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2022/2023 Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby
« on: November 16, 2022, 08:35:27 PM »

If you have been fishing the Chilliwack/Vedder River lately, take a walk down to Peach Creek, Hooges Wetland and Brown Creek, because you'd see hundreds of chum salmon spawning peacefully at the moment. This is only possible due to the hard work by Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition, and support from anglers like YOU in the past ten years. Our annual tradition during the winter steelhead season is coming up. Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby is set to start on December 1st. Derby tickets ($20 each) can now be purchased at Fred's Custom Tackle and their website. 100% of the derby proceeds are donated to fund habitat restoration projects like we have seen in the lower river, so adult salmon can spawn while juvenile salmon can rear in peace. Will you be taking part in this year's derby?

To purchase derby ticket online, go to:
https://shopfreds.ca/wally-hall-derby.html

Take a look at this video feature about the derby from two years ago:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbg6CDZrlcI


$30k+ donated to Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition from the last derby


Planting trees at the newly built Hooes Wetland, funded partly by derby proceeds


Peach Creek during November 2022's flood, where adult chum salmon could spawn in peace


More habitat = More salmon

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Re: 2022/2023 Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2022, 03:04:34 PM »

I re-watched that video last night when you bumped it up on your channel. Great video and great work done to enhance the wetland.
Glad to buy into the derby even if I don't make it out during steelhead season
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Re: 2022/2023 Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2022, 09:12:22 PM »

I buy a ticket every year whether I fish or not.
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Re: 2022/2023 Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2022, 08:23:23 AM »

This is a derby to support. Over the years this event has raised thousands of dollars to support wild steelhead and salmon, and last years flooding showed the true value of these projects.  I'm doing my part by donating a custom rod for the raffle and I urge all anglers to enter the draw.
 Kudos to Wally Hall and Fred Helmer for all they do to put this together. :)
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Re: 2022/2023 Wally Hall Junior Memorial Steelhead Derby
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2022, 06:39:35 PM »

Bought my ticket today! Derby starts December 1st. Itís playoff time!
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