Derby Wrap Up Celebration & Winners
On Sunday, March 27th, we gathered together to celebrate the derby winners, remember, give out some awesome prizes, and, most importantly, hand over a check to the Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition.
Through the Wally Hall Boxing Day Derby, Wrap Up Raffle, and Wally Hall Jr. Memorial Steelhead Derby, there was a total of $30,060 raised. The FVWC will then turn this into anywhere from $90,000 to $150,000 via matching grants through public and private funding efforts. With that money going straight back into the Chilliwack / Vedder River for salmon and steelhead habitat restoration.
Thank you all for a job well done, and we can't wait to see what happens in 2022/23!
Without further ado, here are this year's winners from the various events.
Wally Hally Jr. Memorial Steelhead Derby
First Place - $1,000 - Ed Fogarty · 13.55lbs
Second Place - John Milner Kingfisher Reel - Bill Reekie · 13.42lbs
Third Place - 13Fishing Rod/Reel Combo - Brian Mirea · 12.85lbs
First Fish Weighed In - $50 - Curt Batschkewitz
Hidden Weight - $100 - Kyle Erikson
Hidden Weight - $100 - Cody Fisher
Hidden Weight - $100 - Emile Barry
Hidden Weight - $100 - Devin Noel
Hidden Weight - $100 - Brody Mansell
Hidden Weight - $100 - Jay Sabellaga
Wrap Up Raffle
Rapala Concept Centerpin Reel - Kee Tan
G.Loomis GLX CP Rod - Chris Lumbama
Simms G3 Waders - Patrick Keenan
Kingpin Imperial Centerpin Reel - John K P Leung
Custom Centerpin Rod and Islander Reel - Lucas Robinson
Fred's 8hr Sturgeon Trip - Gord Bain
Boxing Day Derby
First Place - Brian Mirea
Second place - Justin Michael
Third place - Kevin Johnson
Fourth place -Devin Noel
First Fish - Jacob Bergen
Congratulations to all of the winners, and especially to our precious river that will see projects like the Peach Road side-channel thrive.