(Salmon Enhancement Derby)

Nootka Sound’s famed Salmon Enhancement Derby has returned for its 8th year, and even better, we’re giving away two tickets so you can experience it for yourself!

Since 2013, Moutcha Bay Resort has been hosting this family-friendly event, which was created to raise funds for salmon enhancement and habitat restoration within the Nootka Sound and Esperanza Inlet watershed.

The two-day tournament will take place on June 26th-June 27th with participants targeting southbound Chinook on their migration route.

There will be prizes for the three largest fish as well as hidden weight and junior angler prizes. With each ticket, you’re helping raise important funds for salmon enhancement projects and habitat restoration by the Nootka Sound Watershed Society and Pacific Salmon Foundation so we can continue to expect healthy salmon returns in the future.

The Salmon Enhancement Derby will feature delicious eats served up at the on-site Conuma Grill, live outdoor entertainment, as well as online raffles, draws and auctions occurring throughout the weekend.

In light of the ongoing pandemic, this year’s derby will be a hybrid event – partially physically distanced in-person components along with fun virtual offerings as well. The derby will not include large gatherings like in-person awards ceremonies or live auctions, which will be moved to online to ensure everyone’s safety.

Check out their COVID-19 protocols here.

You can snag your ticket today by calling 1 (877) 337-5464 – and don’t forget to book your accommodation along with it! Tickets to the derby are also available online here.

You can book worry-free with Nootka Marine Adventures – if you are affected by travel restrictions imposed by provincial, federal or governing bodies, they will offer you the chance to change or cancel your booking without penalty.

Nootka Marine Adventures operates three fishing resorts on the stunning west coast of Vancouver Island – they offer a wide range of wilderness experiences including salmon fishing and halibut fishing charters, historic and wildlife tours, idyllic ocean kayaking, and more.


For a chance to WIN two free tickets to the Salmon Enhancement Derby, complete one or more of the following:

  1. LIKE Nootka Marine Adventures on Facebook and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  2. FOLLOW Nootka Marine Adventures on Instagram and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)
  3. SHARE this post on Facebook and/or Twitter and leave a comment below telling us once you have. (1 entry)

Contest entries will be accepted from the time and date of publishing until 11:59 pm on June 10th, 2021. One winner will be chosen at random and contacted through the platform they used to enter.

Contest Guidelines

Salmon Enhancement Derby

  • When: Saturday, June 26th and Sunday, June 27th
  • Where: Moutcha Bay Resort, Head Bay Road, Nootka Sound
  • Tickets: Call 1 (877) 337-5464 or email info@NootkaMarineAdventures.com to snag your tickets!




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