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Steveston Bullhead Derby

Posted on June 18th 2012, by Rodney Hsu, webmaster

Steveston Bullhead Derby at Garry Point Park

Richmond Golden Rods and Reels Society will once again be hosting its annual Steveston Bullhead Derby. Happening on Sunday June 24th at Garry Point Park, this derby is part of the Steveston Salmon Festival.

Participants are required to bring your own fishing rods and buckets. Limited amount of bait will be available at the event. It is best to bring some dew worm, shrimp or fish pieces as bait to catch your biggest bullhead!

Bullhead is a common name for the fish species Pacific staghorn sculpin, which are commonly found in the Fraser River estuaries. While most fish are only a few inches long, they can reach as large as 15 inches in length. Other species which participants might encounter include northern pikeminnow, peamouth chub, starry flounder and shiner perch.

Entry to the derby is open to children age 12 or under, and seniors who are over 65. Registration is free and will be available at 9:00am on derby day. Derby officially starts at 10:00am and ends at Noon. Prizes are awarded to the largest bullhead and non-bullhead in all age groups and genders.

For more information, please visit Steveston Salmon Festival's website or call 604-238-8094. This event is proudly sponsored by City of Richmond and Nikka Fishing & Marine in Steveston.

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