The Marina del Rey Anglers fishing club will host its 31st Annual Halibut Derby at Burton Chace Park in the Marina Saturday and Sunday, April 2nd and 3rd. The last weigh-in will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Competition will begin at sunrise Saturday and end Sunday with an awards banquet.

The event benefits the organization’s youth fishing program, which hosts more than a thousand disadvantaged youngsters each year for fishing trips.

The fishing derby also benefits the club’s Ocean Resources Enhancement Program, which has reared and released nearly 60,000 juvenile white sea base into Santa Monica Bay since its founding in 1994.

Registration for the Halibut Derby is $75 and includes a barbecue and an awards event where more than $65,000 worth of prizes will be distributed.

Included in the prizes is a Toyota Tundra truck being donated by Marina del Rey Toyota.

Registration and information, www.halibutderby.com

or (310) 827-HULL.

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