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Mad River Steelhead Derby 2023

The Mad River Steelhead Derby (#4) will start on Jan. 1, 2023 at 6am and end on Feb. 28 at 6pm.

Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Derby and for supporting NCGASA. To learn more about the Derby, visit:

Part of the proceeds from this Derby will help CDFW’s Mad River Steelhead Stewards volunteer angler broodstock collection program as well as any river clean ups.

If you would like to donate to this year’s Derby, please contact us at

Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and donors from last year’s Derby (see graphic below).

Visit our partners on our business members page or click on image above for Derby sponsor URL links.

For more information on the Mad River Steelhead Derby (MRSD) or to sponsor or to DONATE FISHING GEAR OR PRODUCT for  the angler prize pool, our weekly sponsor product raffles or for our Award Party silent auction, please contact us at or CLICK HERE to download our Donation Letter.

Visit MRSD on Facebook or Instagram for our weekly prize drawings, river conditions or updates. You can also contact NCGASA Northern Region Rep and Fishing Guide Kenny Priest of Fishing the North Coast for 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 NCGASA members in good standing in order to participate in this event and in order to win cash and prizes. Your NCGASA membership is a yearly membership and included in your registration or sign up fees. Your membership also allows you to participate in any future NCGASA events or derbies during the calendar year.

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