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
Glenn Elliott


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.


Open Division                                                                    

‚Äč1st     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)


Youth Division 

(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. 

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