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The Marina Del Rey Anglers proudly present the 40th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby.  Dates now set for April 18-19, 2015.  Free to fish for members of the invited fishing clubs.  Side jackpot is separate.

This derby is the longest standing fishing tournament on the West Coast.  Our club president John Szymura says "The club feels that it is important to continue the tradition of the Halibut Derby while also limiting our impact on the Halibut fishery.  To accomplish our goals we are limiting potential entrants to club members, past participants, and their guests.  We also continue to offer a 25% weight bonus for live released fish.  It is nice to see anglers embrace the live release concept."

Come enjoy a fun filled day on the water with friends and family and support two great causes in the process.  Hope you have fun fishing.  And fun at the weigh-in.  The dinner and raffle is good fun too!

Proceeds go to fund our Youth Fishing Program and our White Sea Bass Grow-Out Program.  The MDRA Youth Fishing Program is where we take hundreds of disadvantaged youth fishing and anticipate taking over 600 kids fishing this summer.  Our conservation program with Hubbs-Sea Wold raises and releases thousands of juvenile White Sea Bass into the wild every year. To learn more about the programs or becoming a member please visit www.mdranglers.com

2013 winner Tim Sheridan

Sorry but we could not do the event on the original date of June 7th and 8th.  Complications forced the move.  We apologize for the inconvenience. 

First Place Prize is a place on the annual MDR Anglers Tuna Trip - Two and a Half Days on the Ocean Odyssey charter to go catch tuna.  Trip is July 27th/28th/29th out of H&M Landing in San Diego.  Not able to change the date.  But can transfer it to someone not already signed up.  Last year we limited on Blue Fin Tuna!  A great club event. 

There will be trophies for fewer spots.  Just 1st. 2nd. 3rd.  And honorable mentions for Top Lady Angler and Top Youth.

We do not want to kill fish.  We want you to release unharmed the breeders so they continue uphill on the road to recovery!

Good luck fishing.

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updated 07-01-2014

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Email to confirm your Invitation and prove up Membership in invited clubs.
Send your info to:   info at halibutderby.com

Last Minute Sign Up will be at Burton Chase Park on Friday July 11, 2014 
@ end of Mindanao Way in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292


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