Halibut Derby

MDR Halibut Derby Winners

Congratulation to our 40th Annual MDR Halibut Derby Winners!

Individual Anglers

1st Place  - Don Demarse - 32.3 lbs - California Halibut
2nd Place - Jacob Curtis - 21.5 lbs - California Halibut
3rd Place - Keith Lambert - 20 lbs - California Halibut
4th Place - David Wilks - 15.875 lbs - California Halibut
5th Place - Jeff Compton - 8.2 lbs - Lingcod


1st Place  - Irish Grown - 32.3 lbs Combined
                     Don Demarse, Mark McNally
2nd Place - Ramblin - 24.4 lbs Combined
                     Keith Lambert, Jeff Morris, Fred Wolfe, Ramon Cendejas
3rd Place - Slob Central - 21.5 lbs Combined
                     Jacob Curtis, Donald Vegter, Michael Gonsalves, Kevin Conlon

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2015 MDR Halibut Derbu Results

MDR Perpetual Trophy

MDR Halibut Derby Prizes

1st Place  - 3 Days + 4 Nights + Airfare to Sitka Point Lodge, Alaska
2nd Place - 5 Days + 4 Nights + Airfare to La Paz with Tailhunter International Sportfishing
3rd Place - 3 Day Tuna Trip Aboard the Vagabond, San Diego
4th Place - 2.5 Day Tuna Trip Aboard the Eclipse, San Diego on Aug 13-16 2015
5th Place - 1 Day Guided Coastal Trip with Pro Angler Benny Florentino of Coastal Charters

Teams also compete for side cash jackpot


We offer two ways to register:

Last minute sign up will be at Burton Chace Park on Thursday April 16th and Friday April 17th 2015 
At the end of Mindanao Way in Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

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2015 MDR Halibut Derby Logo

Marina Del Rey Anglers proudly presents the 40th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby taking place on April 18th & 19th, 2015 at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey.

The Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby is LA's largest and longest standing fishing tournament. Individual anglers and teams will compete in a multi species fishing tournament with prizes going to the top three places. Proceeds from the event help fund the Marina Del Rey Anglers Youth Fishing and White Sea Bass Grow Out programs.

In addition to supporting the club's programs, entrants will also have the opportunity to give back to the environment. Hubbs Sea World Research Institute will be on site collecting live Halibut for brood stock in their breeding program. The weight bonus for turning in a live Halibut is 25% to encourage the proliferation of the species. The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife will also be on site to collect data on the local Halibut population.

There will be an awards dinner and ceremony taking place at 4:00 PM on Sunday, April 19th at Burton Chace Park. Participating anglers will enjoy an all you can eat taco cart provided by El Tapatio catering.

All entrants are encouraged to attend the Pre-Derby Seminar at Burton Chace Park community room on Thursday, April 16th at 7:00 PM. The seminar will feature a special guest speaker giving tips on fishing for Halibut in the Santa Monica Bay.

For more information please contact John Szymura at johns at mdranglers.com or (424) 229-1890.

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2013 winner Tim Sheridan