Finish flashy

  • Nov. 18, 2013 6:00 a.m.

submitted article–Flashy trophies, flashy accolades, flashy prizes and flashy smiles you can see for miles and it was all part of the Sandspit Rod & Gun’s 60th Annual Coho Derby Dinner and Awards night, last Saturday (Nov. 16). This is where this year’s top anglers were presented with their trophies, prizes and ‘braggin’ rights’ that go with the big Coho. The dinner and awards ceremony was held at Northern Shores L & C dining room. It was an excellent meal and a great venue for the event. The adult social at the SVFD fire hall following the awards ceremony was well attended and enjoyed to the early morning hours. We regret that the barge schedule to Skidegate Landing didn’t work well with this year’s ceremony. However we hope those coming over found accommodations with family or friends. The big winner was Bill Yohanovich, who has been the bridesmaid the last couple of years. His fishing partner, Mysti Lutz was Top Lady and is reported to still be bouncing off the wall with her trophies and prizes. The Junior category was won by Hannah Putterill. The Junior crowd also won in other categories and won many of the door prizes, it is great to see so many young people taking part in the derby. There were hidden weight, no fish and lots of door prizes, so most everyone took home a prize. The Coho Derby wishes to thank everyone who contributed to the awards and prizes. The volunteers who help make the derby happen are really appreciated and thanked. The determined anglers (more than last year) that try to catch the big Coho are just as important. Special thanks, to Elaine and Ray K who are the face and spatula of Copper Bay, and to Alvilda who helps with mail outs. This event is truly a big part of this community. If you didn’t get your share of this years ‘Braggin’ Rights’ start thinking and talking about 2014. See you at next year’s Coho Derby.