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 (PDF) will be incorporated as conditions of permit issuance.

Upcoming Open Water and Ice Fishing Derbies

Date(s) Sponsor/Contact Information Water/Town/Weigh-In
March 1 to 31, 2021 Sponsor: Belfast Variety Rt 52

Contact: Joseph Benjamin


207-323-2014
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
All legal Waters

Weigh-in: Belfast Variety

Total Cash Prize Amount: TBA
March 6, 2021 Sponsor: Cony Project Graduation Class of 2021

Contact: Julie Franchetti


207-215-5503
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Cobbosseecontee Lake

Weigh-in: Augusta Country Club and Hammonds Grove

Total Cash Prize Amount: $5000.00+
March 6 - 13, 2021 Sponsor: Blue Ridge Riders Snowmobile Club

Contact: Brian Scott


207-534-2261
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Moosehead Lake/ Greenville and Rockwood

Weigh-in: Moosehead Bait and Tackle

Total Cash Prize Amount: $500.00
March 6, 2021 Sponsor: Gateway Title

Contact: Lexi Scott


207-487-1537
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Hermon Pond/ Hermon

Weigh-in: Boat Launch

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00 + or -
March 6 & 7, 2021 Sponsor: Everett Hall Memorial Ice Fishing Derby

Contact: Vicki Nanni


207-528-6882
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Upper and Lower Shin Pond, Davis Pond/ Mt. Chase and T5 R7

Weigh-in: 1031 Shin Pond Road Mt. Chase

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1020.00
March 6, 2021 Sponsor: Readfield Recreation Committee

Contact: Kevin Kelliher


207-402-0578
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Maranacook Lake/ Readfield

Weigh-in: Readfield Beach

Total Cash Prize Amount: N/A
March 6 & 7, 2021 Sponsor: Dover Foxcroft Fire Department

Contact: Bill Riethmuller


207-731-3690
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Sebec Lake / Sebec, Barnard and Dover Foxcroft

Weigh-in: Greeley's Landing

Total Cash Prize Amount: $4500.00
March 7, 2021 Sponsor: AJ Davis Memorial Ice Fishing Derby

Contact: Scott Davis


207-502-0520
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Shaker Pond/ Alfred

Weigh-in: Beach

Total Cash Prize Amount: $1000.00
March 20, 2021 Sponsor: Operation Reboot Outdoors

Contact: Dan Waite


207-740-3156
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Ellis (Roxbury) Pond

Weigh-in: Public Boat Launch

Total Cash Prize Amount: $2200.00
March 27, 2021 Sponsor: Brady Nickerson Foundation

Contact: Ashley Mitchell


207-613-4967
Bodies of Water(s)/Town:
Pushaw Lake/ Glenburn

Weigh-in: Lakeside Landing

Total Cash Prize Amount: $100.00
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
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