REPORTING · 9th September 2015
The 28th Annual Kitimat Fish Derby took place on Saturday and Sunday, September 5th and 6th. The weather was wet on Sunday, September 6th but this did not stop people from coming out and enjoying the fishing festival at the Chamber of Commerce.
“It was a really successful event, despite the Weather,” said Chamber President, Derick Stinson. “It was great to see people come up and support the event during the day.”
They plan to make the 29th Annual Fish Derby in 2016 bigger and better, by selling tickets in other locations and partnering with other community groups. He thanked the Chamber Members, Volunteers and sponsors as well as the community for supporting the event.
At 7:00 on Sunday, prizes were handed out to the winners. The winners, provided by the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce, are listed below.
Youth Largest Coho (sponsored by Reliable Guide and Charter) Hayden Calkins (12 lbs 5 3/4 oz)
Women's Largest Coho (sponsored by Bradley's Bait & Tackle) Linda Patterson (12 lbs 11 3/4 oz)
Men's Largest Coho (sponsored by All West Glass) Daryle Bolton (12 lbs 10 5/8 oz)
Youth Grand Prizes
Sponsored by Daudet Creek Contracting Ltd. Myles Pedro
Sponsored by Haisla Nation Council Keaton Demelo
Sponsored by J. Oviatt Contracting Ltd. Brody Velho
Sponsored by Malt Ventures Inc. Alexa Rigoni
Sponsored by McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd Trevor Crosby
Adult Grand Prizes
Sponsored by Hawkair Aviation Services Ltd. Kevin Barry
Sponsored by Kingfish Westcoast Adventures Ltd. Cheryl Gilbert
Sponsored by Minette Bay Lodge Duane Hanson
Sponsored by SAAM SMIT Marine Canada Inc. Wendy Kraft
Sponsored by Screamin' Reels Fishing and Charters Ltd. Michael Luis
Shuttle Bus Riders Winners
Shimano Rod and Reel Set sponsored by Pyrotek Inc. Justin Lowes
Shimano Rod and Reel Set sponsored by Pyrotek Inc. Cliff Forster
Water Bottles & Cannister, Subway 6" Sandwich Tickets
Stormtech Jacket Sponsored by Leavitt Machinery GP Mike Ward
Scavenger Hunt Winners
Sponsored by the Kitimat Chamber of Commerce
Rod and Reel Combo Val Little
Rod and Reel Combo Darlene Gordychuk
Rod and Reel Combo Shannon Molloy
Sponsored by Spectra Energy & Subway Deanne McConnel
Jessica Stinson, Derick Stinson, Trish Parsons, Wendy Kraft and a garage full of prizes.
Braydon Moretti had a great time fishing, catching his fish after 10 minutes of reeling it in
Val Little and Darlene Gordychuk win rod and reel combos for completing the scavenger hunt
Hayden Fisk and Kailen Rigoni brought in a catch to be weighed.