Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cultus Lake News

Fishing Derby a CLASS Act

Pikeminnow catch June 15 features more cash prizes this year

Submitted by Dave Clyne, Chilliwack

 

he Annual Father’s Day weekend Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Fishing Derby will take place Saturday, June 15 from dawn until 2 pm. Weigh-in begins at 11 am at Cultus Lake Main Beach.

 

A fishing license is not required on Father’s Day weekend!  Parking is free before 9 am.  You can fish from docks or boats.  Tickets to participate and for prize draws available at local tackle shops and at the Derby: $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for juniors under 16.  Online tickets: www.cultuspikeminnowderby.eventbrite.ca.

 

Pikeminnow Derby

$2000.00 in cash prizes for fishing ticket-holders! All ticket-holders included in draws for merchandise prizes! Fishing Derby goes from dawn until 2 pm. Weigh-in begins at 11 am and fishing ends at 2 pm.

 

Prizes

• Heaviest pikeminnow: Juniors [under 16 years]: cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th  heaviest pikeminnow caught, plus a merchandise prize for each place donated by Fred’s Custom Tackle.

• Heaviest pikeminnow: Adult: cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4th  heaviest pikeminnow caught

• Lightest pikeminnow: cash prize for lightest pikeminnow caught overall                      

• Most pikeminnow: Juniors: cash prizes for 1st, 2nd 3rd most pikeminnow caught

• Most pikeminnow: Adult: cash prizes for 1st, 2nd 3rd most pikeminnow caught

• Mystery weight pikeminnows: 3 cash prizes for Juniors

• Mystery weight pikeminnows: 3 cash prizes for Adults

• Tagged pikeminnow: cash prizes for pikeminnows caught with special tags on dorsal fins.

 

Bonus! For every pikeminnow caught, a Derby participant with a valid ticket is eligible to win additional prizes.

 

Proceeds of the Pikeminnow Derby go towards “Caring for Cultus” to promote public awareness.

 

For more information, visit the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy.

 

Watch a 4 minute video interview with Owen Skonberg and Dave Clyne here

and www.fraserbasin.bc.ca/Cultus_Lake_Pikeminnow_Derby.html

 

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