26.8 pounder is unofficial leader in salmon derby.

By August 13, 2012Sports

Brysen Mitchell turned in the 26.8 pound fish at the Amalga weigh station on Sunday morning, according to the Golden North Salmon Derby’s unofficial results.

Mitchell is eligible for $11,600 in cash and prizes.

The winning fish is in line with the 24- to 26-pounders that have won the derby in recent years.

Andy Markovich turned in a 23.4 pound king, and Dennis Lavigne landed a 23.3 pounder to take third place in the derby. Both fish were also weighed in on Sunday.

The three-day derby wrapped up Sunday evening with proceeds going to the Territorial Sportsman’s scholarship fund.

Prizes will be handed out Thursday night at Centennial Hall.

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