November 6, 2019

2019 Go Fish BC Photo Contest Winners

Response to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s annual photo contest was once again fantastic. Anglers across B.C. rose to the challenge and submitted some inspiring images showcasing the diversity of fishing experiences this province has on offer.

The high calibre of entries made the prize selection process challenging for our team of judges, especially in the Rewards of the River and B.C. Fishing Moments categories, which received the most entries. Thank you to all those who submitted photographs! If you didn't win this year, be sure to try again next year: you never know what submission could come out on top. Be sure to follow our Instagram page, as we’ll be featuring the shortlisted photos throughout the year.

Congratulations to the finalists, who each receive a share of the $1,575 in cash prizes. You can view their winning shots below:

Category 1: Luck on the Lake – for photos of anglers in action on lakes in B.C.

1st Place: Yuki Sageishi. "The great escape"

2nd Place: Craig Orvis. "Our first landed kokanee. Wood Lake."

3rd Place: Katherine Mulski. "Golden hour at Batstone Lake"

Category 2: Rewards of the River – for photos of anglers and fishing featuring rivers in B.C.


1st Place: Eric Poulin: "The early bird gets the pink!"

2nd Place: Pavel Francev. "Sun scale"

3rd Place: Natalie Franceva. "Imaginary fish"

Category 3: B.C. Fishing Moments - for photos of fish, insect hatches, or great family moments fishing and enjoying the outdoors


1st Place: Fernando Lessa. "Adams River sockeye"

2nd Place: Mike McPhee. "Secret backcountry spot"

3rd Place: Noel Fox. "The quiet of winter"

And the honourable mentions are:

Glenn Art Gonatice

Katie Dowe

Natalie Franceva