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Port Renfrew Marina and RV Park Fishing Report

Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report May13/13

May 13th, 2013

At Port Renfrew Marina fishing has really picked up this week. Chinook are plentiful from Owen Point west with hole-in-the-wall and Nitinat being the hot spot. Spoons right at the sandy bottom are producing limit catches of salmon in the fifteen to twenty five pound range.

Halibut fishing is still very good with boats on the anchor getting the bigger ones. The weather has been good, permitting the boats to get to all the good spots to the west. 

Crabbing, as usual, is still excellent. So many and so sweet! There is nothing in the world like Dungeness crab!! The only disappointing part is seeing a trap full and having to toss back the amount that goes beyond legal limits! 

For all you daily launchers, Port Renfrew Marina wants to let you know that if you arrive in the early morning hours to go fishing you can drop off your launch fee at the office door where we have the envelopes available. The launch fee is $11.00 that includes the GST.  Thank you.

Great days catch

Picture of the left is of Bruce Miller and group on a second day charter. Port Renfrew Marina has been open now for two weeks and we have many new people interested in staying with us so please time is nearly up on last years seasonals confirming their spots. You must call us ASAP. Port Renfrew Marina is asking all our customers who have power to please use it carefully and with caution. Hydro is costly and to avoid any increases we ask everyone to use it with thought and consideration. Also power is always something you need to understand and use the correct size power cords to avoid any possible overheating and danger. Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Fishing Report May 5/13

May 5th, 2013

The 2013 Port Renfrew Marina fishing season is underway in a big way. As of the May 1st opening halibut fishing has been fantastic. Weather permitting (and it has been doing that for the most part) most boats on anchor have been seeing limit catches of good size fish with very few oversize being hooked.The northeast corner is on fire after a four or five year rest. Make sure you have lots of anchor rope as the depth varies between 220 to 270 feet deep. Anywhere west of Logan Creek seems to be holding fish.

Salmon fishing has been slow except for the cut-pluggers. Camper Creek has been the spot as usual with the top catch of the weekend, a 30 pound Chinook caught by Eric Eckdahl.

Crabbing is excellent! Everyone out there with traps is coming back with limits and they are big and sweet and very firm. Anyone wondering if fishing is worth the time right now, the answer is, YES!

Notable Catches:

  • Eric Eckdahl     30
  • Joe Serpa           32 35 45 52 halibut
  • Island Outfitters   60 halibut
  • Bruce Miller of 
  • May 4         32 36 46 51 halibut  misc rock fish
  • May 5        4 halibut  3 springs 2 ling cod and assorted rock fish

Now that Port Renfrew Marina is open we would like to remind everyone that we have an ATM (the only one in the town of Renfrew) and it is available for anyone needing to use it. We also have fuel now in the form of car gas, boat gas and diesel. We should have ice by mid week and we also have bait if needed. 

For those who are not aware we have a new caretaker, he is Desi Hatchard of He has taken over for Wayne & Gwen Coleman who have had some serious family hardships in the last six months. Anyone who knows the issues their family is facing and would care to donate to the  families of the widows can drop off a donation at the office.  Also, Knut is back as our handyman, fill-in guy and all around indispensible help.

Again if you are a seasonal customer it is imperative that you contact us as soon as possible (if you haven’t already) to let us know if you are returning. The deadline to keep your spot is coming up fast. We look forward to seeing you all again soon and welcome all our new customers.

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report April 22/13

April 22nd, 2013

Well, for Port Renfrew Marina the 2013 season is about to start! For those of you wondering when exactly we will be opening, we will be there on April 26th for the weekend even though May1st is our official opening date (weather permitting). If you are returning this year and were a seasonal and want the same spot, you must confirm with us by email or phone as soon as possible. If not you can lose your camping and or moorage spot. If you are wondering why we are so late in doing the announcement this year, we are sorry but we have had some family issues to deal with.

In spite of the halibut restrictions we are anticipating a busy year. On that topic, Effective April 1, 2013 until further notice: The maximum length for halibut is 126 cm. The daily limit for halibut is one (1). The possession limit for halibut is two (2), only one of which may be greater than 83cm in length. There will be an annual limit of six (6) halibut per license.  All halibut retained by the license holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on the Tidal Waters Sport Fishing license.  The area from which each halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on the license. We do hope to extend the season well into September.

