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.
2018 GALIANO SALMON CLASSIC
When: Check In Friday May 25, 12pm-6pm
Fishing Derby Saturday May 26, from 5:15am-5pm
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
*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.