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!