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48th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby

  • 3 Jun 2023
  • 5:43 AM (PDT)
  • 4 Jun 2023
  • 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Santa Monica Bay - Marina Del Rey - Burton Chase Park


  • Supports Youth Fishing and White Seabass programs and CCA CAL advocacy.

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MDR Halibut Derby (tm)

This 48th Annual MDR Halibut Derby is brought to you by Marina Del Rey Anglers  and CCA CAL.
Open to all fishermen & fisherwomen of all ages.  Boaters and Kayakers welcome.  Charter with local boats in MDR.  All fishing for this event is within the Santa Monica Bay.

Entry includes membership in both CCA and MDR Anglers*. The 1st Place winner gets trophy and a 2 1/2 day Tuna charter trip on the Tomahawk, valued at $975. 2nd Place Trophy and a spot on an overnight trip on the Eldorado out of Long Beach Sportfishing for July 21st/22nd.   3rd Place Trophy and prize is TBD.

Special prize package for Top Youth Angler (<16 yrs)
Special recognition for Top Lady Angler.
Special recognition for Top Kayak Angler.
Special recognition for Top Yacht Club representation.

The Betty O out of Marina Del Rey will also be offering a special Sat-Sun Derby charter.  To inquire about the charter please call 310-600-3069.  One price for Both Days starting extra early.  And back to the docks for both days weigh in.

Fishing Starts at sunrise: Saturday June 3rd, and ends on Sunday June 4th, 2022 at 3 pm.

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

The big fishing tackle raffle starts at 4 pm in the Park. Awards presentation to follow.

Note to Captains: Judge your travel time well. 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 or may not be made by the Rules Committee. Even for extenuating conditions.

20% bonus for Live Released fish. PLEASE keep fish alive with lots of fresh sea water.

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.
*Existing memberships will be extended
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