Ken Copping of the Prince Rupert Lions Club

Ken Copping of the Prince Rupert Lions Club

Sixteen-pound catches highlight Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby

It was a complete sellout for the 22nd Annual Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby.

It was a complete sellout for the 22nd Annual Marc Desautels Memorial Blue Knuckle Derby.

All 350 available tickets for the Dec. 27 fishing extravaganza were sold and the numerous winners of both the derby and the door prizes went home happy.

In first place, with a 16.68 pound catch of salmon was Steve Wessel who won $1,000 donated by Harbour Machining.

Bill Kristmanson took home second place with his 16.44 pound catch and he got $500 in cash donated by the Prince Rupert Port Authority.

In third place came Mike Pearson, who scaled in a catch at 14.24 pounds. He won $300 donated by Northwest Fuels.

The lucky winner of the return trip for two to Vancouver by Hawkair was Ahren Roy.

After the derby, participants were treated to beef on a bun at the awards ceremony and all revenue outside of expenses were donated to the Prince Rupert Salvation Army and the Loyal Order of the Moose.