Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Gary Coons reels in the Big One in Blue Knuckle Derby

Gary Coons reeled in the winning
catch in this years Blue Knuckle Derby

(photo from Lions Facebook page)

Gary Coon's will be telling the fish tales for the next few months as the former MLA claimed the title in this years Prince Rupert Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby

Coons brought in a 17.86 pound Spring Salmon which bested all competitors at the annual event, with Mr. Coons the recipient of the 1200 dollar top prize donated by Harbour machining.

Second Prize in this years Derby went to Norm Shenton who came  just short of the champ with a catch at 17.58 pounds, Shenton picks up $800 thanks to Lighten Up Electric's donation.

Michael Juetten was the third place finisher, the 15.98 Spring brining him $500 courtesy of the Prince Rupert Port authority.

The weigh in and celebration of the Blue Knuckle Derby took place at the Moose Hall on Sunday evening, you can learn more about the Derby from our item of last week.

You can check out more photos on the December 27th event from the Lions Club Facebook page here.

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