MDR Halibut Tournament – Marina Del Rey Anglers
Marina Del Rey Anglers proudly presents the 40th Annual Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby taking place on April 18th & 19th, 2015 at Burton Chace Park in Marina Del Rey.
The event is going back to a two-day format and first place will be a prized trip to fish Alaska.
The Marina Del Rey Halibut Derby is LA’s largest and most historic fishing tournament. Individual anglers and teams will compete in a multi-species fishing tournament with prizes going to the top three places. Proceeds from the event help fund the Marina Del Rey Anglers Youth Fishing and White Seabass Grow Out programs.
In addition to supporting the club’s programs, entrants will also have the opportunity to give back to the environment. Hubbs Sea World Research Institute will be on site collecting live halibut for brood stock in their breeding program. The weight bonus for turning in a live halibut is 25% to encourage the proliferation of the species. The CDFW will also be on site to collect data on local halibut populations.
The awards dinner and ceremony will take place at 4pm on Sunday, April 19th at Burton Chace Park. El Tapatio catering will be on hand for all participating anglers to enjoy their all-you-can-eat taco cart.
In addition, entrants are encouraged to attend the Pre-Derby Seminar which starts at 7pm on the preceding Friday at Burton Chace Park. The seminar will feature a special guest speaker giving tips on fishing for halibut in the Santa Monica Bay.