It was the 13th Annual Chinook Salmon Derby in Sooke the weekend, running on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31, 2016.
The top winners are:
- Open Category: Brian Gibson, 29.35 pounds
- Ladies: Jean Kennedy, 18.10 pounds
- Seniors: Harvey Wiltse, 26.20 pounds
- Juniors: Beau Hicks, 19.15 pounds
- Hatchery Fish: Dave Kennedy, 21.60 pounds
- Hidden Weight: Brian Brooks, 17.25 pounds
For a complete list of winners, visit the Salmon Enhancement 2016 Winner’s List.
About the Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society
The Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society’s fundamental function, through the efforts of it’s many volunteers, some funding from DFO, occasional grants from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and support from the general public, is to maintain and operate the Jack Brooks Hatchery (founded by the late Mr. Jack Brooks).
The hatchery raises and releases many thousands of natural salmon into local spawning streams from where they migrate into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and thence to the open Pacific Ocean. They return to spawn in local waters, thus ensuring the survival of a most precious asset – the wild Pacific Salmon!
To continue this work the Society has a major fund raising event – our annual fishing derby in August and several public awareness functions throughout the year.
This Sooke Salmon Enhancement Society’s website highlights their work in conservation and enhancement of local indigenous Salmon populations.
So please have a look through their site and see for yourself, what they do and who they are.