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May Long Weekend Gill and Gift  Rainbow Derby 2021

May 22-24 @noon

$75.00 entry fee

Net payout: 50,30,20

Special Saturday Draw

Watch for more information

Tickets now available at Gill & Gift and Woodbury


Do it for the kids!


Gill and Gift Family Pike minnow derby:

Kids derby will be held Saturday of the September long weekend

This year it is  on  September  4th 2021

Any government protocols will be adhered to so everyone stays safe.

 Call 250-229-2113 for more information

We will post to this website as the time draws closer.


Thanksgiving Derby


Tickets $50 /10


 Sat - Monday noon  

derby by weight

Open to the main lake only




watch for information:


Nelson City Police Charity Derby

Woodbury resort

October weeikend after the Thanksgiving weekend

60.00 entry (retired members 30.00)

Cash for

 1st , 2nd , 3rd largest rainbow, largest dolly

derby by weight

great door prizes,

steak dinner  Sat. night

30.00 dinner only


Sorry NO New Years Lucky Larry Derby this year.

When there are more requests to have this fun derby again we will readdress the situation.

thank you for your past interest.




Easter Dolly Derby



winners :


KKen Welsh 78 cm


LLyndon Lee 72 cm


 Jaclie Giullis 71 cm


Kids :  Lachlan


 Holloway50.5 Cm




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above  pictures courtesy of Split Shot Charters      

Kootenay Lake Main Body only

May 22 - 24 noon

Entry Fee $75.00

T PRIZE PAYOUT: 50% 30% 20%
Winner determined by Fork Length and 1st in

Prize pick up @ Gill & Gift after 1:00pm
Tickets available at:
 Woodbury Resort and Gill & Gift Balfour
Note:  payout is total collected minus minimal advertising
Special Saturday Draw :  1 night free stay at the Best Western Kootenay Lakeview Resort
and 18 holes of golf for two

Courtesy of the Best western Kootenay Lakeview Resort and Balfour Golf Course.
Call  (250)229-2113     for tickets or more info .   

For those wanting to know if they can travel to this derby , if you are in the northern / interior health zone, it is the same zone as Gill and Gift Balfour BC.

We are in the Northern /Interior Health  zone

to reserve a room call Kootenay Lakeview Resort 877-229-4141 or see our links page for more options

Trout Heads may be entered into the Kootenay Lake Incentive Draw see below:                                                                    


Our latest fish picture submitted by Brad Werner april 2021 17 lb dolly 34 inches long caught in the main lake.  Congratulations Brad this is a dandy!

kokanee fishery 2021 west arm

A Fishing and Huting message from the ministry:

Follow the rules, be smart, stay safe, and enjoy this activity when it can be done while in social isolation.  Happy fishing!                


May the holes in your net be smaller than your fish!


Fot Those of you who want to follow the ministry and any changes they may implement:

  If anyone has photos of their recent catch they would like to post email to zelonka@netidea.com with names and date, size, weight and where caught  and we would be pleased to post for you.


Rainbow Derby May 22-24

Family Pike Minnow Derby 1st Saturday Sept. 


Home of the famous

 Gerrard Rainbow Trout


















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