Alumni Past Events
Although the weather was less than ideal, it did not dampen the spirits of those who came out for the 12th Annual Alumni Fishing Derby held at Salmon Lake Resort just outside of Merritt. As usual, fly fishing with chironomid patterns was the name of the game. Henry Budai (VC’77) and his wife Ula were on fire catching fish after fish and all smiles with what they thought was the winning fish at just over 2 ½ pounds.
With no gale force winds or scorching heat to contend with, the 2017 Alumni Fishing Derby was on and everybody was ready to go at Salmon Lake Resort on the beautiful Douglas Lake Ranch. Although not necessarily a perfect day for fishing, the weather and overall conditions were good enough for quite a few nice fish to be had for those patient enough to wait for the action
When the dust settled and the rods came off the water from those who braved the weather the Vancouver College Alumni Fishing Derby had a clean sweep of VC graduates as its winners.
The winning fish, a beauty 4lb. trout was caught at 10:00 am just before the heavy wind and rain rolled in. The winning fish was hooked by Rob Kozikowski (VC ‘94) in 19ft of water on a chironomid pattern.
The Lake Was Angry My Friends! Yes, you read it right…the lake was most certainly angry on the weekend of the Alumni Fishing Derby 2019.