Silver Sailfish Derby
Meetings and Events Sailfish Release at Boat

2019 Silver Sailfish Derby

Captain's Meeting: Wednesday, January 9th
Fishing Days: Thursday, January 10th & Friday, January 11th
Derby Dinner: Saturday, January 12th

Registration is Now Open - Click Here to Register Online

 

2019 Derby Tournament Rules


2018 Results/Winners


2018 Derby Photos


The Silver Sailfish Derby was established by the West Palm Beach Fishing Club in January 1935. While structured quite differently today, the event is the oldest running sailfish tournament in the world.

Derby Magazine The only three years the Derby didn't run was the period between 1943 - 1945, during WWII. At one time, famous American author and avid big game angler, Ernest Hemingway was a Derby trophy sponsor. The Derby is also credited with developing the red release pennant and was one of the first sailfish tournaments to promote catch and release.

The WPBFC is proud to continue the Derby tradition. Tournament boats and anglers will compete against one another for prestigious awards like the Louis S. Boski Outstanding Catch Award and the magnificent Mrs. Henry R. Rea Trophy. Trophies, marine artwork, fishing tackle and accessories will be awarded to top anglers and teams. The Derby features a two-day, Thursday & Friday, fishing format - a measure that was taken to avoid competition with weekend anglers and to foster increased tournament participation. The tournament fleet is limited to 50 boats to ensure a quality event. As always, we sincerely appreciate and look forward to your participation.

Silver Sailfish Derby | KDW Classic | Full Moon Wahoo | Fins & Fairways

Clubhousemeeting
Jan 23, 2019
Capt. Chip Sheehan
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Bahamas Wahoo Trolling

Silver Sailfish Derby Captain's Meetingevent
Jan 9, 2019
Silver Sailfish Derby Captain's Meeting
WPBFC Clubhouse