2018 Winter Lionfish Derby

Derby Schedule 

Late Registration:

Friday, March 30th from 5:30-6:30pm 

REEF HQ 98300 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037


Captain's Meeting:

Friday, March 30th from 6:30-7:30pm

REEF HQ 98300 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037                                                                              

***Captain's Meeting is mandatory for the team captains, and all team members are encouraged to attend. The team captain must be one of the four participants in the derby, but does not need to be the captain of the boat. Safe collecting and handling techniques and derby rules will be reviewed. ***  

Derby Day

Saturday, March 31st at Sharkey's Pub & Galley                                                                   

Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                               

5:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station (dock at Sharkey's Pub & Galley)

5:00-6:00 pm: Scoring and public lionfish tastings

Awards will immediately follow scoring     


Sharkey's will also be offering a 'cook your catch' special. Fish brought in from the derby will be filleted and distributed to participants. 


Registration cost: $120.00 per team (minimum 2 people per team, maximum 4 people)







Design by Joanne Kidd, development by Ben Weintraub