2020 PCM Derby

Entries for this year’s derby are now OPEN!!!

This year’s derby is being held on May 16 & 17, 2020

Whispering Pines Ranch is welcoming campers on May 15, 2020 and sign in will be open at 6:00pm.

Stay tuned for prize announcements, news, and pictures!

This year’s charity recipient is Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation.

Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation


Lots of stuff to cover today!

But first…have you heard?  The BOAT DRAW IS BACK!

Yup! Thanks to Ron and Loretta at Princeton Outdoor Supply we are once again able to offer the chance to win a 10′ AlumaCraft to everyone who enters the #2019PCMDerby!

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Yeah, we were pretty excited too! Loretta laughed at me. *Shrug* I’m ok with that!

Moving on…

The Derby eligible lakes for 2019!

  • Allison Lake
  • Dry Lake
  • Round Lake
  • Laird Lake
  • McCaffrey Lake
  • Kump Lake
  • Robertson Lake
  • Thalia Lake
  • Ricky Lake
  • Clifford Lake
  • Larry Lake
  • Goose Lake
  • Stoney Lake
  • Courtney Lake
  • Second Lake
  • Kane Lake
  • Harmon Lake
  • Englishman Lake
  • Lundbom Lake
  • Bluey Lake
  • Kentucky Alleyne Lakes (One of these is a youth lake)

Yes, it’s a LONG list! But, we are looking to have a fantastic turnout this year and we wanted to give everyone some options. Hopefully we can avoid overloading any one lake.

Where are my Youth?!

We are going to be having prizes specifically for the youth this year! Peter loved nothing more than his youth fishing programs and the #PCMDerby is a proud supporter of this tradition. All the proceeds from the derby go towards the youth fishing programs offered through Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC 

Call Jamie 604-807-3005 to register your kids for this great family friendly event!


SO MANY PRIZES! This year may be our best year yet for prizes. Our sponsors have really stepped up their game and there will be something for EVERYONE!

Ladies! Youth! And…yeah… you guys too! Make sure you keep an eye on our Facebook page for pictures and announcements. Seriously, you don’t want to miss it.

2019 Derby Dates

Happy 2019, everyone!

As the first couple of months of 2019 are fading into a snow and ice encrusted memory, we are longing for days spent under the sun. Dreams of birds singing as the waves lap gently against the hull of a boat, the sound of line flying through the air to land on the still waters of a peaceful lake in hopes of enticing a big one to bite…

It’s coming…

The 2019 PCM Memorial Flyfishing Derby will once again be held on May long weekend. Anglers are welcome to come and set up camp at Whispering Pines Friday, May 17 and stay through to Monday the 20th. Official derby days will be the Saturday and Sunday with the Anglers dinner and awards ceremony taking place at Seven Half Diamond Ranch Saloon Sunday evening.

Feel free to email us at pcmmemorialderby@gmail.com to reserve your spots.

The 2018 Derby raised $3,270.10 that went towards the Steelhead Society of BC and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. This means you anglers have raised over $17,175.00 towards enhancing fishing for future generations to come!

Come and join us again this year for fun, fresh air, and fundraising!

Hang in there, spring is coming! Tight Lines! 9962654

Who Wants to Win a BOAT?

That’s right for the second derby in a row we have been offered the opportunity to purchase a boat to be raffled off in an ENTRY DRAW!1036 AlumaCraft

Thanks to Clay Martin and Johanna Belloch of Royal LePage Realty we are offering up this 1036 AlumaCraft to everyone who enters the 2018 PCM Memorial Derby.  This means, even if you don’t manage to catch a single fish, you can still have the change to win this incredible little boat.

We only have about a dozen spots left in this year’s derby and the free camping spots are filling up fast. Call Jamie at 604-807-3005 to sign up now! Don’t miss out on your chance to win this perfect fly fishing boat.

Thank you Clay and Johanna for supporting the PCM Memorial Derby and helping us raise money for the Freshwater Fisheries Society and the Steelhead Association, ensuring there are fish in our rivers and lakes for generations to come.

Clay and Johanna





Entries are Now Open!

The entry forms are available HERE

Please note! This year all derby fees MUST be paid in advance. We accept personal cheque by mail or can accept Visa/MasterCard over the phone. If you can track us down in person we will also be happy to take cash.