The Chinook run, especially to the US rivers is predicted to be good only with another year of smaller springs. That fishing should kick off early June.

Some of you may know that Port Renfrew Marina has a new caretaker, Desi Hatchard of who took over for Wayne and Gwen Coleman last winter. If you need anything out there or to get in to check on your unit  before we open you can contact him at the same number as before 250 483-1486.

Some may recall the Coleman’s son, Clint Coleman who had the quad accident last Oct and was in a coma. We are so sad to have to say that Clint did pass away from the injuries he received from that accident and to add to that tragedy they just recently lost their son-in-law, Travis who was married to their daughter, Sandy. Both Sandy and Carrie are left with two young children that are fatherless. Port Renfrew marina will be accepting any donations that someone may want to give to help the wives and children of these two good men to help them out with starting their lives over without their husbands.

To all our customers we welcome you back, hoping you had a healthy, happy and safe winter and for all new customers we look forward to meeting you and seeing that you enjoy your stay with us. Until then…….

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report Nov. 22/12

November 22nd, 2012

Port Renfrew Marina is closed for the winter as we all know. We did want to post some bits of information that may be of some interest to some of you. We received a thank you letter from Maurice Trembley who runs the San Juan Hatchery and anyone interested in reading it will find it below. The letter is to inform people of the monies they have received from the different derbies the marina has held, most specifically the Labor Day Derby, the Coho Derby and the Davey Derby. 

Also some of you may be wondering about the well being of our previous caretakers, Wayne & Gwen Coleman. Clint is still very seriously ill in hospital and is making some slow progress but is going to need ongoing care. Anyone who would like to help the family out can go to the website set up for them and you can see any updates and donate if you care to do so.  The site is .

Port Renfrew Marina now has a new caretaker. His name is Desi Hatchard, some of you may recognize the name as he was one of our guides at the marina. If you need to contact him the caretaker number is 250 483-1486. The main office number is not hooked up until next April. 

We, Bud and Tedi, Rex and Diane would like to send all our customers a a wish for you to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and we hope to see all of you again in the coming new season at the marina. Be safe.

Thank you letter from SJH


Thank you letter from SJH








Bud, Tedi, Rex a& Diane

Port Renfrew Marina Report Oct.16/12

October 16th, 2012

For Port Renfrew Marina another season has come to an end. All in all it was a good year with lots of springs just not many of the big ones over 40.  Nature made up for it by giving us all a spectacular Coho season. It came to an end basically last Friday. It would have gone on longer if the rain hadn’t come and when it did, it was biblical! It started Friday night and kept on in rages until Sunday night.  We probably had 6 or 7 inches in those two days. The ramp going down to the cleaning area was flat. For the month before though we had fantastic Coho fishing with everyone coming back with their limits.  Now we are all hoping the salmon can manage to get up the rivers now that the rain has started.

Now that the marina is closed we need all customers to be sure they have come and removed their units or boats unless prior arrangements were made. The gate will now be locked and getting in and out you will need the caretaker to assist you.  You should contact us to let us know what day you hope to collect your things.  Our number is 250 474-2643 and email is .

Wayne and Gwen Coleman are still away staying by their son’s bedside. There has been very little change in his condition. Our new caretaker is Desi Hatchard. Anyone who is interested in helping the Coleman’s out with their expenses and or Clint’s family can go to this site set up for Clint.

It has been a great year with seeing long time return customers and getting to know our new ones. And with every year whatever the fishing is about, getting together and having fun and a few laughs is what makes a season so perfect. We look forward to seeing you and any new people next year for another fantastic year. We wish you all a safe and healthy winter.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report Oct.2/12

October 3rd, 2012

At Port Renfrew Marina the Coho fishing is nothing short of spectacular! And on top of that the weather has been if anything even more spectacular with sunshine, calm seas and little or no fog. This is quite unusual for Port Renfrew at this time of year.  Anglers coming to the docks are all bringing in their limits with the usual catch being anywhere from 8 pounds up to 15 pounds. many guys are reporting that they will have somewhere between 30 and 50 Coho brought to their boat in a two hour time span. The fish are found at the river mouth and outside the bay but having said that you will often find them jumping everywhere. You can find the fish in about 350′ to 450 feet of water and fishing at about 50 feet deep.  the lures of choice remain the same, anchovy being the favorite but also hootchies in green, yellow or white, spoons in similar colors with Bad Attitude being a favorite and apex’s in green, gold and clear with UV. 

