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chris gadsden

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #30 on: December 26, 2017, 06:10:05 PM »

A video I filmed not the quality of Rod's but here it is anyway. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtxEwZbt8mc&feature=youtu.be

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #31 on: December 26, 2017, 06:26:38 PM »

Nice video. Very good fishing community thought less fish than before.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #32 on: December 26, 2017, 10:57:51 PM »

Only 3 small steelies on Boxing Day Derby. Is it the worst on record or at least for the last 20 years or more. None of the fish bigger than 7 lbs. The ocean has not been kind to these fish. Hope things will improve.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #33 on: December 27, 2017, 04:53:20 AM »

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #34 on: December 27, 2017, 07:12:28 AM »

How many participants?
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2017, 08:02:09 AM »

Just talked to Wally Hall and he said around 175.

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2017, 09:45:51 AM »

Glad to see Valdy win. Stand up guy and a hell of a fisherman.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #37 on: December 27, 2017, 11:08:29 AM »

Glad to see Valdy win. Stand up guy and a hell of a fisherman.
I am working on a story for the Chilliwack Progress could you PM me where he lives, i forgot to ask when I talked to him, thanks.

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #38 on: December 27, 2017, 11:46:21 AM »

Pm sent
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chris gadsden

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #39 on: December 28, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »

Pm sent
Thanks, i have completed a story for the Chilliwack Progress, if they do not run it I will post here. Here is a wrap of the derby with Fred and Wally, a few more videos to post too. https://youtu.be/LTdY-o65agY

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2017, 11:25:43 AM »

Thanks Chris, great work
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2017, 12:38:07 PM »

Only 3 small steelies on Boxing Day Derby. Is it the worst on record or at least for the last 20 years or more. None of the fish bigger than 7 lbs. The ocean has not been kind to these fish. Hope things will improve.

Are you kidding? You must be a man of strong faith.

With the amount of chemicals and microplastics making it into the ocean food chain, it is a miracle that some salmon and steelhead still make it.

Give it a couple of decades or so and everything will be gone. The only fish our grandchildren will ever know will be farmed.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2017, 12:59:25 PM »

Are you kidding? You must be a man of strong faith.

With the amount of chemicals and microplastics making it into the ocean food chain, it is a miracle that some salmon and steelhead still make it.

Give it a couple of decades or so and everything will be gone. The only fish our grandchildren will ever know will be farmed.
Of course that is why we have our cleanups, since 2001. like this past Hot Spot cleanups. https://www.theprogress.com/news/volunteers-pitch-in-to-clean-up-big-mess-in-chilliwack-river-valley/

Thanks Milo for attending a lot of cleanups, next one is in April on the Fraser River.

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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2017, 05:00:46 PM »

I think it was 2006 that there weren't any Hatchery Steelhead caught so they rebooked the derby for the following February.
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Re: 2017 Boxing Day Chilliwack River Steelhead Derby
« Reply #44 on: December 28, 2017, 06:09:24 PM »

Partly because it was very cold and I think a small one was caught but they decided to reschedule, I could find my write up one day for you. :-\