LAKE UPDATE & Weekend Itinerary

LAKE UPDATE

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

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ITINERARY

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!

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2016 Official Derby Lakes

Nine days till the derby and fishing is still a little slow. I am not worried at all because that means the bite will be on for opening day of the 2016 Peter Cameron Morrison Memorial Derby!

Here are the lakes for this year’s derby:

Hook Lake, Kump Lake, Thalia Lake, Goose Lake, Rickey Lake, Clifford Lake, and Lodwick Lake.

All of these lakes are off the Pike Mountain Forest Service Road with the exception of Hook Lake. Most have good boat launch access with the exception of Hook which can be dicey unless you are able to carry your small launch to the water.

The winning fish caught by Ken Woodward last year did come out of Hook Lake though, which might change your mind. If you are looking for maps of the area, they can be found through the Backroads Mapbooks app or books.

This PDF map shows an overview of the general Pike Mountain area lakes:

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For more maps of the area or to download your own: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5628311639164388216 

Happy Planning!

The Bigger the Sponsorship Team…

The bigger the team the more prizes, raffle, and auction items there are up for grabs! Nick and Savas from Trout Waters were there for us last year and they’re back again this year. Although, they’re claiming they are going to be too busy to attend. Ummmm…guys? That’s what employees are for. Make them work so you can come fishin’!

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We are incredibly thankful for your continues support and I know the derby participants will be too.

Who can say they have hand tied flies from Rob Texmo? Well if you don’t then you need to come to the derby and enter to win a chance at a box full of them. I know several anglers that love his flies and swear they’re magic. Texs Flies

The list of items up for grabs this year is truly incredible and would not be possible without our sponsors. This is an event you are not going to want to miss.

Where will you be this May long weekend?

Have you Entered Yet?

Hungry fishDerby entry forms are available to download either through the menu or clicking HERE

If you’re totally confused, have no fear. Feel free to call Jamie Parsons the event coordinator and she’ll walk you through it. Her number is 604-807-3005.

Cash, credit card, or personal cheques will be accepted for advance registration. Cash and credit cards are accepted for last minute entries on May 20th and 21st. Advance registration is advised as we are only allowing 60 entries this year.

Charlie Clark Joins the Sponsorship Team

Charlie ClarkWe 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!

Another Day Another Sponsor!

Interior InkkworksHas again graciously donated t-shirts and swag for this years derby! Attendees last year will remember the cool “Got Trout?” shirts they got with their entries. We have a new design coming this year. Who wants to start a collection?

We’re also looking at offering hats and t-shirts for sale at the derby to add to the charity fund raising. In any case there will be plenty of fun to be had and with the available SIXTY spots fast filling up, there is only one question.

Have you registered yet? 

Two Months Till Derby Day!

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

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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.

CDA Letter

2015 Derby Eligible Lakes

Here are the 2015 derby eligible lakes and their locations in relation to Whispering Pines Ranch.

click here >>>> Derby Lakes Map <<<< for the pdf file for easier viewing.

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The angler’s dinner is being held at the Lonestar Saloon at the 7 Half Diamond Ranch. The derby runs from 8-5 and dinner will be served at seven. Shuttles to and from Whispering Pines will be provided for the safety of our guests.