Spring fishing is pretty much over for the season, although Rex Coburn brought in a 22 pound spring and a 16 pound 12 ounce Coho which if qualified would have beat out the winning fish for the Coho Derby. We all laughed at the idea of Rex handing himself the inning pot! NOT going to happen!

Port Renfrew Marina held it’s annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All”  this past weekend. It was a great success with 533 tickets sold. Not a record year but an outstanding turnout. The winner of the derby was Jesse Legg with a 16 pound 8 ounce Coho. He was also assisted by his friends Sam Noble and Jan Vanherwaarden and it was agreed by them to split the pot of $11060.00. They were 3 very happy guys! This year the amount to go to the San Juan Hatchery from the Coho Derby came to $2765.00. Maurice and the guys at the hatchery are over the top please with the donations this year as they come to a grand total of $18,324.90! Thanks again to all that donated and participated in the derbies to help make them so successful and a lot of fun!

Coho derby winner Jesse Legg 16’8″






 Other pictures of Interest:                  

Serge 11 Yellow Eye & 15 Ling




Important News:  Port Renfrew Marina will be closing for the season on Sunday October 14th. Please make sure you have removed your units and or boats on or before that date unless you have made prior arrangements.  It is very important that you contact us as to what you are wanting to do.

Very Important News: Port Renfrew Marina’s caretakers, Wayne & Gwen Coleman are away right now to be with their son, Clint who was badly hurt in a  quading accident in Williams Lake. He is in a Kamloops hospital with life threatening injuries and is in a coma. They are staying there for at least a month and are going to incur living expenses that are a hardship for most families. At the marina we are starting a donation jar to help them out with all of this and if you are interested in contributing please drop by the office or call 250 483-1878. Anyone who knows Wayne & Gwen knows that they are always doing something for others, Wayne offers tools and gear to fishermen and Gwen feeds anyone who passes by her, including us in the office. They are always giving and now it’s a chance for us to give back. Thank you!

Bud & Rex


Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept.20/12

September 20th, 2012

At Port Renfrew Marina Coho fishing remains strong and will only get better into October. Right now they average 4 to 7 pounds with the occasional teenager being caught. Teenres and over 20 pounders will be showing up in the next 2 to 3 weeks just in time for Port Renfrew Marina’s Coho Derby “Winner Take All.”

Offshore at 450 foot to 550 foot depths are getting the most action, at about the  37 to 120 foot depth on the downrigger. Apex’s in green, gold and clear with UV, spoons, hootchies and Baitrix with or without a flasher are all producing fish.

Inshore, even in as little as 6 feet of water surface trolled lures are starting to work at a fast troll. Start dusting off the bucktails, it’s going to be an epic fall Coho fishery!

The weather has been amazing this year for late summer and early fall. With little or no rain we should expect great fishing for the Coho. There is a concern for enough water for the springs to get up river, at this point it’s not possible for them.

Notable Catches:

  •  Erika Jamieson     37







Cort Watt with days catch from a halibut trip before the closure.

Important Dates:  

  • Coming up on September 29th and 30th will be Port Renfrew Marina’s Coho Derby “Winner Take All”  Tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan Hachery. Times are dawn to 6:00 pm on the 29th and dawn to 1:00 pm on the 30th.  tickets available on the Firday before and Sat morning BEFORE your boat has left the docks. Coho regs for the derby dates are 4 allowed, 2 can be hatchery and 2 can be wild, the wild must be caught inside the bay. The winning amount of money will be determined with the amount of entrants. It has never been below $5500.00 and the biggest amount won $13,880.00! With the Coho fishery doing so well it’s likely we will have a big turnout, meaning a big pot to win!
  • Port Renfrew Marina will be closing on October 14th. All units and boats must be removed on or before that date unless winter storage has been arranged and paid for. Check the rates page for power this winter as it has gone up.
  • On Oct 1st the Cookshack will be closing for the season. At this time it is unclear as to whether it will reopen next year. 

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept.11/12

September 12th, 2012

For Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing is almost over for 2012. There are still a few bright fish being caught at Camper and East Point but most anglers are focusing on the coho. Spring fishing picked up just after the Labor Day weekend for a few days and then tapered down. 

