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Steveston Bullhead Derby

Posted on June 19th 2013, by steveston Salmon Festival

Steveston Bullhead Derby

The Richmond Golden Rods and Reels Society will once again be hosting the 24th Annual Bullhead Derby at Garry Point Park in Steveston on Sunday June 23rd. This free fishing derby is open to participants who are the age of 12 or under and seniors who are over 65.

This derby kicks off the week long festivity leading up to the Steveston Salmon Festival on Canada Day. Prizes, which are donated by Nikka Fishing & Marine, will be given in several categories, including the largest bullhead in each age group.

Bullhead, is a common term used for the species Pacific staghorn sculpin, which are widely found in the Fraser River estuary. While most fish are between 2 to 6 inches long, specimen up to 12 inches are not unheard of.

Prizes will also be given to participants who catch the largest non-bullhead species. Other species which you may encounter at Garry Point Park include northern pikeminnow, bull trout, peamouth chub, cutthroat trout.

Registration begins at 9:00am on June 23rd. The derby begins at 10:00am and ends at Noon. Prizes will be awarded shortly after that when results are processed.

Participants are required to bring their own fishing gear and a bucket to put the fish in so they can be weighed. Fish are released once they are weighed and recorded.

For more information, please phone Steveston Salmon Festival at 604-238-8094 or visit

2011's Derby photographs

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