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Mad River Steelhead Derby 2021

Registration for the 2021 Derby is CLOSED. Derby ends on March 31, 2021 at 6pm.

Thank you to everyone for signing up and supporting NCGASA! Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and donors!  Visit our partners on our business members page or click on image below for Derby sponsor URL links.

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. Part of the proceeds went to the Mad River Steelhead Stewards volunteer angler group’s broodstock collection program. More than 30 fish holding tubes have been donated to the program.

The winning hatchery fish in 2020 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 (16 yrs and under) and a $150 RMI Outdoors Gift Card with a 28-inch steelhead.

Prizes, tackle, gear, schwag from our sponsors and partners were raffled off to the anglers who participated. All the participants who attended the awards ceremony after the Derby took home a donated bag of fishing tackle from our sponsors & partners.

Click here for the current 2021 leaderboard.

Richard with the winning hatchery steelhead in 2020.

For more info. and RULES on the 2021 Mad River Steelhead Derby (MRSD) or to donate fishing gear or product to the prize pool, please contact us 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 Mad River Steelhead Derby Anglers must be a 2021 NCGASA member in order to participate in this event and in order to win cash and prizes. Your NCGASA membership is a yearly membership, so you must renew every year. Your membership allows you to participate in any future NCGASA events or derbies during the 2021 calendar year.

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