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We just had our local halibut derby this past weekend. Over 400 tickets sold and there were 106 halibut weighed in. The derby was running under an altered format this year as there is a size slot and the maximum size you may keep is 126cm or roughly 60 pounds. The winning fish went 57.7 pounds. There was also a prize for the largest released halibut as well. You were required to take a photo with a tape measure in the foreground with your finger on the 126cm mark. Many over 100 pounds were photographed with one estimated at 130 pounds taking the prize. I was out last Monday for both morning and afternoon salmon trips. We landed nice fish on both trips with the largest going about 14 pounds. The big summer Chinook (Kings) will start to arrive in about 4 weeks. (middle of May) The 2nd largest from our area was taken on May 29 a few years back and went 66 1/2 pounds!!!
Sooke Salmon Charters Ltd - www.fishingbc1.com
Nootka Fishing Charters - www.nootkafishingcharters.com
Vancouver Island Fishing Club - www.vifishingclub.com