Gone Fishing


MAY 27, 2017

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Eat, Sleep, Fish. Repeat.

This event is a locally organized event benefiting our favorite Salmon Conservation Non-Profit Organization, the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Sponsored by Coast Spas, Salish Sea Charters, Montague Harbour Marina, The Galiano Inn, Galiano Trading among many more. If you would like to be a sponsor please contact us directly. Presented by Coast Spas Galiano.


World Class Fishing

The Southern Gulf Islands boast some incredible year round fishing opportunities. By late May there will be some huge chinook salmon swimming around Galiano Island and the surrounding area. Last years derby winning fish weighed in at 22.5 lbs!

Prize Money from 2016

$2000 Biggest Salmon
$1000 2nd Place
$500 3rd Place

BBQ Classic?

Might have to change the name - some come just for the incredible BBQ on Friday and Saturday Night!

Event Details

Sunshine, whales, great BBQ, bonfires and Chinook Salmon weighing in the 20+ lb range. What more could a group of fisherpeeps want? Big prize money, a bunch of money raised for charity and a fun laid-back island vibe? Yeah, the Galiano Island Salmon Classic fishing derby at Montague Harbour Marina on Galiano Island has all that stuff too!

Approximately 100 fishers on 40+ boats boat will converge at the Montague Harbour Marina to fish for Chinook Salmon (AKA Springs AKA Kings) as part of the friendly charity fundraising derby for the Pacific Salmon Foundation. Celebrations are held at the newly renovated Montague Harbour Marina which has been brought back to life by brothers Dan and Mike Byzyna.

IN 2015: Mark S, the grand prize winner of the derby, took home $2000 while 2nd & 3rd place took home $500 amp; $250 respectively. The derby also made a $2,750 donation to the PSF for salmon conservation projects around the Salish Sea.

2016 Salmon Derby Prizes: 1st $2000 Kurt Irwin from Salt Spring Island BC, 2nd $1000 Charlie Head from Galiano Island BC, 3rd $500 Jeff Collicut from Vancouver BC

2016 Raffle Prizes: Coast Spas Seabreeze Hot Tub ($6,500 value), Islander MR3 Precision Fishing Reel ($700 value), Native Accents Silver Bracelet, Galiano Inn Gift Certificate, Salmon Art, Salmon Print, Land Yachts custom Salmon art Skateboard, Galiano Trading Company Gift Basket and more

In 2016 we raised $5000 donated to PSF!


When: Check In Friday May 26, 12pm-8pm

Fishing Derby Saturday May 27, from 5am-6pm

Where: Montague Harbour Marina, Galiano Island B.C. *250-539-5733* | https://montagueharbour.com/

Latitude 48° 53' 30" N Longitude 123° 24' W

$100 entry per fisherman/fisherwoman (not per rod)

Cash Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd biggest salmon. Official weigh-in starting 5pm at the Montague Harbour Marina. Final weigh in at 6pm.

Space is limited, reserve your moorage spot now - Montague Harbour Marina ****1-250-539-5733****

*All Department of Fisheries & Oceans Canada Rules & Regulations Apply, All anglers must posses a valid B.C. Tidal Waters fishing license and abide by all rules and regulations*

*All proceeds raised for the Pacific Salmon Foundation to go towards local Coho and Chinook Salmon restoration efforts directly through their Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.*

The Hummingbird Pub Bus will be running during the weekend to shuttle people between the Montague Harbour Marina and The Hummingbird Pub and for the Derby windup party at the Hummingbird Pub on Saturday night.


For Galiano Salmon Classic information please contact Coast Spas Galiano Island.
We'd be happy to provide you information on upcoming events, pricing and registration. Just drop us a line by clicking on "contact us"!