Monday, December 30, 2019

Reelin' in the cash at the Lions Memorial Blue Knuckle

And the Catch of the Day went to ...
The top three winners in Friday's
 Lions Club Blue Knuckle Memorial Fishing Derby
(photo from PR Lions Club)

Another successful day on the water and at the Moose Hall for the Lions Club of Prince Rupert has come and gone, with the winners of the 2019 Lions Memorial Blue Knuckle Fishing Derby declared last night.

Taking home the top prize in the annual event was Tom Kingshott who brought in the top fish of the 75 weighed on the day, topping the scales at 13.93 pounds. 

Second place went to 'Alexa' Ryan at 13.45 pounds while Leo Palmer's 13.38 pound catch made for third prize on the day.

The event which celebrates the memories of Marc Desautels and Jeff Carlson, attracted a good crowd of local and area fishermen taking to the water last Friday.

The weather for the event wasn't all that bad, despite the string of weather advisories that had been issued prior to the Derby's start. The worst of the weather holding off until well after the last fish had been reeled in and the weigh in had taken place.

The Lions will distribute the money raised from this years event to three local groups, the Salvation Army, Search and Rescue Station 64 and the Oldfield Creek Hatchery. Learn more about the annual event from our preview notes prior to Christmas.

They have a photo array by the Lions featuring some of the catch of the day and those who took part is available here.

For more notes on Community events see our archive page here.

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