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!
2017 GALIANO SALMON CLASSIC
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
*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.