Thursday, December 28, 2023

8.2 kilogram winner puts wrap on Prince Rupert Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby for 2023

Jean Nelson gets the bragging rights and the cash from
the 2023 Lions Club Blue Knuckle Derby
(from Lions Club FB)

The ladies ruled the waves for the most part during Wednesday's Blue Knuckle Fishing Derby. 

The 31st edition of the Prince Rupert Lions Club event dedicated Marc Desautels and Jeff Carlson saw a strong field of competitors take to the tidal waters off Prince Rupert.

The participants headed out at dawn to reel in their catch of a chinook salmon, with around 70 fish caught on the day ...  and when they returned:

Jean Nelson was the one with the best Fish Story, an 8.2 kilogram or 18.078 pound fish that took the top prize of 1,250 dollars in this year's event.

The remaining top prizes went to:

Kate Morse -- 7.46 kilograms or 16.4 pounds -- $1,000
Jolie Novac and Rick Gilger (a tie) 12.26 pounds -- $500 to be split between the two

There were also a large volume of additional prizes up for grabs as part of the annual event, the Lions live streamed the results through their Social Media page.

As of this morning, there are still some prizes to be claimed by participants.

Follow the Lions Club Social Media stream here, for more notes related to the 2023 Blue Knuckle Derby.

Money raised through the event will be put to use for a number of Lions Club programs in the community 

More community notes can be explored through our archive page.

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