Family Fishing Derby

No fishing experience or license required!


Apr 9
9am 3pm
Orchard Lake
Check In
Farm Market

What to know

Help your child catch their first fish, a memory that will last a lifetime. Our Family Fun Fishing Derby provides younger and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the fun of our Fishing Derbies in a less competitive atmosphere.

Orchard Lake will be stocked with over 1,000 Rainbow and Brown trout, which means that all participants will have a chance to catch that special fish. The lucky anglers who catch the first trout in their age groups* will receive a special trophy. Plus, there are tagged fish which can be caught to win additional trophies and other great prizes.

No fishing experience or fishing license is required.  If you are a new angler and don't own your own equipment; no worries we have your covered!  Rods will be available to rent and we have a bait machine on site to purchase bait.   Fishermen can take home their first fish, which is included in the price of admission; additional trout kept are $15.99 for fish over 2 lbs. and fish under 2 lbs. are $5.99.

Check out the action of our 2019 Family Fishing Derby


Entry Fee

  • $24.99 / Fisherman
  • You get to keep one fish with your paid admissions.
    • Each additional trout kept is:
      • $15.99 for trout over 2 lbs.
      • $5.99 for trout under 2 lbs.
  • You are welcome to bring your own equipment or rod rental is available.  Rod's are $4.99 to rent.
  • Bait available for purchase.
  • Rain or shine event.

Age Groups* (prizes awarded in each age category)

  • 7 & under
  • 8 - 11
  • 12 - 16
  • 17 & over


  • 8am:  Meet and check in at the Farm Market
  • 9am - 3pm: Lines in - go fishing!

Let's get fishing - while still social distancing.

To continue to follow PA State Guidelines we are asking all fisherman to self social distance.  We recommend one fisherman per every 6 feet; no shoulder to shoulder fishing.  Families that live together are welcome to fish together.  A mask is required at all times - no exceptions.


Please park and check in at the Farm Market where we will be waiting to transport all fishermen to the pond.  There will be no parking at Orchard Lake 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.  Each additional fish kept are $15.99 for fish over 2 lbs.  Fish under 2 lbs. are $5.99 per pound.

Food & Drink

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