Painter’s Lodge Women’s Salmon Fishing Derby
June 19 to 23, 2014
Women only. Great British Columbia salmon fishing. Prizes. Parties. Friends. Food. Fun.
Every June, women from all over North America leave behind their busy lives to participate in a 4-day weekend of fishing and fun. While great prizes are part of the derby, it's the lure of camaraderie and friendship that keep these women coming back year after year. The ladies know they're attending a special event that celebrates and showcases women who not only want to fish, but to also prove they can fish and have fun doing it!
The idea of hosting a women-only derby at Painter’s Lodge was born in 1992 when a group of conference planners and travel agents got together for a weekend at Painter’s Lodge. At the end of the weekend, the women had out-fished the men and one participant suggested a Women’s Derby. We immediately got to work. By early 1993, the event was sold out. Since then, the Women’s Derby continues to be a runaway success.
Painter’s Lodge is the perfect spot to host this angling adventure. With fishing grounds just outside our backdoor in the Discovery Passage, these sheltered waters have made the area legendary as "The Salmon Capital of the World." Experienced guides take you to where the fish are and give you the best chance to hooking into the top prize.
When you're not on the water, you can take advantage of the many amenities that Painter’s Lodge and her sister resort, April Point Resort & Spa have to offer. Experience kayaking, scooters, whale watching, ocean rapids tours or just relax beside the heated outdoor pool.
Great fishing, a fantastic facility and warm hospitality are all part of the success of this annual weekend event but the real reason why this derby has grown in popularity over the years is simply the same as it has been for years. It is the spirit and enthusiasm of the women who come and participate!
The Women’s Derby Package
The Women’s Derby package is available as a fly-in or drive-in package, and includes:
- 4 nights accommodation
- 12 hours of guided fishing
- Most meals and entertainment, and
- Awards ceremony and more!
For reservations, please contact us online or call 1-800-663-7090.