Expert Fishing Derby

Fishermen after big game, this derby is for you!


Mar 21
9am 2pm
Orchard Lake
Check In
Farm Market

What to know

All are welcome at 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 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!

  • No fishing license required
  • Up to 30” trout
  • Plenty of bait for sale
  • Bring your own rods or rod rentals are available
  • See pictures from our 2019 Expert Fishing Derby!


Entry Fee 

  • $29.99 / Fisherman
  • You get to keep one fish; each additional fish is $4.99 per pound


  • 8am: Meet at Linvilla Orchards Farm Market
  • 9am - 2pm: Fishing 
  • 12pm: Weigh off


Catch the biggest fish and win $250 Grand Prize! 


Please park at the Farm Market. We will be waiting to transport you and all of your gear 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 fish are just $4.99 per pound.

Food & Drink

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

2018 Winner of the Expert Fishing Derby

A big THANK YOU and congratulations to everyone who came out and participated in the 2018 Expert Fishing Derby!  Our 2018 winner, Joe Heck, reeled in the $250 catch of the day, with his trout measuring 26 inches long and weighing about 8 pounds.  Click here to see the action of day!