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2024 ICE FISHING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
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ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA  |  MARCH 4 – 11, 2024

20TH WORLD ICE FISHING CHAMPIONSHIP

“We Fish for Gold” is a slogan we are proud of as USAngling teams travel all over the world for the coveted “Gold Medal” of fishing. The USA Ice Fishing Team will be travelling to Mongolia for the WIFC (World Ice Fishing Championship) in 2024. 

Captain Myron Gilbert is no stranger to traveling and competing for the Ice Team. Myron was a competitor on USA Ice Fishing Team when they won the Gold at the 2010 WIFC. Myron commented, “We are excited to be travelling to a country outside of Europe as we feel it will be a level playing field and our chances of medals increases.” 

Most of the events held in Europe make it easy for the teams to travel and pre-fish the areas for weeks at a time prior to the event. In this case, Mongolia is way too far for any of the teams to get in any pre-fishing time.

USA ICE FISHING TEAM
Myron Gilbert
Chad Schaub
Nate Winters
Keith Kniffen
Nick Shertz
Kevin Kowalski
USA ICE FISHING SUPPORT TEAM
Brett Root Ericksen
Steph Sissell
Tim Marsh
Thane Melton
Joe Martinez
Skylar Ramsey
Shawn Hennings | alternate angler
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EVENT LOCATION

UGII LAKE

Ugii Lake is located 70 km north of Kharkhorin, Mongolia. The lake covers approximately 25.7 square kilometers. Ugii Lake is a freshwater lake and is situated southwest of Ugiinuur Soum of Arkhahgai Province. 

It lies in the foothill Piedmont at the northern flank of the Hangay Mountains and belongs to the Orkhon River basin. This beautiful lake is modestly sized with a maximum water depth of 15.3 meters. 

Among the fish species of Ugii Lake are: Taimen, Lenok, Arctic Grayling, Burbot, East Asian Catfish, Siberian Stone Loach, Prussian Carp, Perch, Roach, Siberian Dace, Ide, Northern Pike, Asian Common Carp.

EVENT AGENDA

MONDAY, MARCH 4, 2024

  • Arrival of teams in Kharkhorium City
 

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2024

  • Arrival of teams in Kharkhorium City
  • The competition office is open all day in Hotel IKH Khorium, Kharkhorium City
 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2024
OFFICIAL TRAINING

  • 09:00 – Departure from the hotel to the official training area
  • 10:00-13:00 – Official training
  • 18:00 – Captain’s meeting in Hotel IKH Khorium 
 

THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2024
OFFICIAL 2024 20TH WIFC OPENING CEREMONY

  • 08:30 – Departure from the hotel to the official training area
  • 09:80-13:30 – Official Training
  • 14:00 – Departure from official training area
  • 18:00 – Opening ceremony in town hall of Kharkhorium City

FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2024
OFFICIAL TRAINING

  • 8:00 – Departure from the hotel to the official training area
  • 08:45-09:30 – Photoshoot of the teams
  • 10:00-13:00 – Official training
  • 13:30 – Departure from official training area
  • 16:00 – Captain’s meeting in hotel IKH Khorium

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2024
OFFICIAL WIFC COMPETITION – ROUND ONE

  • 07:30 – Departure from the hotel to the official fishing area
  • 09:15 – Official inspection, bait control,  and allocation of fishermen at section
  • 9:50 – First Signal – Competitors enter the fishing section
  • 10:00 – Second Signal – Official start of Round One
  • 12:55 – Third Signal – Fire minute warning to end of Round One
  • 13:00 – Fourth Signal – Official End of Round One
  • 14:00 – Departure from the Competition Area
  • 16:00 – Official weigh-in begins in Kharkhorium City Culture Center
  • 18:00 – Captain’s meeting in Hotel IKH Khorium

SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2024
OFFICILA WIFC COMPETITION – ROUND TWO

  • 07:30 – Departure from the hotel to the official fishing area
  • 09:15 – Official inspection, bait control,  and allocation of fishermen at section
  • 9:50 – First Signal – Competitors enter the fishing section
  • 10:00 – Second Signal – Official start of Round One
  • 12:55 – Third Signal – Fire minute warning to end of Round One
  • 13:00 – Fourth Signal – Official End of Round One
  • 14:00 – Departure from the Competition Area
  • 16:00 – Official weigh-in begins in Kharkhorium City Culture Center
  • 20:00 – Award & Gala Dinner in IKH Khorium Hotel 

 

MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2024
DEPARTURES

  • The organizing team will deliver to UB City
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