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.”