Join us June 28-30

REEF's 8th Annual Fort Lauderdale Lionfish Derby

hosted by 15th Street Fisheries

Fort Lauderdate Derby Schedule 
Late Registration:
Friday, June 28th from 5:30-6:30pm 
15th Street Fisheries 1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Team Registration Derby WaiversDerby Rules

Captain's Meeting:
Friday, June 28th from 6:30-7:30pm
15th Street Fisheries 1900 SE 15th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316                      

***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 and permits will be reviewed.   IMPORTANT: This year we are allowing for remote attendance of the Captain's Meeting via Go To Meeting (details will be emailed out). To get approval to attend the captains meeting remotely a member of the team must call REEF Headquarters and speak with Alli Candelmo 305 852 0030***  

Saturday June 29th, 2019 Sunrise: Teams may begin collecting lionfish                                                               

Sunday June 30th at 15th Street Fisheries 
1:00 pm: All lionfish must be turned into the scoring station (Lauderdale Marina behind 15th Street Fisheries)
1:00-3:00 pm: Scoring and public activities including lionfish tastings
Awards will immediately follow scoring (3:30 pm)    

Lionfish scoring, fillet and dissection demonstrations, Lionfish tastings, games, raffle prizes and other activities will start at 12:00PM and are open to public.

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

Pay Registration Fee


Dixie Divers is offering lionfish dive charters for Saturday and Sunday morning at a discounted rate of $50/diver for the REEF Fort Lauderdale Derby on June 29th-June 30th. This is a wonderful opportunity for individuals and teams who want to participate in the derby, but don't have a boat.

Space is limited so register soon! In order to sign up for the dive, call Dixie Divers (954-420-0009). You must be registered on a team for the derby to join the dive. 

You Can Sell Your Fish

Teams with a FWC Saltwater Fishing License will have the option to sell a portion of their lionfish after the scoring at the derby. If you don't have your license apply for it today online.

You also need to complete Halperns Steak & Seafood Vendor form (form attached at bottom of this page). Halperns will be onsite to purchase your fish June 30th.




Special Thanks to our 2019 Derby Sponsors and Hosts