Go Fish BC Photo Contest 2016 Winners

With almost 400 entries from some very talented photographers, response to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s third annual photo contest was fantastic. So many awesome photos made it very challenging for our panel of judges to choose the winners. We truly enjoyed the stories that accompanied your photos – some about huge fish, others about fishing buddies (i.e. your dogs), and many about first fish. Be sure to follow our Instagram page; we’ll be featuring the shortlisted photos throughout the year.
Congratulations to the finalists, who each receive a share of the $1,500 in cash prizes. You can view their winning shots below:

Category 1: People Freshwater Fishing in B.C. – for photos of anglers in action

1st Place – Evan Dux. “A beautiful day for fishing with some friends on the Columbia River in Castlegar”

2nd Place – Curtis Hall. “Sunlit Loops”

3rd Place – Lindy Jackson. “Summertime dry fly action”

Category 2: B.C. Freshwater Fishing Destinations – for photos of beautiful fishing landscapes

1st Place – Glenn Gerbrandt. “Fall Fishing in the Cariboo”

2nd Place – Pavel Francev. “Secluded River”

3rd Place – Cole Rogozinski. “Cold water mornings hunting steelhead in B.C. on the Vedder River”

Category 3: B.C. Fishing Moments – for photos of fish, insect hatches, fishing tackle, or images that just don’t fit the first two categories

1st Place – Morgan Martin. “Beautiful B.C. rainbow trout”

2nd Place – Brennan Lund. “Wild westslope cutthroat trout taken on a dry fly on the St. Mary River near Cranbrook last summer”

3rd Place – Cody Kirbyson. “Tie On The Fly”

And we couldn’t resist sharing some of the honourable mentions:

Patrick Grey

Cliff Razzo

Curtis Hall

Glenn Gerbrandt

Pierce Graham

Pavel Francev

Amanda Aven

Morgan Martin