Friday, December 27, 2019

Blue Knuckler's set for return to port hoping they reeled in prizes in annual derby

It was quiet at the Ruhsbrook Boat Launch at mid-afternoon, but that will
change as participants in this years Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby
begin to bring in their catch of the day

Participants in this years Lions Club Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby headed out at first light today, with a full day of fishing in local waters ahead in the quest for what will soon be the Top prize winning fish.

The parking area surrounding the Rushbrook Floats area was for the most part full with the trucks and trailers standing ready for the return trip to port and then on to the Moose Hall for the official wrap up to the popular event that celebrates the memories of Marc Desautels and Jeff Carlson.

There were  only a few spaces to be found at the
  Rushbrook Boat Launch as local fishermen took
to the waters for this years Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby

Participants purchased their entry tickets in the days previous to today's events with a range of prizes up for grabs for those that have taken to the water. The money raised from today's derby will be distributed to the Salvation Army, Search and Rescue Station 64 and the Oldfield Creek Hatchery.

The day will wrap up at the Moose Hall today, with the
official weigh in taking place between 3 & 6 PM
Prizes awarded from 6 to 7 PM

The weigh in takes place at the Moose Hall from 3 until 6 PM today, with the prizes set to be awarded from 6-7.

You can review some of the background to the Blue Knuckle Derby from our preview item of earlier this week.

You can learn more about this years event and we can all learn who the winners are later tonight from the Prince Rupert Lions Club Facebook page.

For more items of note related to Community events on the North Coast see our archive page here.

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