Salmon Enhancement Derby

at Moutcha Bay Resort

Jun 25 – 26 2022

Event Information

The Salmon Enhancement Derby has been taking place annually since 2013 at Moutcha Bay Resort in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island. This family-friendly event is designed to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watershed.

In 2022, the two-day tournament will take place on June 25 & 26, with participants targeting the larger southbound Chinook on their early migration. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 largest fish caught over the course of the derby. Except to see a variety of items in an online auction and raffle prizes throughout the weekend. As always, our goal is to raise critical funds for the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and Pacific Salmon Foundation so that we can continue to expect healthy salmon returns in the future.

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

2022 Derby

The Salmon Enhancement Derby will feature delicious food served up at the Conuma Grill, live outdoor entertainment, as well as exciting raffles, draws and auctions occurring throughout the weekend. Cash and prizes are up for grabs for the first, second and third place contestants! Will your name be on the trophy this year?

Stay tuned for more information about our 2022 Salmon Enhancement Derby.

Our Sponsors

A huge thank you goes our to all of our dedicated sponsors. We could not make this event happen year after year without your generous support. It is critical that we raise these funds for salmon enhancement in our area for the future of salmon in Nootka Sound. Yamaha Motor Canada & Port Boathouse Port Alberni are proud Gold Sponsors of the Moutcha Bay Resort Salmon Enhancement Derby.

Register Today

Bookings for the 2022 season are open now! Contact our Guest Services team to reserve your space at Moutcha Bay Resort. Salmon Enhancement Derby tickets are $100/rod. Bring your own boat, rent one of ours, or book a Guided Fishing Charter with one of our pro guides! All participants must purchase their tickets and register with Guest Services before arrival.

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