2019 Galiano Salmon Classic - Sat. May 25th

Discussion in 'Important Meetings, Derbys and SFBC Get Togethers' started by tincan, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Well, it looks like some derbies are planning to go ahead including the Galiano derby on May 25th out of Montague Harbour.

    Info is on the facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/galianosalmonclassic/

    I've already signed up and hope to see a bunch of other SFBC members there this year again!

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  2. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Is there moorage available? I know there's mooring balls in the harbor but wondering if there's slips at the marina. Might be coming with a crew of dudes. @tincan
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2019
  3. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Moorage and tickets booked! Got 6 guys and two boats heading over. Hope to see some of you there!
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  4. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    Sorry for the late reply there, @Rain City . Glad you sorted out tix and moorage.

    For others looking for moorage you can contact Montague Harbour Marina directly and ask for Amber. The best email for her is info@montagueharbour.com

    For tickets to the derby you can buy them online here - https://www.psf.ca/event/2019-galiano-salmon-classic or if you've on Galiano and want to visit Amber at the marina I think she is collecting cash for those who want to stop by and do it that way.
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  5. paulo

    paulo Crew Member

    Any body have a map or link to a map of the fishing boundaries for this derby? Thanks.
  6. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    scroll through the photos on the derby FB page here and you'll find a chart with last year's fishing boundaries, etc


    This year's derby boundaries will most likely be quite similar/same. Just waiting on DFO regs to drop like everyone else at this point :)
  7. tincan

    tincan Well-Known Member

    New post from the Galiano Derby facebook page:

    OK, the derby is now just over 2 weeks away! We are excited to get out there and catch (and release) some salmon and have a great time doing so.

    Attached is the 2019 Official Rules Sheet. Please save a copy on your phone or print it out. Given the recent regulatory changes we had to get creative in coming up with a new catch and release format. There were a lot of options kicked around but ultimately we are going with one that prioritizes fun, fish safety, and honesty above a more tightly patrolled event.

    Full details attached but all you need to know is that if you catch a chinook salmon you must take a picture of the fish (either in the water or in the boat with a tape measure showing the length of the fish to the nearest cm) and then show that picture to derby officials prior to 5pm at Montague Harbour. Whether your fish is 62cm, 68cm, 78cm or any other length, you have a good chance to win a great prize! In many case, a smaller fish will mean a better prize than a larger fish so there's no incentive to 'stretch' the tape measure [​IMG]:)

    There are also hidden weight prizes for retained lingcod and halibut (within DFO regulations of course).

    If you haven't registered yet get on it!!! Visit the link below:
    OR, sign up in person with Amber at Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island.

    2019 Official Rules - FINAL.JPG
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  8. hippaisland

    hippaisland Active Member

    Always a fun event! Highly recommend, will be there again this year! Good food, good beer and lots of laughs.
  9. Rain City

    Rain City Crew Member

    Soooooo what's the hot spot looking like for the derby? You know just incase you guys want to get a close look at the new rig ;). Exact coordinates please.

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