Expert Fishing Derby

Fishermen after big game, this derby is for you!


Mar 25
9am 2pm
Tickets Online
Orchard Lake

What to Know

All are welcome to join us for our Expert Fishing Derby which boasts the biggest fish and biggest prizes! Orchard Lake is stocked to capacity with hundreds of our biggest and best Rainbow and Brown Trout. This derby is where you’ll find our most competitive fishermen and fisher-women alike. This is your chance to win the grand prize and a year's worth of bragging rights!

Check out our photos from the 2023 Expert Fishing Derby! 

  • No fishing license required
  • Up to 30” trout
  • Plenty of bait for sale
  • Bring your own rods or rod rentals are available

Derby Details

Entry Fee

  • Ticket Price online: $39.99
    • We anticipate this derby to sell out.  We highly suggest getting tickets online before the event.
  • You get to keep one fish with your paid entry fee
    • additional trout kept over 2 lbs. is $15.99 each
    • additional trout kept under 2 lbs. is $5.99 each
  • All sales are final.  Tickets are non-refundable.  No exceptions.
  • 200 Fishers will be allowed to participate. Pre registration required. No same day registration. Unfortunately; due to limited capacity no spectators will be admitted.


  • 8am: Meet & check in at the Farm Market
  • 9am - 2pm: Fishing
  • 12pm: Weigh off


Catch the biggest trout and win $250 Grand Prize! 


We will transport you from the parking lot to orchard lake. There will be no parking at the pond on derby day.

Catch & Release

You can catch and release as long as the fish are okay. Alternatively fishermen can take home their first fish, which is included in the price of admission; additional trout are $15.99 over 2 lbs. and $5.99 each under 2 lbs.

Food & Drink

In addition to Linvilla’s normal food offerings, the Lakeside Grill will be open for breakfast, lunch & drinks.