Salmon Derby winners announced

The final numbers aren’t in but it’s expected more than 1,000 anglers participated in the Bluewater Anglers 38th Annual Salmon Derby.

A total of 449 fish were entered at the Sarnia weigh station and another 705 at the Port Franks station, for a total of 1,154 fish.

“For the number of fish it was an average year, but overall everybody seemed pretty happy,” said derby spokesperson Paul Heckley.

The official winners are:

– Bill Gray, Camlachie, Salmon category, 15.92 lbs.

– Adam Ibbotson, Burlington, Trout – Boat category, 10.07 lb. rainbow.

– Robert Myllyoja, Sarnia, Trout – Shore category, 11.36 lb. rainbow.

– Scott Tomlinson, Sarnia, Lake Trout category, 15.50 lb.

– Joe Thompson, Sarnia, Walleye category, 8.36 lb.

The Kids Big Fish winner was Nick Discanno of Sarnia with a 13.50 lb. salmon.

The Ladies Day winner was Michelle Vandenheuvel of Sarnia with a 13.74 lb. salmon.

The Seniors Day winner was Irwin Burges of Sudbury with a 12.72 lb. salmon.

The awards night was scheduled for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at the Point Edward Community Centre.