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
I had a wonderful conversation today with Mike Gass the manager of sportfishing development at the Freshwater Fisheries Society.
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) is a private non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement and conservation of BC’s freshwater fish resources for the benefit of the public. The Society delivers the provincial fish stocking program to support sport fishing, offers a range of conservation services to protect wild fish, and promotes the importance of sport fishing and fish conservation to the public.
Each year, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) stocks about 800 lakes and streams throughout BC. The Society also conducts research and development activities as well as promotion and marketing initiatives aimed at improving sport fishing in the province.
The funds raised at last year’s derby went right into the Learn to Ice Fish programs that were delivered to over 600 youth and their families. This is what the derby is all about, happy, healthy lifestyle that gets kids outside and involved in nature and the environment.
Read about the contribution to Freshwater Fisheries:
FFSBC Thank You Letter to PCM Memorial Derby
Your participation last year sent kids to camp where they could l
earn to manage their diabetes as well as brought the youth of BC to the sport of fishing we all love. By teaching kids to learn to appreciate nature we ensure that our province and its waters stay clean and beautiful for future generations. From all of the organizers here at the PCM Memorial Derby, the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC, and the Canadian Diabetes Association – THANK YOU!
Lets make this year even better! Call Jamie to register your spot! 604-807-3005
Derby 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.
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.