|Photo Courtesy of Donald Arthur Post, photographer, Donald Arthur Post slides, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
History of the Seward Silver Salmon Derby
The Seward Silver Salmon Derby is a long-time family
favorite for Alaskans and visitors alike. The annual
competition brings anglers to Resurrection Bay each August
in a bid to bring in the largest silver salmon.
Started in 1956, the derby is one of the oldest and largest in
the state and derby days are Seward’s busiest fishing days each
year, with thousands casting their line for the chance to win.
Photo courtesy of Christine McClain papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.
The Seward Chamber of Commerce is proud to support coho population restoration efforts through the Silver Salmon Derby. Anglers buy back the salmon they caught at the derby through the Buy Back program. All proceeds generated from fish sales go to our Fish Restoration Fund and are used to support Resurrection Bay Fish Enhancement efforts and approved programs.