Kayak Fishing Derby

at Moutcha Bay Resort

Aug 27 – 28 2022

Event Information

The Kayak Fishing Derby has been taking place annually at Moutcha Bay Resort in Nootka Sound since 2004. This family-friendly event is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration projects within the Nootka Sound watershed.

In 2022, the two-day tournament will take place on August 27 & 28. In an effort to reduce our impact on large broodstock, prizes will be awarded for pre-selected random weights for Chinook salmon caught over the course of the derby. We will also have other fun prize categories for Coho salmon, Under-16, Buzzbomb lures, and more. Except to see a variety of items in an online auction and raffle prizes throughout the weekend.

Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 Kayak Fishing Derby Derby.

Tickets are $100/rod. Register and purchase your ticket today!

Our Purpose

Our Kayak Derby is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watersheds. Our goal is that by actively promoting and participating in these essential projects, we will bring awareness of the importance of environmental programs to the angling community. All of the net proceeds from this derby go toward the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

The NSWS is a group of local community members including First Nations representatives, biologists, sport fishermen, industry representatives, and stewards with the common goal of working to protect, restore, and enhance Pacific salmon stocks in the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watersheds.

One of the many benefits of these family-friendly events is that we continue to see more young people developing a love for sport fishing and an appreciation for their environment.

Our Sponsors

Stay tuned for information on our 2022 Kayak Fishing Derby sponsors.

West Coast Kayak Angler Series

We are proud to be a part of the West Coast Kayak Angler Series.

The West Coast Kayak Angler Series was created in 2019 to promote and help grow a community of kayak anglers on Vancouver Island as well as introduce others to the sport. All WCKAS events are open to human powered watercraft (kayak, canoe, float tube, row boat, paddleboard, pontoon boat).

WCKAS & Pacific Yak Angler

Register Today

Bookings for the 2022 season are open now! Contact our Guest Services team to reserve your space at Moutcha Bay Resort. Kayak Fishing Derby tickets are $75/rod. All participants must purchase their tickets and register with Guest Services before arrival.

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