Elk Lake ‘Take a Kid Fishing’ Derby Rules 2018

Elk Lake Derby Rules:

  • All entrants must hold a valid Fishing License (where necessary), and all entrants must abide by federal, provincial, regional and municipal laws.
  • A parent or guardian must accompany Junior Derby Entrants under 16.
  • The Derby start time is dawn on Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • The Derby will end at 3:00 pm P.S.T on Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Derby boundaries are the waters within Elk and Beaver Lake only.
  • Prizes will be awarded at 3:05 pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the event headquarters at the Elk Lake Eagle Beach Park (By the Rowing Club).
  • One fishing rod per Derby Ticket.
  • In the event of a tie, first fish weighed in wins.
  • Prizes must be accepted as awarded.
  • Live released fish entries are eligible for the $1,000 species prizes.
  • If requested entrants must show their derby ticket and fishing license to an event official during the derby.  The Elk Lake Fishing Derby Executive may disqualify any contestant where they see fit, and the decisions and rulings of the Elk Lake Fishing Derby Executive are final.

Ethics:

CATCH AND RELEASE – The Elk Lake Fishing Derby supports and encourages catch and release angling, this derby has live release weigh boats and weigh-station located strategically on the lake. (See map below)
BE CONSIDERATE – Please be courteous to other anglers and lake users while you are on the lake.
SAFETY FIRST – The lake will have a significant amount of boating traffic.  You must exercise extreme caution while travelling around other boats as well as people fishing from float boats.  Please make sure that you have all the proper safety equipment.
NO INTOXICANTS – It is illegal to boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  The authorities have been invited to be on the lake during the event.