Fishing Adventures: Hutchinson hooks top fishing prize

Sean Hutchinson snagged his biggest catch of the season at the Sooke Saltwater Series awards ceremony on Sunday night.

  • Jan. 10, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Ron Neitsch


Sean Hutchinson snagged his biggest catch of the season at the Sooke Saltwater Series awards ceremony on Sunday night.

Mayor Maja Tait attended the awards night.

Hutchinson won the derby series race with 208.46 points. He fished in the Sooke halibut, coho, and chinook derbies.

He took home the grand prize of $2,500, a $600 bonus cash prize, series jacket and a trophy naming him 2016 fishing champion.

The top four anglers received cash and a Mercury 9.9-horsepower trolling motor from Alpine Marine valued at $3,000.

There was a total of $10,000 in prize money and $2,000 in donations to Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society, Charters Creek Interpretive Centre, and Sooke Food Bank.


Ron Neitsch is the owner of 2 Reel Fishing Adventures, based in Sooke.


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