Fishing derby features paddle-power only

It will be paddle-power only as the Harbour City’s inaugural kayak fishing derby launches in support of the Nanaimo River Fish Hatchery.

It will be paddle-power only as the Harbour City’s inaugural kayak fishing derby launches in support of the Nanaimo River Fish Hatchery.

The derby takes place Aug. 20 at Maffeo Sutton Park from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and features  events for the entire family.

Available workshops include kayak fishing, rigging kayaks, fly fishing and more. The grand prize is a kayak from Ocean Kayak.

Cost is $25 and tickets can be purchased at Gone Fishing or any Alberni Outpost location.

For more information, please go to www.albernioutpost.com or e-mail: nanaimo@albernioutpost.com.