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1st Annual Rhys Lewis Salmon Derby

Posted on September 13th 2012, by Rodney Hsu, webmaster

One of our long-time discussion forum members Rick Lewis will be hosting a fall salmon fishing derby on the Chilliwack/Vedder River on Saturday October 6th this year. All proceeds raised from the derby will go toward Rhys Lewis Athletic Legacy Fund.

The registration will start at 7am at Fred's Custom Tackle and the weigh-in will be until 2:30pm at the Chilliwack Fish and Games Club House. There will be a BBQ with hamburgers and hot dogs for a $2 donation. There will be pop, hot chocolate, coffee etc. 50/50 draws will be held and for those who don't wish to partake in the derby they can still show up and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes.

Derby prizes will be for the largest hatchery coho, largest chinook salmon and hidden weights.

The cost of entry is $35.00. You must have a valid freshwater fishing licence and salmon stamp.

A few words describing the charity/fund from Rick:

My nephew Rhys David Lewis was born on December 23rd 2008. He was born with Achondroplasia which is the most common type of dwarfism (a little person), he was the most amazing kid I have ever met. he was incredibly funny and out going, he loved all sports and he would walk around showing anyone who would look his skills.. he would show you how he throw a baseball, kicked a soccer ball or put up his little fists and show you how he could box... he lived for a short three and a half short years and touched the lives of everybody he met.

His mother Deena has set up a fund in his name (called the Rhys Lewis athletic legacy fund) all proceeds go towards promoting athletics for little people.

Prize List

  • $500 gift basket/gift certificate from Halo Hair Salon
  • Pflueger spinning reel from Sea-Run Fly and Tackle
  • $100 gift certificate from Highwater Tackle
  • $100 worth of spinners and balsa floats from Geff Teboekhorst
  • $100 gift certificate from Jason Wilks from AMSOIL
  • Three dry gear bags and a smartphone waterproof case from Western Marine
  • Trophy XL casting rod from Redl Sports
  • Black ball cap, neoprene black jacket, four pack of tarp clips (part #300), and two knife sharpeners (par #900) fom Scotty's Plastics
  • Two hats, two T-shirts, two gift certificates for one tub of Red Dragon roe, two quantum 7' spinning rods, one William Joseph old school pack, three packs of Vantage hooks, five packs of Glo Bug wool from Fred's Custom Tackle
  • Two complete outfits for a girl and a boy, size 6x/7, approximate value $100 from Peekaboo Beans
  • Turning Point propeller kit and a safe skeg kit from Pacific Advantage Sales
  • $75 Home Depot gift card from Scott Clarke at Sutton Realty
  • High Quality stainless steel 24pc BBQ tool set with case from Carter GM
  • Six custom tied salmon/steelhead jigs and case from Riverside Fly and Tackle
  • $100 Petro Canada gift card
  • $100 Starbucks gift card
  • $50 Boathouse gift card
  • $350 Magic picnic Bench
  • Two food gift baskets
  • Two kids spinning reel combos
  • One drift fishing all you need tackle kit

Follow the pre-derby discussion!

Download derby poster!

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