2018 Tuna Derby

Join us for our 3rd annual Tuna Derby at our newest property, Newton Cove Resort in the waters just off Esperanza Inlet. As with all of 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.

Nootka Marine Adventures 2016 Tuna Derby

Event Information

On September 9th to 13th, 2018 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 3rd annual Tuna Derby in the waters off of Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet. 

For Participants

Newton Cove Resort will serve as headquarters for the derby where the fish weigh-in and prize ceremonies will take place. There is a $500 per boat 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. This year’s cash prize will be based on a percentage of the entry fees received. In addition, we have some high value products, from a variety of sponsors, to be featured on our prize table. 

Click here to view the sponsors from 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

Stay tuned for 2018 derby rules & regulations. For further information contact our guest services at: 1-877-337-5464

Nootka Sound Watershed Society

Our Tuna 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.

Official 2017 Tuna Derby Results

Tuna Derby

1st Place: Mike Hudson and the “Fish Burglars”

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.