PROVIDENCE BAY—There were 44 participants and 109 fish reeled in at the third annual Providence Bay Fishing Derby late last month.
“It was a phenomenal day,” Providence Bay Marina Harbour Master Ken Niles told The Expositor. “We had so much interest I had to turn some people away because we can only accommodate so many boats.”
Mr. Niles said that the top winners of the weekend were father son team Brian Coyne, son Noah Coyne and their partner Rolly Mirault, who brought in the largest fish of the derby, a 21.1 pound Chinook salmon, winning the $1,000 first place grand prize.
Second place, also receiving a $1,000 prize, was won by Dan and Kevin Rice for the heaviest five fish, coming in at 52.03 pounds.
The mystery weight prize of $500 went to Eric Poirier and Serge Pilon for their 4.2 pound fish.
“Everyone who was in the derby went home with something,” added Mr. Niles. “We had tons of door prizes. Also, we raised $500 that we donated to ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Services). It was another great year!”