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Fishing Derby

Free fishing derby!

Note: This event has already passed.

Washington State’s free fishing day! No license is required to fish. Join us for a free Fishing Derby 7-10 a.m., at Shoreline Park! Awards at 11 a.m. Preregister at the Northwest Adventure Center June 1–10. Preregistered participants are automatically entered into a drawing for a free rod and reel set (one for each age group). Service members can earn Fields of Friendly Strife points!

Fishing Tournament format:

Single Angler Tournament. Largest fish caught by length during the derby. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each age bracket:

  • Little Anglers (ages 4-10)
  • Tight Anglers (ages 11-14)
  • Adult Angler (ages 15 and older)


  • Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group. 
  • Rod and reel combo for 1st place in each age group. NTE $300.00

In addition to prizing there will be a drawing of all pre-registered participants in each age category for a rod and reel set. NTE $250.00

Note: The Fishing Derby requires your own equipment. Fish from the kids' fishing tank cannot be entered into the fishing derby competition.

Stay for the Outdoor Rec Expo afterward!