Trout Derby Weekend 2020

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Fly Tie & Fish Fry Picnic

Friday, April 3rd | 6pm-9pm | Timberlake’s Patio & Lakeside Lawn

Chetola Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge is hosting a Fish Fry with fly tying lessons to kick off the start of the trout season. Bonfire, s’mores, AMB Beer Tent*, and family friendly fun.
*All proceeds from AMB will be donated to Trout Derby

Fried trout and cod tails, hush puppies, creamy cole slaw, steak fries,
tartar sauce, and Cajun remoulade – $15 –
Chicken tenders, hush puppies, steak fries, creamy coleslaw for kids – $8 –

*Early registration for Catch and Release Competition available at Fly Tie & Fish Fry Picnic. 

41st Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby – Classic Tournament

Saturday, April 4th | 7am-4:30pm | Blowing Rock Broyhill Lake

Blowing Rock Trout Derby – Sunrise – 4:00pm
*No registration required, prizes in several age categories.
Casting Clinic with Orvis Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Dustin Coffey – 2:00pm
Fly-Fishing Clinic for kids 11 & under – 3:00pm
Awards Ceremony – 4:30pm

NEW – Catch and Release Category with ORVIS Prizes

Saturday, April 4th | 7am-4:30pm | Blowing Rock Broyhill Lake

Registration for Catch and Release – 7:00am
*Pre-registration available Friday night at Fly Tie & Fish Fry picnic

Trout Derby Catch and Release Rules:

All participants must Register and collect *Official Trout Derby Measuring Tape (Friday April 3rd at Chetola Resort GateHouse or Saturday April 4th at Trout Derby Headquarters (Broyhill Park)
You may only enter one Trout Derby category at a time
You may only use artificial flies, no live bait or power bait
NC Fishing License is required
Children 11 and under can fish at stocked Broyhill lake (no adult fishing is allowed)
Adults and Teens must fish on Watauga County Public Access Waters.
For official entry a photo of fish being measured with clear, visible numbers on registered Trout Derby measuring tape must be presented before derby ends
Participants must turn in Name, Email, Phone Number, location and time of where fish was caught & released
All entries must be turned into Trout Derby officials by 4pm day of event.
Email entry photos day of contest to BRTroutDerby@gmail.com or stop by Trout Derby Headquarters
Winners will be announced at Derby Headquarters (Blowing Rock Parks) that evening or contacted by preferred method
Event is held regardless of weather!
*Trout Derby Catch and Release Measuring Tape is donated by NC Wildlife. One per family.

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ORVIS Catch and Release Prizes:

Adult Category (21+)

1st Prize
ORVIS Recon 9’ 5 weight Fly Fishing Rod

2nd prize
Chetola Orvis Lodge Fly Fishing Casting Clinic for group of 2

3rd prize
ORVIS Buff and Slimcup

Teen Category (12-18)

1st Prize
ORVIS Encounter 9’ 5 weight Fly Fishing Rod

2nd prize
Chetola Orvis Lodge Fly Fishing Casting Clinic for group of 2

3rd prize
ORVIS Buff and Slimcup

Youth Category (11 and under)

1st Prize
ORVIS Youth Waders

2nd Prize
ORVIS Practicastor

3rd Prize
ORVIS Buff and Slimcup

Click here for complete information on the 41st Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby.