Grant Treger of the Lake Cowichan 75th Anniversary Fishing Derby was pleased to present a $1,000 cheque to Bob Crandall of the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society and Hatchery to further support their valued projects. From left: Paul Jordan (co-chair Lake Cowichan 75th Anniversary Committee), Bob Crandall (president, Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society), Grant Treger (Fishing Derby event co-coordinator), and Richard Madill (Fishing Derby event co-coordinator). (Lynn Ross photo)

Lake Cowichan 75th Anniversary fishing derby reels in big

Attracted entries from Victoria to Campbell River

With some of the finest trout fishing on Vancouver Island, the Lake Cowichan 75th Anniversary Fishing Derby over the May long weekend attracted entries from Victoria to Campbell River, plus local anglers eager to share in the over $8,000 in cash and prizes. Promoted as a fun event for the entire family, the organizers were delighted to welcome a number of youngsters who also weighed in on the lively action.

The event,was held in support of the Cowichan Lake Salmonid Enhancement Society and Hatchery.

“We wanted to support a charity with a direct connection to fishing on Lake Cowichan,” commented Grant Treger, leader of the 75th Anniversary Fishing Derby organizing team, including Rick Madill and Paul Jordan who worked on making the derby happen over seven months of extensive planning.

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