GREAT ONTARIO SALMON DERBY
SCHEDULED EVENTS – SATURDAY, AUGUST 24, 2019
7:00 am to 7:45 am – Breakfast buffet in the form of coffee, donuts and juice will be served. Briefing of all captains and participants on the rules that will prevail for the day
8:00 am – The fish-off begins
12:00 pm – The fish-off ends, official weigh-in of the catch
12:30 pm – Lunch will be served in the marquee, J.C. SADDINGTON PARK, AT THE FOOT OF FRONT STREET, Mississauga
1:00 pm – Bill Barootes welcomes all the guests and makes special introductions
1:15 pm – Bill Barootes presents $5,000 in cash prizes to the winners of the Islander Championship Fish-Off
Bill Barootes outlines the order of awarding prizes and and begins distribution of prizing.
2:30 pm – Awards ceremony comes to a close
WHAT ISLANDER IS ABOUT
There’s a journey in fishing. It starts when you are young when it’s about catching as many fish as possible. Then on to bigger fish. Then the biggest. But there comes a point when your journey takes a turn. Family comes along. Quality time on the water replaces size and quantity. Watching your children—and grandchildren—go through the same journey you did is now your ultimate prize.
At Islander, we ourselves are at various stages of that trip, but what we all agree on is that we want our equipment to be along for the whole ride. That’s why precision matters. That’s why quality matters. It’s why we build in house on Vancouver Island. We want our journeys and yours to turn into legacies passed on through memories and the reels themselves.
So next time your rod dips, the single action starts spinning and the reel sings, know that we at Islander are happy to have helped you take your next step.
Islander Reels has been manufacturing precision fishing reels since 1991. Islander is a division of J.S. Foster Corporation, a production machine shop located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada that uses modern C.N.C. lathes and machining centers.
As a family owned and operated business that employs over 50 people, J.S. Foster has been committed to local manufacturing since it was founded by Joseph Foster over 45 years ago.
Through a close working relationship with J.S. Foster, Islander Reels combines a tradition of quality and integrity with its own ingenuity and commitment to excellence. This ensures precision and quality in every Islander reel. Islander’s staff are directly involved in each phase of production from conceptual design to finishing touches, a process that has been improved at every level through comments and suggestions from pro and amateur fishers alike.
1. 20.24 lbs – Will Sampson
2. 18.76 lbs – Chris Irwin
3. 16.90 lbs – Malcolm Jarvis
4. 16.90 lbs – Chris Mink