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Posted on: May 1, 2021

Great Bend Chosen as KS Fishing Derby Site

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Statewide Tagged Derby

    The Great Kansas Fishing Derby is a tagged fish contest hosted by KDWP between May 1 and July 31

    Locations selected by Fisheries Division

    Reservoirs, State Fishing Lakes and CFAP Locations

    All fish species and sizes tagged may be tagged

    Tag and Raffle Prizes comprised of Local and Online Retailers and KDWP purchased items = goal of 500 sponsored tags

    Third-party website dedicated to derby –


1.    Increase license sales and reduce Churn

2.    Increase agency relevancy and create partners within the fishing industry, retailers, and communities near derby locations


    License required to fish and redeem tag unless exempt by law

    Exception – Free Fishing Weekend

    All ages allowed to participate

    KDWP Employees and Immediate Family not allowed to participate



    Contact license vendors to garner sponsorships

    Contact CVBs, CFAP cooperators, etc


    Public launch using news releases and social media

    Distribute promotional items to participating retailers

    Continue soliciting sponsorships if necessary

    May to July

    Contest begins on May 1st

    Continue tagging fish if, when and where needed

    Solicit additional sponsorships or prizes if necessary

    Contest ends July 31st

    August to December

    Evaluate program

    Additional Prize Drawings

    If you have any suggestions, feedback or questions about the derby, please contact David Breth (, 620-672-5911) or local Fisheries staff

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