5th Annual Sycamore Island Fishing Derby

Cast your line at the 5th Annual San Joaquin River Fishing Derby at Sycamore Island!


Event Information and Schedule


6:00-7:00am  Check-in, Onsite Registration

Participants that are pre-registered will check-in at the registration table and proceed to find a spot at one of the ponds.  Participants that need to register will pay their entrance fee and submit their Derby Registration Form at the bait shop.

7:00am         Derby Begins

DFW staff will sound air horns announcing the beginning of the derby.  Prior to horns, derby ponds are closed to fishing.

7:00am-11:00am Derby Fishing!

While the Derby is underway, DFW staff will be at judges tables at each of the ponds to measure and record fish lengths and contestant information (see regulations for additional details).

11:00am       Fishing Ends

DFW staff will sound air horns announcing the close of the Derby.  All Bass or Trout intended for release must be at Judges table by 11:10 in order to qualify. 

11:00-11:30am Final measurements and Scoring

During this time, Judges will measure any remaining fish, analyze results, and identify contest winners.

12:00-1:00 pm Award ceremony and Grand Prize Drawing

Event organizers and special guests will present prizes to Derby winners, including drawing for Lifetime fishing license

1:00 pm        Derby Ends

Derby officially concludes.  Participants are free to remain and continue fishing until the site closes for the day at 5:30pm

Pre-Register by Filling Out Your Registration Information Below

Please note: There is no charge to enter the fishing derby, but participants will be asked to pay the usual entry fees for Sycamore Island - $9 per vehicle, and an additional $5 for trailers.  Please complete your online registration by filling out the information here and choose to pay your entry fee if you will be driving in.  If you have a Sycamore Island Annual Pass or will be driving in with someone else, you can register here and choose "additional derby participant" to process your registration without a fee.  Also note that if you do not need to pay a fee, you can leave the credit card information blank and still process your registration.

(including yourself)
Fill in your registration information on this page. If you are registering additional people, you will be able to enter their registration information after you complete this page and click "Continue".
Fishing Derby Registration Info
Please enter the zip code for your residence.
We are interested in finding out how far our participants are traveling to take part in the fishing derby. Thank you for providing this information!
Day Use Fee
Please note that there is no fee to enter the fishing derby, but there is a vehicle entrance fee for Sycamore Island. Please include fee payment for the driver only; any additional participants that will be riding in the same vehicle can be registered here without any additional fee.
There is no fee to enter the fishing derby, but the regular Sycamore Island entrance fees apply. If you are registering more than one participant that will be riding in the same vehicle, choose only one entrance fee amount. For the other participants that will be arriving in the same vehicle, choose "Additional Derby Participant."
Credit Card Information
Billing Name and Address


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