Stoelwinder wins Barriere fishing derby

Wow, our 59th Annual Squam Bay Fish Derby was a great success!

By Jacki Wan Sickle

Wow, our 59th Annual Squam Bay Fish Derby was a great success!

The weather was amazing on July 13, although there were a few people with sunburns after being out on the water.  However, they were not complaining about it, yet.

We had 172 entries this year, and a total of 29 fish weighed in.

The winner was Ed Stoelwinder of Williams Lake with a 12 lb. 11 oz. Laker.

Second largest fish was Gerry Markin of Chase with an 11 lb. 2 oz. Laker.

Frank Holt from Barriere took third with an 11 lb. Laker.

Our Largest Rainbow this year was caught by Tim Jensen of Kamloops, and it weighed in at 10 lbs. 6 ounces, placing him sixth in the prizes.

Because of “all out sponsors” every person that caught a fish received a prize.

We had more prizes than fish, so we drew names and so even if you didn’t get a fish there was a chance to take something home.

Our $50-door prize was won by Len Van Sickle.

We also had a hidden weight of 2 pounds, 13 ounces.,  and it was won by Troy Burrows.

We would truly like to thank the businesses that donated to our derby.

They are such a big part of why our derby is a success and has been going for 59 years!

Thanks to Agate Bay Resort, Chevron, Great West Equipment, Brandt Tractor, Woodland Equipment, Chinook Cove Golf, Thompson Valley Awards, Inland Kenworth, James Western Star, River City, Surplus Herbies, CBS Parts, and Prairie Coast Equipment.

 

 

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