Thank you to everyone for participating
in the 20th ANNUAL 
SALMON & COD DERBY
and SALMON BBQ
held July 29th to July 31st, 2016

It was a very successful 20th Salmon/Cod Derby and BBQ.  The weather was a trial for our participants but they were able to bring in a wide variety of catches – spring, coho, ling cod, (a really small) halibut along with the usual non-swimming variety of sea creatures such as starfish, sea urchins and crayfish.

Thank you to all our participants, guests and a special shout out to the businesses that continue to support this family filled event.  Every child received a prize and the winners and adults all had a super time – many have already booked to be here again next year.  Get your requests in early folks – we are filling up already for 2017!

 

2017 DERBY & BBQ PLANS

In 2017 we are very excited to be hosting our 21st Annual Salmon/Cod Derby and Salmon BBQ for adults and kids starting on August 4th.  The Salmon BBQ will be held on Sunday August 6th at the Thunderbird RV Park & Resort located at the world famous Tyee Spit in Campbell River.

Family fun at the Campbell River Fishing Derby

Family fun at the Campbell River Fishing Derby

This derby takes place during the BC Day Holiday which is always the first weekend of August.

Once the derby ends we host a Salmon BBQ (various delicious recipes) and other seafood currently available and a variety of mouth-watering foods that usually includes chicken wings, ribs, several types of salads and delicious homemade desserts.

Definitely a fun filled family oriented weekend.

Weiwaikum First Nation dance performance

Weiwaikum First Nation dance performance

Members of the Weiwaikum First Nation share their culture with a dance performance put on by the Laich-Kwil-Tach Youth Dance Group. Our guests truly enjoy watching the beautifully dressed youth group in their regalia to perform our traditional dances for you.

Prize categories for adults and children make this an exciting and fun filled weekend for all. Every child entered in the derby receives a prize.

People from Campbell River, all over Vancouver Island, the Mainland, the USA as well all other parts of the world attend.

We have prizes for Derby participants as well for people who attend the Prize Presentations that takes place at the Salmon BBQ.

Derby starts at sunrise August 4th  and ends at 3 pm August 6th.  Please come to the office to register the week prior to the derby – you must be registered to participate.  Tickets for the dinner will also be available that week.

Mark this weekend on your calendar!

Thanks to all of our sponsors, we would not be able to host this event without your continued support over the past 20 years.

Also thank you to all that participated  …  you are the reason we do this year after year!!

2016 Derby Winners

ADULTS

1st Place – Biggest Salmon
Joe Setele (11.5 lb Spring)

2nd Place – Salmon
Lou Toth (9.5 lb Spring)

1st Place – Largest Cod
Don McKenzie (14.5 Ling Cod)

CHILDREN

1st Place – Largest Fish
Hunter Puglas (12 lb Chum)

2nd Place – Largest Fish
Shyanne Johnson (4.5 lb Spring)

1st Place – Total Weight
Tyrell Price (5 lbs 15 oz)

Most Interesting Creature
Everest Johnson (Live Sea Urchin)

2015 Derby Winners

ADULTS

1st Place – Biggest Salmon
Terry Turko (23 lb Spring)

2nd Place – Salmon
Frances Drake (21 lb Spring)

1st Place – Largest Cod
Francis Drake (20.5 lb Ling Cod)

CHILDREN

1st Place – Largest Fish
Fisher Roberts (6 lb Ling Cod)

2nd Place – Largest Fish
James Shaw (5.8 Ling Cod)

1st Place – Total Weight
Perry Assu (26.25 lbs)

Most Interesting Creature
Owen LaFortune (brown starfish)

 

2014 Derby Winners

ADULTS

1st Place – Biggest Salmon
Lou Toth (9.5 lb Spring)

1st Place – Biggest Fish – Ladies
Rosa Turko (10 lb Ling Cod)

2nd Place – Salmon
Marc Charest (7.5 lb Spring)

1st Place – Largest Cod
Francis Drake (35 lb Ling Cod)

CHILDREN

1st Place – Largest Fish
Chance Roberts (12 lb Ling Cod)

2nd Place – Largest Salmon
Shyanne Johnson (7.1 lb Sockeye)

1st Place – Total Weight
Darwin Johnson (22.1 lbs)

2nd Place Total Weight
Daniel Knowles (20.1 lbs)

Most Interesting Creature
Teyara Albany (Jellyfish)

 

2013 Derby Winners

Crowd looking at Bill's fish

Biggest Salmon

ADULTS :

1st PLACE :  Bill Tomicki – 33 lbs

Bill Tomicki 33 lb TYEE derby 2013 1

2nd PLACE :  Bob Harrison – 32 lbs

Bob Harrison 32 lb TYEE derby 2013

Biggest Cod Fish

ADULTS:  Art Simons 32 lbs

Art Simons Cod 32lbs 2013 1

 

 

Kids Category

 

Biggest fish

1st PLACE:  Madi Wilcox – 13 lb Halibut

2 girls derby 2013

Biggest fish

2nd PLACE:  Alex Henderson 10.2 lbs Cod

Uncle John and Alec 2

Interesting Sea Creature

3rd Place – Shyane Johnson – Barnacal and sea cucumber

Johnson family 2013