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.
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!
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:
PCM Derby 2016 – 092H077
For more maps of the area or to download your own: http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5628311639164388216
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?
Well, anglers and friends, it’s finally happened. We’ve been working towards this for quite a while now and it’s time to unveil the new PCM Memorial Derby Logo!
With help from Carolyn at Sprokit Media, we have come up with a great new design.
We hope you like it as much as we do. All participants in the derby will be receiving a PCM Derby t-shirt with the new logo on it. Remember we are only allowing sixty entries this year and space is filling up fast. So call and get your spot reserved for the May Long Weekend!
There are still camping spaces available at Whispering Pines, but like the entries, they are going fast. Call Jamie at 604-807-3005 for more information.
To everyone that has already entered, can you send us an e-mail with your t-shirt size? We are trying to get an accurate order in this year. We’re offering women’s shirts this year as well so, ladies, that goes for you too.
Tight Lines, everyone! This year is going to be amazing!
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 largest fish caught on each lake will receive a $25 gift certificate to Wholesale Sports.
Prizes for the largest fish caught for all five derby eligible lakes will be awarded to 8th place.
- 1st Prize – 6 Weight Sage Package – 697-4 Accel Rod, 4200 Series Reel, and WF6F Rio Perception Line
- 2nd Prize – Bradley Stainless 4 Burner Grill
- 3rd Prize – Bradley 4 rack Digital Smoker and Bisquettes
- 4th Prize – Wooden Fly Box filled with hand tied flies donated by Max Cohen
- 5th Prize – $250 Gift Certificate to Troutwaters Fly and Tackle
- 6th Prize – Clear fly case with 100 flies donated by Fred’s Tackle
- 7th Prize – Double sided water tight fly case and 30 flies donated by Black’s Flies
- 8th Prize – Double sided water tight fly case and 30 flies donated by Black’s Flies
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!
Want to join our sponsorship team? The forms are on site now! Click Here to download a PDF form.