One-day tournament, Saturday, May 2023. Official start at 7 a.m. Weigh-in closed at 3:30 p.m.
WEATHER: Fish at your own discretion and risk. If Derby is cancelled due to weather or for any other reason – NO make-up day, NO refunds.
BAIT, TACKLE, AND LINE: Live, artificial and natural bait permitted. Wire line allowed. No restrictions on line test. All fish must be caught on manual rod and reel (electric downriggers and kite rods permitted).
VESSEL CHECKOUT: Gentleman’s start. Fish from any inlet. Lines in at 7 a.m. NO competitive fishing before that time. Baitfish may be taken before official start.
OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN: Weigh-in begins at noon at Old Key Lime House face dock. Remove all hooks from fish to be weighed. Boat must have bow and stern line ready and outriggers in up position before approaching dock. Weigh-in ends at 3:30 p.m. Boats must be in line directly in front of Old Key Lime House dock and recognized by Derby Weigh-In Staff no later than 3:30. If in route, radio communication does not constitute being recognized – only visual recognition by Committee.
Weigh Master may disqualify any fish for freshness and/or mutilation In case of a tie, the first fish weighed-in wins.
After weigh-in, boats wishing to patronize the Old Key Lime House may tie up at dock immediately to the west of the Old Key Lime House. Only OKLH patrons may tie up at this dock!
ELIGIBLE FISH: Official Derby fish are Kingfish, Wahoo, and Dolphin. Largest fish to be determined by weight only. All fish will be returned to angler. All fish must be brought to dock by the boat that caught it and boat must bring fish to dock under its own power, with the exception of deep draft boats who may apply to the Committee for an exemption before the Derby competition.
RADIO COMMUNICATION: VHF Channel 72 (if 72 becomes unavailable use Channel 70 as an alternate).
SAFETY: Each Captain and all anglers accept responsibility and liability for their own safety and the safety of their boat.
Register Early and Win!
Boats registered by Friday, April 21st, 2023 will be entered into drawing for great Prizes!
Over $10,000 in cash or prizes
$2500 for the biggest fish, and an additional $500 if it’s over 60 lbs!
Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Kingfish, Dolphin and Wahoo.
Prizes for largest fish in Lady Angler and Junior Angler (under 13) categories!
ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION DATES:
December 25, 2022 – April 21st, 2023
Entry Fee Including Discount to $200.00 per boat for up to 4 anglers.
April 21st, 2023 – May 1st, 2023
Entry fee full price is $250 per boat for up to 4 anglers.
THE 28th ANNUAL LANTANA FISHING DERBY
Looking for ways to get out on the water this year? Enter the 2023 Lantana Fishing Derby. Join many of the South Florida anglers in this annual derby on May 2023 in Lantana, FL.
This is one of Lantana’s biggest events benefiting a number of local charities and organizations. A signature event during Derby Weekend is the annual Kids’ Derby. Fishing rods and tackle boxes are donated to 50 underprivileged children. They are also taught to bait the hook and cast. The children then participate in a fishing contest at the New Lantana Bridge Pier. The kids are treated to lunch and the winning angler receives a new bicycle.