Halfmoon Bay Fishing Derby - Sechelt
Hello my name
and I am 10 years old. It was the summer
of 2001 and my family and me were on a vacation in Sechelt.
Sechelt is a small town on the Sunshine
were driving along the highway to our hotel, when I saw a sign saying
Bay Fishing Derby.” My dad took us to
the Halfmoon Bay General Store where we registered for the derby. We stopped off at the beach to look for some
worms. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any
next day we arrived at the wharf where we would fish.
There were a lot of people there. My
dad got our rods set up. We used prawns
for bait. It was very windy and cloudy. At first we just caught little fish. My sister caught five bullhead and I caught
three bullhead and two shiners. Two
other people fishing nearby were always catching really big fish that
like cod. I cast my line out into the
water. I looked at the other kids
fishing and they seemed to be doing pretty well.
I felt a big tug on my line and I
started to reel it up. It was very
heavy, whatever it was. I finally reeled
it up and found out it was a rock cod! The fish was reddish brown and
very ugly. It was very big; the biggest
one of all!!
After that I
catch a lot more. After two hours of
fishing we took our fish to the General Store where we got them weighed. My fish was 1.56 kilograms.
The moment we’d
been waiting for finally arrived. They
were announcing the winners for the biggest fish. In
first place … Julia Person. The girl
walked up to the announcer looking
very happy. She received a gold coloured
medal and a boogy board.
In second place… Eva Jackobs. She
received a silver medal with a different boogy board.
In third place: Nathaniel .............. !!
What?! Cool! That’s my name! I
rushed up and received my prize. I won a
bronze medal that said “Halfmoon Bay
Fishing Derby.” I also got a boogy board
that pictured five fish eating each other. And
that was the fishing derby!!
Bay is a small village 15 km north of Sechelt. The “Halfmoon Bay
Fishing Derby" takes place in early July as part of the Halfmoon Bay
Country Fair. The fishing derby is free, but you have to be 12
years old or less.
Bay is on the Sunshine