This year's beneficiary:
Boise Metro Rotary's Annual Fundraiser
April 18, 2020 | Parkcenter Pond
$40 Adult/$20 Child (before April 1), $50 adult/$25 child (April 1-17), $55 adult/$30 child (day of)
Cast your line throughout the day and catch the longest fish, measured in centimeters
Volunteers will be available throughout the day to measure and record your catch
Cash prizes given to the most qualified catches in the adult and child categories, and the longest overall catch!
Longest Trout (in centimeters)
Most Trout Over 15cm Caught
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Most Trout Over 15cm Caught
1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $100
Winners also receive trophies. Prize amounts above may increase depending on participation. This site is updated with current information.
Valued at $1,500
...and there's raffle prizes, too!
tickets are $3 each and can be purchased during registration or at the derby
Check In: All anglers must check in at the tournament and receive Angler Cards by 8:00am at the registration booth at Parkcenter Pond on April 18th, 2020. Pre-Registration for the event can be done online at but you must pick up your Angler card by 8am. Failure to check in, register, or pick up your Angler Card will result in disqualification unless you are one of the Everyday Leadership participants, who will be arriving around 8:30am. See map below. Parking has been generously provided by RedBuilt, located at 200 E Mallard Dr, Boise, ID 83706. Follow the signage from this parking lot to the registration booth.
Pre-Tournament Meeting: 8am-8:30am, April 18th, 2020 at the Registration Booth. All Anglers must be present or face disqualification. Tournament will start at 8:30am and run until 11:30am.
Disqualification: Disqualification for any reason will result in forfeiture of all entry and optional fees.
Pole Limit: Each Angler may only fish with 1 pole at a time. Angler may bring 2 poles to the bank with them, but only fish with one at a time.
Fish Scoring: This is a Catch and Release Tournament. Fish less than 15cm will not count towards anything. Each fish caught by an Angler will have to be measured by a tournament official who will fill out the Anglers Fish Card with the size (in centimeters) of the fish and ensure its release back into the water. Any Anglers who don’t release (un hook) fish and throw back in the lake and try to catch the same fish multiple times will be disqualified.
Fishing Locations: Bank fishing ONLY. There will be 6 sections at Parkcenter Pond with 1-2 tournament officials for each bank section. Anglers MUST NOT cast into folks using the lake for their own recreation and be respectful of other people using the park.
Most Fish Caught Purse Prizes: Cash Prizes for Adults and Children <18 years old who catch the most fish in the day. Cash Prizes listed below are minimum, but will grow with sponsorship and event attendance.
Adults -> 1st place = $300+, 2nd = $200+, 3rd = $100+ (Purse may be more depending on quantity of participants and sponsorship)
Children -> 1st place = $300+, 2nd = $200+, 3rd = $100+ (Purse may be more depending on quantity of participants and sponsorship)
Tie Breakers for the Most Fish Caught: If there is a tie for the most fish caught, we will add up the top 3 biggest (by length) fish on anglers’ fish card to determine a winner
If there is still a tie, we'll measure all fish on their Angler Card, and the most centimeters worth of fish will win appropriate prize
If there is still a tie, Anglers will share the purse evenly (if 2 anglers tie for first, they will split the 1st and 2nd place purses evenly between them. If 2 people get 3rd place, they split the 3rd place prize evenly. 3+-way ties will split purse evenly as well and so on.
Biggest Fish of the Day Prize: Angler who catches the Biggest fish (in centimeters, not by weight) for the day will win a to be determined BIG Prize! (Last year was a Paddle Board worth $1500)
Tie Breakers for the Biggest Fish event: If there is a tie for Biggest Fish of the Day, we'll measure the next biggest fish on each Angler's fish card, add up total length until tie breaker is made. This process will continue until the winner is determined (if Angler runs out of caught fish on their card, that counts as 0cm measurement)
If there is still a tie, a coin toss may be used to determine a winner
Raffle Prizes will be announced throughout the day. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk by the Parkcenter Parking lot throughout the day. Winners must provide their phone number on each raffle ticket and do not need to be present to win..
Protests: Protests must be made to the Derby Director within 15min of the tournament end (11:30am). Decisions of the Derby Director are final.
Safety: State, Federal, and Local Laws must be obeyed.
Entry Fees: $40/adult, $20/Child (Adult = 18+ / Child = <18 or College Student w/College ID). Fees may increase closer to the event, so book early!
Fishing License: Required for persons 14 years old and older. Children <14 years do not need a fishing license. The Idaho Department of Fish and Game is very near Parkcenter Pond, but closed on Saturdays. So please get your license before the day of the tournament.
WAIVER AND RELEASE
By entering the tournament, all participants release without exception, the Boise Boise Metro Rotary Club, City of Boise, Boise Parks and Recreation, event sponsors, event volunteers, employees, and affiliates from liability for any accidents, loss, or theft. By providing consent during event registration, all contestants agree they have read and understand the Official Derby Rules and agree to the terms. Contestants also agree that tournament officials and sponsors shall have exclusive rights to photos, video and audio recordings of this event and may use or dispose of such materials in any lawful manner.
Boise Metro Rotary Club
We are committed to making the community and world a better place while having inordinate amounts of fun. The beauty of Rotary is that it's open to people of all cultures, ethnicities, genders and professions, and it's not affiliated with any political or religious organizations. Really.
1.2 million Rotarians in over 34,000 clubs globally practice the ideal of Service Above Self. We are white collar, blue collar, goody two-shoes, deviants, prudes, jokesters, stoics and everything in between, and it's ok because our goal is the same - we must be the good we wish to see in the world. Otherwise that world won't exist.
Proceeds from this event will benefit child-focused local nonprofits, including Everyday Leadership, JEMFriends, Rotary Youth Exchange and Idaho college scholarships.
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