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2024 NYS Winter Classic Fishing Tournament


The 2024 NYS Winter Classic (Jan. 1-Feb. 29) will once again draw in anglers from all over New England to compete in one of the largest winter tournaments that includes both open water fishing and ice fishing - so no matter what kind of winter we have the event will not be canceled and anglers can still compete! Operating on one of the most secure tournament platforms (Fish Donkey), fish are entered via pictures and videos at the time of the catch, fish place via length, and the online leaderboards update in real time notifying all anglers when new leaders are entered! This year's event has a heavy load of sponsors once again that includes all of the following amazing companies:

Batavia Downs Casino * Aqua-Vu * Clam Outdoors * Gibbs Fishing * Busch Light * Frabill * Plano *

FishUSA * Addicted Fishing * Hammer Built Homes * Kahtoola * Jiffy Ice Drills * Reel Cool Lures *

Keepers Only Co. * Sullivan Tip-Downs * Prime Time Custom Baits * Ram's Off the hook Tackle Shop *

Fish Hounds Outdoors * Fish Donkey * Koyote Ugly Spoons * Automatic Fisherman *

Green Mt. Sporting Supplies * Walleye Freak * Makiplastic * BHammer Tackle * NYRA Awards * 

SOCO Baits * Keeper's Only* Vital Signs * Savage Gear *

Lake Ontario United

More yet to be announced!


Over $20,000 in Cash & Prizes to be Won!!

(Including at least one Lifetime Sportsman License Award sponsored by Hammer Built Homes for a top-placing youth angler)


Early Bird Registration goes through Dec. 1st at Noon and will get you entered into the Early Bird Drawings (drawn during the Dec. 1st LIVE show) and the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways - done LIVE during our live shows on the tourney Facebook page at 7pm each night Dec. 1-12 as the prize packages grow each day!


Here are the details for the 2024 Winter Classic:

When: Jan. 1st through Feb. 29th

Where: All waterways in NY state

Registration Fee: $25/angler (both youth and adults)

Where to Register: NYSwinterclassic.com  or fishdonkey.com

(adults and youth register the same, however make sure to add "youth" to any youth angler's profile in Fish Donkey to identify them as a youth angler to make them eligible for the Lifetime Sportsman License Award(s))

Prizes to Win: Over $20,000 in cash & prizes!

Rules & Regs: Rules & Regs

Awards Ceremony: March 9th at the Batavia Downs Casino (all 1st place and winning youth anglers must attend)


If you have any questions please drop me a PM, give me a call at (585) 330-0494, or drop a comment on the tourney Facebook page! Follow the Tourney Facebook Page for the latest tourney news and announcements! Early Bird and Door Prize items TBA soon on Facebook! More updates to come - stay tuned!!

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