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Looking for a fishing derby on Vancouver Island and nearby? PSF dinners and other charity events, like Ducks Unlimited? How about boat shows, outdoor shows, SFAC, SFAB meetings, celebrations and even retail sales events? Check out this page and bookmark it to see what’s happening next! Your Vancouver Island Fishing and Outdoor Events resource is here for you.

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March 2019

Sproat Lake Loggers Winter Spring Derby

March 2 - March 3
Poett Nook Marina

31st annual Sproat Loggers Winter Spring Derby located at Poett Nook Marina March 2nd & 3rd 2019. Family fun for all ages!

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May 2019

Sidney Anglers Association Salmon Derby 2019

May 4

Sidney Anglers Association (SAA) held its first derby in June 1977. In keeping with its proud tradition of participating in salmon conservation and salmon habitat restoration has held an annual fundraising salmon derby since 2011 raising close to $177,000 to date with all net proceeds going to salmon enhancement projects ranging from stream restoration to live pen operations on southern Vancouver Island.

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29th Annual $185,000 Haida Gwaii Tournament

May 25 - May 28
Langara Fishing Lodge Langara Island, BC Canada + Google Map

Limited to only 66 rods, the Haida Gwaii Tournament prizes range from $85,000 for the largest salmon overall, $25,000 for second overall, down to $5,000 for largest daily salmon. Plus over $35,000 in draw prizes.

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June 2019

6th Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby

June 29 - June 30
Moutcha Bay Resort, Head Bay Rd
Tahsis, BC Canada
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This year, the two-day tournament takes place on June 29 & 30, with participants targeting the larger Columbia River Chinook as they migrate south. Prizes will be awarded to the three largest fish caught over the course of the derby.

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August 2019

Vancouver Chinook Classic 2019

August 17 - August 18
Deckside Marina, 3500 Cessna Drive
Richmond, BC V7B 1C7 Canada
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The Vancouver Chinook Classic is a 2-day Catch and Release Salmon Fishing Event hosted annually at bran new Deckside Marina at the Pacific Gateway Hotel. The event awards the largest cash prize of any fishing derby in Vancouver.

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16th Annual Salmon Enhancement Derby

August 23 - August 24
Westview Marina & Lodge, 775 S Maquinna Dr.
Tahsis, BC V0P 1X0 Canada
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The 16th annual Salmon Enhancement Derby in Tahsis, BC, brought to you by Westview Marina & Lodge.

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2019 Kayak Fishing Derby

August 31 - September 1
Moutcha Bay Resort, Head Bay Rd
Tahsis, BC Canada
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The Kayak Fishing Derby has been taking place annually since 2004 at Moutcha Bay Resort in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. This family-friendly event is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound watershed

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October 2019

Sooke Saltwater Series 2019

October 12

The Sooke Saltwater Series is a season long points race, which encourages avid fishers to take part in a ll three derbiest to win the Series and take the title of Sooke Fishing Champion. Halibut, Coho and Chinook!

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17th Annual Charity Chum Derby 2019

October 25 - October 27
Brown’s Bay Resort, 15021 Brown's Bay Road
Campbell River, BC V9H 1N9 Canada
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17th Annual Chum Derby returns to Brown's Bay Resort October 25—227, 2019. Enjoy the hunt for the dog salmon!

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