Whirlwind Fishing Derby

Whirlwind Fishing Derby 2021

Whirlwind Fishing Derby 2021

Monday, August 30 - Thursday, September 2


The Whirlwind Fishing Derby offers an amazing fly-out experience to Whirlwind Lake and a fabulous night of Scotch tasting and cigar sampling.

Whirlwind Lake is located North of Ena Lake Lodge in the North West Territories and is very similar to Ena Lake in terms of the size, complexity, and production of trophy trout and pike. The big difference is Whirlwind hasn’t been fished. An exploration trip to Whirlwind in 2019 had trophy trout catches that were off the charts, with healthy, large and thick lake trout being pulled out all day! While the trout were incredible, there was also amazing northern pike action, with double and triple headers common.

Only about 5% of this Whirlwind was explored during this set-up trip, so there is plenty yet to be discovered.

A 20-minute float plane trip from Ena Lake to Whirlwind will take you to two 16’ positioned Lund boats, waiting for your virgin lake adventure.

Over $1000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning derby contestants and you have a chance of taken the honour of being the first 2021 Whirlwind Fishing Derby champion! The evening awards ceremony will be highlighted with Scotch tasting and Cigar sampling.

Whirlwind Fishing Derby Agenda

August 30th: Afternoon of fun on Ena Lake to warm-up for the derby.

August 31st: Four members in Group A to Whirlwind Lake.

September 1st: Four members in Group B to Whirlwind Lake. Evening awards ceremony, with Scotch tasting and Cigar sampling.

September 2nd: Half day on Ena Lake

Booking & Pricing Information

Please contact General Manager Ed Houck or Membership Director Troy Hillaby for booking and pricing information for the Whirlwind Lake Derby.




Our all-inclusive fishing trip is just that: we provide everything you need for a high-quality, successful day on Ena Lake.

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