Surf Perch Derby Prizes

Cash Prizes!

Winners based on total weight of catch for individuals or 3-person teams.

Individual Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $200
  • 2nd Place: $100
  • 3rd Place: $50

Team Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $300
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $90

Heaviest Surf Perch: $50

There is no extra fee for team event; if you do not have a team, you will be placed with others not having a team. Team entries need to come in together.

Carry-Over Fund Bonuses

  • If the 1st Place team beats the posted weight AND all 3 team members fished the derby last year, they qualify for the carry-over fund bonus.
  • If the 1st Place individual beats the posted weight AND fished the derby last year, they qualify for the carry-over fund bonus.
  • The overall heaviest surf perch winner must have also fished last year to qualify to win the carry-over fund bonus.
  • Should any funds not be claimed, they will carry-over to the next year.


rules and safety

Rules & Safety


  1. All Fishermen must check in before going fishing, even pre-registered fishers.
  2. Team members that start the day are the members of record. No team member changes during the day.
  3. Fish must be rinsed clean of sand before weigh-in.
  4. No fish stringer can weigh with the fish; please remove them.
  5. No fish may be given to another fisherman after the fish have been weighed. You can give the fish away after the Derby should you wish to do so.
  6. All Fishermen must have weighed in or be in line to do so at the cut-off time (NOT somewhere in the parking lot).
  7. Those taking part in the derby must possess required fishing permits/licenses from the State of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  8. All individual catches must be kept separate.

The beaches of the Long Beach Peninsula are public. Those using the beach are responsible for their own safety – not the sponsors or volunteers of the event. Please, be safe!

Click HERE for printable Rules and Safety.

Register for the Surf Perch Derby

Register Now!

$30 per person pre-registration; $35 day of the tournament

Registration on the Saturday of the derby is at the booth at the Bolstad approach in downtown Long Beach (north end of the boardwalk). All fishermen MUST check in before going fishing.
Registration Booth:
5:30 am – 8:00 am

The booth is also the weigh-in location. Weigh-in 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Winners announced at 3:30 p.m.
Raffle drawings and door prizes too!

Breakfast with “all you can eat pancakes” from 6:00 to 11:00 am, also on the Bolstad approach. Enjoy the world-famous Kiwanis breakfast of pancakes, ham, scrambled eggs, cranberry juice, coffee and milk. Open to the public; Extra meals are $9 per person. Questions? Contact Larry Cook at 360-665-6084.


Click HERE for an entry form.