Friday, August 19, 2011

First Annual Kayak Fishing Derby

Maffeo Sutton Park
Sat. Aug. 20 6:00am - 4:00 pm
Alberni Outpost and Gone Fishing of Nanaimo have teamed up to bring Nanaimo the first annual pink salmon Kayak Fishing Derby.

Entry fee is $25 per person with all proceeds going to support the Nanaimo River Fish Hatchery. You should enter in advance at either Alberni Outpost or Gone Fishing, you will be able to enter on the day of the derby at Maffeo Sutton park but only between 8:00 - 9:00 am.

The derby is for human powered watercraft only (not from shore or a motor boat) such as kayak, canoe, row or belly boat etc. There will be hidden weight prizes, largest fish and many other categories, which will insure that anyone who enters the derby will end up with a prize at the end of the day ....... even if you get skunked!

GRAND PRIZE $1,000 12' Fishing Kayak

The grand prize of a 12' fishing kayak valued at $1,000 will be won on a draw basis, so everyone entering the derby will have a shot at the grand prize.

The derby headquarters on the day of the event will be set up on the point at Maffeo Sutton Park on the water side where the Newcastle Island Ferry comes in, but on the point facing the Millstone River. You can phone for more information if needed 250-760-0044.

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