Trout derby was awesome

  • Wed May 21st, 2014 1:00pm
  • News

Submitted article–Good weather, good fishing, good participation by parents and kids and a great location at Mosquito Lake for the 40th Annual Sandspit Rod & Gun Club’s Trout Derby last weekend. Mosquito Lake was multi-tasking as the good weather allowed it to be a wading pool, a beginning canoe training pond, good trout fishing for most and a photo opportunity with snow covered Moresby Mountain looming in the back ground.The campground was full to over flowing with everyone finding a spot for the tent, trailer, motorhome or camper to spend the night. It appeared the camping was enjoyed by all. Berta was in the comfort station when she felt it shake, thinking someone was rocking her stay; she was informed there had been an earthquake.The traditions of fishing are being picked up by the younger generation as this story demonstrates; father and son fishing son catches a nice trout and gets it into the boat. Dad catches a nicer trout (real big) and trying to net the trout, it finds the hole in the net and the big one gets away. Good story Carter and fix the net Shane.5 and underAilish Bouwman 1# 07 oz6 and 7 yearsGreg Putterill 2# 00 oz8 and 9 yearsOwen Bouwman 2# 10 oz10 and 11 yearsDavid Putterill 2# 10 oz12 and 15 yearsMatt Servatius 2# 03 oz16 and overCindy Fraser 1# 00 ozBiggest Fish 2# 11 oz, Kiarah BradyThis year’s winners received trophies and $50 cash. The 16 and over prize was a ticket for the 2014 Coho Derby. The cash prizes were donated by Wayne and Jackie Schadt. The Wayne and Jack derby was cancelled as Jack was unable to attend.The hot dogs, juice, hot chocolate and coffee was supplied by the Rod and Gun Club and enjoyed by all. Alvilda was also unable to attend and was missed around the weigh station; however she did send marshmallows and potato salad and watermelon to be shared.Thanks again to all the participants and hope to see you next year. Special thanks to Rudy for the dock, Maurice and Travis for firewood, Mike and Clair for sharing the weigh in site and Wayne and Jackie for the cash prizes.It was indeed an awesome derby and especially so when it is safe and the weather allows the kids to enjoy.