Thunderbird Fishing Derby Lands Another Success

Tribal Canoe families weren’t the only ones in the water off Tyee Spit last weekend. The Thunderbird RV Park and Resort hosted a Salmon-Cod Fishing Derby – its 21st. The event has become a B.C. day tradition for local residents and visitors, some of whom have already booked campground spots for next year’s event.

The derby featured three days of fishing and then a salmon BBQ feast on Sunday evening with lots of prizes donated by local businesses and a performance by the Wei Wai Kum Dancers.

The following is a list of the derby winners:

Kids Winners:
First place – P.J Assu
Second place – P.J Assu
Most interesting sea creature – Denzel McCaughren

Adult Salmon Derby Winners: 
First place – Chris Gerander 27.5 Spring
Second place – Rosa Turko 21lb Spring

Adult Cod Derby Winner:
First place – Jayden Smith 17lb Ling Cod