Join the fun and fundraising of this year’s derby on Friday, August 28 and Saturday August 29, 2020 with an entry fee of $100 per fisher. Thousands of dollars in gifts and cash prizes will be given way! – for more details please email: [email protected]
Limited to 200 entries, So get your tickets now at Westview Marina fuel dock or call (250) 934-7672 to reserve Your tickets.
Only 50 persons will be allowed to gather at one time, due to COVID health and safety.
Chinook & Coho Returns in Esperanza Inlet & Nootka Sound
The department of Fisheries and Oceans is protecting a strong return of Chinook & Coho to the Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound for the 2020 & 2021 seasons. 50,000 Chinook/Spring and 10,000 Coho will be returning to the Esperanza Inlet and Nootka Sound areas this year.
River and stream rehabilitation projects, volunteer hatchery programs, and a collaborative agreement process with the local Federal Hatchery that has increased the release of salmon by 25%. Inside Area 25 Esperanza/Nootka we are at possession limit of 4 Chinook or 8 coho. So, change out that old fishing line, lube up those reels, sharpen your hooks, and get ready to fill up your freezers for this could be one of our best fishing/catching seasons yet!
Westview Marina’s Salmon Enhancement Derby has raised over $500,000 within the past 16 years of their annual derby and other fundraising activities.
Watch this Island Fisherman video for a taste!
This video appeared in a 2018 article here.