Conserve, protect and restore that is what the Middle Rogue Steelheaders are all about.
Restoration and fishing, of course! “We strive to have a great time while promoting sports fishing, conservation, and angler education.” The Middle Rogue Steelheaders is a 501(c)3 non-profit that holds an event every year called: Restoring the Rogue Salmon Derby Banquet & Auction.
This 24th annual event raises funds for river conservation and restoration programs. In 2018, they contributed $17,319 to eight separate projects like the Fish-Eggs-to-Fry School program along with others.
The fundraiser has two parts:
Banquet with Auction & Raffle: August 22nd from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
You could win rods, reels or a three-day guided river trip! “Last year the winner of our 50/50 raffle took home over $1,500. The Calcutta on the boats last year raised over $2400, 50% of which went to our Derby fund and the rest to the winning bidders of the top 2 boats.”
Derby: August 24th starts bright and early! Do not arrive before 5:00 am though.
When you first register for the Derby, you have the right to purchase Calcutta ($100) for your boat. If you opt-out of the Calcutta at the time of registration (7/31/2019 deadline), your boat will be available at the Salmon Derby Banquet, August 22, 2019, from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. You can register as a “Dude” or a “Guide.” For rules, registration and the schedule, check out these links:
For the rules: (https://www.rogue-steelheaders.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-SALMON-DERBY-RULES.pdf)
For the schedule: https://www.rogue-steelheaders.org/wp-content/uploads/2019- SALMON-DERBY-SCHEDULE-1.pdf
To register: https://www.rogue-steelheaders.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-GUIDE- REGISTRATION.pdf
For more information contact Linda Chilton at (541) 476-7017