PEETZ Coho Derby

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Event Information

The PEETZ Coho Derby has been taking place annually since 2016 at Newton Cove Resort in Esperanza Inlet on Vancouver Island. This  event is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watershed.

This year, PEETZ Outdoors and Nootka Marine Adventures is partnering up again to host a four-day tournament on September 3rd – 6th. Participants will be targeting coho salmon.

For Participants

Newton Cove Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby, where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. This year there is a $50 per contestant entry fee.

Participants are encouraged to pre-register with Guest Services in advance of arrival. Participants must be present for the prize presentation in order to qualify.

Prizes & Sponsors

Our derby is successful because of the generous support of our sponsors. Sponsors have the option to support our derby through donations of cash, merchandise, or a combination of both. View the list of derby sponsors for our PEETZ Coho Derby.

Our Purpose

The PEETZ Coho 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 net proceeds from this event go to the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. 

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.

Nootka Sound Watershed Society

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.

Derby Rules

Stay tuned for 2019 Derby Rules & Regulations. For further information, please contact Guest Services.


PEETZ Coho Derby
PEETZ Coho Derby

Official 2018 PEETZ Coho Derby Results

PEETZ Coho Derby

We had a fantastic time last year! 

The winner of the 2018 PEETZ Coho Derby was Marie Mentor with a 14.4 lb coho. She’s pictured here with Pro Guide Jesse Legg, Marc Hoelscher of PEETZ Outdoors, and her son.