This September 21st – 23rd, Fish for the Future will return to Tofino. This catch-and-release salmon derby is hosted by Tofino Resort + Marina and run in partnership with the Tla-O-Qui-Aht First Nations. benefitting the Tofino Hatchery and The Salmon Roundtable. The derby will benefit the Clayoquot Watershed, an integral resource to all who call Tofino home, and a resource which needs preservation and protection.

Schedule of Events

Friday, Sept. 21st

7:00am – 8:00pm: Angler registration, Marine Adventure Centre at Tofino Resort + Marina
5:00pm – 9:00pm: Kick off party featuring live music and Willie Mitchell, Upper Hatch

Saturday, Sept. 22nd

6:00am – 7:00am: Complimentary buffet breakfast, 1909 Kitchen
8:00am: Derby shotgun start. Weigh-in’s will take place on the water until 5:00pm.
6:30pm – 8:30pm: Dinner + silent auction, Upper Hatch. Includes Tofino Hatchery presentation.
8:30pm – Late: Cash bar

Sunday, Sept. 23rd

6:00am – 7:00am: Complimentary buffet breakfast, 1909 Kitchen
8:00am: Derby shotgun start. Weigh-in’s will take place on the water until 4:00pm.
5:00pm: Awards presentation & event wrap-up, Marine Adventure Centre courtyard

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Largest fish (male)

Largest fish (female)

Largest fish (junior up to the age of 12)

Winners will be given the opportunity to choose their prize from various items. The largest fish of the three categories will choose first, followed by the next biggest fish of the two categories, followed by the third. In the event of a tie, the fish that was caught first will choose first.

Our Social Media Prize will be awarded to the best Instagram photo or video tagging @tofinomarina and #FishfortheFuture. The post with the most likes wins!