Sidney Anglers Association
Fishing Southern Vancouver Island
2016 SAA Salmon Derby Winner
2016 SAA Salmon Derby Winner

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2017 Derby 3rd - Clare Hansen
2017 Derby 3rd - Clare Hansen

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2016 SAA Salmon Derby Winner
2016 SAA Salmon Derby Winner

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Fundraising Event for Salmon Enhancement

The Importance of Salmon on the Peninsula
Past, Present, and Future

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Andrew Trites

Professor, Insitute of Oceans & Fisheries Mammal Research Unit, University of British Columbia

Speaker: Carl Olsen

Member of Tsartlip First Nations
Former Guide, Saanich Inlet

Master of Ceremonies: Adam Olsen

Member of Tsartlip First Nations
MLA, Saanich North & The Islands


In light of the recent closure of the Mary Winspear Centre to all business other than by telephone and the Direction from Government about the safety of events greater than 50 people, we are postponing this event until the situation improves.


Salmon Enhancement Projects:


As per the Salmon Enhancement Selection Policy, a committee has been struck to review applications for funding and to recommend to the Executive and subsequently the membership salmon investment opportunities.


PLEASE NOTE: Organizations involved in salmon enhancement activities are invited to complete the attached application which can be printed and filled out by hand or filled out on screen and printed (cannot be saved). Completed applications can be scanned and emailed to or mailed to:


Sidney Anglers Association,
P.O. Box 20087,

200-9810 Seventh Street,

Sidney B.C. V8L 5V9


All requests for funding will be dealt with as received.

Meetings and Membership

General Meetings are on the fourth Monday of each month, commencing at 7:30 pm at the Mary Winspear Centre, with the exception of June when the meeting is held during our annual picnic.  Then in July, August and December there are no meetings held. Each meeting’s agenda includes a guest speaker on sport fishing, salmon conservation, or salmon habitat restoration and enhancements.


An attendance prize is awarded and a 50/50 draw is held at each meeting. The Annual General Meeting at which time an executive is nominated and elected is held on the fourth Monday in November at 7:30 pm. The newly elected executive assume their duties in January for a period of twelve months.

Our 2018 Platinum Sponsors

The 2020 Sidney Anglers Salmon Enhancement Derby has been postponed for the coming year.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has given us no reasonable expectation that we will have access to our fishery in 2020 due to a review of all regulations.

As a result, we are unable to organize our derby to be consistent with the quality that our sponsors and participants have come to expect from the Sidney Anglers Association for this event.

We are working to create new fundraising events to be able to continue to fund and participate in our local salmon enhancement activities and to contribute to data collection and scientific programs.

We want to thank everyone for their interest and participation in this event in the past years.

Please refer back to this website and our Facebook site for further updates.

Merry Fishmas!
Sidney Anglers Association