Derby first week results

  • Sep. 21, 2009 8:00 a.m.

Submitted by Sandspit Rod & Gun ClubCoho, not Kentucky! For those who think and talk about the “braggin’ rights” that go with the big coho, now is the time to perform.This is the 56th annual Sandspit Rod & Gun Club’s Coho Derby and the four weekend event is geared up to provide the fishers all the usual items of the Derby. Tickets are available at Bridgeview Marine, Super Valu, Bayview S & S and Meegan’s. Tickets are required if you are going to fish for a top 10 spot.There are categories for fishers of all ages and genders. There is also a category for ticket holders who do not weigh a fish in, so come and give it a try.Ray K. is chef-weighmaster at Copper Bay once again. He will weigh your fish in Saturday and Sunday until 8 pm, when the scales close. He also continues to offer his sourdough pancakes on Sunday morning starting at 8 am. Then through the day hamburgers, hot dogs, etc. will be available.Thanks to all the volunteers who help with making the derby successful. Also thanks to the many businesses and organizations that contribute prizes for the awards that go to the lucky fishers.Copper Bay is the fishing and social centre for the weekends, Sept. 19-Oct. 11. Come out to see how the fishers and top 10 are doing and enjoy some of the offerings from “The Shack”. Tidal fishing regulations apply and only coho caught within the boundaries are derby eligible. Good luck and may the “braggin’ rights” be yours.The first weekend is now in the books. A good weekend for the shore fishers as Sunday was a little windy for the boats at Copper Bay. Familiar names are bringing in the fish: Alex, Tyler, Chris and Bev.No juniors so far, however that will change soon as will all the places as there appears to be a good run of coho in the area. There were 26 fish weighed in for the weekend.First week results:1. Alex Matson 15 lbs 14 oz2. Tyler Zeller 14 lbs 8 oz3. Chris DieBold 12 lbs 12 oz4. Bev Collinson 12 lbs 11 oz5. Chris Putterill 11 lbs 13 oz6. Les Wourms 11 lbs 12 oz7. Bob Botel 11 lbs 2 oz8. Mel Wourms 10 lbs 10 oz9. Bente Sutherland 9 lbs 6 oz10. Could this be you?On a final note, the Mayor of Copper Bay, Les Zeller, is missed by all. Thanks to Tyler for getting the water system working.

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