This website is for the annual Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby. This fishing derby is run each year on Presidents Day Weekend by the Gardiner Salmon Derby Association.
The event spans a wide geographic area, from west of Port Angeles to Whidbey island, and is centered on Gardiner Washington. Gardiner is located in Jefferson County on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula – on beautiful Discovery Bay which opens onto the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The nonprofit salmon derby generates funds to support emergency and other services that benefit the community.
The 2013 derby was a big success. It ran from Saturday February 16th 2013 through Monday the 18th.
We had a great 2013 derby. Highlights included:
- $10,000 first prize
- Many other great prizes donated by our generous sponsors
- Five launch ramps with weigh stations:
- Freshwater Bay
- Ediz Hook Boat Ramp (Port Angeles)
- John Wayne Marina (Sequim)
- Gardiner Boat Ramp
- Port Townsend Boat Haven
- Over 500 square miles of fishing area
- From Tongue Point in the west…
- …through Freshwater Bay, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Marrowstone Island, Port Ludlow, to Whidbey Island in the east…
- …north past Smith Island to Hein Bank
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Gardiner Salmon Derby Association
– a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation