November 5, 2018

2018 Go Fish BC Photo Contest Winners

With over 400 entries from some very talented photographers, response to the Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC’s fifth annual photo contest was fantastic. It was, once again, a challenging task for our panel of judges to select the winners. Thank you to all those who submitted entries; we always enjoy hearing the stories behind the pictures!  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 $1,500 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: Lauren Runge. "Dry-Fly Heaven in 100 Mile House, B.C."

2nd place: Jordan Uittenbogaard. "Fishing is the Best Therapy"

3rd place: Fernando Lessa. "Family Fishing Day on Caverhill Lake, Kamloops, B.C."

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

1st place: Photo of Katie Dowe by Samantha Hylla. "Let it Fly"

2nd place: Nicholas Temos. "Paying Dues"

3rd place: Dana Harrison. "Sunset Cast Over the Smoky Skies That Dominated British Columbia This Summer"

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

1st place: Brennan Lund. "Underwater"

2nd place: Pavel Francev. "Bearded Trout"

3rd place: Mark O'Quinn. "The Little Details Make All the Difference"


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

Nicholas Temos

Ben Fougere

Brent Gill