Our goals for the Antero Ice Fishing Contest are to raise money, friends and awareness. We also strive to keep the event family friendly. By having an event where children are welcomed, we are hopefully encouraging a new generation of ice fishing enthusiasts. Have offer special prizes, just for kids. And, to make an early morning easier – The Highline Café in Hartsel will be there selling hot, delicious breakfast burritos and coffee!
There are many great and highly competitive annual tournaments throughout the region, but it has never been our intent to play in that arena. We keep our registration fees affordable; still only $20 in advance and $30 the day of the event. After covering costs – staff and advertising- all of the profits made from the event go into recreational improvements at Antero Reservoir. Our cash prizes – 1st place $500, 2nd place $250 and 3rd place $100 – include free admission to the next year’s contest. Also, this year we have added a 4th place prize of $50! All registrants who stay for the final weigh-in also have a chance to win some great, donated door prizes. So, please, bundle up and bring the whole family out for a great day of fishing and fun!