Port Renfrew Marina Report. July 20/18

At Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing remains strong along the beach. Early mornings and the late evenings at East Point have been very good. Reports of large schools of bait from Owen Point as far as Walbran is probably holding the fish from moving on. Bigger springs are showing up in the last few days, just in time for the 4th annual Kinsmen Salmon Derby! 

Offshore is pretty much the same as last report. Great salmon fishing on the ebb and halibut as the tide slows. Still quite a few Black Cod around, on the small side but what a delicacy! 

Notable Catches:

  • Luke Martin  25
  • Jessica Game  37
  • Gerrie   27   23
  • Bill Walton  30
  • Larry Erickson  28
  • Phil Rankin and friends 8 spring
  • Bruce Miller and guests 17 salmon 5 hali
  • many more in the 20's, nearly every boat coming in
  • Larry Jones   29.75 winner of Hoody Derby



This Past weekend at Port Renfrew Marina the annual Hoody Memorial Derby was held for cut pluggers only. This derby is held in memory of a dear long time customer of ours who past away a few years ago. A great, generous sweet man loved by all. This years winner was  Larry jones with a Chinook weighing in at 29.75 pounds. 

Port Renfrew Marina is holding the fourth annual Lake Cowichan Kinsmen Derby this weekend. It starts Sat morning and tickets are still available. This derby is held to support many great causes and has more prizes that n you will ever see in a derby. Tickets are $50.00 a rod, come out and enjoy the great weather, the fun and prizes and support the Kinsmen, this derby is done completely with volunteers. There is a dinner included. 

Port Renfrew Marina is having their 21st annual Labor Day Derby coming up before you know it. This year it falls on September 1st and 2nd. This derby is in support of salmon enhancement for the local San Juan hatchery and also this year for the Sooke Chinook Enhancement Initiative. More than ever the salmon cause is in need of help if we want to keep the salmon around for future generations. There will be raffle items, silent and live auction items, door prizes and many other prizes. At this time we again ask if anyone knows of a business or someone who may be interested in donating to this worthy cause please contact the office, we all know the prizes make a derby successful. This derby includes a marina t-shirt, dinner, beverages and a live band on the Sunday. 

Some of the raffle items we have so far are a large Gift Basket filled with so many wonderful items including  a bottle of salted caramel Baileys, Smirnoff Vodka, Crown Royal Rye, bottle of red wine, Cineplex pass for 2, $20.00 gift card for Purdy's Chocolates and many more items, valued at $300.00 and can be seen at the Port Renfrew General Store. Another raffle is a Islander MR3 Slate Reel valued at $595.00, can be seen at PRM office, tickets sold at the marina and at Island Outfitters. We also have an original one of a kind hand painted watercolor painting done by Lorelei Green, matted and framed valued at $650.00. It is called Seaside Adventures. This painting is an amazing blend and collage of shapes and objects and is similar in style to Picasso and MC Escher. Must be seen to be truly appreciated!

Bud & Rex