2017 Tuna Derby

Join us for our 2nd 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 August 24-28, 2017 Nootka Marine Adventures will be holding its 2nd 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.

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 Tuna 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.

2016 Derby Results

As the tuna were staying offshore and a little out of our reach, given the high winds and waves, our first annual Tuna Derby was changed to a Salmon Derby.  The final weigh-in was still Monday at 4:00pm and the winner was Mike Evans with a 23.2lb Chinook.

Tuna Derby
Tuna Derby
Tuna Derby