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Woodbury Dolly Derby 2018

 Bull Trout

Easter Weekend 2018

March 30 Good Friday to Easter Sunday  April 1st Noon


 50.00 CDN


tickets 250-229-2113


derby by weight

Open to the main lake only




 Gill and Gift

Bill King Memorial

Rainbow  Derby

May Long Weekend

 suspened indefinetly




Thanksgiving Derby

Tickets $50




derby by weight


Nelson City Police Charity Derby

Woodbury resort


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

Do it for the kids!



Kaslo Rainbow Derby

cancelled indefinitely



Lucky Larry Memorial Derby (previously known as the

(New Years Day Fun   Derby) 

Length wins


Gill and Gift



Toss 20 in the hat and  join us in the fun derby on the lake.... no pressure just good ole fishing  and a hat to split at the end.



CTR-Family Day

Length wins

cancelled indefinitely





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I thought I better spend some time updating our fishing page as spring is approaching. Firstly fishing info was pretty scarce this winter as there wasn’t a lot of guys getting out; Kerry from Reel Adventures tells me that quite a few rainbows were caught but again in the 2-5 lb range with a few larger dollies as well; a pretty cold winter to spend any time on the water when the motivation for larger fish isn’t there. Fisheries have increased the limits this year on both Rainbows and Bull trout as part of their Kokanee recovery program.

On a more positive note the West Arm Kokanee fishery is a go this year with a proposal for the first 3 days of April, May, June, and July in the plan but still not approved by fisheries in Victoria. Matt expects to hear from them in the very near future so there will be signage to this effect when approved.

In the store we have acquired some Jigalo’s for this season and have also prepared some of the mini hoochies in different colors and configurations.

On the bucktail side of things our local tier Bob Brown of Kootenay Fly Co has had some medical issues so we are not sure if he will be continuing to tie or not but we acquired a pretty good inventory. We wish all the best to Bob who is currently in Manitoba with family and getting some physical therapy.

The Woodbury Dolly derby is a go this year again but as last year the West Arm is not open to this derby. We have tickets available for those interested and as last year they are priced at $50.00 with a prize payout of $2500 for first $1500 for second and $1000 for third.

There are still a very small amount of Lyman’s left and Truus has updated the web page so you can see which ones. Don’t wait if you want any of them as the U. S. boys have been snapping them up fast.

There’s only one thing better than a day of fishing and that’s 2 days of fishing.


Remember if you are thinking of going in the derby.  The payouts are the same no matter what the size-3 pounds or twenty three.  If you win... you win!

The most Recent Derby Pictures:

Woodbury derby
, though the fish were small the payouts were not.
2500.00 for the first prize of a 3 lb plus fish is a pretty good weekends work as well as time out on the lake well spent.

  Woodbury Resort 2017 Rainbow Derby!
1st place Jean Rioux 3.13 lbs
2nd place Steve Gutsche 3.12 lbs
3rd place Larry Poland 3.6 lbs

The Police Derby was well attended this year and the food was awesome.
Here are some pictures of the happy winners.

Rainbow Aggregate:
Bob Garding                   13 1/2 lbs
Rose Marie (Boat)         12 1/2 lbs
Dustin London               12 1/2 lbs
Bull Trout
Eileen Garding               4 lbs 15 oz
Peter Defeo                    4 lbs 8 oz
John Henke                     4 lbs 7 oz


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 Gerrard Rainbow Trout