Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Rule Rule 635-001-0110
Pikeminnow Fishing Derby


In accordance with Senate Bill 958 (2015), an organizer of a fishing derby for Northern pikeminnow (Ptychocheilus oregonensis) may request a free derby license from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department) with the following restrictions:

(1)

A derby license from the Department is required. An organizer must apply for a license at least 60 days prior to the event. The license must be in possession of the organizer at the derby location, and must be shown to Oregon State Police (OSP) or Department representatives on request. ODFW shall set license conditions after consideration of the impacts on sensitive populations or habitats for fish species, as well as social impacts.

(2)

The maximum duration of a fishing derby shall be three days.

(3)

No more than two fishing derby licenses may be issued per year for a given body of water.

(4)

An organizer of a fishing derby is required to obtain a separate fishing derby license for each fishing derby.

(5)

All current angling regulations and license requirements for the location of the derby remain in effect and shall not be altered to accommodate the derby. In addition, special license conditions such as reduced bag limits may be applied in order to protect affected fish stocks.

(6)

Catch and release angling is permitted, provided fish are released unharmed.

(7)

The derby organizer is responsible for identifying non-profit outlets or commercial fish or bait dealers for any unwanted fish which are retained from the derby. Only Northern pikeminnow may be sold to commercial fish or bait dealers and only for charitable fund-raising purposes. The derby license exempts the licensee from any commercial licensing requirements and the wholesale fish and bait dealers are not required to report the Northern pikeminnow purchased from the derby to the Department on fish receiving tickets or pay ad-valorem fees.

(8)

Derby organizers are responsible for meeting all other state and local requirements for such things as special use permits, etc.
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Jun. 8, 2021