St. Joseph Island

Fishing Derby Wraps up on Island

Fishing Derby Wraps up on Island
The week-long fishing derby wrapped up Sunday with an awards dinner at the Hunters and Anglers Conservation Centre on St. Joseph Island.

Entries in this year’s derby were up from the first one held last summer, which increased the cash prize amounts paid out to each winner.

Nathan MacKay-Coutu with the biggest fish of the derby.
Nathan MacKay-Coutu with the biggest fish of the derby.

Eleven kids were registered in the derby, and in several categories they out fished the adults, by bringing in larger fish.

2015 winners in the 12 and under division:

Russ Lytham bass 41cm, Nathan MacKay-Coutu pike 102cm, Natalie Wessel perch 22cm, salmon 63cm and lake herring 41cm, Cara Nadjiwon pickerel 71cm.

Adult division winners:

Mark Lytham bass 44cm, Greg Ryckman pike 98cm, Pete Beaulieu perch 32cm, Bob Coutu pickerel 70cm, Jeurg Nagel salmon 76cm, and Greg Ryckman lake herring 41cm.

To view the derby leader board and gallery of fish photos submitted click here.

Mark Lytham- bass winner.
Mark Lytham- bass winner.

Greg Ryckman- longest pike and lake herring.
Greg Ryckman- longest pike and lake herring.

Bob Coutu- winner pickerel division.
Bob Coutu- winner pickerel division.

Juerg Nagel winner salmon division.
Juerg Nagel winner salmon division.

Cara Nadjiwon hauled in a 71cm pickerel to win.
Cara Nadjiwon hauled in a 71cm pickerel to win.

Russ Lytham longest bass and lucky winner of the door prize.
Russ Lytham longest bass and lucky winner of the door prize.

Pete Beaulieu winner perch.
Pete Beaulieu winner perch.