The Seward Halibut Derby and Seward Salmon Derby are big events each year in Seward!
The Halibut Derby historically runs June 1 through the 30th. There is a winning fish selected each week with a “mystery weight” selected randomly by a computer. Each week there is a different weight. The fish that is closest to the “mystery weight” wins. Altogether there are about $30,000 in prizes to win. Miller’s Landing donates $2500 in prizes alone for this special event. Miller’s Landing will be selling tickets during the Halibut Derby.
Silver Salmon Derby:
The Seward Silver Salmon Derby runs from the second Saturday in August for 9 days, ending on the following Sunday at noon. This is one of the largest sporting events in Alaska, and the oldest cash derby in the state.
There are more than $250,000 in prizes for the derby, including $10,000 in cash for the largest fish. With prizes daily for mystery fish, largest fish in certain categories, and tagged fish, it’s fun to participate for the entire event.
The entry fee is usually $10 a day or $50 for the entire Derby. The 2020 Seward Silver Salmon Derby Rules can be found here.
Miller’s Landing is a proud sponsor of the Seward Silver Salmon Derby, and assists in tagging the fish or providing cash prizes each year. Tickets may be purchased online at this link.