Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror Lots of family-friendly activities at the park during the derby, including these inflatable basketball games.

Second annual Campbell River salmon derby touted as ‘huge success’

Community comes out in droves to give back and have some fun on the water

The second annual Royal LePage Campbell River Fishing Derby went off under sunny skies Saturday, and the community turned out in droves to be a part of it.

Over 700 people registered to be part of the actual derby and hundreds more stopped by Robert Ostler Park to take in the family-friendly activities, visit the food vendors, listen to local live musicians and see the sizable salmon coming in for weighing.

At the end of the day – participants had to be in line by 5 p.m. for their fish to count – Jim Lagos took top prize with his catch of over 30 pounds. Lagos has donated $1,000 of his $5,000 back to the charities receiving the funds from the event – the Campbell River Salmon Foundation and the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation.

Though final totals are not yet available, organizers have called the event “another huge success.”

 

Mike Davies/Campbell River Mirror Max Neaves, 5, takes a spin down the inflatable slide at Robert Ostler Park Saturday during the Royal LePage Campbell River Salmon Derby.

Bottom left: Sydney Crawford got to the weigh station Saturday just under the wire. Her 20 pound 15 ounce salmon, caught at the Lighthouse, was the last fish to be weighed and earned her an eighth place finish on the day. Left: Families had fun together out on the water and in the park (below) where kids like Max Neaves, 5, took on the inflatable slide while others shot a game of basketball on the inflatable hoops.

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