The Golden North Salmon Derby is
competition held in
in August. The object of the event is to catch the
salmon over a period of three days;
salmon are not accepted.
The area appropriate for fishing is known as the derby
grounds. Its northern, eastern, southern and western
respectively. Contestants may anchor their vessels
southwest of Point Couverton, but this area is not
allowed for fishing.
Prizes are awarded to the top
hundred finishers, including cash and
Fish can be weighed at any of four stations at
Additionally, the organizers release twelve
specially-tagged salmon into the derby ground. One of
these is chosen as a special prize which earns $100,000
if it is caught. Competitors must purchase tickets to
compete in the derby.
The proceeds from the sale of
the turned-in fish are given to the
Territorial Sportsmen Scholarship
to local students. This has been a part of the derby