Round 2 of the Boxing Day Derby 2021
IMPORTANT NOTICE... Considering there were no fish weighed into the derby, the poor water visibility, and unkind weather conditions, we'll be holding a second round for the Derby on Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 (originally scheduled for 01/16/22 but, again, due to expected conditions the date has been changed). If you have already registered for the 2021 Boxing Day Derby you are automatically eligible for this event. If you were not registered, we are reopening registration through to 5pm on January 22nd. Good luck everyone, and let's just hope for Mother Nature cooperation. We've updated the information below to reflect any changes. These are highlighted in yellow.
Since 1938 the Vedder River Boxing Day Derby was hosted by the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club. This special day of tradition and celebration is enjoyed by dedicated steelheaders far and near.
Last year, Fred's Custom Tackle held the event with the support of the Fish and Game Club to raise funds for Steelhead conservation and habitat restoration. This year Fred's is continuing our unwavering commitment to keeping the tradition of the Boxing Day Derby alive with funds being directed to the health and well-being of the Chilliwack/Vedder River system.
With the generous support of people like yourself, we raised over $30K in 2020/21, combining the Wally Hall Jr Memorial Steelhead Derby, Wrap Up Raffle, and Boxing Day Derby proceeds. Our goal this year is to meet or exceed this amount. Every penny raised goes directly to the Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition habitat conservation fund that will leverage this money into 3 to 5X its initial value. Meaning substantial work can be done at a fraction of the cost. So even if you cannot attend, registering and buying draw tickets will help us hit our funding goals.
Weigh-in is at our Chilliwack location at 6336C Vedder Road. It's an outside event with all COVID safety regulations enforced. We are encouraging anglers to weigh their fish in, get a photo and have a hot coffee. There will be prizes for every fish weighed into the Boxing Day Derby, with top honours going to the 3 largest fish.
Thank you to everyone that has helped in previous years, and to help build sustainable fisheries for the future.