NYS Winter Classic
Fishing Tournament
Professionally organized and directed by anglers, for anglers!
2018 Tournament Event: January 1 - February 28
(Includes all waterways of NY state - ice, open water, stream & rivers, etc.)
Meet the Director:


Jan. 13: Black Lake Challenge (Black Lake, NY)
Jan. 19-21: Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoors Expo (Niagara Falls, NY)
March 10-11: NYS IPA Invitational
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

Lunker Pool = $3,400

2018 Tournament Event News Feed

NY State's Largest Winter Fishing Tournament!!



1-2-18: Congratulations to all the winners from yesterday's $10,000 door prize blowout! We will be posting the prizes and winner's names under the Weekly Awards later today. We will be shipping out the smaller items within the next couple weeks, and coordinating delivery with the winners of the larger items. If you have won an item and will be attending one of the"Meet the Director" locations listed above, please contact us to arrange to p[ick up your item there. Next set of door prize drawings will occur in early February, with additional prizes available the season end celebration/awards ceremony. Full details for the awards ceremony at the Bonnie Castle Resort will be coming soon!

12-27-17: We're up to almost 300 registrations now with a steady stream coming in to headquarters! At this rate we should reach our goal of 1,000+ this year! With the Lunker Pool already over $1,500, if we reach the 1,000+ anglers the Lunker Pool will likely be paying out over $350 for 1st place in each of the seven categories! More sponsors continue to come forward with more gear and prizes to give away in this year's event - follow us on Facebook for all the details as we continue announce them all and what we have to give away! 

12-15-17: We have almost reached the 100 mark for online registrations (currently at 92). Once 100 is reached we will be drawing a name from those 100 for a shelter! Be one of the next 8 to register for your shot!! Several more sponsors have been confirmed that have pushed the prize pool over $60,000 - the support for this growing event is unbelievable and we thank all of our sponsors for their generosity and continued support! Follow us on Facebook as we announce and highlight all of our sponsors (one or two per day) through the month of December leading up to the start of the Classic on January 1st. 

We will be doing a LIVE broadcast from 11am-?? at the Bass Pro Shops in Auburn, NY on 
January 1st when we will be drawing upwards of $10,000 in door prizes! 
Register before Jan. 1st to have a shot at winning!


12-5-17: All stations are taking registrations as we ramp up through December towards the start of this year's event! Follow the event on Facebook for all the latest information - we're currently announcing a sponsor each day and what they have sponsored the event with this year. So far we have highlighted FrabillPlanoHumminbird, and Aqua-Vu. Much more to come - register at your local weigh-in or online before January 1st to get in on the massive door prize blow-out!! Drawing is Jan. 1st. 

11-21-17: Most stations are now outfitted and taking registrations for this year's event! Catch Director Tim Thomas on the Outdoor Beat TV Show Nov. 22 and Let's Catch Fish radio show Nov. 26th as he discusses this year's event and all the ways anglers can score cash and prizes! Stay tuned for updates on the prize structure!

10-4-17: We have been hard at work at headquarters getting the 2018 Winter Classic ready:
                * Securing Sponsors
                * Securing New Weigh-In Locations
                * Website Design
                * Orchestrating the Prize Structure
                * Graphics Design
                * Scheduling Promotions

Stay tuned for all the announcements starting in November with the opening of registration on: NOVEMBER 1st
online and soon thereafter for all the stations. This year's event is shaping up to be nothing short of amazing with new sponsors (see on the right) and fantastic new products!