Mark Hart from Terrace (left) and fishing buddy Jordan Vanderwiel (right) slid into third place with a halibut weighing 54.8 lbs. Beating fourth place by just one pound. Hart received a $500 cash prize. (Jenna Cocullo / The Northern View)

Terrace fisherman wins in The Northern View’s inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby

More than $10,000 was given out in cash and prizes at the fundraising event

Mark Hart from Terrace and fishing buddy Jordan Vanderwiel caught a hefty halibut this weekend, earning them third place in The Northern View’s inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby.

The Northern View, a Black Press publication, partnered with North Coast Community Services (NCCS), to raise money for a child development centre. NCCS provides services to families and expecting families who are struggling with day-to-day life. They also provide services to children who are victims of violence and for children with special needs.

More than $10,000 in cash and prizes were given away at the event with more than 230 people participating.

The fishing duo was beat by two halibuts weighing 61.8 lbs and 55.4 lbs. They slid into third place with their 54.8 lbs fish, beating fourth place by just one pound, earning them a $500 prize.

The largest salmon catch of the day weighed 18.9 lbs.

READ MORE: The Northern View’s fishing derby helping NCCS raise money for child development centre 

READ MORE: Winners of The Northern View’s inaugural Tyee Fishing Derby


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