Last week, we had the privilege of assisting our repeat corporate client with their Annual Client Appreciate Fishing Derby.
9 boats and 36 participants spent their day sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River. The weather was fantastic and the fish cooperated. We spent the morning fishing and before lunch, great results were had already, with multiple nice fish over 6’ landed. The bragging rights had already begun.
Noon came and it was time for a shore BBQ lunch. The location featured a great sandy beach, located at the tip of a Fraser River island. It was time to rejuvenate the bodies with some food before hitting the water again in the afternoon for round 2 with the sturgeon.
Before noon, a 6’10” fish was on top of the leader board….but that didn’t hold top spot for very long. Not soon after lunch, reports of larger fish started coming in steadily. And then the winner….a massive 9’1” trophy with a 50” girth…..wow, what a fish!…in excess of 400lbs! At that point, we all knew it was over. Fish like that don’t come along every day, that’s for sure. The chances of topping that fish were slim to none. But, there were also prizes for smallest fish, and for most fish, so everyone had a chance at winning some other prizes.
In total, 40 sturgeon were landed between 9 boats, with 3 fish over 7’, and 7 fish in the 6’ range. The smallest fish was a little bugger that measured only 16”.
We couldn’t have asked for a better day out on the water. Lots of big fish, lots of smiles all around, and plenty of stories and memories for guests to take home.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our client for putting on such a great event again in 2014, and we’re looking forward to doing it all over again in 2015.
If you would like to enquire about booking your own company event, please contact us at your convenience.