Mark Cardinal and his son

Fishers reel in winning catches at annual derby

It was a perfect weekend for the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society’s Chinook Salmon Derby.

It was a perfect weekend for the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society’s Chinook Salmon Derby.

Brian Gibson was the biggest winner reeling in a 29.35 lbs. fish. Overall winners included:

Open Category

Brian Gibson, 29.35 lbs.; Ryan Chamberland, 27.95 lbs.; Richard Hamilton, 27.15 lbs.; Keiran Cardinal, 26.3 lbs.; Neil Smith, 25.95 lbs; Dave Purnell, 24.65 lbs.; Derek LaCroix, 24.55 lbs.; Duff Johnston, 24 lbs.; Brent Sluggett, 23.8 lbs.; Lori Brooks, 23.6 lbs.


Jean Kennedy, 18.1 lbs.; Rhonda Gibson, 17.75 lbs.; Alli Heaven, 16.65 lbs.


Harvey Wiltse, 26.2 lbs.


Beau Hicks, 19.1 lbs.; Sam Seaberg, 17.25 lbs; Gregory Allin, 16.6 lbs.; Alex Roshinsky, 16.6 lbs.

Hatchery fish

Dave Kennedy, 21.6 lbs.

Hidden Weight

Brian Brooks, 17.25 lbs.


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