Sidney Anglers Salmon Derby - April27-28, 2012
The 2nd Annual Sidney Salmon Derby will take place on April 27-28 2012! Cash prizes in excess of $10,000
Rod tickets are $135.00 and include participation in the Anglers meeting and meal on the Friday and the Anglers Prize Banquet on Saturday evening. Rod tickets and extra Banquet tickets are available through the derby website www.sidneyderby.com , as well as Sidney Home Hardware, Island Outfitters and Trotac Marine. Non-participants in the Derby can attend the Anglers meeting and meal for a $10 charge at the door.
Please visit our website for information on the Derby Rules and Regulations, Derby Schedule, discounts on Moorage and Hotels during the Derby, to view Derby Sponsors and to purchase tickets on line.
The Anglers Meeting and Meal will take place Friday April 27, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM, at the Air Cadet Hall, 1979 DeHavilland Way, Sidney BC. Fishing will start at first light on Saturday April 28th. The First Aid Station, Communications Centre and weigh in Station will be operated on the float at Port Sidney Marina. Weigh in closes at 4:00PM.The Banquet starts after weigh in at the Air Cadet Hall, 1979 DeHavilland Way, Sidney BC.
All proceeds go to support Salmon Enhancement Projects on Vancouver Island. So please help support local fish and come back to see the familiar faces you’ve seen year after year. Last year we asked participants how to make the derby better and we’ve made changes. It still remains a 1 day derby but a 2 day event.
So... How did it go?
Weather was good - cool and little wind. Fishing was good for some and not so good for others
as one might expect. 57 chinooks entered by 133 rods (tickets). About 50/50 split between
wild (unclipped) and hatchery (clipped) fish. Largest was 23.1 lb, second 21.5 lb and third 17.0 lb.
Here are your winners:
Chase Mollberg 23.1
Mike Stutzel 21.5 LBS
Ryan Melvin 17.0 LBS
The final accounting won't be in for a while but it looks like we will be able to throw a good chunk of money to Salmon Enhancement.
We feel badly for the organizers of the JDF Derby. They have always put on a wonderful derby. These derbies are a lot of fun but they take a lot of work and volunteer labor to organize and run. Let's hope we see a return of the JDF derby as we will all miss it and the good work it has done for local fish enhancement.
Sounds like it was a great weekend.