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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


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



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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 May 2021 Gill and Gift open rainbow derbyresults below

Joe Sirak 1st place




David Soanes 2nd Place


Ian McFarlen 3rd Place


Your Prize Payout is as follows:

40 tickets sold at $75 each = $3000.00

As the entry was a little low, mainly due to travel restrictions, we have not taken any advertising expenses off the top, but have returned all the intake money to the 2021 derby winners.

Payouts were as follows:

1st Prize 50% -  $1500.00

2nd Prize  30% -   $ 900.00

3rd Prize 20% -   $ 600.00

We hope that next year the attendance will be back up to what it used to be in years past.

Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to all our entrants!

Randy Truus and Staff-Gill & Gift

 Congratulations to our Gift Certificate winners:

Best Western Kootenay Lake Resort 1 night Stay  and the Balfour Golf  Course golf for two was won by fisher Debbie Radcliff


The 50 $ Gill and Gift Certificates were won by Kevin Smith and Larry Wood



Thank you to the Best Western Kootenay Lake Resort and the Balfour Golf Course for donating our major draw.  Your generosity is very appreciated.


The new incentive program will start on the 1st of June 2021 and run for a year.  Details of the new progrm are forthcoming.




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

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.



Home of the famous Gerrard Rainbow Trout


















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1st place was Terry Stoochnoff with 11.3 lbs
Dolly second place was Mike Prystae with 4.7 lbs Dolly
 and 3rd Place was Dave Perversoff 4.56 lbs

The group Pic is Terry in the middle Mike to the left and Dave on the right.