Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby

Join us July 6-10, 2017 at Newton Cove Resort for the 1st Annual Fishing Derby in support of  Ducks Unlimited Canada. 

Located on the world-renowed West Coast of Vancouver Island, a place of rare beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular fishing! Fish for chinook and coho salmon, halibut, lingcod and rock fish while competing with 40 other DUC supporters. 

All net proceeds will be donated to Ducks Unlimited Canada.

Event Information

On July 6-10, 2017 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 1st annual Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby in the waters of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.

For Participants

The registration fee is $100 per contestant and participants are encouraged to pre-register with our customer service agents in advance of arrival. Newton Cove Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. 

Prizes & Sponsors

Our sponsors have the option to support our derby through donations of cash, merchandise or a combination of both. Compete for cash and high value products, from a variety of sponsors, to be featured on our prize table.

Our Purpose

To actively promote and participate in salmon enhancement and habitat restoration in the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watersheds as well as to foster and develop interest in sportfishing.

Derby Rules

Click here to review the Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby RulesFor further information contact our guest services at 1-877-337-5464.

Ducks Unlimited Canada

Ducks Unlimited’s mission is to conserve, restore and manage wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats benefit other wildlife, people and our environment. They partner with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to get our work done to make a healthier world for future generations. For more info visit:


1st Place Chinook: John Sheehan - 38.4 lb

1ST PLACE CHINOOK: John Sheehan – 38.4 lb

Congratulations to all the participants and thanks to all our sponsors! Thank you all so very much for coming out and we hope to see you again next year.