Annual fish derbies successful

Fish caught, prizes won during Deka and Sulphurous VFD's derbies

Clearwater resident Reg Klinger took second place in the lake trout category of the Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department Fishing Derby on Aug. 2-3. He reeled in 19 lb. 9 oz. beauty during the annual fundraiser.

Glorious weather heralded this year’s volunteer fire department fishing derbies at Deka Lake, and at Sulphurous and Hathaway lakes on Aug. 2-3.

At Deka, ticket sales of 425 produced 152 fish.

Of 89 lake trout, the largest, brought in by Henry Burdeyney, weighed 23 pounds 4 ounces and also earned the Don and Marion Traill trophy for largest laker. The second-place laker prize went to Reg Klinger’s 19 lb. 9 oz. specimen, and Steve Farrell’s weighed 12 lb. 15 oz. to take third.

Rainbow trout catches numbered 34, with first prize going to Trina Olsen of Kelowna for a 2 lb. 8 oz. specimen. Brian Johnson’s 2 lb. 5 oz. fish took second, and George Isenor came third with a 2 lb. 3 oz. specimen.

Kokanee winners kept it in the family, with the largest at 3 lb. 5 oz. coming in with Williams Lake’s 15-year-old Logan Ramsay. Second place went to William Ramsay’s 3 lb. 3oz. catch, and third was caught by Marissa Ramsay’s 3 lb. 2 oz. fish.

The youngest fisher present was 2 1/2-month-old Sebastian Burdon of Mission, and the youngest fisher present was 2 1/2-year-old Emma Kostiuk of Abbotsford, both of whom won cuddly toys.

Helen Harmon of Valemount, who confessed to being the oldest fisher present at 85 years, also won a special prize.

Deka Lake & District Volunteer Fire Department is most grateful to its generous sponsors, and to the public for its support of this 31st annual derby.

Deka Lake & District Ratepayers Association, which catered the meals, also voiced appreciation to their volunteers and to the public for their support of this, their biggest fundraiser.

 

Sulphurous derby

Up at Sulphurous and Hathaway lakes, 10 kokanee, 10 lake trout and one rainbow trout were weighed in.

First prize went to Ken Lush for a 3 lb. 2 oz. kokanee and the runner-up was Stan Vernon for a 2 lb. 8 oz. kokanee. Third place, for a 2 lb. 8 oz. laker, went to Mike Van der Starren; and fourth was Jim B. Scott’s 8 oz. rainbow.

Children’s pikeminnow prizes went to Georgia Grimes who netted 10. Owen Grimes had five, and Brayden Johnson with one little fish.

Said Sulphurous Lake District Volunteer Firefighters’ Association’s Ken Laven: “It was a well-attended great day. We had a volleyball net up, too, and everyone enjoyed that. We really appreciate our prize donors and ticket buyers.”

 

 

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