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Youth Fishing Derby at Cama Beach

  • The Center for Wooden Boats - Cama Beach 1880 SW Camano Drive Camano Island, WA 98282 (map)

Join us for our annual FREE Youth Fishing Derby at Cama Beach State Park! Open to the public, this event is a fun family fishing derby for kids 15 and younger. On this Free Fishing Weekend, fishing licenses are not required of anyone to fish in Washington. Saturday is also a free day at all Washington State Parks so a Discover Pass will not be required on Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife or Washington State Park lands, but will be required on Department of Natural Resources lands.

  • Shore fishing class

  • Fishing derby

  • Prizes for the top contestants in multiple age groups

  • Most contestants who participate will win a prize

  • Discounted rowboat rentals: $20 for the duration of the derby

  • 20 "loaner" rods & reels provided on a first come-first serve basis

  • Event is open to those 15 years old or younger


In conjunction with “National Get Outdoors Day,” The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach State Park is hosting our annual Free Youth Fishing Derby.

Park passes and fishing licenses are waived on this day, and to mark the occasion, we invite children and their families to experience the joys of fishing, the excitement of being on the water,  and the great offerings presented by both Washington State Parks, and The Center for Wooden Boats.

This event is free to enter, and all participants will receive a gift, regardless of final results.


  • 10:00 AM - Registration opens

  • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM - Shore fishing classes offered

  • 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM - Derby is open

  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM - Prizes awarded


  • Volunteers will be bringing participants and guardians out on the water to fish, as well as providing aid and measuring the day’s catches.

  • Top contestants in multiple age groups will receive extra prizes!

  • Participants MUST be present to claim prizes

This event and others like it are only possible because of our volunteers and sponsors. Thank you, to everyone involved, for your support.

For more information, please contact The Center for Wooden Boats at Cama Beach by email at

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