This is shaping up to be one of the best fall seasons for big coho that we have had in ten years.From the San Juan river mouth, out at 600 feet deep, there are huge numbers of fish. Surface lures in the shallow water are hooking fish. Bairtrix strip is a very good choice for shallow trolling. Coyote spoons, apex’s and hootchies in green and white or yellow are all working well.

Halibut fishing is now closed, as of Sept. 9th for this year.

Notable Catches:

  • Jamie Kew  30
  • Ian & Deb McGregor   30





                                                                                                                                                                              Port Renfrew Marina held it’s 15th annual Labor Day Derby on Sept. 1st and 2nd. It was a huge success and lots of fun. See previous report for details. The monies raised were $15,559.90 so we are all happy to see that everyone who contributed and or participated made it such a success. See below for breakdown on the monies raised.











Important news:  Port Renfrew Marina is having it’s  annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All”  on Sept. 29th and 30th this year. Tickets will be available at the marina the day before the derby. The cost is $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. It is looking more and more like it will be a stellar year for coho fishing and hopefully the derby will prove to be a really great one.

More Important News:  The Deering Bridge is finally done with repairs. The bridge is very nice and smooth and is a definite improvement. The closures are done and there will be no more interruptions for traffic.

Very Important News: Port Renfrew Marina is closing this year on Oct. 14th. Everyone will need to settle their accounts and make sure they have removed their units and or boats on or before the Oct.14th date unless storage arrangements are made. Storage is to be prepaid.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept.4/12

September 5th, 2012

For Port Renfrew Marina the past week has had better Chinook fishing. Even though most fish are in the 10 to 20 pound range there are good numbers of bright fresh fish coming to the docks. All the regular spots are holding fish with East Point giving up the larger fish on a daily basis. Teaser heads of choice seem to be purple haze, eye of the tiger, mint pearl and red gold. Flashers that are being fished are betsy, both gold and silver, purple onion and green plaid. Fishing for springs had picked up in the last few days, more in line with what you would expect in a late Aug, early Sept.

Coho fishing is still fantastic. Offshore in 300 to 400 feet of water seems to be the right depth. Hoochies and spoons are working well. If we don’t get any serious amount of rain we should see the best fall coho season we’ve had in the last ten years.

Halibut fishing has picked up again just before its’ September 9th closing. Barndoors are being caught by our highliners almost daily.





Port Renfrew Marina held their 15th annual Labor Day Derby this past weekend. It was an unprecedented success all around with a really amazing turnout with 280 tickets sold, fantastic weather, decent fishing with calm seas and NO fog.  Fishing was a bit slow on the Saturday but picked up on the Sunday. We had an amazing amount of generous donations given for the derby and the dinner and dance went well with no glitches, thanks to Judy in The CookShack and the band, Soul Searchers. Music went on until 12:30 at night with many people dancing up a storm right to the end. Everyone had a great time and we want to thank everyone who came for supporting this derby to help raise funds for the San Juan Hatchery. At the end of the report you will see a list of all the businesses who gave generous donations.

The top winners in this derby were:       

  • Tom Isherwood  35.2
  • Mark Richards  34.2
  • Gerry Gammie  31.14
  • Largest fish for a woman Sarah Fraser 27.7
  • 16 & under Luc Quigley 28.13
  • And this year a surprise placing of smallest fish to Ryan Worrall 5.9 courtesy of  Three Point Properties

Every year Port Renfrew Marina also holds a childrens bullhead derby held on the Sunday at 9am. All the young ones love this event and it’s a lot of fun to watch the excitement. This years winners were:

  • Boys   Matthew Daines   29
  • Girls   Madisyn Styba     24




Port Renfrew Marina held three raffles for fundraising. The Bosch tool package donated by Langford Rona, a Blue Ember BBQ donated by Ian & Deb McGregor and a large patio heater donated by Port Renfrew Marina and Rona. The three items raised altogether $4456.00.  We also had nine silent auction items and two jelly bean contests that were done by Meagan Gammie and Makayla Styba. We also had five live auctions and the grand total of all the fundraising for the hatchery came to $15359.90!

This year we also had a new event and this was the first ever Adult Bullhead Derby held on the Sat night. This event was thought up by a long standing regular at the marina, Val MacDonald with Gayle Kerrone’s help.  This event was so popular that over 40 people entered and it was the event to watch and have a ton of laughs! The winner for that was Steve Hydes with 30    bullheads and Fred Uhlman runner up with 29 and  Clint Thomas for catching the weirdest fish, a small mackerel. Val and Gayle managed to raise $722.40 for the San Juan Hatchery. Congrats to both of them and a big thank you.







