Stoelwinder wins Lac la Hache derby second year in a row

Community news happening in the Lac la Hache area of the South Cariboo

Local resident Clayton Lahto received $100 from Linda Barker for pulling in the largest rainbow trout (two pounds) during the annual Father's Day Fishing Derby in Lac la Hache on June 15-16.

Local resident Clayton Lahto received $100 from Linda Barker for pulling in the largest rainbow trout (two pounds) during the annual Father's Day Fishing Derby in Lac la Hache on June 15-16.

The rain held off for this years Father’s Day Fishing Derby on Lac la Hache on June 15-16.

The event was put on by the Lac la Hache Fathers Day Fishing Derby Society, and once again, it was hosted by Kokanee Bay Resort.

The derby was well attended by young and old, and many families make the event an annual weekend getaway.

For the second consecutive year, Ed Stoelwinder from 150 Mile House reeled in the largest fish with his 22-pound char. He took home $500 for his efforts.

The second largest fish, weighing in at 18.2 lbs.’ was caught by Richard Sellars Jr. of Williams Lake, and he pocketed $300.

The largest rainbow trout, weighing in at 2 lbs., was caught by Clayton Lehto of Lac la Hache, and he won $100.

The largest white fish, weighing in at 1.6 lbs., was caught by Lac la Hache resident Don Hales who picked up $100.

Society member and resort owner, Rose Stenberg said the event went very well, the weather was great, and there were 350 tickets sold.

“The fishing was great and this annual family event will continue.”

As for the proceeds distribution, Stenberg says the recipients will be finalized in September.

Non-profit groups have until the end of August to make requests for funds from this event.

Local groups will need to write a letter of request to the society, stating the name of the group and what they want to use the funds for.

To get more information, contact Rose Stenberg at 250-396-7345.