We’re looking forward to another successful weekend of fishing, fun, and fundraising. This year all the proceeds will be going to the Steelhead Society of BC and The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC.

As I look out my window into the whiteout blizzard dumping snow all through the Thompson Nicola region…I CANNOT WAIT for Spring to get here!

Start tying your flies now, we’re officially on derby day countdown.


Who Loves Quality Gear

IMG_4162 (2)I know I do. Our home is littered with Islander Reels of all shapes and sizes and they never let us down. I wish I was eligible for the derby cause Islander has joined the sponsorship team again! For trout anglers in search of the perfect fly reel, the Islander has it. Precision machined, buffed to a mirror finish and built to exacting standards—all in Canada.

Texs Flies


If you’re fly fishing…you need flies. Rob Texmo has once again offered up a box of his premium flies. Anyone who has been to previous derbies knows that these are a hot commodity and greatly admired.


Thanks to Islander Reels and Flies by Tex for helping to make the May Long weekend a success!


We’re Back!

Hello, hello, anglers!

We promised we would bring back the PCM Derby and we are! Mark your calendars for the 2018 May long weekend, the 19th and 20th!

All the money raised through this year’s derby will be split between The Steelhead Society of BC and Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC. Both organizations are committed to enhancement and conservation of BC’s fish resources through research, conservation and education programs.

What’s happening? Let’s see…the new and improved Whispering Pines Ranch is our host once again. They are providing all the camping for the derby participants and their families.  Contact them to reserve your space in advance.

We’ve got donations coming in already. I’ve said it before, but we have the BEST sponsors!

  • Chilliwack Dart and Tackle
  • Flies by Tex
  • Blackwater Guiding
  • Oscars Fly and Tackle
  • Whispering Pines Ranch
  • Steve Chantler
  • Charlie Clark
  • Pacific Northwest Garden Supply
  • Seven Half Diamond Ranch
  • Brodie Cooper

It’s early days and I can’t wait to tell you about all the great stuff we have in the works! Stay tuned, people. Spring is coming!


LAKE UPDATE & Weekend Itinerary


It will come as no surprise to you anglers that the lake conditions in and around Whispering Pines have changed. In the effort to give you all the best possible Derby weekend we can, we have revised the lakes for this year’s derby. The lakes are as follows:

Hook Lake – Wild strain/Pennask Triploid – Launch: borderline cartopper only. Derby alum will remember this launch can be hairy but the lake produced last year’s winning fish.

Kump Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Goose Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Thalia Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Rickey Lake* – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

Stoney Lake* – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Lodwick Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: cartopper

Laird Lake – Brook Trout/Blackwater Diploid – Launch: good boat access

Robertson Lake – Pennask Triploid – Launch: good boat access

*Rickey and Stoney Lakes are located in the Pike Mountain area but are not marked on the map provided.

2016 Derby Lakes Map



Friday 3:00 pm           Camping opens at Whispering Pines Ranch

   6:00-9:30 pm           Derby Sign in and Registration


Saturday 6:30 am      Derby Day! Sign in and Registration with Continental Breakfast by donation

8:00 am – 6:30 pm     Official Fishing hours!

         7:00 pm      Weigh in and/or fish registration by showing a photo to the Derby Official

         9:30 pm      Bonfire at Whispering Pines (weather and fire ban restrictions permitting)


Sunday 7:00 am         Pancake Breakfast by donation

8:00 am – 4:30 pm     Official Fishing hours!

        5:00 pm     Weigh in and/or fish registration by showing a photo to the Derby Official

        6:00 pm      The Saloon at Seven Half Diamond Ranch opens for dinner seating

        7:00 pm      Dinner is Served!

        8:00 pm      Awards and Auction

        11:00 pm     Bonfire at Whispering Pines (weather and fire ban restrictions permitting)


Monday 9:30 am        Pancake Breakfast by donation


See you Next Year!


Entries are Closed

Thank you to all our participants for getting their entries in so quickly. All 60 spots have now been filled. Good luck to everyone on the 21st & 22nd!

We are looking forward to some great fishing and fundraising for some good causes.

See you on the Long Weekend!