Aaron Williams - 2014 1st Place winner, 7.5 lbs., 11-13 age group
The Valdez Kids Pink Salmon Derby began in 2008 as a way for the Valdez Fish Derbies volunteer non-profit group to further their mission of promoting sport fishing in Valdez. “What better way to encourage and celebrate fishing than to get kids out fishing for pink salmon which are plentiful and easy to catch in Port Valdez”, commented derby marketing coordinator Laurie Prax.
The one-day fishing tournament for kids age 5 to 16 is free and the participants get a free t-shirt and are invited to a free family barbeque.
There is no registration for this free event that's open to kids age 5 to 16, but kids will need to weigh in their fish at the derby weigh-in station by 5pm to be eligible for prizes.
There are four age divisions, each with a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prize. The largest fish on record in the Valdez Kids Pink Salmon Derby was reeled in by Theron Lee of Winfield, Alabama. In 2012, the 14 year-old reeled in a 7.92 pound pink salmon.
Additional information is available on the Kids Derby FAQ page.
|1||Theron Lee||2012||14-16yrs||7.92 lbs.||Winfield||AL|
|2||Janaea Koch||2010||8-10yrs||7.78 lbs.||Valdez,||AK|
|3||Janissa Arzie||2010||14-16yrs||7.60 lbs.||Chugiak,||AK|
|4||Kailey Fowlkes||2012||11-13yrs||7.53lbs||North Pole||AK|
|8||Brynn Illingworth||2012||8-10yrs||7.32lbs||North Pole||AK|