Sooke Saltwater Series / Derby– personal watercraft rules / exceptions addendum:
All standard Sooke Saltwater Series / Derby rules apply as posted.
click here for Saltwater Series Rules Website
Personal watercraft – herein referred to as “Craft”:
Craft must make own way to the fishing grounds from a publicly accessible launch spot or with permission of the land owner (ie private dock)
Craft MAY be assisted by other vessels to return to beach/launch site, or weigh in ONLY (ie no “mothership” fishing), or adverse weather conditions – but craft must return with fisher and some evidence of catch from craft may be required in case of dispute – photos/video.
West Coast Outdoor Adventure reserves the right to end “prize” offering or withdraw prize, if PREDICTED WIND via Big Wave Dave / Gordons Beach is forecast to be 15kt or greater, fishers must weigh in catch within 1 hour of predicted wind speed increase.
Largest fish weighed in before wind safety cut off each day will stand.
Fishers may continue to fish under Saltwater Series / Derby rules and conditions AT THEIR OWN RISK.
West Coast Outdoor Adventure wishes to advocate SAFETY FIRST. Prize offerings withdrawn to deter fishing in adverse weather.
When purchasing ticket – please mention you intend to fish from personal water craft and where you intend to launch.
West Coast Outdoor Adventure and/or the Organisers of the Sooke Saltwater Series are NOT responsible for you safety – ensure ALL regular safety precautions are followed including filing your float plan with someone you can trust and rely upon. Carrying a marine radio is strongly recommended.
Prize Offered for Sooke Halibut Derby May 20/21 2017
“Rhino Rack” universal side loader (to assist getting craft on to vehicle roof)
$200 in Hobie accessories
for the largest Halibut caught from Kayak (or SUP!)
as well as regular Derby prizes and bragging rights in front of “power boat” fishers!!
We look forward to helping you "get 'into' nature!"
Current Hours: Summer 2017
9.00am - 5.00pm Daily
Call us 250-664-7794
West Coast Outdoor Adventure
@ Sooke Harbour Resort & Marina
6971 West Coast Rd, Sooke, BC
or email: WestCoastOutdoor@hotmail.com