Marina del Rey
Marina Del Rey Anglers, Inc.
Results of the 2012 MDR Halibut Derby
The fishing conditions were very good. The anglers came
to the docks with 58 fish to be weighed in. Four of them were beautiful White Seabass. In the end it was the live fish bonus that mattered the most. The
first place fish was kept alive! She was lovingly cared for and moved into
the waiting holding take so fast we have no photos of her. The leader board was loaded with big fish both days. Well done to all
The financial support from the fishing and business
communities was handsome. The giving by the Anglers who came out was strong.
Many enjoyed that the Derby entry fee included the shirt and the dinner in
the park on Sunday. While waiting for the announcements Joshua Gerson
(Halibut Derby Chairman) arranged for live music to entertain the crowd. As
the Raffle tickets were selling fast and the meals were being enjoyed leisurely.
The mood was festive.
official Results Press Release
The Winners in the Derby are:
In the order awarded...
Team competition winner was team “Jack Pot” made
up of MDRA Members Jeff Compton and Paul Thompson. Pay out was
$820.00. They pulled this off by using catch and release bonus points.
Keith, Paul, Jeffery
Jackpot winner was also Paul Thompson with a JP
amount of $1,200.00
Top Member winner was also Paul Thompson who
gets his name on the Bent Butt trophy
Top Lady Angler was: Josephine Smith who caught a
very nice 12.9 lb
She received dinner for two at
Shanghai Reds, in MDR.
More and more fisherwomen are out there on the water.
Youth winners were:
1. Arthur Lozano Jr. 15.7 lbs of Halibut
2. Arthur Lozano Jr. 8.28 lbs of Halibut with Live Release bonus
3. Daniel Medina 6.3 lbs of Halibut
Note: Arthur turned in fish on both
days. Well done!
Keith, Alonzo and Jeff
The Top Winners
The top five anglers on the leader board at the end of the
1. Daniel Ahman
Halibut 48.8 #s*
Dave and his
teammate took good care to keep his big fish Alive!
Link to read more.
2. Paul Thompson White Seabass
Link to his Fish Report
3. Farney Brown White
4. Bob Palmer
5. Jimmy Stathis Halibut
More nice photos are online at
Full List to see what was caught and where you placed,
follow this link to
Weigh In Log.
Thank you to our
beauty queen, Julia, Miss Halibut 2012
Julia shows off two of the many trophies that anglers can
get their name on!
Special thank you to Iulia Chioran our lovely
She is available for other professional modeling work.
The professional photos of the 2012 Halibut Derby
are available for purchase.
D a v e B e n t l e y P h o t o g r a p h y
Member of the Association of Photographers
Prints: 12"x10" c-type archival lightjet prints $20.00
USD including S&H. Payments can be made via paypal. Please contact
Dave if you
would like a quote on larger prints.
If you would like 8x10 size they'll be 18.00
each. including S&H
10% of all print sales will be donated to Marina Del
Rey Anglers Club for help in their various charity work.
For print orders: Show the specific photo you want from the
Flicker page. First open an image / right click / copy / paste into an
email / to firstname.lastname@example.org /
include a message of how many prints required.
Link for all the Halibut Derby Photos available for purchase
Our Halibut Seminar:
Each Year the MDRA fishing club hosts a special fishing seminar
at the club meeting just before the Derby. Many anglers attend hoping to increase their chances of hooking and landing the
big one during the Derby.
Recent Halibut Fishing
Seminar on May 10th 2012
The Marina Del
Rey Halibut Derby is only possible because people give. Some giving is
the time and effort expended by the MDRA members and volunteers. Some is
the local business and fishing or boating related sponsors supplying us with
valuable gifts and prizes. And of course it includes the many fishermen and
fisherwomen who show up to fish in the derby. Thank you to you all.
Gerson - 2012 HD Chairman and President of MDRA
Joshua was clear
on his biggest goal of the derby. A fun fishing event. Many groups
got together and went fishing. Lots of anglers had the good luck to find a
good quality fish. His leadership and support cast of Halibut Derby
Committee members got the job done.
Volunteering is how this works. See
the Volunteers page.
Thank you also to our many Sponsors
Supporters of the Derby
You can be part
of this organization. Join Marina Del Rey Anglers. It's the best
value in the Marina. Only $50 per year for an annual family membership.
Fish more. Hang out with other fishermen and fisherwomen who share your
love of the ocean.
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Most Photos on this page are
by Dave Bentley
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