25 Years of Competition | 25th PSFA Annual Fishing Derby Bringing a marlin up onto the boat 608 lbs. Blue Fin Tuna 252.5 lbs. Marlin Weighing the best catch Boat chartered for the derby by the Marshall's team 400 lbs. Marlin

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2020 PSFA Annual Fishing Derby

featuring the

Etpison Cup

POSTPONED

30th Annual Fishing Derby Postponed

With heavy hearts, the Palau Sports Fishing Association Board has decided to postpone the upcoming 30th Annual PSFA Tournament until further notice, due to the pandemic affecting so many globally. Please check back regularly for updates regarding the new dates.

We appreciate your continued support of this annual event. Please stay safe and healthy.

 

Palau Sport Fishing Association Installs a 5th FAD

In accordance with its goal of attracting more Palauans to sport fishing and in light of the current coronavirus pandemic the Palau Sport Fishing Association (PSFA) deployed a new Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in their network of FADs.

PSFA board member Stomu Olebuu said “we try every year to deploy a FAD but the expenses are high for our little group. Just the tug boat expenses of about $3,500, specialized rope expenses of about $5,000 the hours of manpower, materials it can cost up to $17,500 for one deployment. But PSFA has been deploying off shore FADs, consistently since 2007 because Surangel donates their tug boat and NECO Yamaha donated staff time, boats and materials. Nevermind the time and effort many individual fisherman take to maintain and keep tabs on the FAD network.” Read more.

 

2020 FAD COORDINATES

Peliliu - N 7° 2.430, E 134° 9.517
Ngardmau - N 7° 40.976, E 134° 27.614
Ngebard - N 7° 55.450, E 134° 26.015
Ngerdeuais - N 7° 15.244, E 134° 45.845
East - N 7° 05.767, E 134° 36.446

 

PSFA to Remeber Ms. Dilyaur Malsol

This year we want to remember an important member of our community who was taken from us before her time. As a Palau fisheries official she often lead delegations from a bloc of Pacific island nations to protect them from large countries who should cut back on fishing, curb the use of destructive fishing methods and respect fishing bans to allow tuna stocks to be replenished in the Pacific. Read more.

  • Register Registration Info
  • Categories Derby Categories & Prizes
Registration Fee: $100
Team Briefing: TBA
Pick Up Registration
Forms at:
Drop Off Bar & Grill
Registration Deadline: TBA
Each Team must have: Between 3 - 5 persons
Checks payable to: Palau Sports Fishing Association
Grand Prize
$30,000
for Billfish
501 lbs. and over
2nd Grand Prize
$15,000
for Billfish
401 to 500 lbs.
3rd Grand Prize
$10,000
for Billfish
301 to 400 lbs.
Baby Grand Prize*
$5,000
for Billfish
201 to 300 lbs.
*An additional $100 is required to participate

Trolling categories & Prizes

Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3, 2020 - 5:00am to 5:00pm
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1. Billfish $2,000 $1,500 $1,000    
2. Tuna
(Yellowfin, Dogtooth, Bluefin)
$1,000 $700 $500 $400 $300
3. Wahoo $1,000 $700 $500 $300 $200
4. Barracuda/Spanish Mackerel $1,000 $700 $500 $200 $100
5. GT Catch & Release $2,000 $1,000 $700 $500 $300

Ladies Bottom Fishing Derby

  1st 2nd 3rd    
Bottom Fishing Derby $700 $500 $300    

*Late registration fee (after April 30, 2020 deadline): $125
To register, use our registration page to downlaod the registration forms.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us
or call Jennifer Koskelin-Gibbons at (680) 775-7398.

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