Squam Bay Derby

58th Annual Squam Bay Fish Derby was a success again this year

The top winner of the event

The 58th Annual Squam Bay Fish Derby was a success again this year, as anglers turned out July 24 to catch “the big one”.

Organizer Jacki Van Sickle reports, “We had 157 entries, and 40 fish were weighed in.  Everyone that weighed in a fish took home a prize.”

Derby rules stipulated that only game fish would be weighed, and no fish under two pounds would be accepted.

The top winner of the event, being awarded a trophy and cheque for $600, was Dan Stoelwinder of Kamloops, with a 12 lb. 7 oz. Grey.

The second prize trophy and cheque for $200 went to Ed Stoelwinder of Williams Lake,  with a 12 lb. 3 oz. Grey.

Largest Rainbow went to Ken Christie of Kamloops, with a 7 lb. 5 oz. Rainbow.

Van Sickle says the events success is thanks to the businesses that donated prizes:  Chevron, Inland Kenworth, Brandt Tractor, Great West Equipment, Woodland Equipment, Chinook Cove Golf, James Western Star, River City Marine, Prairie Coast Equipment, Karl’s Market, Naramada Video and Agate Bay Resort.  And also to those who donated the keeper trophies: Barriere Auto Parts, Charlie and Lois Keller, and K&G Contracting, as well as those who sold the tickets.

“It is because of all of our sponsors that the Derby is such a special event,” said the organizer.





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