Boxing Day Derby

The annual salmon derby drew a lot of fishers to Sooke waters

The winner of the 2011 Boxing Day Derby

Official weigh-in master Angela King hands over the winner’s share of cash to Dave Myles who took home first place in the Boxing Day Salmon Derby with a 13.4 pound winter chinook caught just before the final weigh-in off Possession Point, he was fishing with Spencer Fishing’s Cal Young. The top three fish were caught on anchovies with glow teaser heads. Almost 70 anglers took  part in the annual event. Again the Sooke Food Bank was a winner with 150 pounds of fresh fish fillets as well as $325 and some non-perishable items which were also donated by the anglers taking part in the derby. Big thanks to D&D Doug for doing the filleting of the donated fish and Angela for running the weigh-in. Next up for the Sooke Fishing Series is the Halibut Derby slated for early March 2012.