2022 Tournament Event News Feed

NY State's Largest Winter Fishing Tournament!!

Registration is now OPEN!!  Registration for the Awards Banquet opening soon!!











This year's event will again be run on the Fish Donkey platform
whereby all fish entered will be done so using the Fish Donkey App
with fish placing via length rather than weight.

**All anglers must use a manufactured bump board large
enough for the fish targeted or a commercial grade (1/2+") metal
retractable ruler with clearly visible 1/4" increments. 
No homemade boards or stickers allowed.
.**retractable ruler


This format has many advantages:
1) After entry, all fish can be either kept or released at the 
angler's discretion.
2) Anglers do not have to stop fishing to make it to a weigh-in
before they close and can capitalize on the  night bite. Plus
no extra driving.
3) Fish are entered and the leaderboards updated in real time
so anglers can see where everyone is placed at any time.
4) Since fish are entered on-site at the time of the catch, 
opportunities for foul play are minimized.
5) The required pictures capture additional information
to help verify the catch including time, date, 
gps coords, etc. and are encoded so that even the
director won't receive the info unless necessary.
6) Less expenses means higher payouts for the winners (now 80-85%).

.                Giveaway Schedule:                .
(Drawings done LIVE on Facebook at 7pm EST)
Dec. 1st: ​Early Bird Registration Drawings, 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 1
Dec. 2nd: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 2
Dec. 3rd: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 3
Dec. 4th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 4
Dec. 5th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 5
Dec. 6th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 6
Dec. 7th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 7
Dec. 8th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 8
Dec. 9th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 9
Dec. 10th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 10
Dec. 11th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 11
Dec. 12th: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Day 12
Dec. 31st: Door Prize Drawings - Round 1
March 19th: Door Prize Drawings - Round 2 @ Batavia Downs (must be present to win)




NYS Winter Classic
Fishing Tournament
Professionally organized and directed by anglers, for anglers!
2022 Tournament Event: January 1 - February 28
(Includes all waterways of NY state - ice, open water, stream & rivers, etc.)
This year's event is sponsored by:
Tournament Structure:

Fish any NY State waterway, any time of day from January 1st through February 28th using any legal angling method (open water, ice fishing, stream & river fishing, etc.) for 7 categories of fish.

Only $25/Angler

Download & Print the 2022 Tourney Flier Here:



Treat 
Taxidermy
LIVE Shows:

~Door Prize Drawings - Round 1 - Dec. 31st~

(7pm EST on Facebook)
**SPECIAL NOTICE**
If you plan to stay at Batavia Downs after the awards ceremony, please follow
these directions to access the special $69/room rate:
Go to: thehotelatbataviadowns.com
Click “Book Your Stay”
Click the drop down next to “add code”
Select “Group Attendee”
Type in FISH22
Select check in on 3/19 and check out on 3/20