25 Years of Competition | 25th PSFA Annual Fishing Derby Bringing a marlin up onto the boat 608 lbs. Blue Fin Tuna 252.5 lbs. Marlin Weighing the best catch Boat chartered for the derby by the Marshall's team 400 lbs. Marlin

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2023 PSFA Annual Fishing Derby

featuring the

Etpison Cup

MAY 6 - 7, 2023

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.



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.

  • Register Registration Info
  • Categories Derby Categories & Prizes
Registration Fee: $100
Team Briefing: TBA
Pick Up Registration
Forms at:
Drop Off Bar & Grill
Registration Deadline: TBA
Each Team must have: Between 3 - 5 persons
Checks payable to: Palau Sports Fishing Association
Grand Prize
for Billfish
501 lbs. and over
2nd Grand Prize
for Billfish
401 to 500 lbs.
3rd Grand Prize
for Billfish
301 to 400 lbs.
Baby Grand Prize*
for Billfish
201 to 300 lbs.
*An additional $100 is required to participate

Trolling categories & Prizes

Saturday & Sunday, May 2-3, 2020 - 5:00am to 5:00pm
  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
1. Billfish $2,000 $1,500 $1,000    
2. Tuna
(Yellowfin, Dogtooth, Bluefin)
$1,000 $700 $500 $400 $300
3. Wahoo $1,000 $700 $500 $300 $200
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

  1st 2nd 3rd    
Bottom Fishing Derby $700 $500 $300    
Sponsors Bank of Hawaii IP&E Guam Neco Yamaha Palau Pacific Resort Budweiser