Bacoor Association Fishin' Derby - Filipino Journal

Bacoor Association Fishin’ Derby

Bacoor Association Fishin’ Derby

The 6th annual Bacoor fishing derby took place on September 26 at Selkirk Park. Despite the low water and hurricane like wind conditions, over 90 anglers lined the shoreline during the 10am to 2:30pm derby for their shot at the top prize of $500 and a coveted champion’s trophy. One of the key organizers of the event, Jaime Reyes, stated that the main goal of running this annual derby is to raise funds for the association’s Youth Bursary Program. “Even though it’s windy, we appreciate everyone who is out here supporting us.” Free hotdogs, donuts, coffee, and drinks were made available to all participants and their families. Councillor Mike Pagtakhan who helped organize and is a sponsor of the event, thanked on behalf of the committee the other sponsors including Cabela’s, Walmart, Gino Baines, and Tim Horton’s. After all of the more than 200 recorded catches and weights were tallied, the title was awarded to Ferdinand Balite. Ferd caught an impressive 22 total fish weighing a combined 18.2 lbs to win the 2015 derby. “Yup, I had a good day,” he beamed afterwards.