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!
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.
A big welcome to Sage Rods as they join the Sponsorship team again this year. Sage will be donating a Circa Rod to this year’s derby.
To anyone who knows, the CIRCA is a perfect addition to your rod collection, allowing you to approach a river with stealthy, short-range accuracy. Its hypnotically smooth slower tempo combined with crisp and precise loading and unloading of each cast results in unmatched accuracy and delicate presentations. Will you be the lucky winner?
We are so excited to officially announce that the talented artist, Charlie Clark, has agreed to do some ORIGINAL artwork for the PCM Memorial Derby!
Charlie is incredibly skilled at painting wildlife. If you haven’t seen his work, definitely check out his website.
The piece he is doing for the PCM Derby will be the first in a series he is willing to do specifically for the derby every year. Each year we will be auctioning off a new painting to raise money for our deserving charities. This is your chance to own a one of a kind piece of art from an up and coming artist! Attend every year and start your collection.
Thank you, Charlie! Welcome to the PCM Derby family!
The 2016 PCM Memorial Fly Fishing Derby is fast approaching and plans are really starting to ramp up!
More sponsors are being added daily and it’s looking like another great prize line up as well as some truly outstanding auction and raffle items. The deadline for the Early Bird Entries is coming fast. Have you reserved your spot yet? The Early Bird Entry Form 2016 is downloadable and payment can be made by credit card by calling Jamie Parsons at 604-807-3005
If you would like to sponsor the derby, it’s not too late. We’d love to welcome you on board. Sponsors are eligible for tax receipts issued by the Canadian Diabetes Association, promotion on our website and at the derby, as well as mentions during the Anglers’ Dinner on Sunday night.
The boys have been hard at work getting the ranch ready for the Derby next month. Lots of fencing repairs, construction on the outhouses, digging trenches, and hooking up power to the trailers. There is still tons to be done but everything is happening on schedule.
But of course they have also been checking out the fishing on the derby eligible lakes. You know, just to be sure. So they can give out accurate information. These pictures were taken at Kump Lake in the last few days. The weather has been beautiful and the fish are biting!
We can’t wait for derby day and to share our our amazing valley with all of you. Make sure you visit our website and register for the derby. While you can certainly show up and register the day of the derby we would like to have an idea of how many many be coming so we can plan the food for the Angler’s Dinner. You don’t have to be entered in the derby to attend. Everyone is welcome!
A huge thank you to Oscar’s Source for Adventure for joining our sponsorship team! With a donation of embroidered hats and hoodies. Some of the most rewarding fishing days are the coldest and anything help us keep warm is always welcome!
The summer is busy for everyone and there are always other events, get togethers, and commitments that mean you’re missing out on the fun.
If you wanted another way to contribute, we have set up a GoFundMe site so you can still contribute to the charity proceeds of the derby even if you can’t attend.
100% of the proceeds of the derby are being split between the Canadian Diabetes Association and the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, two charities that Peter held close to his heart.
We have a very fun weekend planned, and while things are still coming together, here’s what we have so far.
Friday June 12th camping will open at Whispering Pines Ranch for those who have booked/entered in advance. If there are still spots available it will be first come, first served for the remaining spots.
Friday night June 12 – Derby Sign in opens at 5:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday morning June 13th – sign in for any late coming Derby entrants will begin at 7:00am.
All Derby participants will receive a lanyard and a PCM Derby sticker as well as a ticket to the Angler’s Dinner.
Derby will run from 8am-5pm on Saturday, June 13. Each lake will have a Derby official to record and photograph the fish caught. Anglers must be wearing a lanyard in order to register a fish with the official. Fish retention is up to the regulations on the lake and the individual angler.
Prizes will be awarded to 4th place for longest fish caught.
The lakes eligible for the Derby are:
Hook Lake – Pennask
Kidd Lake – Kamloops
Thalia Lake – Pennask
Kump Lake – Pennask
Round Lake – Fraser Valley & Kamloops
Laird Lake – Brook & Blackwater
In addition there will be a grand prize for any angler able to complete the Pike Mountain Slam. Catch all 5 species of trout and claim bragging rights!! To achieve this the angler must fish three different lakes in one day.
The Angler’s Dinner will be held at Seven Half Diamond Ranch Saloon. Dinner will be served at 7. Prizes and an auction will be awarded there with all proceeds going to The Canadian Diabetes Association and the Freshwater Fisheries of BC
Campers are welcome to stay at Whispering Pines until Sunday, June 14th.