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Fishing Derby July 12th

Bring your pole and see what you can catch! Awesome prizes for top 3 fishers!

Children fourteen and under are invited to fish for Rainbow Trout from the shoreline of Brewster Lake. Prizes will be awarded for the three longest Rainbow Trout caught. If there is a tie, the fisher-person with the heavier fish will be the winner.


The derby will start at 7 a.m. Please register at the picnic shelter before going to the lake.   Weigh-in will be at 9:30 a.m. to determine the winners. Prizes will be awarded during the Annual Meeting. Please review the Washington Fishing Regulations to ensure you are in compliance with state law.


 Please use common sense and courtesy and respect to others and your surroundings. Below are the “official rules” for you.


1.)     All rules of Cascade Park apply. The Wilderness Rim Association (WRA) does not condone wading or other water contact.

2.)     Eligible participants include children 14 years old and younger.

3.)     All participants must register before fishing.

4.)      Registration begins at 6:45AM in the picnic shelter. Participants must be registered by no later than 9:00AM.

5.)      The Fishing Derby officially begins at 7AM (No fishing before)

6.)     The official measuring of fish for the derby closes at 9:30 AM.

7.)      Fishing boundaries include the dry portions of the shoreline of Brewster Lake. Fish must be caught from shore.

8.)      One fishing pole per child.

9.)      Parents may help children, if needed. Try to let kids fish as much as they can.

10.)   A maximum of 5 fish may be caught with at most 3 recorded per participant during the derby.

11.)   All fish caught must be taken to the registration table for official measurements. Please weigh-in fish right after you catch them. You are encouraged to release fish under 6 inches.

12.)   Fish not released back to Brewster Lake in a healthy condition must be removed or properly disposed of by the fisher, so as to avoid creating a nuisance at the park or to surrounding properties.

13.)  Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd longest fish will be awarded to registered participants. Weight will break a tie.

14.)  All registered participants are eligible for a raffle prize drawing.

15.)  All registered participants not recording a fish caught are eligible for a separate drawing.

16.)   All prizes will be awarded at the end of the fishing derby during the WRA Annual Meeting, around 10-10:30AM

17.)   Winners of the derby and raffles need to be present to claim their prizes.

18.)   Winners must be present to claim prizes from the raffle.

19.)   Participants are limited to winning only one raffle prize during the Fishing Derby.

20.)   All ties will be broken first by weight, and then subject to a random drawing.

21.)   All prizes must be accepted as awarded and have no other surrender value.

22.)   All decisions made by event coordinators are final.

23.)   The participant that guesses closest to the total number fish caught in the Fishing Derby will win a prize. In the event that there is a tie, then there will be a drawing or coin flip to determine the winner.

Prizes include a fishing pole, tackle boxes, and bait for future fishing adventures!


How Many Ballots?

The 2014 Annual Meeting is almost here and the ballots are already coming in.  How many do YOU think there will be this year?  Put your guess in a comment below, and the closest member will win a prize!



2014 Annual Meeting – Ballot Q&A Sessions

Question 1 – Is there a standing resolution to not hire someone in the Rim?

A: Rim Residents can apply for positions per the 5/8/13 Board decision.


Question 2 – Who submitted which Bylaw amendments?  Is there a way to make the process more transparent in future years?

A: Anyone may know who submitted the amendments (we can put the list on the website if desired).  We can work to improve the process with member feedback.

2014 WRA Membership Ballots Are in the Mail!



Look for yours soon!  Here are the items mailed (with supplemental information) in case you just can’t wait:


2014-annual-meeting-documents (Requires Member Login) 

Three sessions for members to learn more about the items on the Ballot are scheduled at the Chalet for:

Saturday,     June 28,     10:00 a.m.

Tuesday,      July 1,     7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 9,         7:00 p.m.

Please join your neighbors for a discussion of what these changes will mean to the Association.  All homeowners are encouraged to review and understand the changes before voting.

Please contact amc@wildrim.org if you have questions or comments.



Where: Brewster Lake
When: Wednesday, May 21
Time: Approximately 4 PM
What: Bring your camera and kids
WHY:  FISH PLANTINGUpdate: You can see pictures and video of the event here:  https://www.facebook.com/wildernessrim


The fishing guidelines for WRA’s private Brewster Lake are in accordance with the WA Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations (03/12/03 resolution). There will be a fishing derby on July 12th and the community is encouraged to let the fish acclimate until that time.

Fish Planting May 2014