Thursday, December 29, 2022

Big Winners and the tales of the fish that were lost make for wrap on 2022 Prince Rupert Lion's Club Blue Knuckle Derby

Local fishermen and women hit the water at dawn on Tuesday in quest of the Big one, the one that would reel in the Big Cash from the 2022 Blue Knuckle Derby, the thirtieth edition of the annual fishing event.

This year, as in many past, it was dedicated to the memories of Marc Desautels and Jeff Carlson.

The event attracted just under 60 to take to the water, with more than 700 purchasing raffle tickets to support the Lions, helping to raise somewhere between 17,000 to 18,000 dollars for the club when all the accounting is taken care of.

A number of the prizes up for awarding were donated by local businesses and industrial groups in the region, some were purchased by the Lions Club who spread their cash around through local merchants.

Weigh in's from the day long fishing adventure on the coastal waters of the Prince Rupert area took place from 3 to 6 PM, and when the Lions members announced the final results it was Kristin Marraty (6.99 kilograms) with the Big fish putting 1,200 dollars on the table for her.

Second prize went to Raymond Dudaward (6.76 kg), $1,000  Third to Gary Mossini (6.23 kg) $500

Sean Rowse has some travel planning to do, winning the Special Raffle which delivered a $2,500 Travel voucher from DP World. 

Other raffle winners included: Cecilia Armstrong wins the Rechargeable Chainsaw from Trigon and Michelle Bartel wins the Yeti Cooler from PR Grain. 

You can review the full presentation of awards from the Lions Facebook page below:

The money raised from the 2022 Blue Knuckle Derby will be put towards a number of projects and organizations that the Prince Rupert Lions Club support in the community.

Follow the Prince Rupert Lions Club here, to catch up on their plans heading into 2023.

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