Mad River Steelhead Derby 2021
Registration for the 2021 Derby is now CLOSED. Thank you to everyone for signing up and supporting NCGASA!
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.
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 and a $150 RMI Outdoors Gift Card with a 28-inch steelhead. Click here for 2021 leaderboard.
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 ended took home a donated bag of fishing tackle from our partners.
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.