Port Renfrew Marina Report Sept.18/16

For Port Renfrew Marina Coho fishing slowed down a little, especially offshore. Since then, before the rain, fishing improved again. Inshore at Camper Creek large Coho are being caught by anglers targeting spring salmon. Lots in the mid to high teens are hitting the docks and they are beauties.  Coho are now in the bay and river mouths so even if you don't have a boat shore fishing is now an option. Chinook fishing is winding down after a generally slow year although we did see quite a few come in, mostly in the twenties. Hopefully we get lots back to the river and will report when we hear from the hatchery.

Halibut fishing is improving and has had a little to no pressure in the last month. If you head out watch the weather as this time of year we can start to get SE winds again.

Port Renfrew Marina has completed our end of the water line and once the line if done from the other end we will be connecting up. It is looking like that will be after the marina closes.

The results from Port Renfrew marina's Labor Day Derby are as follows;

  • Port Renfrew General Store gift basket              $715.00
  • Islander Reel from Islander Reel                      $1620.00
  • Pelican Cooler donated by Joe Serpa                $660.00

Live Auctions:  A total of $3255.00    Silent Auctions: $1835.00

With misc cash and check donations the grand total is so far $11,234.50, we are pretty pleased with this amount and it will be more once we have our annual Coho Derby "Winner Take All" coming up in October and also the monies raised on our ongoing raffle for the nights stay at the Villa Eyrie Resort and a days experience of driving luxury high performance cars on the Van. Is. motorsport circuit...see below. Tickets are available at Port Renfrew marina and the draw will be done on October 2nd. After that time we will be posting the total amount being donated to the San Juan salmon hatchery.


Donated by: Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit & Dan Maxwell & Rutland Glass

There will be a raffle draw on Sunday October 2nd for a package of a 1 night stay for 2 at the beautiful Villa Eyrie Resort, 1 day of member experiences at the circuit under guidance of instructor team & access to drive a fleet of vehicles including an Alfa Romeo, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Porsche to name a few with a value of $3000.00!

Tickets: $20.00 each available at  Port Renfrew Marina

Upcoming Event: Coming up on October 1st and 2nd Port Renfrew Marina will be having it's annual Coho Derby "Winner Take All." This derby is incredibly popular and people by the hundreds show up for the chance to win a large chunk of cash usually with winnings around the $10,000.00 mark. The entry fee is $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each fee going to the local San Juan salmon hatchery in Port Renfrew. This derby should prove to be an interesting one since the Coho seen so far are proving to be the largest at this time in years. Come and make the most of the closing of the season in Renfrew, have a fun two day fishing trip for $25.00 and help the hatchery at the same time. Please be advised that we are a cash business so please bring cash for your expenses and tickets. We do have an ATM for your convenience.

Closing date: Port Renfrew marina will be closing this year on October 16th not October 15 as first stated, sorry for any confusion. It is imperative that you contact the marina regarding any winter storage you may need for either your boat or unit. If left you will incur winter storage fees. Once the marina is closed the gate is locked and you will need to contact our caretaker, Desi Hatchard @ 250 483-1486. The marina number will become inactive after October 16th until opening of May 1, 2017.

Bud & Rex