Category Archives: Fishing Derby Ideas

Create excitement, generate publicity, and develop more effective sponsorship packages with a giant-prize fishing derby contest or promotion from Odds On.

Fishing Promotion Gives One Contestant a Chance to Reel In $100K

fishing promotion - fish for a cureLooking to “lure” more attendees to your next fishing tournament and “reel in” fundraising dollars in the process?  This Maine nonprofit organization did exactly exactly that by insuring a giant prize fishing promotion during their “Fish for A Cure” event!

Big Fish Fundraiser

On the specified promotion date, anglers at this fishing tournament helped raise funds for cancer research with a state record weight contest.  1,000 anglers were given the opportunity to catch a “grand prize” Northern Pike in any/all bodies of water throughout the state.  All anglers who caught Northern Pike would weigh in their catches at the scales at the end of the tournament.  If one of the Northern Pike happened to beat the current state record weight of 31.2 pounds, they’d win $100,000, paid for by Odds On Promotions!

While unfortunately, no one ended up managing to beat the state record, money was still fundraised to help fund cancer research and much fun was had by all of the anglers that day.

Tourney TIP: Want to make your fishing derby a “reel” win/win?  Incorporate a giant prize promotion into your next fundraising fishing tournament, and have the  insured prize split between winning angler and the charity of your choice, 50/50! 

Of course record weight promotions don’t only have to be insured by state — Odds On can also insure a world record weight promotion of your choice!  Just give us the species you’d like to cover, and we’ll put together a quote on the promotion — it’s free and no-obligation!

Looking for some other great fishing promotion ideas?   Check out our Top 5 Fishing Promotions PDF!  See what happens to catch your eye and then give Odds On a call at 888-827-2249.  You can also email us with any questions.

Lucky Envelopes Promotion Insured at Ice Fishing Derby

lucky envelopesJust because its the middle of winter doesn’t mean you can’t run an amazing fishing event!  Check out how a  Wisconsin insurance agency recently assisted a local fishing derby by giving  participants a shot at winning the big bucks in an ice fishing derby Lucky Envelopes promotion, insured by Odds On Promotions.

Here’s how the Lucky Envelopes promotion worked: 4 lucky contestants of the ice fishing derby, chosen at random, were selected to participate in the Pick ‘Til You Win-style Lucky Envelopes promotion, in which each of the 4 individuals chose 5 lucky envelopes.

5 Lucky Envelopes Could Have Meant a $10,000 Payout…

The 4 contestants each started with 35 envelopes, opening one envelope at a time, unveiling one of three different prize symbols, representing three different prizes. The first prize symbol drawn five times would be the prize the lucky contestant would walk away with.  If a lucky angler managed to select the five Lucky Envelopes which contained the matching grand prize symbols, then they’d win an instant $10,000… paid for by Odds On Promotions!   Did we mention that each of the 4 participants of the promotion each had a chance to win the insured prize?  Yep, there was a total of $40K on the line!

Although unfortunately, no one managed to score the $10,000 grand prize, it was still a winning day for participants because  the event featured over $16,000 in guaranteed prizes, including cash and ATVs!  (Talk about a great example of “doing it right” when it comes to a grand prize promotion — after all, no one likes leaving empty-handed!)

Interested in insuring a Lucky Envelopes promotion of your own?  Whether you’re holding a fishing tournament, a different sports event, a trade show or need to drive traffic to your store… Lucky Envelopes are the perfect promotion to insure any place, any time!  Just give Odds On Promotions a call today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote… or email us for more information!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Winter Fundraising Promotions for Non-Profits

Winter Fundraising PromotionsLooking to generate some additional funds for your cause this winter season?  Odds On Promotions has a variety of different winter fundraising promotions that will help you achieve your fundraising goals… so bundle up and get ready to take some notes!

Ice Fishing
So you think fishing tournaments can only be held during the spring and/or summertime?  Guess again!  With an ice fishing promotion, you can still hold your fundraising fishing tournament regardless of the season (if your location/climate allows for it, of course).  Feel free to charge people $X to get in on the excitement of possibly winning up to a $1,000,000 prize, compliments of Odds On!  From weight match promotions to tagged fish promotions, we insure it all!  Don’t necessarily want to insure a fishing-related promotion at your event?  No sweat!  Check out our scratch cards and our Lucky Envelopes promotion!

