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Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby

Kevin Barabash of Port Alberni took top spot-and $1,000 in prize money-in the Ucluelet Salmon Ladder Derby for May with his 26 lb 1 oz (11.8 kilogram) fish.

Cliff McCool took second ($250 in prize money) for his 22 lb 5 oz (10.1 kilogram) fish and Dana Porter wins $100 for a 20 lb 7oz (9.3 kilogram) catch.

Their names have now been removed from the top of the ladder, leaving space to crown a June winner at the end of the month.

Kevin Barabash of Port Alberni

The top 15 anglers from May are invited to the derby’s September Fish Off event where the matched hidden weight prize is $250,000 and the biggest fish prize is $10,000 (based on ticket sales).

This year marks the third annual salmon ladder derby for Ucluelet. The event continues throughout the summer.

The Ucluelet Salmon Enhancement Society organizes the event with proceeds going to the Thornton Creek Hatchery near Ucluelet.

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