Salmon Enhancement Derby

at Moutcha Bay Resort

June 25 – 26 2022


Largest Salmon:
1st place – Cooper Henderson (22.0lb chinook)
2nd place – Gaylene Jacobson (20.6lb chinook)
3rd place – Randy Evans (20.2lb chinook)
16 & Under:
Parker Bray – 13.0lb chinook
Spirit Award:
Oliver Burke
Hidden Weights:
13.2lb – Colin Power
18.2lb – Tom Derkach
7.4lb – Dave Burke
3.0lb – Nicole Bedard
2.8lb – Justin Bedard
Rules, Regulations & Itinerary

Prizes, Auctions & More

The Salmon Enhancement Derby will feature a variety of draws, raffles and auctions – giving you multiple chances to take home some amazing prizes. There will be a silent auction, live auction, and of course multiple prize categories for the fish hitting the docks. The prize categories include: 1st, 2nd & 3rd largest fish, largest coho, under 16, and a few hidden weight prizes. Will your name be on the trophy this year?

Sip 4 Salmon – The Conuma Grill will be serving up pints of cold “Islander Lager” from Vancouver Island Brewing with proceeds going straight to the Nootka Sound Watershed Society.


Live Entertainment

We are pleased to announce that Brodie Dawson & Friends will be joining us LIVE at the Conuma Grill on both Saturday and Sunday night! (June 25th & 26th, 2022). The shows will kick off each night at 7:15pm on the Conuma Grill patio, right outside of the main lodge.


Named ‘Vocalist of the Year’ at the Vancouver Island Music Awards and nominated for ‘Best Live Act’ for 2 years consecutively, Brodie Lee Dawson is a force to be reckoned with. Brodie calls her style a mix of ‘soulful bluesy folk’ with a gospel funk, a twist of pop and a twang of old-school country. True to all those genres she sings of life, love, searching and finding your way.  And finding her way, she has…  She’s been turning heads and creating a buzz wherever she goes, leaving her audiences spellbound, full-hearted and smilin’.

Our Derby 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.

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.

Salmon Enhancement Derby tickets are $100/rod.

Buy Tickets Online