Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Blue Knuckle Derby set for December 27th

The Blue Knuckle Derby, Prince Rupert's popular ritual of the holiday season and testimony of the resolve of many a local angler is set for December 27th, when the Lions hosted event will take place.

It's the 23rd Anniversary of the Derby now held in memory  of Marc (Dezi) Desautels and will take place from Daylight until Dusk in the tidal waters of the region on the 27th, with proceeds from the Day to go to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army and Loyal Order of the Moose.

The Derby is called a Blue Knuckle event for a pretty good reason, the weather traditionally is cool and in some years the precipitation has been heavy, though this year's forecast to this point isn't too bad with rain on the horizon but a temperature of around 4 degrees above for much of Sunday.

The Weigh in for the day of fishing takes place at the Moose Hall from 5 until 6 PM with Prizes awarded from 6-7 PM

Prince Rupert's Moose Hall is the home for the weigh in
for this years 23rd Annual Blue Knuckle Derby
The three main prizes for this years Derby are as follows.

1st Place is $1,200 in cash from Harbour Machining
2nd Place is $800 in cash from Lighten Up Electric and R & R Rewind
3rd Place is $500 in cash from the Port of Prince Rupert

There are also Dozens of Door Prizes to be Given Away, with participant required to be in attendance to claim their prizes.

The Entrance Fee is 25 dollars per ticket

You can find more information and how to purchase your ticket to participate in this years Derby from the Lions Club Facebook page

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