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Mad River Steelhead Derby 2021

The inaugural Mad River Steelhead Fishing Contest concluded on Feb. 29, 2020 with an awards ceremony on March 7th. The MRS Derby had 60 participants entered into the contest. Men, women and youth anglers all submitted entries.

The winning hatchery fish measured at 35.75 inches and was caught by Richard B. 2nd place: Zach H. 34.5 and 3rd place: Brian L. 34.25. The three winning fish entries were awarded prize money checks from NCGASA. Dylan won the Youth Division and a $150 RMI Outdoors Gift Card with a 28-inch steelhead.

Richard with the winning hatchery steelhead.

Prizes from our sponsors and partners were raffled off to all anglers who submitted an entry. All the anglers in attendance at the Awards Ceremony in March went home with bags of fishing and NCGASA gear.

For more info., on the 2021 Mad River Steelhead Derby (MRSD) coming up on January 1st or to donate fishing gear or product to the prize pool, please contact the fishing coordinator Tracy Mac at

Visit MRSD on Facebook or Instagram for up to date info., on river conditions. You can also contact NCGASA Northern Region Rep and Fishing Guide Kenny Priest of Fishing the North Coast for contest rules and fishing conditions on the North Coast. Find out which rivers are open or closed — Call the CDFW Low Flow Closure Hotline at (707) 822-3164.

All Derby Anglers must be a NCGASA Member in order to participate and win cash and prizes. Your membership is a yearly membership. To register for this year’s Derby, click here or below. We hope to see you on the river in 2021!

Thank you to all our 2020 sponsors!

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