The Great Kansas Fishing Derby

The 2021 Great Kansas Fishing Derby is a KDWPT managed tagged fish contest hosted at 35 locations. The derby runs from May 1st to July 31st. 

Rules are simple = Unless you are exempt by law, you need a fishing license to fish and redeem a tag. That's it!  Just go fishing! When you catch a tagged fish at a conest water, remove the tag and go online to to redeem. No pre-registration is required.

A list of locations and additional information is available at  Also, you can enter our prize drawing (one entry per person) for a chance to win our weekly raffle. 


Prizes for the derby are sponsored by KDWPT, Kansas WildScape Foundations (, the Bass Pro/Cabela's Outdoor Fund (, and many local sponsors.  For a complete list, visit the derby website.  Make sure to thank them if you visit their locations.

Prize include gift cards, fishing gear, annual memberships, fireworks, camping packages, overnight rentals, and more!  All have a value of $20 or more. 

If you are interested in sponsoring tags, please contact David Breth at

2021 Derby Lakes (PDF - 92.82 kB)

Download this PDF for a list of all 35 locations in 2021.