Results from the 2016 Bass Derby
A lot of great catches - and more that got away!Updated Friday July 15, 2016 by Stanley Park Optimist Club.
1st place this year in the Adult Division
The 2016 Bass Derby
The Grand River Bass Derby (held July 9 and 10, 2016) is one of the largest and longest-running bass derbies in Canada. The derby attracts hundreds of people from Southwestern Ontario to fish the Canadian Heritage River and enjoy some fantastic smallmouth bass fishing. Prizes are awarded for the longest fish brought in alive as well as specially tagged fish. All entrants are also eligible for the Grand Draw Prize and hundreds of other draw prizes contributed by local businesses. This year, the "weigh-in station" was manned at Natural Sports.
The Derby, organized by Natural Sports and hosted by the Optimist Club of Stanley Park, raises money with 100% of the proceeds going towards improving fishing opportunities and public access to the Grand River.
1st Glenn Elliot 19 15/16" ($2,000 cash)
2nd Jordan Ford 19 25/32" ($1,000 cash)
3rd Mark Kozak 19 13/32 ($500 cash)
4th Tyler Scheerer 19 3/16" (prize package)
5th Tom Hummel 19 1/8" (prize package)
(All winners in the Youth Division won fishing packages.)
1st Jacob Kufske 18"
2nd Hunter Restoule 17 13/16"
3rd Levi Lichty 17 1/16"
4th Nick McCann 16 1/2"
5th Conor Douma 16 3/8"
Congratulations to these anglers and all the draw prizewinners.