View Full Version : 2012 2nd Annual Sooke Halibut Festival March 24th -25th
01-31-2012, 11:24 AM
Derby Tickets are $60 each limited to 200 ,get your tickets early gives you first refusal for next year
Top Ten fish prizes ,Hidden Weight,Special draw prize for halibut donations to Food Bank
Largest Halibut donated to the Sooke Food Bank
Looking for prize donations and charters for silent auction/derby and sponsors for t-shirts
All proceeds go to the Charters River Interpretive Centre and Hatchery
Tickets are available soon at :
The Crab Shack 250-642-4410
Eagle Eye 250-642-7983
Westshore Sport fishing 250-298-4665
Island Outfitters 250-475-4969
Trotac Marine 250-386-2341
02-01-2012, 07:27 AM
Great event, great cause, our crew is ready again this year!
What is the west boundry line for the derby this year?
02-01-2012, 08:02 PM
I'll be in on this one.. tickets per rod im assuming?
02-01-2012, 08:52 PM
Cowichan Bay to Owen Pt,
02-01-2012, 08:53 PM
You bet $60 a rod
02-03-2012, 05:34 AM
Same here, but you have to start somewhere!!!
02-03-2012, 09:15 AM
if not ... catch and release hali derby!?!
some logistical challenges there... ;-)
02-03-2012, 01:19 PM
Worst case it could be run like a Sturgeon Derby. A couple Judge boats are on hand to measure and photograph large fish before their release. The big ones take enough time that a radio call can be made and the boat is ready for the landing.
02-03-2012, 01:24 PM
Im not totally sure but I dont think you can even target hali if they are closed? Either or lets keep the fingers crossed.
03-23-2012, 12:57 PM
Who's all going in this this weekend monitoring 68?
03-23-2012, 07:10 PM
I am fishing it!
03-25-2012, 04:28 PM
03-26-2012, 06:00 AM
any results available ? :confused:
03-26-2012, 06:32 AM
Results: 35 fish weighed in
1st Pat Williams 119.8 win $4000
2nd Adrian Stacy 59.8 win $1000
3rd Mike Bell 58.4 win $500
03-26-2012, 07:32 AM
No pics, I couldn't get down there on Sunday. I was busy being garden slave for my wife's birthday/birthweek/month ... was lucky to get a day parole on Sat at least. ;-)
PS a photo now uploaded! That's a $4k fish right there
03-26-2012, 08:55 PM
First light going west following seas
Little rough out there on Saturday. Can you see the 119lbr on that boat?
Ride back auch! them cats sure ride nice!
Our crew ended up with second and 7th 59.8 and 54lbs.
Good day on the water couldn't keep 'em off LOL
119lbr was a beauty Congrats to the crew!
04-01-2012, 11:42 AM
Despite the fact that there were only 120 tickets sold everybody had some degree of fun and even us on land had a band playing for our entertainment The children had crafts to do and coloring contests as well as a casting contest and a little golfing on Saturday About $6600 was raised $1000 was donated to the food bank as well as about 120 lbs of dressed hali and the remainder went to Charters Creeks Interpretive Centre So all in all it was success Thanks to all that helped make it that way
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