The Great Kansas
Fishing Derby

May 15 - September 15, 2022

Fish. Catch. Win.

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Cast A Line. Hook A Prize.

Introducing the second statewide fishing derby presented by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The Derby brings together anglers from across Kansas for friendly competition and prizes.

How To Participate In The Great Kansas Fishing Derby


Get A Kansas Fishing License


catch a tagged fish at a participating lake


redeem your prize

About The Great Kansas Fishing Derby

All Derby participants must have a valid fishing license to redeem tags, unless exempt from the license regulation. With a valid license, participants can fish for prizes at any of the selected Kansas lakes. After catching a tagged fish, anglers should remove the tag and redeem online. Winners will be contacted about their prize and how to collect. If unable to redeem online, anglers can contact KDWP Sportfishing Education Coordinator, David Breth, at 620-672-5911. All tags must be reported by September 15, 2022 by midnight to be eligible for prizes. 

prizes provided by:


Remove the tag by pulling on the tag with firm pressure. Enter the tag information at
The prizes consist of products and gift cards from retailers, communities, and KDWP.
After submitted the tag for redemption, you will be contacted within 5 business days to verify your catch and prize.
Yes, you may keep the tagged fish while observing all creel and harvest limits.
All exemptions to the license requirement may be found at

Winners 2022


City: Lawrence

Location: Leavenworth State Fishing Lake

Species: Largemouth Bass

Prize: Cabela's Gift Card

Date: 07/26/22


City: Concordia

Location: Crawford State Fishing Lake

Species: Bluegill/Redear/Green Sunfish

Prize: Cabela's Gift Card

Date: 09/11/22


City: Elmdale

Location: Council Grove City Lake

Species: Channel Catfish

Prize: $100 Cash, What's In Outdoors

Date: 05/15/22


City: Meade

Location: Meade State Fishing Lake

Species: White Crappie

Prize: Bass Pro Gift Card

Date: 05/15/22


City: Saint Paul

Location: Crawford State Fishing Lake

Species: Channel Catfish

Prize: Johns Sports Cente Gift Card

Date: 05/24/22


City: Medicine Lodge

Location: Barber State Fishing Lake

Species: Channel Catfish

Prize: Kansas State Fair Kids Pack

Date: 07/14/22


Participating Kansas Lakes

2021 Derby Participants

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Redeem Tagged Fish

Disclaimer: A valid Kansas fishing license is required unless exempt by law. You will be notified within 5 business days by a KDWP representative to verify your prize and receive a certificate. Prizes may not be exchanged for cash value and no substitutions allowed.

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Date of Birth*
Mailing Address*
Date Caught*
Did you harvest or release this fish?*
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Patrocinar un pez

Si usted está interesado en patrocinar un premio para los pescadores, por favor complete el formulario y estaremos en contacto!

Reclama un Pez Etiquetado

Descargo de responsabilidad: Se requiere una licencia de pesca válida de Kansas a menos que esté exento por ley. Un representante de KDWP le notificará en un plazo de 5 días laborables para verificar su premio y recibir un certificado. Los premios no pueden ser cambiados por valor en efectivo y no se permiten sustituciones.
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Sponsor A Fish

If you are interested in sponsoring a prize for anglers to win, please complete the form and we’ll be in touch!

Raffle Drawing Registration

Disclaimer: Raffle Drawings subject to eligibility. Only One Entry per person. All winners will be notified within 48 hours of drawing. If winner does not respond via email or phone within 48 hours after contact, prize will be forfeited. KDWP reserves the right to hold raffles at any date and time or suspend/postpone any raffle at any time. 

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