Poker Run
One of our most popular winter fundraising promotions! That’s right — a poker run promotion can even be held in the dead of winter, by using a snow machine, or even skis!  Have your poker run contestants drive/ski to all 5 sponsor locations pick up their cards and at the final stop, have contestants enter their 5-card hand into Odds On’s Lucky Hand Poker Verification machine.  If their hand matches our preselected winning hand, they’ll win up to $1,000,000 and Odds On will write the check!  And remember, the best part of any fundraising promotion is that you decide how much you’d like to charge your participants!

Ice Melt Prediction
Take notes from this rotary club in Colorado and let your contestants make the call as to how long (down to the very second) they think it will take for a particular structure to fall through the ice next Spring.  This winter, you’ll have contestants write down the day and time, down to the second, they think the “ice” will melt.  You’ll reward the top 3-10 people who come the closest with a secondary prize and the chance to win a giant insured prize by entering their “lucky time” (XX hours, XX minutes, XX seconds)  into Odds On’s handheld verification unit.  If any of your qualifier’s  times match the lucky pre-selected winning time they’ll  win up to $1,000,000 and Odds On will pay out the prize!   Odds On can help you adjust this promotion for any body of water that freezes … just give us a call today.

Need more ideas for winter fundraising promotions? We love to brainstorm, so give us a call today at 888-827-2249… or email us for a free, no-obligation quote!  Have another idea other than what’s listed on this blog post and/or on our website?  Let us know!

Multi-Species State Record Weight Fishing Promotion

state record weight fishing promotionPlan on hosting a fishing tournament or fishing derby in the near future?  Looking to increase excitement and give anglers a chance at “reeling in” the dough during the event?  Then how about running one big State Record Weight fishing promotion, featuring multiple species of fish, just as this particular marina in the Gulf Coast did!

For a 3-day period, 300 anglers at this fishing tournament were all in a race to catch various species of fish (yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, and blue marlin) and weigh them in to see if they would become the new State Record Weight holder for any of the aforementioned species of fish.

After weighing in their “catches of the day” on the official tournament scales, anyone who managed to beat the former State Record Weight for the respective species of fish would win anywhere between $50,000 – $250,000, depending on the species… and Odds On Promotions would have cut a check for the prize amount!

State Record Weight promotion not appealing to you?  No problem!  Odds On insures multiple fishing promotions, including (but not limited to) tagged fish promotions, matching weight promotions, fishing prediction promotions… and many more!

Call Odds On Promotions today at 888-827-2249 for a free, no-obligation quote and more information on your own state record weight fishing promotion.  You can also email us to request a copy of our Top 5 Fishing Promotions PDF, which includes details about the most popular fishing contests we have to offer!

Washington Agency Insures Tagged Fishing Promotion Worth $40,000 at Local Fishing Tournament

Looking to ‘reel in’ more attendees and fundraising dollars at your next big fishing tournament?  Then be sure to take notes from this Washington agency that teamed up with a local fishing tournament to hold a tagged fishing promotion worth the big bucks!

Here’s how the promotion worked: Anglers that day were on the lookout for one of five tagged fish (Triploid Rainbow Trout, to be exact) which were placed in the reservoir that day.  Each tagged rainbow trout contained a unique number.  If an angler managed to catch one of the tagged fish, they would call Odds On Promotions’ phone verification hotline and input the number on the tag to see what prize they’ve won!

Four of the tagged fish were worth a $500 cash prize while one lucky rainbow trout was worth a brand new boat valued at $40,000!

While unfortunately, no one managed to catch the lucky grand prize tagged fish, there’s still a happy ending to this promotion: all of the money that was fundraised that day went toward a great cause – restocking the reservoir with all new Triploid Rainbow Trout!

Interesting in holding a fishing promotion of your own?  Contact Odds On to receive a free copy of our Top 5 Fishing Promotions PDF and then give us a call at 888-827-2249 for further information as well as a quote on grand prize coverage that’s free and no-obligation!  You won’t be disappointed!