Expert Fishing Derby

Fishermen after big game, this derby is for you!


Mar 23
8am 1pm
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

2024 Entry Fee

Ticket Price Online: $39.99
Ticket Price In Person $43.99

200 Fishers will be allowed to participate. Pre-registration required. No same-day registration. Unfortunately; due to limited capacity no spectators will be admitted.

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

2024 Schedule

  • 6 am: Meet & check in at the Farm Market
  • 8 am - 1 pm: Fishing
  • 11 am: Weigh-off


Catch the biggest trout and win a $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 starting at 6 am for breakfast, lunch & drinks.