On August 31st, 2023 the Longview Union Firefighters Benevolent Fund, operated by the Longview Union Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 828, jointly with the Longview Longshoremen, ILWU Local 21, will host their annual Salmon Derby charity event with a $500 top prize.
The two groups have been hosting this charity fishing derby for the past 2010. Our charity derby has grown over the years with approximately 50 teams participating each year. Not only is it a full day of fishing, but we also host a charity auction/raffle and buffet dinner for all participants following the fish weigh-in. Our goal is to raise money to support local charities throughout the City of Longview.
As with years past, the proceeds are divided between the Longview Union Firefighters Benevolent Fund and the Longview Longshoremen’s Community Fund. The Firefighters Benevolent Fund supports local kids through the “Operation Warm” program, which provides warm coats for kids in the winter. The Fund is also used to provide vouchers for families that have had a fire in their home, sponsor local youth sports teams, support cancer victims, adopt in-need families around the holidays, and much more.
- $100 entry fee per each team of 2
- Registration due by 8/24/2023
- Derby begins at Sunrise on 8/31/2023
- Weigh-in is 3:00 pm on 8/31/2023 at Local 21 Hall
- Barbecue and Live Auction following Weigh-In
- Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Teams
- Prize awarded for Biggest Fish
Information & Rules Packet will be emailed after registration.
Download and return the registration form to join in the fun for a good cause!
For additional information contact either:
Jim Trussell at (360-431-2431) or
Craig Klingberg at (360-430-0422)