November 6, 2020

2020 Go Fish BC Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all those who submitted photographs in the 2020 Go Fish BC Photo Contest. We had a great response, receiving over 350 entries. Once again, the calibre of submissions was fantastic, and the panel of judges had a tough time selecting the winning three images in each category.  

Congratulations to the winners, 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: Christophe Bowers. "Jason Herz with an early evening hook set."

2nd Place: Jeffrey Stewart. "Fishing the Shuswap - shot on Shuswap Lake."

3rd Place: Glenn Gerbrandt. "Fish on at sunset. Dragon Lake, September 2020."

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


1st Place: Samir Das. "A completely different perspective and attitude when people spend hours in chilled river-water to catch a salmon;  fly-fishing is the way of composure and patience! Taken near Campbell River, Vancouver Island".

2nd Place: Graham Hurst. "The photo of my main fishing partner and father Doug was taken on a early summer float on a small local river."

3rd Place: Dave Burns. "Bull trout caught and released in a river near Golden."

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


1st Place: Noel Fox. "At the end of a great day. Vancouver Island"

2nd Place: Erin Rechisky. "This photo is of a Provincial biologist with the BC Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRORD) taken on Cowichan Lake while angling for cutthroat trout for a multi-year research project."

3rd Place: Cliff Razzo. "Westslope cutthroat."


Honourable Mentions

This year's contest proved to be our most popular to date; we recevied more entries this year than in any other year. The competition was fierce, and our judges faced a difficult task in selecting only nine prize-winners. Listed below are some of the honourable mentions - entries that our judges loved but that didn't quite make the podium. 

Bob Ganske.

Michael Jokinen.

Jessica Labbe.

Arielle Friedrich.

Mohiuddin Ahmed.

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.