Silver Sailfish Derby
Meetings and Events Sailfish Release at Boat

2020 Silver Sailfish Derby

Captain's Meeting: Wednesday, January 8th
Fishing Days: Thursday, January 9th & Friday, January 10th
Derby Dinner: Saturday, January 11th

Final Results for the 2019 Silver Sailfish Derby

 

2019 Derby Tournament Rules


2019 Results/Winners


2019 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
Aug 28, 2019
Capt. Bouncer Smith
Reef Fishing Techniques

Full Moon Wahoo Tournamentevent
Aug 17, 2019
Full Moon Wahoo Tournament
3rd/Final Leg