At Port Renfrew Marina spring fishing is still continuing to be strong with an interesting twist. One day an angler may have an 8 to 10 hookup day and the next maybe have only 1. A number of fishermen have commented on this as success seems to favor different boats on different days but I guess that is fishing ! Owen Point closes August 15 so watch for the boundary marker that is on the shore just before the Rockpile which is probably a good spot to start your troll.
- Wynter Langston & Bob Culm 34.5
- Reuben Radford & Joanne Skakun 32
Coming Event: Coming soon will be Port Renfrew Marina's 20th annual Labor Day spring derby. It is on Sept.2nd and 3rd this year. This derby has long been a favorite of all who attend with two days of spring fishing and on the Sunday there is the presentations for the best catches. There is also a dinner which this year will be beef dip with cole slaw and beverages. All entrants get a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt and on Sunday evening there is a live band. The tickets are $65.00 a rod and are available at Port Renfrew Marina and also at Bucky's in Duncan. Proceeds go to the local San Juan salmon hatchery. On Sunday morning there is a bullhead derby for children 12 and under with a prize for the most caught by a boy and a girl.
Another Event: Port Renfrew Marina will be having another annual Coho fishing derby "Winner Take All" planned this year for Sept.30th and Oct.1st. This derby is extremely popular with all anglers and when you see the winnings you can understand why. The most common winnings are around $10,00.00 cash. The tickets will be sold at Port Renfrew marina at the time of the derby and they are $25.00 a rod with $5.00 of each ticket going to the hatchery. You can fish for Coho for two days, have a good time and if luck is with you go home with a pile of cash and know that the event has helped the hatchery out with ongoing expenses.
Calcutta 50 liter Cooler: generously donated by Joe Serpa Value: $239.00
Calcutta High Performance Coolers are built to last and keep ice much longer than average, everyday coolers. The super tough roto-molded exterior has up to 2" of insulation throughout the cooler. With an EVA lid seal, these High Performance Coolers will keep your contents cold for several days when packed with ice. Raised, non-slip feet will keep your cooler in place in the back of your truck or on the boat deck. An oversized drain plug makes emptying the cooler a breeze when the ice does finally melt. Each cooler comes with a removable food tray. Every Calcutta High Performance Cooler includes a built in ruler on the lid for measuring your catch of the day.
Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00 Draw date: Sunday September 3rd. attendance not necessary to win
Another raffle is a beautiful Islander Reel generously donated by: Islander Reel in Victoria
MR 3-C Mooching Reel
Clear Retail value: $650.00
Full frame construction w/one piece spool & frame
Lg arbor, ultra light spool w/ ventilated arbor. The large arbor allows for 2 to 3 times the retrieval rate of a standard arbor
A huge 2-7/16 drag surface using Islander’s proven graphite impregnated cork material
Converts right to left hand retrieve in seconds, Lg contoured palming rim & handles
Buttery smooth sealed stainless steel bearings, Lg sculpted drag knob
Tickets: $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00
Port Renfrew Marina is also raffling off a gift basket that is filled with amazing goodies! donated by the Port Renfrew General Store, it can be viewed there until the Labor Day weekend when it will be at the marina. Check out below some of the contents of this basket.
Contents includes: grey patterned cloth basket, a bottle of vanilla Baileys, 1.14L Absolut Vodka, bottle of Northern Harvest Crown Royal Rye, 1 bottle of red wine, 1 bottle of white wine both special select. Ceramic lantern w/LED candle, 4 acrylic plates & 2 small serving bowls, 1 large & 1 smaller serving plate, Lg. citronella incense, 3 solar lights & string of solar lights, cocktail napkins, 4 stemless acrylic wine glasses,1 lb organic Earth’s Choice coffee, Porthole picture frame,19 pieces of milk & dark Purdy’s chocolates & other goodies. Approx Value: $300.00 must be 19 or over to buy ticketGift Basket Raffle
Generously donated by: Port Renfrew General Store Draw Date: Sept. 3rd Tickets $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00
@ Port Renfrew Marina Attendance not necessary to win