Fishing Derbies

COVID-19

MDIFW has resumed the issuance of bass tournament and fishing derby permits, which were temporarily suspended due to public health concerns related to the pandemic. Fishing Derbies and Bass Tournaments must comply with current guidelines for COVID‐19 which can be found here: MDIFW UPDATES RELATED TO COVID-19

This guidance may be updated periodically and should be reviewed prior to scheduled events to ensure compliance. Areas of particular consideration include social distancing, wearing protective face coverings, using appropriate hand hygiene, limiting the size of gatherings, and adhering to self‐isolation (quarantine) requirements for nonresident anglers visiting and residents returning to Maine.  

Upcoming Open Water and Ice Fishing Derbies

Date(s) Sponsor/Contact Information Water/Town/Weigh-In
May 22, 2021 Sponsor: Standish Fish and Game Club

Contact: James Fickett Jr.


207-714-0880
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Sebago Lake

Weigh-in: Standish Town Hall

Total Cash Prize Amount: $2750.00
May 29 & 30, 2021 Sponsor: The Natural Resource Education Center at Moosehead

Contact: Sarah Lavigne


207-404-3663
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Chesuncook Lake, Ripogenus Lake, Caribou Lake/ T3 R12 WELS

Weigh-in: Forestry Building

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00
June 20 & 21, 2021 Sponsor: Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsman Association

Contact: Kirby Holcombe


207-864-5748
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Cupsuptic Lake and Mooselookmeguntic Lake/ Rangeley

Weigh-in: State boat Launches on Cupsuptic Pond, Mooselookmeguntic Lake, and at Rivers edge sports

Total Cash Prize Amount: $10000.00
June 22, 2021 Sponsor: Penobscot Valley High School Class of 2022

Contact: Marisa LeBlanc


207-290-4468
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Cold Stream Pond / Enfield

Weigh-in: Boat Landing Hatchery

Total Cash Prize Amount: $400.00
July 10, 2021 Sponsor: Island Falls Lakes Association

Contact: Jeff Wingate


207-319-0172
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Pleasant Pond, MATTAWAMKEAG RIVER, MATTAWAMKEAG LAKE / Island Falls and T4R3

Weigh-in: Snowmobile Club House

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1300.00
July 17, 2021 Sponsor: Balch Lake Facebook Page

Contact: Steve Moscaritolo


978-835-5821
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Balch Lake / Acton and Newfield

Weigh-in: N/A

Total Cash Prize Amount: N/A
July 18, 2021 Sponsor: Sons of the American Legion post# 42

Contact: Ryan Coffin


207-380-1209
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Pemaquid Lake/ Nobleboro

Weigh-in: 60 Campground road Nobleboro

Total Cash Prize Amount: $450.00
July 24, 2021 Sponsor: Howland Economic Development Committee

Contact: Priscilla Clark


207-447-7277
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Penobscot River and Piscataquis River / Howland

Weigh-in: Boat landing at the old Tannery Park

Total Cash Prize Amount: $450.00
August 8, 2021 Sponsor: Maineflyfish.com

Contact: Kevin McKay


207-944-1691
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Penobscot River

Weigh-in: No weigh in, Pictures only

Total Cash Prize Amount: $2000.00
September 11 & 12, 2021 Sponsor: Sebago Lake Anglers Association

Contact: Robert Chapin


207-655-1028
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Sebago Lake

Weigh-in: Point Sebago Resort

Total Cash Prize Amount: TBA