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!

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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?

We Have the Best Sponsors!

Qualico

Another corporate donor! You may recognize the name. Right now they are also sponsoring the women’s national curling team. Yup that’s right, we have the same sponsor as those talented ladies of the lanes. Qualico Developments is one of the largest fully integrated, privately owned real estate companies in Western Canada. Each year, more than 3,000 Canadian families choose Qualico as their homebuilder. They have offices in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Austin, Texas. Their activities span the entire real estate spectrum, including:

Single-family and multi-family home building
Residential land acquisition and development
Commercial and industrial development
Property management
Building supply and manufacturing

With their generous contribution there are sure to be some incredible prizes up for grabs. Make sure you have your entry form in so you can have your shot!

 

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.

Sage is Back for Another Year!

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.

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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?

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Two Months and Counting!

The 2016 Derby is fast approaching and with it, more sponsors!

Cooper’s Foods in Merritt has graciously offered to provide food for the Anglers’ Dinner on Sunday. For those of you that attended last year, you’ll remember the feast of salads, smoked Turkey (thanks to Bradley Smokers), vegetarian lasagna, and slow roasted whole pork (thanks to Pacific Northwest Garden Supply). This year will be bigger and better than last year! Thank You Paul from Cooper’s foods!

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Purity Feeds of Merritt is also making a prize donation! What is it? You’ll have to attend to find out!

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Work N’ Play of Merritt is also donating. Will it be a raffle item, prize donation or auction item? Only the lucky attendees will know!

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Don’t worry if you’re not a fisherman (person?), everyone is welcome to attend. We will be having a by-donation pancake breakfast on Sunday morning and the cost for attending the Anglers’ Dinner for non-participants is $20 per person and entitles you to our raffle and live auction. All proceeds go to our two fantastic charities, The Canadian Diabetes Association and the Steelhead Society of BC.

Looking forward to keeping you updated on new sponsors and news as they unfold as we count down to Derby Day!

Stay tuned! Tight Lines!