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Fishing for Hearts
There won't be a 2014 Fishing for Hearts Derby as we're making room for a Family fishing weekend during those dates. May return in 2015.

Hearts derby winners 2013

Here's our 2013 Derby winners Brad and Lorelei Stordhal, pictured here with Catherine (blue shirt) and the Ed Oldfield sculpture they won. The winning fish was 29 pounds. There was also $500 in prize money for this first place. Mike, The Codfather won $500 for second place with a 28.  There were lots of fish and happy fishermen this weekend. 

Thank you to everyone who joined us for this fun derby and to Ed who made and donated a beautiful sculpture for every Hearts Derby. 


Fishing for Hearts - 5th annual

August 26th - 29th, 2013
Entry fee is $400 for two people
Includes 3 nights accommodation and dinner for two (New York Steak night)
In addition to prize money for winners, Critter Cove donates $100 per entry to the Children's Heart Network.
$1000 will be awarded as well as a fabulous sea theme Raku sculpture donated by Ed Oldfield. More details on how we'll divide the prizes in 2013 later.

This is a picture of one of Ed's sculptures:

See more of Ed's work at the Pier Street Gallery in Campbell River across the street from Tyee Marine, or click this starfish link to Pier Street Gallery web site:

This really is a fun weekend - and for a good cause!

Here is Kevin Zender in August 2012.  Cameron is awarding $1000 as well as the Raku salmon and herring sculpture. 

For 2012 Critter Cove sent a donation to the Children's Heart Network of $2,900 from the proceeds of this derby.

Here's Kevin and his winning 31.25 pound Chinook.

Here's Mavis and Jim, our 2011 Fishing for Hearts derby winners.  They are holding the sculpture that they get to keep, a Raku piece by Ed Oldfield.

In the last few hours of the 2011 Hearts derby, Mavis and Jim came in with the winner - a 28.25. The real story here is that they had released a 35 pounder earlier that day. They were fishing by the lighthouse and caught it - but that was in the ribbon area where Chinook over 77cm must be released - so these honest fishermen did just that, and let her go. The fish Gods rewarded them with the winning 28.25 a little later and a little further out, when they were clear of that ribbon area.  

The picture below is Bob and Moraine with their winning fish from 2010, and the Raku sculpture they won.  

The 2009 winners below are Mike and Mitchell. Mitchel is holding the CHN Raku starfish trophy, and Bryce & Tucker are holding the sculpture Mike and Mitchel took home.