Welcome to the Nor-Cal Guides & Sportsmen Association’s annual Mad River Steelhead Derby. Cash and prizes awarded to the biggest hatchery steelhead caught between Dec. 18, 2021 – Feb. 28, 2022.

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Friday Sponsor & Donors Raffle

Every angler who registered for the 2022 Derby received a free raffle ticket into our weekly Mad River Steelhead Derby Friday Gift Giveaways. All kinds of products were donated to the Derby from various fishy sponsors. Each week (normally on Fridays), NCGASA reps will draw one name out of a jar and reveal the winner.Continue reading “Friday Sponsor & Donors Raffle”

2022 Derby Leaderboard

All fish measurements and submissions are subject to review. Measurements are based on submitted photographic evidence and if the angler followed the Derby Rules. To submit your entry, visit the Rules page on this website for instructions. Please measure and photograph your entry at or on the Mad River watershed. We prefer to see photosContinue reading “2022 Derby Leaderboard”

2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!

For Derby #3 Rules: CLICK HEREFor Derby #3 Leaderboard: click here With a potential La Niña rainy winter fast approaching, Nor-Cal Guides & Sportsmen’s Association (NCGASA) anglers have requested we start the Mad River Steelhead Derby (MRSD) earlier than January 1st for Derby #3. Several anglers from last year suggested the MRSD start in DecemberContinue reading “2021-2022 Steelhead Winter Run Derby planning has begun!”

Derby anglers are encouraged to keep any native steelhead’s gills submerged and to donate your catch to the Mad River Stewards Volunteer Angler broodstock collection program that works with the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Mad River hatchery.