• Salmon Fishing


May 4 – 5, 2018

The Sidney Anglers’ Association (SAA) is dedicated to fostering education and participation in activities designed to promote habitat restoration and salmon enhancement. In keeping with the proud tradition of participating in salmon conservation and salmon habitat restoration, this salmon derby will be our 8th year. We have raised over $140,000.00 to date with all net proceeds going to salmon enhancement projects ranging from streamrestoration to live pen operations on southern Vancouver Island.
Any individual (including SAA committee members) may enter the SAA derby by purchasing a ticket and agreeing to abide by the rules herein.  Please visit our website at
for complete list of SAA Rules and Regulations.
Ticket sales – Thursday, March 1, 2018
Starting March 1st there will be 250 entry tickets available at $150 per ticket. Ticket sales end, noon
May 4 or when sold out.
Ticket Locations:
On-line at
Home Hardware at 2356 Beacon Ave, Sidney
Island Outfitters at 3319 Douglas St, Victoria
Alpine Marine Center – 2836 Millstream Rd
Trotac Marine – 370 Gorge Rd E, Victoria
Extra dinner tickets for Friday and Saturday will be available at the door on a cash only basis.
The derby offers $30,000 in cash prizes plus merchandise prizes!
Cash prizes will be awarded to contestants who catch and register the three heaviest eligible salmon
as follows:
1st Place: $10,000
2nd Place: TBA
3rd Place: TBA
Plus a $500 value prize for the largest salmon caught by a female (sponsored by Irene Dunic).
Plus a Hidden Weight Merchandise Prize.
Contestants are only permitted to win one cash
prize, but are eligible for all merchandise prizes.
Participating sponsors are eligible to win a
“bragging rights” trophy for the heaviest fish
caught and registered.
Sponsors are eligible for all cash prizes.
The Sidney Anglers Association reserves the right
to publish the names of cash prize winners with
accompanying photos.
Derby sticker must be in possession (on boat) to weigh & enter fish
Friday May 4
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave
Noon – 8:00 p.m.
Check-in and distribution of derby packages (includes rod  stickers for boat, maps, rules  etc.) ONLY available during this time. It is the responsibility of derby ticket holders to make arrangements for pick up of their packages if they can not attend the check-in.
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
No host bar
6:00 p.m.
Dinner servedSalmon Derby Sidney, BC
Saturday May 5
Mary Winspear Centre
2243 Beacon Ave
First light
Fishing starts
6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weigh-in at North Saanich
4:00 p.m.
Weigh in scales close
4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
No host bar
6:30 p.m.
Dinner served
8:00 p.m.
Cash prizes awarded

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