Derby Information

Fishing Starts at sunrise: Saturday April 29th, and Sunday April 30th

The Derby Starts Saturday, April 29th at 5:00 AM and ends Sunday April 30th at 3:00 PM.

Weigh-in docks are only open:
        Saturday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Burton Chase Park docks
        Sunday from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM at Burton Chase Park docks

Note to Captains: Judge your travel time well folks. Remember 8 knots in the outer channel, 5 knots and "No Wake" inside the harbor. You need time to tie up and transport your fish up the dock. Judges exceptions may be made by the Rules Committee for extenuating conditions.

Dinner is served at 4:00 PM (Bring your own picnic chair – And pot luck items are welcome.)
We will be out near the "Mariner Statue" at the corner near the docks of Burton Chase Park.

Awards will start after 4:30 PM

PLEASE keep fish alive with lots of fresh sea water. 25% bonus for Live Released fish.

We encourage use of IGFA recognized & approved fishing techniques with one exception, we allow the use of a trap hook on the halibut rig. The trap hook must be embedded into the tail of the bait. We strongly suggest that anglers use circle hooks as much as possible to reduce damage to fish being released.

Thank you for your support of Youth Fishing and Conservation.

MDRA Members – Please sign up for the Science Reporting App at

Halibut Derby Fishing Seminar will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 6:30 PM at Burton Chase Park community room in Marina Del Rey Del Rey Yacht Club’s Regatta Room in Marina Del Rey

Last chance in-person sign-ups at Burton Chase Park community room:
        Thursday April 27th – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
        Friday April 28th – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM