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2014 Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby

Pack up your tackle and head for the Cultus Lake Pikeminnow Derby on June 14.

Great family fun — plus $2,000 in cash prizes, and merchandise to be won!

Date: Saturday, June 14, 2014
Cultus Lake (Main Beach)
Dawn – 2:00 pm (Same-day registrations open at 6:00 am)

  • Fish weigh-in starts at 12:00 noon and ends at 2:00 pm
  • Prizes announced after 2:00 pm.

The 2014 Pikeminnow Derby is on June 14, the day before Father’s Day — 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.

The event gets underway at dawn, and parking is free if you arrive before 9:00 am. On this day only, no fishing licence is required.

Fishing for Pikeminnow ― Doing Your Part!

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.

This year’s Derby is hosted by the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy (CLASS) team, with support from the Fraser River Salmon Table, BC Family Fishing and many prize sponsors. Event proceeds go to support activities of CLASS in caring for Cultus Lake.


  • 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

Derby Prizes

Prizes will be awarded to valid ticket holders who participate in the Derby:

  • Heaviest Pikeminnow
    Adult category:
    cash prizes for the first, second, third and fourth heaviest pikeminnow caught
  • Heaviest Pikeminnow
    Juniors category (under 16 years):
    cash prizes for the first, second, third and fourth heaviest pikeminnow caught
  • Most Pikeminnow
    Adult category
    : cash prizes for the first, second and third greatest number of pikeminnow caught
  • Most Pikeminnow
    Juniors category:
    cash prizes for the first, second and third greatest number of pikeminnow caught
  • Lightest Pikeminnow
    cash prize for the lightest pikeminnow caught
  • Mystery weights
    prizes for first, second and third mystery weight pikeminnow
  • Tagged Pikeminnow
    prizes for pikeminnow caught with special tags on dorsal fins.

How to Buy Derby Tickets

Derby tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children and youth under 16 years of age.

Tickets can be purchased at Cultus Lake on Derby day or in advance at the following locations:

  • Kent Outdoors, Agassiz
  • Cultus Lake Golf Club Pro Shop
  • Fred’s Custom Tackle, Chilliwack and Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack Dart & Tackle.

Tickets can also be purchased online through June 13, 2014 (just bring your receipt to the event).

Your Derby Ticket is a Raffle Ticket Too!

Your Derby ticket registers you to fish for pikeminnow and enters your name for raffle prize draws. Buy extra tickets for more chances on the raffle – even if you don’t plan to fish! There’s no limit on the number of tickets you can buy for the raffle.

Bonus! For every pikeminnow caught, a Derby participant with a valid ticket is eligible to win additional prizes.

Learn More

For more on the Derby, contact:

Marion Robinson
Fraser Basin Council
E: | T: 604 826-1661


About the Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy (CLASS)

The Cultus Lake Aquatic Stewardship Strategy (CLASS) is a network of over 60 organizations and individuals interested in the future of Cultus Lake. The Fraser Basin Council’s Fraser Valley Regional Manager chairs CLASS meetings and supports the participants as they come together to identify key issues, gather information and support research on the lake. Learn more.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake, Quesnel and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351