Cultus Lake Fishing Derby Details

The Pikeminnow Derby

This is a fun event for everyone in the family - kids especially! Part of BC's Family Fishing Weekend so there are no fishing licenses required for the entire weekend. This is a perfect time to gather for family fishing fun and community celebration. The boat launches will be open, or you can fish from the shore. Be sure to leave time to browse around because there will be community booths too.

By entering the Derby, you’ll be helping to control the population of pikeminnow, which is a predator of young Sockeye salmon and other fish in the lake.

  • Target Fish is the Pikeminnow, gentle release all others!
  • Cultus Lake BC - at Main Beach
  • Dawn to 2pm, Same day registration open at 5:00am Main Beach
  • No Registration available June 15 as we collect all registration that day from our sponsors
  • Registration tickets sold after 11AM will only be eligible for the cash prize draws.
  • Fish weigh-in starts at 12:00 noon and ends at 2:00 pm - No Later
  • Parking is free in lot A before 9 am.
  • Derby Tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for anyone under 16 years of age
  • Registration will be available after April 1st at these generous sponsors locations.

  • Tickets for sale at Chilliwack Dart and Tackle, Cultus Lake Golf Course, Fred's Custom Tackle in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford, Mt. Waddington's Outdoors and Kent Outdoors.

Derby Prizes

  • Heaviest Pikeminnow - Adult category: cash prizes - $200
  • Heaviest Pikeminnow - Juniors category (under 16 years): $200
  • Most Pikeminnow - Adult category: cash prizes - 1st place $200; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100
  • Most Pikeminnow - Juniors category (under 16 years): cash prizes - 1st place $200; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100
  • Total Weight Pikeminnow - Adult category: cash prizes - 1st place $200; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100
  • Total Weight Pikeminnow - Juniors category (under 16 years): cash prizes - 1st place $200; 2nd place $150; 3rd place $100
  • Smallest Pikeminnow is a Prize Draw

Please Follow These Guidelines

  • Please use only a single barbless hook
  • Fish from the shore, on the docks or by boat, if available
  • Please help others by being friendly and sharing the space
  • Be careful and keep safe. Wear a life jacket!
  • Keep the area clean and do not leave any equipment or garbage behind

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  • No Derby Dance or Putting Tournament this year

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