Annual MDR Halibut Derby
Marina Del Rey Anglers
This year's 2012 MDR Halibut Derby
The 2012 Marina Del Rey Halibut
Derby was on Saturday & Sunday June 9th / 10th
2012. We want to say thank you to all who participated. The
fishing was great!
To see all the
37th Annual MDR Halibut Derby photos and smiles click this link!
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Results Press Release -
Final 2012 Halibut Derby Press Release
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The May 14th 2011 Halibut Derby was won by a whopper!
Topped by Don Kobabe with a 43.7 lb
Second place was a Kayak fisherman, Tony Copos,
with a limit of halibut and a
topper of 17.7 lbs.
Thanks goes out to all fishermen, fisherwomen and the many volunteers who did
great to raise funds for Youth Fishing and Conservation efforts. A Special
Thanks to all the businesses that sponsored the MDR Halibut Derby with gifts.
You all Rock!
Halibut derby Results page
Our Halibut Seminar:
Each Year the MDRA fishing club hosts a special fishing seminar
at the meeting just before the Derby to help anglers increase their chances of hooking and landing the
big one during the MDR Save the Halibut Derby.
In 2011 the May
14 meeting featured local fishing pros Dick Schaffer and Captain David Yumori who presented
to the club and guests lots of their secrets and local knowledge about fishing in the Santa Monica Bay.
Schaffer owned Purfields Tackle Shop for years. David Yumori, AKA, Captain Midnight, runs The Slammer, a 6-pack fishing
operation out of the Marina. Schaffer and Yumori are both on the water
every week and spending an hour learning their winning techniques will be
invaluable. The seminar will begin at 7
pm in the meeting room at Burton Chase Park at the end of Mindanao Way in
Marina Del Rey. Arrive early to get a good seat and maybe get some
one-on-one time with these pros.
Recent Halibut Fishing
Seminar on May 10th 2012
Past Halibut Fishing Tips - David
The Marina Del
Rey Halibut Derby is the oldest and largest Halibut Derby in Southern
California. This event is produced by the Marina Del Rey Anglers fishing club and
the many volunteers. The derby is how the fishing club raises money for
charity. Most of the funds raised goes to support
MDRA Youth Fishing
Program & White Seabass Enhancement Program. MDR Anglers Youth Fishing
Committee plans, runs and mans many boat trips each summer. Working to take
close to 1,000 kids out on fishing trips each summer. We go out of MDR on the
Some are from various youth groups. Some are from inner city
organizations. Some are from disadvantaged or special needs programs.
When these young
people are out on the ocean with a caring volunteer mentor they often see a new
side of the world that they live in. Caring adults teaching them a way to
play and enjoy nature in a healthy and wholesome way. It can be very
special for the mentors as well. It is a great experience to teach a kid
This years Derby
Derby Results Press Release
Derby Press Release
The 2011 Marina Del Rey "Save the Halibut"
Derby is scheduled for Saturday, May 14. Lots of changes from
previous years are in the works. Mostly to reduce the fishing
pressure on the local halibut stocks and adjust to the changing
times of tight business conditions in the economy and high fuel
prices. See the
www.HalibutDerby.com web site for the new rules and details.
It will still be a fun event. Well worth fishing.
for entry forms and read about the many great prizes that can be won in our next
Our Halibut Seminar:
MDRA will host a special fishing seminar on May
4 2011 to help anglers increase their chances of hooking and landing
the big one during the MDR Save the Halibut Derby scheduled for
Saturday, May 14. Local fishing pros Dick Schaffer and Captain David
Yumori will present their secrets and local knowledge about fishing in
the Santa Monica Bay. Schaffer owns Purfields Tackle Shop on Washington
Blvd near Marina Del Rey and Yumori, AKA, Captain Midnight, runs The
Slammer, a 6-pack fishing operation out of the Marina. Schaffer and
Yumori are both on the water every week and spending an hour learning
their winning techniques will be invaluable. The seminar will begin at
7 pm in the meeting room at Burton Chase Park at the end of
Mindanao Way in Marina Del Rey. Arrive early to get a good seat and
maybe get some one-on-one time with these pros.
Past Halibut Fishing Tips - David
Bacan - Kit McNear in 1998 and again Kit
See our Halibut
fishing page for
information on the best ways to catch these fine fish. And to see the
world record sizes that have been caught!
See the photos posted on the photo album of
MDRAnglers Yahoo Groups
Feel free to tell us about your fishing or upload your
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Past Derby Prize winners and photos...
No Derby in 2010.
The 35th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby
April 4th and 5th 2009 was an outstanding success.
We were blessed with fine weather for the event.
Plenty of bait was available in the bait receivers. The sun came out.
And so did the true fishing loyalists, the real die-hards, the great fishing
patriots. They came out despite the bad economy, high fuel prices, and low fish
counts. The MDRA Board of Directors salutes these anglers for their support of
the 35th Annual Halibut Derby...
Link to the 2009 Halibut Derby
The 34th Annual Marina Del Rey
Halibut Derby was just held on April 5th and 6th 2008. A big
37.3 pound fish took the lead early and held on for the best fish of the derby.
The year when Mannie won the Truck!
27th Annual Halibut Derby in
26th Annual Halibut derby in
The Millennium derby
Halibut derby in 1999