On February 12th, 2018 the Boilermakers annual fishing derby was once again held on the Vedder River in Chilliwack, B.C. In attendance were around 25 avid fisherman who braved the very cold temperatures for their chance to become this year’s winner. Lodge 359 congratulates member Ian Biela whose catch weighed in at 7lbs 3oz to become the first winner of the derby in 3 years. The Boilermakers would also like to acknowledge the sponsors of this year’s derby which include Sea-Run Fly and Tackle, Cabelas, and CIMS for their generous donations to help make this year a success.
A special thanks goes out to Rob McCormack, Jason Swetlikoff and Jordan Streng for their efforts in arranging and organizing the event. We look forward to next year’s derby and encourage everyone to come out and enjoy a day on the river.