Salmon Enhancement Derby

at Moutcha Bay Resort

Jun 26 – 27 2021

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.

This year, the two-day tournament will take place on June 26 & 27, with participants targeting the larger southbound Chinook along with 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!

Reserve Tickets

2021 Derby

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 derby will be a hybrid event consisting partly of socially distanced, in-person components as well as fun virtual components. The health and safety of our guests and employees is our main priority. This year’s derby will not include large gatherings such as in-person awards ceremonies or live auctions, which will be moved instead to an online platform.

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?

Official 2021 Salmon Enhancement Derby Results

  1. FIRST PLACE: Tommy Adamson | North Van Fire Dept |Firetrouts with a 28lb Chinook Salmon won $2,300!
  2. SECOND PLACE: Nigel Clare with a 21.8lb Chinook Salmon won $1,200!
  3. THIRD PLACE: Paul Kutz with a 21.2lb Chinook Salmon won $375!
  4. BIGGEST COHO: Barb Schmid with a 10.4lb Coho Salmon won $375!
  5. UNDER-16:  Brodie Mattie with a 11.4lb Chinook Salmon won a rod & reel combo!
  6. HIDDEN WEIGHT #1 – 12.2lbs: Bob Biagoni with a 12.2lb Chinook Salmon won a Gibbs Delta Flasher Box & Tackle Pack
  7. HIDDEN WEIGHT #2 – 11.2lbs: Shelly Kazimirowich with a 11.2lb Chinook Salmon won a Gibbs Delta Flasher Box & Tackle Pack
  8. HIDDEN WEIGHT #3 – 15.3: Paul Gourlay with a 15.2lb Chinook Salmon won a Gibbs Delta Flasher Box & Tackle Pack

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.