Results from the 2015 Bass Derby

Held July 4 and 5 in Kitchener, Ontario

Updated Saturday September 19, 2015 by Stanley Park Optimist Club.


PHOTO: Braxton Mathews with the 18 1/32" smallmouth bass that earned him 1st place in the Junior Division of the 2015 Bass Derby.

Congratulations to Braxton, the other prize winners and those who managed to catch a fish! 



The 2015 edition of the Grand River Bass Derby featured a lot of good catches and the usual stories to go with them - and the bigger ones that got away!

Thanks to all those who help by sponsoring and/or providing prizes for this event. Participants really appreciate the awards ceremony at the end! 


There were lots of draw prizes to go around, every youth participant got one, but the big prizes in 2015 were earned as follows: 


2015 Winners 

Open division:

1st: Alan Crowe, $2,000 cash for his 20 1/8" catch.

2nd: John Walkington, $1,000 cash (19 9/16")

3rd: Peter Chaikowsky, $500 cash (19 3/8")

4th: Gary Boettger, prize package from Natutal Sports (19 1/8")

5th: James Oakley, prize package from Natutal Sports (19 1/8")

Junior division:

1st: Braxton Mathews, fishing package for his 18 1/32" smallmouth bass.

2nd: Eddies Fleischer, rod & reel (17 5/8")

3rd: Elliott Cairney, rod & reel (16 7/8")

4th: Madison Restoule, fishing package (16 5/8")

5th: Nicholas Stephenson, fishing package (16 17/32")

Click for photos ....For more on the Bass Derby, visit the  Grand River Bass Derby site
Hope to see you out at next year's derby!

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