The 39th Annual Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30pm. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate age categories. No entry fees are required and no pre-registration is necessary. Just take your catch to the official Derby headquarters at the Blowing Rock American Legion Building on Wallingford Street.
Children 11 and under and persons with disabilities may fish at Broyhill Park's Mayview Lake. There is a limit of three (3) fish per participant per day at Mayview Lake. All anglers must have a license and obey all posted fishing regulations. The only fish eligible for entry into the derby are freshly caught trout taken from Watauga County public trout waters. Admission: Free