Port Renfrew Marina Report Marina July 31/13

For Port Renfrew Marina Chinook fishing inshore, while not as spectacular as usual, remains fairly steady. Some of the old hot spots have come to life this year. The "rockpile", Owen to East Point are all giving up fish so you don't need to run the extra miles to Logan and Walbran. Offshore has been very rough and very foggy. Those venturing out have been getting smaller springs and Coho but halibut fishing isn't happening as much because of the rough seas and bad currents.

Coho and pinks are inshore but the large schools are farther out with the NE corner and the 170 holding lots of feed and fish.

Hopefully the fog will lift, the seas will calm down and the tides will start to co-operate. Due to computer issues this report is a little late so it would be a good idea to call the marina 250 483-1878 for updates as things may have changed in the meantime.

Notable catches:

  • Brian Gorle     40
  • Graeme Smith    35
  • Ken Jamieson   36.5
  • Ron Jackimchuk   36
  • John Gordon   43.5



News: This past weekend Port Renfrew Marina hosted the 13th annual Davey Derby and we are happy to say that it was the most successful one yet! When it was all said and done they raised over $45,000.00 for assorted charities!! There were over 400 tickets sold and the prizes as usual were amazing, they just keep getting better every year. It just shows you when people put their minds together and work hard they can do incredible good. For pictures and more info on what happened please go to www.daveyderby.ca and check it out. Upcoming events: In one months time Port Renfrew Marina will be having it's 17th annual Labor Day Derby on Aug.31 and Sept.1st. This derby is also a lot of fun and supports a great cause, especially one any fisherman would understand. All proceeds go to the local hatchery to support them in the efforts to keep salmon stocks viable and keep the fishing going for future generations and not just for the present. The tickets will be $60.00 a rod and that will include a Port Renfrew Marina t-shirt, dinner and beverages on the Sunday and a live band. Again we want to ask if anyone out there can make a donation or ask a business if they could donate to this derby it will be greatly appreciated. It takes many helpers to make this derby a success. Thank you to all who have helped at this point. Coming up later on Oct 5th and 6th Port Renfrew Marina will be having their very popular Coho Derby "winner Take All" This derby also supports the local hatchery. Tickets are $25.00 a rod and $5.00 of each ticket goes to the local hatchery. The rules are simple, the biggest Coho takes the cash prize. Anoyone who has been in this derby will know that can amount to a very large amount ofmoney! Again we would like to remind you that we are a cash business and DO NOT take credit cards. Please bring cash with you. Thanks to Mr and Mrs. Jim Parry who donated a freezer to the marinaand also to Mr. Roy Coburn. Much appreciated. Another reminder: we can always use loonies and toonies if anyone has some to sell. Bud & Rex