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Saltwater derby eligibility

Find out if you're eligible for the saltwater weigh-in derby or the saltwater catch-and-release derby.

Derby eligibility

All saltwater anglers are eligible except:

  • Captains, mates of for-hire vessels, or shore guides while under charter
  • Anyone who is also fishing commercially during a trip
  • Anyone who has been convicted of violating fishery laws or regulations, or who has been the subject of an administrative permit sanction within 5 years of the derby year.
  • Only fish meeting eligible weights or lengths are eligible for awards.
  • Anglers age 15 and under are eligible for the junior derby category.


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