & Directions

The Saugeen River derby is held at Denny’s Dam Park on the Saugeen River near Southampton Ontario.