2013 Vancouver Island Salmon Classic a Success

By Katie Wallace – September 6, 2013

SOOKE, BC – The 4th annual Vancouver Island Salmon Classic,

hosted by Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, was held on Saturday, August 31st. Twenty-two teams participated in this year’s derby with great weather and good fishing all around. Reeling in the winning salmon at 26lb 2oz was Team Der Jager to collect the top prize of $6,600, 2nd place went to Team Reel Excitement with a prize of $3,300 for their 23lb salmon, and 3rd place went to Team Rowena’s Boys with a prize of $1,100 for their 20lb 11oz salmon. Congratulations to all the winners!

Proceeds from the cash bar and 50/50 draw were donated to the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society. Their work with the local hatchery and restoration groups will help to ensure that the salmon populations are not overfished and will thrive for the future generations to enjoy.

Dates for the 2014 Salmon Classic will be announced shortly. If you would like to more information or to register for next year’s event, please contact Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina, 1-866-616-3236.

About the Vancouver Island Salmon Classic

The Vancouver Island Salmon Classic is hosted each year at Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina. This event challenges anglers from all over the world in a fishing competition located in one of North America’s most fertile fishing grounds. For more information, please visit: www.sookeharbourmarina.ca/salmon-classic.

About Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina

Located oceanfront in beautiful Sooke, BC, Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina offers 2, 3, & 4 bedroom, fully furnished, fully equipped vacation homes just steps from chartered fishing, whale watching, scenic hiking, golf and so much more. The Resort’s private 84 slip marina can accommodate vessels of various sizes, ranging from small crafts to those of up to 50ft.

For more information, please visit www.sookeharbourmarina.ca