The winning fish at the Coho Fishing Derby weighed in at 12 pounds. It was caught by Karl Bouchard fishing with his son Doninick.

Winning catch

The Coho Fishing Derby brought in many fishy donations

The top place winner for the Coho Fishing Derby was Karl Bouchard. He was fishing with his son, Dominick. Their fish, that weighed in at 12 pounds, won them the prize of $1,454.00, which was 50 per cent of the total sales of tickets. The fish was caught off of Sooke Harbour in a water depth of about 500 feet, using an anchovy. The other half of the funds was split between two local charities: Sooke Food Bank, and the Charters Creek Salmon Center.

According to Angela King, one of the coordinators of the event at the Crab Shack, they also cleaned, filleted and bagged approximately one and half wheelbarrows full of donated coho for the Sooke Food Bank.

Their next event will be the Boxing Day Derby, which will take place on December 26.

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