Fishing Derbies

The Department is resuming the issuance of bass tournament and fishing derby permits, which were temporarily suspended due to public health concerns related to the pandemic.  New operational guidelines will be incorporated as conditions of permit issuance.

Upcoming Open Water and Ice Fishing Derbies

Date(s) Sponsor/Contact Information Water/Town/Weigh-In
July 11 & 12, 2020 Sponsor: Island Falls Lakes Association

Contact: Gary Pankratz


936-558-8463
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Mattawamkeag Lake and Pleasant Pond/ Island Falls

Weigh-in: Big Valley Sno-Club Rt. 2 Island Falls

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00
July 25, 2020 Sponsor: Town of Howland

Contact: Priscilla Clark


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

Weigh-in: Old Tannery Park

Total Cash Prize Amount: $350.00
August 7-9, 2020 Sponsor: Fort Kent International Muskie

Contact: Dennis Cyr


207-834-3862
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Fish River, Beau Lake, Cross Lake, Glazier Lake, Saint Francis River, Allagash River, Little and Big Black Rivers, Depot Stream, Baker Lake and Little Saint John Lake

Weigh-in: Fort Kent

Total Cash Prize Amount: $8500.00
August 15, 2020 Sponsor: Balch Lake Maine

Contact: Steve Moscaritolo


978-835-5821
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Balch Pond/ West Newfield

Weigh-in: n/a

Total Cash Prize Amount: None
August 30 2020 Sponsor: HMH Vises: Maineflyfish.com

Contact: Jonathan Larrabee


207-729-5200
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Penobscot River from Lincoln to Oldtown

Weigh-in: Point Passadumkeag River Cabins

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00
August 1-30 2020 Sponsor: Special Olympics Maine

Contact: Mike Littlefield


207-879-0489
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
All Legal waters Statewide

Weigh-in: Virtual Weigh in

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00
September 12 & 13 2020 Sponsor: Sebago Lake Anglers Association

Contact: Robert Chapin


207-655-1028
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Sebago Lake/ Casco, Naples, Standish, Windham, and Raymond

Weigh-in: Point Sebago Resort

Total Cash Prize Amount: $2485.00