2017 Kayak Derby

This will be the 13th annual Kayak Derby. As with all our derbies our goal is to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration projects within the Nootka Sound watershed, benefiting not only the salmon fishing community but our local natural environment.

Click the image above to watch our video and check out all the action from the 2016 Kayak Derby!

Event Information

On September 2nd & 3rd, 2017 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 13th annual two-day Kayak Derby, in the waters of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet.

For Participants

Moutcha Bay Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. This year there is a $60 per contestant entry fee and participants are encouraged to pre-register with our customer service agents in advance of arrival.

Prizes & Sponsors

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

Click here to view the sponsors for the 2017 fishing derbies.

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 sport fishing.

Derby Rules

Click Here for Kayak Derby Rules & Regulations.

Click Here for Kayak Derby Boundary Map

For further information contact our guest services at: 1-877-337-5464.

Nootka Sound Watershed Society

Our Kayak Derby is designed to raise funds for Salmon Enhancement and Habitat Restoration Projects within the Nootka Sound watershed, benefiting not only the salmon fishing community but our local natural environment.

Kayak Derby
Kayak Derby
Kayak Derby

2016 Results

Thanks to everyone who came out to support salmon enhancement and habitat restoration in the Nootka watershed. The results for the 2016 Kayak Derby were:

1st – 19.2 lb Chinook by Eric Fleischer – won a Jackson Kraken fishing kayak, sponsored by Jackson Kayak.

2nd – 14.2 lb Chinook by Ralph Fleischer – won a $200 gift card to Alberni Outpost and Nootka Marine Adventures swag.

3rd – draw – Brady Fogolin won a $100 gift card for Discovery Foods and Nootka Marine Adventures swag.

Winners of Crazy Costume Contest were Katie Cava & Andrea Mojzak.

And a big thanks to Cheffrey and special guests Lawson Kelly & Carolyn Tessier for the live music in the Conuma Grill!