2023 PSFA Annual Fishing Derby
We are back!!!
The PSFA Fishing Derby featuring the Etpison cup is back for 2023. Registration opens on April 17, 2023 and you can pick up your registration forms at the Drop Off Bar & Grill. Team Briefing will be on May 4, 2023 at 5:00PM at Drop off.
More information will be posted as they become available.
Palau Sport Fishing Association Installs a 5th FAD
In accordance with its goal of attracting more Palauans to sport fishing and in light of the current coronavirus pandemic the Palau Sport Fishing Association (PSFA) deployed a new Fish Aggregation Device (FAD) in their network of FADs.
PSFA board member Stomu Olebuu said “we try every year to deploy a FAD but the expenses are high for our little group. Just the tug boat expenses of about $3,500, specialized rope expenses of about $5,000 the hours of manpower, materials it can cost up to $17,500 for one deployment. But PSFA has been deploying off shore FADs, consistently since 2007 because Surangel donates their tug boat and NECO Yamaha donated staff time, boats and materials. Nevermind the time and effort many individual fisherman take to maintain and keep tabs on the FAD network.” Read more.
2020 FAD COORDINATES
Peliliu - N 7° 2.430, E 134° 9.517
Ngardmau - N 7° 40.976, E 134° 27.614
Ngebard - N 7° 55.450, E 134° 26.015
Ngerdeuais - N 7° 15.244, E 134° 45.845
East - N 7° 05.767, E 134° 36.446
PSFA to Remeber Ms. Dilyaur Malsol
This year we want to remember an important member of our community who was taken from us before her time. As a Palau fisheries official she often lead delegations from a bloc of Pacific island nations to protect them from large countries who should cut back on fishing, curb the use of destructive fishing methods and respect fishing bans to allow tuna stocks to be replenished in the Pacific. Read more.
Derby Categories & Prizes
|Pick Up Registration
|Drop Off Bar & Grill|
|Each Team must have:||Between 3 - 5 persons|
|Checks payable to:||Palau Sports Fishing Association|
501 lbs. and over
|2nd Grand Prize
401 to 500 lbs.
|3rd Grand Prize
301 to 400 lbs.
|Baby Grand Prize*
201 to 300 lbs.
|*An additional $100 is required to participate|
Trolling categories & PrizesSaturday & Sunday, May 2-3, 2020 - 5:00am to 5:00pm
(Yellowfin, Dogtooth, Bluefin)
|4. Barracuda/Spanish Mackerel||$1,000||$700||$500||$200||$100|
|5. GT Catch & Release||$2,000||$1,000||$700||$500||$300|
Ladies Bottom Fishing Derby
|Bottom Fishing Derby||$700||$500||$300|