For the Labor Day Derby there were a few private donations made through different methods. Neil Young personally donated $500.00, Jeremy Fall sold kindling and raised $200.00. Both Larry Green and Larry DeFrane sold vintage Penn reels and raised over $110.00. There were items donated for funds by Todd Garrett and $40.00 from Terry Wilson and Jim Lebitschnig. Dave Mills came up with an idea of getting $1.00 for each time someone threw a cigarette in the fire pit and missed and raised $852.00. Our American friends, the Schiffners, donated $100.00.  Another seasonal customer Jim Parry has donated some vintage fishing gear for an ongoing fundraiser and has raised over $120.00 so far. One of the guides Trevor Zboyovsky of donated $800.00 to the hatchery from a Fathers Day Derby he put on. Audie Williams who holds the annual Davey Derby was at the Labor Day Derby to present Maurice Trembley with a check donation for $2800.00,  $2000.00 from the Davey Derby and $800.00 from a side bet that Dave Mills organized.  An anonymous donater gave $100.00 in respect for the boaters who helped him with a boat issue on a Friday morning at 6am.

Notable Catches:

  • Rick Stubbs  36
  • Jody Gervais (Bargain Bin Charters)
  • Bruce Miller  30 
  • Mike Richards  34.2
  • Luc and Dan Quigley 
  • Gerry Gammie  31.14 sorry for the head cut off!!! not camera , the computer did it!
  • Mark Kuzman  30.6
  • Tom Isherwood  35.2                                                            






List of businesses who generously donated to Port Renfrew Marina’s Labor Day Derby

  • Rona: Langford                                             Trailhead Motel
  • Ian & Deb McGregor                                   All Battery
  • Trotac Marine                                                Driver Industries
  • Kelly Wagner of Gizmos                             Construction Drilling
  • Islander Reels                                                Soule Creek Lodge
  • Sanction Boardshop                                    Butler Bros
  • Surespan & Surespan Structures         Handsome Dans Cottages
  • Harbour Chandler                                         Tomi’s Restaurant
  • Three Point Properties                               Botanical Getaway
  • Sooke Power Supplies                                 TK Glass
  • Mt. Sicker Lumber                                        Jeanette Lundgrin
  • Big Fish Lodge                                                Sneakers Computers
  • Joe Serpa                                                          Monti’s Boat Sales
  • NorthWest Aluminum                                Gary West
  • M & M Marine                                                  Choice Charters
  • National Concrete                                         Monk Office
  • Nisers                                                                 Artisan’s Gift Shop
  • Maple Bay marina                                         Scott Ross Marine
  • Beachview B&B                                               Superior Propane
  • Four Points Sheraton                                   Bow Mel Chrysler                          
  • Wholesale Sports                                           Oak & Carriage Restaurant
  • DSS Welding                                                     Duncan Auto
  • Scotty                                                                 Lordco
  • 4 Mile Pub                                                         David Blitterwyk
  • Home Hardware                                             Coastal Kitchen
  • Mac’s Convenience Store (Admirals & Craigflower)
  • Grant Hilliard for Coast Capital, Sannich Co-Op & Verico Select Mortgage Group
  • Steve Holgate                                                    Moby Meats (Duncan)
  • Claire Cooper of Salt Spring Soapworks  Pacific Gateway Marina
  • Jim Hermanson of Volvo                             Village Foods (Sooke)
  • Superstore (Colwood)                                    Country Grocer (Lk. Cow)
  • Island Outfitters                                               West Marine
  • Walker Power Sports                                      Glenwood Meats
  • West Shore Sports Fishing                           Trevor hendriks
  • Early Bird Hardware                                      Eagle Eye Sports
  • Western Foods (Sooke)                                 Shoppers Drug Mart (Duncan)
  • Thriftys (Colwood)                                          Hillside Stone & Garden                 
  • Lifetimer Boats                                                 Gregs RV    
  • Cineplex Theater (Colwood)                        Oki’ Tackle
  • Bob Gicas of Pacific Shores Charters        Port Renfrew Hotel
  • Port Renfrew General Store                         St. Jeans Cannery
  • Great Canadian Oil Change (Colwood)    Clayton Wright
  • Redl Sports                                                         Out of the Blue Designs
  • Rhys Davis (Tom Davis)                                 Blair Davis
  • Home Hardware ( Sooke & Duncan)         Brian Dice
  • Hardie honey                                                     Dennis Murray

You can see from the long list of the many businesses and people both private and connected with a business have made a donation in the commitment of helping with salmon enhancement to have salmon stocks for today’s fisherman and for future generations to come. We want to give a huge thank you to all of them and encourage all our customers and everyone else to patronize these businesses who willingly donated either goods and or services.

