Derby winner Pat Williams excepts the Jack Homer Memorial Trophy from Elden Smith of the Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby and Ron Larsen from The Q. Williams took home top spot in the  derby held on the weekend off Sooke.

Derby winner Pat Williams excepts the Jack Homer Memorial Trophy from Elden Smith of the Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby and Ron Larsen from The Q. Williams took home top spot in the derby held on the weekend off Sooke.

How’s fishing?

The halibut derby held this past weekend was a great success

The Second Annual Sooke Halibut Festival & Derby was another success.

Pat Williams and his crew ‘pooned a 119.8 pound halibut west of Jordan River on Saturday morning. The boys caught their halibut just in the nick of time as the easterlies started to blow when the tide changed making the trip home from the west an adventure on its own. 120 plus anglers headed out for a chance at the $4,000 first place prize. 35 fish were weighed in, average weight was 34.5 pounds.

Adrian Stacy was second with 59.8; third Mike Bell 58.4; fourth Des Hatcher 56.4; fifth Kevin McKenna 54.6; sixth Graham Morrison 54.0; seventh Mike Thompson 54.0; eighth Mike McArter 51.5; ninth Dwayne Noyse 49.2; and Harvey Woods in tenth with 48.8 rounded out the top 10.

Until next time.

Keep your rod tip up!

Kiwi Magic

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