Raingear was the outfit of choice as visitors check out Gilbert's Unique Woodworks at the rainy 2011 Craft Fair in Telegraph Cove Saturday.

Deluge drenches Telegraph Cove Craft Fair

TELEGRAPH COVE — Saturday's showers give way to sunshine Sunday for Cove's annual Fishing Derby

TELEGRAPH COVE — The annual Telegraph Cove Craft Fair traditionally draws hundreds of visitors and vendors to the boardwalk running between the historic buildings.

On Saturday, it drew mostly rain.

A heavy downpour throughout much of the day depressed turnout at the fair, among both vendors and in visitors. By mid-afternoon, some vendors, faced with an empty boardwalk and continuing precipitation, called it a day and packed their wares.

“In the last 20 years I can’t remember a day this bad for our craft fair,” Telegraph Cove’s Marilyn Graham said.

Conditions were much better for the second day of the Cove’s signature weekend, as dozens of anglers took to the water for the annual Telegraph Cove Fishing Derby.

Though some early arriving participants said the action was quiet in the morning, by mid-afternoon the fish were streaming in and making for some lively action at the scale beside the main lodge.

At one point, a large tour bus arrived and disgorged passengers who streamed over to the scale to admire and take photos of the fish.

The winner for largest salmon was Klause Gretzmacher, who landed a 25-pound spring. Largest bottom fish went to Rhett Sullivan’s 38-pound halibut, and the top catch among youth was a 24-pound spring caught by 15-year-old Tyler Gellatly, which was good enough for second place overall.

The derby wrapped up Sunday evening with a pot luck dinner and awards ceremony at the adjacent campground. Proceeds from the derby went to benefit the Kokish River Hatchery salmonid enhancement program.

 

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