Important News regarding the Deering Bridge. Expect minor delays from Sept.4-8th daily between 8am to 5pm. On Sunday Sept.9th there will be full closures from 9 to 11am and from 11:15 to 1:15 to allow for paving. 

More Important News:  Port Renfrew Marina’s annual Coho Derby “Winner Take All”  will be on Sept.29th and 30th this year. Tickets are $25.00 and available at the office shortly before the derby. $5.00 of each entry will go to the San Juan Hatchery and the rest will go to the winner of the biggest Coho. Winnings will be based on the number of entries we get. This is a fun and very relaxed derby and very popular with anglers, come and support salmon enhancement and at the same time have a good time fishing!

Other News: Port Renfrew Marina will be closing on October 14th 2012. Please make sure your unit and or boat is out on or before that date unless you have arranged winter storage. Storage is to be prepaid for the winter.

Bud & Rex

Port Renfrew Marina Report Aug.27/12

August 27th, 2012

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing has slowed down the past week. East Point and Camper Creek are producing fish but all and all there us a lull in action. It can be good one day and slower the next.  Most being caught are in the mid to high twenty pound range. 

Coho fishing is fantastic, two to three miles offshore they are thick. Spoons and hoochies are hot right now and they can be found from the surface down to sixty feet. We are thinking it is looking more and more like it will be a good year for Coho’s.

Halibut fishing is slow, only the odd one is hitting the docks. The biggest last week was Bruce Miller’s from with a 70 pounder.  Bob Gicas of Pacific Shores Charters also brought in three one day last week ranging from 60 to 70 pounds also.

Notable Catches:

  • Roland Weir       67 hali 

   Christine & Ron Barnhart 

16 lb red snapper 68.5 halibut 19 lb spring

assorted hatchery coho up to 8 lb AND 1/2 lb rockfish!!


Port Renfrew Marina is raffling 3 large items for the Labor Day Derby. One is a Bosch Power Tool Package with a mitre saw and stand and a 18Volt rechargable lithium battery and a boom box stereo generously donated by Langford Rona. There is a stainless steel Blue Ember BBQ with a side burner, inside light and a bottle opener generously donated by Ian and Deb McGregor and we have a stainless steel outdoor Patio Heater donated by Port Renfrew Marina and Langford Rona. Tickets available at the marina office.



 Important News:  Port Renfrew Marina;s Labor Day Derby is coming up this weekend, Sept.1st and 2nd. The derby starts on the Sat and on Sun after the derby is over there will be the ceremonies and then Dinner, ending the evening with the dance with the live band. We want to thank all the people and businesses that have made donations to help make this derby successful. All proceeds will go to the San Juan Hatchery in Port Renfrew. Tickets are $55.00 a rod and are available at the office. There is also a children’s bullhead derby for 12 and under on the Sun morning at 9:00 am.

Port Renfrew Marina’s “Winner Take All” Coho derby is  a little earlier this year. It falls on Sept.29th and 30th. Tickets are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 od each ticket going to the San Juan Hatchery. The fisherman with the largest Coho wins the pot.

More News: The Deering Bridge is delayed from being finished. Sorry if you read that it was completed but we have been informed that they are going to be working on it another two weeks or so. The delays seem to be longer now so you may want to time your trips before 9am or after 5pm. They are working on refinishing the surface.

Important: A birth certificate was found at the marina. The name on it is James Robert Russell March 12/67 Smithers BC. Anyone who knows him please let him know we have it here for him.

Very Important: Port Renfrew Marina will be closing this year on October 14th. Please make sure you have your unit and or boat out of the camp on or before that date unless making arrangements for winter storage. We would appreciate all accounts to be completed before we close.  Thank you.

Bud & Rex