Biggest perch of any variety from any division!


Top Trophy & Prizes for BARRED SURF PERCH

Senior - 17 and over -   1-2-3
Junior - 16 and under - 1-2-3
Women’s Division -       1-2-3 
Biggest BSP on Fly -     1-2-3

C&R Fly entries OK with digital, dated photo with measurement units in inches.


Top Trophy & Prizes for Perch (NON-BARRED SURF PERCH),

Senior - 17 and over -   1-2-3
Junior - 16 and under - 1-2-3
Women’s Division -       1-2-3   
Rules, waiver, sign-up sheet

You may fish wherever you want with whatever you want casting from shore or jetties, piers, etc. and within current DFW regulations. Perch taken from any type of boat are not eligible. Weigh-in at Portuguese Hall by 1pm.  We will weigh all fish and determine the winners at the Portuguese Hall. The winner in each category will be awarded with a trophy and a prize. During the BBQ all prizes and giveaway items will be raffled off.


1. All fish entered must be caught using methods deemed legal by the California Department of Fish and Game. All adult anglers over the age of 16 must possess a current California fishing license while engaged in fishing for the tournament. Shore fishing only, no boats. Pier and jetty fishing is OK.

2. All fish must be presented for weigh-in at the official measuring station by 1pm on Derby day. Flyfishers only may present digital, dated photo with measurement units in inches.

3. Fish caught prior to the day of the Derby are ineligible.

4. All perch species and only perch species are eligible for the Derby. BSP and other perch share top honors, with a full complement of trophies and prizes. Opaleyes are not perch.

5. Winners will be determined by the single PERCH of greatest weight. Should two or more fish tie for greatest weight, whichever fish is longer will be determined as the winner.

6. Must be present on Derby Day to pick up T-Shirts.  No shirts available after Derby Day March 11,2023. No size substitutions and we cannot ship.

(Entries open first week in January every year----Entires close when #300 is reached)

Click here for the Online Entry form.

*Please note:  Derby entry purchase confirmation will come via email after you checkout. Current entries are listed HERE.

Be sure to enter your email address correctly. 

Be sure to include YOUR'S and and any other multiple entrants’ FULL NAMES and CORRECT T-Shirt Sizes in the “Order Notes” box on the checkout page. If entering multiple family or friends, be sure to include correct name, tshirt, and respective email address for each entrant.

Has your entry has been processed?  Check Entry List

We hold the Perch Derby as a community service,  and to support MBSTP.  It’s a whole lotta fun, but also requires a lot of work and time. We can’t offer any refunds or rebates if you don’t make it on Derby Day, and T-Shirts are distributed on Derby Day only.  Any problems, contact, and we will do our best to resolve.

Have Safe-And Be Fun!