Nice Fish Jr. Dylan gets his winners check in the kids group.

Sooke Coho Derby

An awesome show of good fishing, community support and decent weather made the first annual Sooke Coho Derby a success.

An awesome show of good fishing, community support and decent weather made the first annual Sooke Coho Derby a success.

It was nice see all the boats plying the waters off Sooke in search of a big Coho to win the derby. The big one came off the Otter Point area and was weighed in by Bob Pincombe taking first place of $3500 with a 16-pound Coho. Second was Ryan Mureland with 15.3 and third went to Justin Wilson with a 14.3. Nice Fish Jr. Dylan Yakimovich took top spot in the kids catagory with a 10.7 and $125 cash.

There were over a 100 fish weighed in and many more caught. Nothing like a derby when everyone catches it which makes for a good time. The Sooke Food Bank was also a big winner netting over 500 pounds of Coho fillets donated by the many anglers who took part in the derby’s donate a fish draw. Thanks to the fish filleters Dave and Ryan for getting the job done. A special thanks goes to Eagle-Eye for selling the most derby tickets.For a first time derby it was a success. Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic