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2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« on: November 21, 2017, 11:05:34 AM »

This year's Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby will be canceled, due to current renovations at Chilliwack Fish and Game Protection Association's club house.

Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby is still going to happen. Tickets can be bought at Fred's in Abbotsford now. I'll have more details soon once they are available.

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 08:06:02 PM »

I have entered every year for over 15 years now. Become a tradition. Kind of a shame always looked foreward to it.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2017, 09:22:58 PM »

I have entered every year for over 15 years now. Become a tradition. Kind of a shame always looked foreward to it.
I agree, guess Iíll have to go skiing instead!
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2017, 07:28:13 PM »

Sounds like Derby is back on. Details to be posted soon. Freds is taking it on this year. Posting on thier facebokk page.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2017, 09:53:48 PM »

From Fred:

The fresh BC air is a nice change for me after 5 weeks of 30 degree temperatures in Cabo. I like the change for sure. One change that concerns me is hearing about the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club not being able to host the 74th annual steelhead derby on Boxing Day. Apparently the club house is under a huge renovation right now so the derby has to be put on hold for this year. My thought immediately was to jump in and save this historic special event despite time being limited.

So, with the support of the club, Fred's Custom Tackle is going to sponsor a Boxing Day event for all participants of the Wally Hall Junior Memorial Derby this year. If you are already in the Wally Hall Junior Derby, you are welcome to participate on Dec 26th as a bonus to your registration. If you are not registered, simply join the Wally Hall Junior Memorial Derby before Dec 26th to enjoy prizes for every fish weighed in on Boxing Day. All proceeds goes to the Chilliwack/Vedder enhancement programs to help salmon and steelhead. To date the $30K raised from the derby has been levered to over $60K by Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition that goes into enhancement and conservation projects.

I encourage everyone to support Wally Hall this year and it is hopeful to see the return of the club event in 2018.

Fred Helmer
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2017, 08:11:16 AM »

Where will the Weigh In Station be located and where will all the anglers meet after the derby finishes around 2 pm to see who won the prizes and draws?
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2017, 11:29:07 AM »

It will be in Chilliwack, Iíll be posting all the details tonight.

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2017, 12:11:41 PM »

Last year it seemed like the run was early so remember to get out before the derby!

fir those that no the GONG has been rung

anyone have any luck after the derby last year?
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2017, 01:45:20 PM »

Yes
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2017, 06:49:56 PM »

2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby!

This yearís Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Fishing Derby will be held at the Tractorgrease Cafe across from the Chilliwack Fish and Game Club (48710 Chilliwack Lake Road).

To register, please sign up for the Wally Hall Junior Memorial Fishing Derby at Fredís Custom Tackle prior to Boxing Day. If you have already registered in this seasonís Wally Hall Junior Memorial Fishing Derby, then you are already entered in the Boxing Day Derby as a bonus day. This event is sponsored by Fredís Custom Tackle, Fred will be donating all prizes ranging from $50 to $200 for the day.

*** Schedule, Rules & Prizes ***

- You must have a valid freshwater fishing licence and steelhead conservation stamp.
- Derby begins at daylight till 2:00pm.
- Weigh-in opens at 7:00am at Tractorgrease Cafe, closes at 2:00pm.
- Awards and prizes will be given from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
- Officials: Fred Helmer and Wally Hall.
- Coffee and food available starting at 5:00am.
- Prizes will be awarded to first fish and biggest fish. Every fish will receive a prize for the day!

Prizes to be finalized and we will be announcing the list soon! All proceeds will be used for habitat enhancement and conservation projects in the Chilliwack/Vedder River. :)

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2017, 11:25:52 PM »

Of course, now that Iíve already made alternate plans  ::)...
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2017, 06:52:43 AM »

Can I sign up online with a credit card?
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2017, 12:07:53 PM »

Pretty sure it is an 'in-store' sign up at Fred's. If I recall... ya may have to show license and Steelhead stamp at that time too..
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2017, 06:20:54 PM »

Ya I assume so too thanks Iíll call Fredís
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2017, 02:32:26 PM »

Registration will also be available on derby day, but only after 7am at the Tractorgrease Cafe and cash only.
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