Salmon Ladder Derby
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Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby
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2012 The 3rd annual Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby, with over 100,000 Dollars awarded in Cash and Prizes in the past 2 years, is doing it again.

This year the Hidden Weight Match prize will earn the winner a cool Quarter Million Dollars, yes $250,000.00, and to make it even better there can be 2 prizes awarded. ( Please see Derby website for exact details)

Last year Castaway won the hidden weight prize at 18 Lbs. 4 ounces.
Think of the possibilities, not to mention the 60,000.00 being given out again this year, see the schedule below for monthly winnings and links the the derby Website for Tickets and information.

The following pictures were taken in last year’s derby, Castaway placed 7th overall from over 90 contenders.


7th Place:  Paul Grimston at 34lbs-1oz
Operator of Castaway Charters




A May qualifier that could not attend the fish-off.
Mikayla Grimston, At only 8 years old at the time, Mikayla was the youngest to qualify for a position in the fish-off for 2011.


Salmon Catch Details


17lbs 05oz, Caught by Mikayla Grimston on board Castaway Charters on May 28th, 2011






2012 Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby

Get your Early-Bird Ticket – Just $35 for the whole season
NOW until March 31, 2012

The Ucluelet Salmon Enhancement Society by way of the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby has raised $7000 for the Thornton Creek Hatchery over the past two summers.

Participate in the 3rd Annual Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby and help us raise our goal of $10,000 for the salmon enhancement projects on Vancouver Island's west coast!

You too can fish in the biggest fishing event on the west coast ... and the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes in the summer of 2012!

Event Itinerary

The summer of 2012 salmon ladder derby starts Tuesday, May 1st, and will run through to Monday, September 3rd.

Monthly cash prizes will be drawn based on the ladder fish as of midnight on:

May 31st:

1st Prize: $1000

2nd Prize: $250

3rd Prize: $100

The top 15 fish on the ladder automatically qualify for the Fish Off.
Fish in positions 16 through to 50 are eligible for the mid-August Draw.

June 30th:

1st Prize: $5000
($3000 in cash, $2000 in prizes)


2nd Prize: $2000
($1500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

3rd Prize: $1000
($500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

The top 15 fish on the ladder automatically qualify for the Fish Off.
Fish in positions 16 through to 50 are eligible for the mid-August Draw.

July 31st:

1st Prize: $5000
($3000 in cash, $2000 in prizes)

2nd Prize: $2000
($1500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

3rd Prize: $1000
($500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

The top 15 fish on the ladder automatically qualify for the Fish Off.
Fish in positions 16 through to 50 are eligible for the mid-August Draw.

August 19th:

Fish Off Draw made at noon for five Fish Off positions.

September 3rd:

1st Prize: $5000
($3000 in cash, $2000 in prizes)


2nd Prize: $2000
($1500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

3rd Prize: $1000
($500 in cash, $500 in prizes)

The top 50 fish on the ladder automatically qualify for the Fish Off.

Our 3rd Annual Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby Fish Off will be held September 7th and 8th. The Ucluelet Salmon Festival and Wrap-up Celebration will be September 9th. Join us for a salmon BBQ, entertainment, activities, closing ceremonies, and a celebration for monies raised for salmon enhancement throughout the summer! There will be no fishing on the day of the festival; awards will be issued on that day allowing our visitors ample time for travel.
Visit the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby Website
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