Saltwater fishing : Derbies
Welcome to Sportfishingbc's Saltwater Sport Fishing Derbies section. Listed below you will find articles relating to some of the most popular saltwater derbies found in the coastal waters of British Columbia. Each title is a link to an article describing that specific derby. Good luck and tight lines...
Consultants Invitational Fishng Derby
The Consultants invitational Fishing Derby is now one of the largest and best run events of its kind on Vancouver Island. The inaugural event in 2006 saw 40 people gather around in the rain at Pedder bay Marina, a few modest prizes, some hamburgers, and a donation $1000 to the local jack Brooks Hatchery.
After completing 8 events and looking forward to our 9th we have grown! To date we have raised over $80,000 for a variety of local stream enhancement and hatchery initiatives such as Charters Creek interpretive Centre, Jack Brooks Hatchery, Craigflower Stream Keepers and more. This year, on July 26 2014 at the Prestige Resort and Hotel in Sooke we hope to crack the$100,000 mark for funds raised. In this world with depleted fish stocks, diminished environment, and government cutbacks we feel it’s important for this to be our focus and do what we can to help those that donate their time to help fellow fishers and the environment. If you would like to support us in any way please contact us.
Guests historically have been primarily from the Engineering, Government, Contractor and Supplier sectors. But if you have what it takes to be a sponsor anyone can come! Tickets for anyone come at the Gold and Platinum sponsor level. More information on becoming a sponsor is available on the website. We’ll even go the extra mile and connect you with our volunteer skipper program or make a connection with one of the best local guides. We can get you out there regardless of your fishy situation.
We now host in the order of 300 guests from as far away as the US east coast and points between. Guests are entertained the evening before the derby at the fully catered Penthouse mixer sponsored by Martech Driving Strategic Sales and invited to stay overnight and enjoy the incredible accommodations at the Prestige Resort and Hotel.
After a great day of fishing guests return to the Resort for official weigh in, fishing cleaning, Catered function, Live Music, Prizes for all and a Raffle draw with prizes totaling over $13000!
A unique aspect of our derby is the fact we don’t put up huge prizes like boats or cash for catching the biggest fish! What you get is the first pick at our prize table. Prizes range in value from $20 to $1000, but everyone is guaranteed to go home with something. Remarkably people keep coming back!
It’s the perfect event to make new friends, visit with old ones, entertain clients and promote business relationships and do some good.
2014 Vancouver Island Salmon Classic Derby
Sooke, BC - The 5th Annual Vancouver Island Salmon Classic Derby will be held Saturday, August 30th, 2014, attracting anglers from all over the world to fish in one of North America’s most fertile fishing grounds. Sooke Harbour is a prime location, known for its natural beauty and accessibility to the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, where the much-desired Chinook salmon journey the depths. The quaint community of Sooke is located just 35 minutes from Victoria, British Columbia and 45 minutes from the Victoria International Airport.
About the Vancouver Island Salmon Classic - The Vancouver Island Salmon Classic will challenge anglers and crown the champions with prize money that only few anglers can imagine. Get your team of 4 together and sign up early to ensure your chance to win the top prize and the all-important bragging rights! Early entries will be $700/team, if paid in full before April 30th, 2014, and $800/team if registered before July 31st, 2014.
There will be a BBQ with cash bar and 50/50 draw at the derby with all proceeds going to the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. Our work with the local hatchery and restoration groups will help to ensure that the Salmon populations are not overfished and will thrive for the future generations to enjoy.
For more information, please visit: www.sookeharbourmarina.ca/salmon-classic.
About Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina - Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina is proud to be hosting this exciting event for the fifth year and will be offering accommodation to contestants at preferential rates. Located oceanfront in beautiful Sooke, BC, this stunning Resort offers 2, 3, & 4 bedroom, fully furnished, fully equipped vacation homes just steps from chartered fishing, whale watching, scenic hiking, golf and much more. The Resort’s private 115 slip marina can accommodate vessels of various sizes, ranging from small crafts to those of up to 50ft.
For more information, please visit: www.sookeharbourmarina.ca.
Contact - To learn more about this event, please contact:
Nigel Keatley, General Manager
Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
6971 West Coast Road, Sooke, BC
P: 250-642-3236 T: 1-866-616-3236