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


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

Auction Items!


We have some incredible custom donations that were given to us by some extremely generous sponsors. To give everyone a chance at some one-of-a-kind items and to raise more money for Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC and the Canadian Diabetes Association, we have decided to hold an auction!

Up for auction are the following items:

  • Custom Built Sage 6116-4 One rod (retail value of $1,250.00) – graciously donated by W. Andy Sneddon-Custom Rod Builders Inc.
  • Custom Built Sage 790-4 One rod (retail value of $1,125.00)- graciously donated by W. Andy Sneddon-Custom Rod Builders Inc.
  • Guided Bow River Fishing Trip for two anglers. This is a managed fishery and is an amazing opportunity – graciously donated by Country Pleasures Flyfishing.

Bow Rover Trip

  • Custom engraved Islander Reel IR3-C 1774 made especially for the PCM Derby. This reel is one-of-a-kind and graciously donated by Islander Reels (retail price for an unengraved reel is approx. $360.00)

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  • Custom made Moby Net made especially for the PCM Derby. A truly one-of-a-kind keepsake to use or display. Many, many thanks to Don Chatwin of Moby Nets.

Custom Moby Net


  • Two sets of Haa-Nee-Naa hat, shirt, and fleece pants to be auctioned separately. These items are top of the line and guaranteed to keep you warm on those chilly mornings. Graciously donated by Haa-Nee-Naa Lodge.

Haa-Nee-Naa Sweaters

Haa-Nee-Naa Pants

So Whats the Plan?

We have a very fun weekend planned, and while things are still coming together, here’s what we have so far.

cartoon-03-300x274Friday 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.