Spring King Derby, May 1-31

An annual fundraiser for the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's scholarship program

Posted: Friday, April 30, 2010

Rules and regulations

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Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire File
Brian Wallace / Juneau Empire File

Eligible fish

1. Only gutted, gilled, fresh, unfrozen king salmon may be entered.

2. Fish must be entered at an authorized weigh-in station.

• The participant's entry ticket must be presented with the fish the participant seeks to enter in the derby.

• Weigh-in station personnel will complete a Spring King Derby weigh-in ticket for participants entering fish for prize entry. Information written are the weight of the fish, date and time it was entered and the entry ticket number of the participant.

3. Participants may enter more than one fish in the derby, but only the largest fish will be eligible for a prize.

4. Prizes will be awarded solely on the basis of the weight of entered fish.

5. Entered fish remains the property of the participant.

6. All entered fish must be taken in a manner, location and time permitted by applicable sport fishing regulations and these derby rules.

• All rules and regulations of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game apply.

7. Any person who has a reasonable belief that a fish submitted for entry was not taken in a manner which complies with applicable law or derby rules, may notify the Spring King Derby officials, e-mail derby personnel or call 463-7133.

• Upon notification, the officials may hold a hearing to determine whether the fish was caught in the manner required by the rules.

• If a hearing is held, the participant submitting the fish for entry shall be given reasonable notice of the hearing and an opportunity to appear and give testimony.

• At the conclusion of the hearing, the officials shall render a written decision which shall be final and binding on the participant.

Donated fish

The Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program gladly accepts fish for donation. These fish will be provided to elders and handicapped individuals. Additionally, the Juneau Raptor Center requests fish heads. Call 586-8393 for more information.

Area limits

Waters open to derby participants are:

• North to Point St. Mary at Berners Bay

• West to Danger Point

• South to Point Couverden

• Southeast to Lizard's Head just past Funter Bay

• Southeast from Twin Point to Pt. Styleman

Derby updates, winners

• Daily and final standings will be posted at www.springkingderby.org.

• Listen at 7:45 a.m. every Monday, during the month of May, on KINY, the Morning Show.

Prizes and taxes

• The Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program will not be responsible for any prizes donated by merchants who do not give as pledged or if any prizes prove to be less valuable than shown in the donor's estimates. The values shown for prizes listed are set by the donors.

• Taxes for prizes are the responsibility of the individual winners. Cash prize winners will be asked to provide their taxpayer identification number for this purpose.

• Prizes are final; no exchanges.

• Prizes shall be awarded in numerical order, according to winner's place. In the case of a tie, the earliest entered weighed fish will receive the higher standing.

Awards night

• Awards will be presented at from noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, June 4, at the the Andrew Hope Building, 320 West Willoughby Ave.

• Prize winners, or a designated representative, are encouraged to attend and claim their prize.

• Presentation of derby entry and weigh-in tickets are required for prize release.

• Every effort will be made to mail the prize to the winner if they are not available for awards night or pick-up, however, verification through receipt of winner's entry and weigh-in ticket are required to assure winner's address for mailing and validation purposes.

Contact information

Direct all derby inquiries and comments to:

Spring King Salmon Derby

320 W. Willoughby Ave., 3rd Floor

Juneau, AK 99801

Phone: 907-463-7101

Toll free: 800-344-1432

This derby is an annual fundraiser for the Central Council of Tlingít& Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska's Alumni Scholarship Assistance Program (ASAP). Funds raised from ticket sales are transferred and augmented with other ASAP fundraisers. From here, monies are awarded to those eligible enrolled Tlingít & Haida higher education applicants.

Eligibility and weigh locations


1. Any person who has not been disqualified from participating in a previous derby may participate in the derby.

2. Participation occurs when an entry ticket is purchased and validated.

3. All participants must possess a 2010 Alaska sport fishing license and required stamps.

4. All Alaska Department of Fish and Game sports fishing rules apply.

5. The derby shall commence at 12:01 a.m., Saturday, May 1 and close at 7 p.m., Monday, May 31.

6. Fish may be entered at the weigh-in stations only during specified times.

7. Participants may fish from a boat (down-riggers are permitted) or from shore.

8. Non-derby participants are prohibited from fishing off the same boat. However, one may go along for the boat ride to enjoy time with family and friends.

9. Fish caught by a "proxy" (see above entry) may not be entered.

10. Any person caught breaking the rules, or disqualified for any reason decided by the Derby Committee, will be ineligible to participate for two years, plus the year the participant was disqualified.

Weigh-in locations

Ticket information

1. Each participant, regardless of age, must possess an entry ticket prior to the time fishing occurs. Only ticket holders are eligible for prizes.

2. Entry tickets become valid when the ticket is paid for, countersigned by the selling agent, and the date and time of purchase is stated on the ticket.

3. A ticket, once validated, remains valid for the duration of the derby.

Purchase your $35 entry ticket and weigh in your catch at the following locations:

Sellers are: Alaskan & Proud To Be store, Harri Plumbing & Heating, Western Auto Marine, Rayco Sales and DeHart's Auke Bay Store.

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