Dear Guests,

The 2018 Derby had to be cancelled due to various reasons but we are pleased to announce the 2019 Annual Derby will be held during the long weekend of August.  Derby start is Friday August 2nd and closing on Sunday August 4th with the party and BBQ to follow.  Read on for more details about our fun family weekend event.

2019
22nd  ANNUAL DERBY & BBQ PLANS 

In 2019 we are very excited to be hosting our 22nd Annual Salmon/Cod Derby and Salmon BBQ for adults and kids starting on August 2nd.  The Salmon BBQ will be held on Sunday August 4th 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 occurs the first weekend of August every year.

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.  And of course, the pizza is always a hit with certain folks.

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.  All children entered in the derby get to select a prize.

Derby starts at sunrise August 2nd and ends at 3 pm August 4th.  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 22 years.

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

2017 Derby Winners

ADULTS

1st Place – Biggest Salmon
Chris Govender  (27.5 Spring)

2nd Place – Salmon
Rosa Turko (21 lb Spring)

1st Place – Largest Cod
Jayden Smith (17 lb Ling Cod)

CHILDREN

1st Place – Largest Fish
PJ Assu (10.5 lb Ling Cod)

1st Place – Total Weight
PJ Assu (23 lbs 6 oz)

Most Interesting Creature
Denzel McCaughran (Rock with mussels and numerous sea creatures attached)

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

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