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Derby End Date: Feb. 28, 2022 at 6pm.

You can still support the Derby by donating product, or a silent auction item or by renewing your NCGASA membership.



The official NCGASA Steelhead measuring metal rulers were available at RMI Outdoors in January. For rulers in February, contact us at to connect.


There are two Derby divisions, an adult division and a youth division. Youth division entry is for anglers 16 years old and under. Youths may register/pay the adult Derby fee of $20 in order to enter your fish into the adult division.

Cash payouts in the form of a check from for the adult division are 1st place: $500; 2nd place: $300; 3rd place: $150 for three largest hatchery steelhead measured and photographed correctly on the provided official NCGASA ruler. A youth division winner with the largest hatchery steelhead will be awarded a $175 gift card to RMI Outdoors; 2nd place youth will win a $100 RMI gift card plus prizes and 3rd place will win a $50 RMI gift card plus prizes. Participants can submit multiple entries. The largest fish you entered will be submitted as your final entry. 

Winners will be determined by the Derby fishing coordinator and reps from NCGASA. Winners based on the longest, measured, hatchery steelhead with photographed or video evidence on the provided official NCGASA ruler and entered correctly within the Derby event dates. Winning fish measurements are subject to review. If anglers’ photographic evidence is not clear enough to determine an exact measurement, NCGASA reps will discuss the evidence provided to determine where the fork of the tail would of landed on the ruler if obscured. All winning entries are subject to a final review from NCGASA reps and if needed an advisory board of Derby anglers who are not in the running.

Upon an exact tie in length, the Derby fishing coordinator and reps from NCGASA will determine a new payout and/or prizes. Any and all disputes will be solved by NCGASA. Any cheating on the derby deemed by NCGASA will be a forfeiture of all monies paid.