UPDATE: This event was originally scheduled for Sept. 26 - Oct. 4. It has been moved to Oct. 24 - Nov. 1 in order to direct urgent fundraising efforts to our Oregon Hatchery Recovery Fund, which supports ODFW rebuilding projects at Rock Creek, Klamath, and Leaburg hatcheries to repair and replace critical infrastructure lost in the recent wildfires.

Learn more about the Oregon Hatchery Recovery Fund


Northwest Steelheaders has come a long way over the past 60 years, and this year, we’re excited to usher in a new era of growth and change. Our theme, Crossing Boundaries, represents our fearless and resolute commitment to deconstruct the physical, social, and economic barriers that recreational angling faces in 2020… and we’re not just dipping our toes in, we’re diving headlong into the whitewater!

From October 24th through November 1st, our fundraising efforts will support our mission to activate a conservation ethic in both novice and seasoned anglers. This starts with our work to provide environmental education to kids by overcoming financial obstacles for schools and families. We aim to do this by extending the reach of our Fish Eggs to Fry program, offering Family Fish Camp scholarships in increasing numbers and partnering with organizations that promote underserved communities in outdoor spaces.

Further, we are launching our brand new Women’s Program, which is built to bridge the divide between outdoorsmen and women and offer new female anglers a safe place to hone their skills and learn from female mentors.

Our goal this year is to invite fresh perspectives to sportfishing and give anglers the tools to fight tooth and nail alongside us for the restoration of salmon and steelhead populations in the Pacific Northwest. Together, we dare to cross these boundaries into new waters. Join us!

Learn more about our events and register below

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Events Schedule

Registration is open

Saturday, Oct. 24:

6:00am - All species virtual fishing derby kicks off!

Sunday, Oct. 25

Derby continues

Monday, Oct. 26

9:00am - Virtual auction bidding opens
Derby continues

Tuesday, Oct. 27

Derby continues
Auction continues
6:00pm - Fishin' for Answers Trivia

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Derby continues
Auction continues

Thursday, Oct. 29

Derby continues
Auction continues

Friday, Oct. 30

Derby continues
Auction continues

Saturday, Oct. 31

Derby continues
Auction continues

Sunday, Nov. 1

6:00pm - Derby ends
7:00pm - Auction ends



Your sponsorship is incredibly valuable to support our work. All proceeds support our mission to ensure we have a place to fish and fish to catch for generations to come. Please contact us about sponsorships and donations by calling the office at ​(503) 653-4176 or by emailing Executive Director Chris Hager at chager@anws.org. We can arrange to pick up your items or you can schedule a delivery to Southeast Portland. 

Virtual Fundraiser Sponsor

$1,000 or more in cash or $1,500 in merchandise/services retail value, or combination of cash and merchandise. Receive recognition on all event advertisements. 

Association Level Annual Sponsor

$2,000 or more in cash or $2,500 in merchandise/services retail value, or combination of cash and merchandise. Receive promotional outreach through October 2021. 

Donate Items for the Auction

Contribute to the silent and oral auction! This could include fishing gear, heavy-duty coolers, a guided trip, boat motor or oars, overnight stay in a beautiful location, outdoor clothing, desirable household items, gift cards, and more. 

Poster by Stevie Shao and icons by Eucalyp