2008 Bass Derby

Updated Friday February 3, 2012 by Stanley Park.


Two large fish stories from Jerry Meinzinger (1st place) & Peter Frim (2nd place) are told while waiting for their “real” cheques - $2,000 and $1,000 respectively!


Only Smallmouth Bass caught in the Grand River are eligible and must be brought in alive. Proceeds from the Derby are ear-marked for enhancement to public access on the Grand River.  The 2008 Derby was held on July 5th and 6th.



1st   Jerry Meinzinger   20 3/4" 1st    Destiny Miller     18 3/8"
2nd  Peter Frim          20 1/2" 2nd   Ben Kingsley      18 3/8"
3rd   Dave Holl          19 5/16" 3rd    Davis Fleischer   17 11/16"
4th   Mark Renner     19 1/4" 4th    Jenna Kip           17 5/8"
5th   Mark Kozak      19 1/4" 5th    Austin Ross        17 9/16"

Don Wall won a fly reel for the best catch in the new Fly Fishing category with his 18 7/8“ smallmputh bass.

 If you have Adobe Flash Player installed you can view the slideshow (above) of the 2008 Bass Derby. Click on any photo to enlarge it and read the caption.

The proceeds from the Grand River Bass Derby have been used to enhance the Stanley Park Optimist Natural Area on the Grand River near Victoria Street north. 
Future proceeds are committed to maintain and develop this area as a key public access point to the Grand River, fish spawning area and wildlife habitat. 


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