42nd Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

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173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605


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  • Dates: April 2, 2022
  • Time: 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Location: Club House at the swimming pool
  • Address: 173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
  • Phone: 828-295-5222
  • Price: Free

The 42nd Annual Trout Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30 pm. 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 Club House by the swimming pool before 4:30 pm (173 Lakeside Drive, Blowing Rock).

Children 11 and under and persons with disabilities may fish at Broyhill Park's Mayview Lake, where no fishing license is needed. Areas will be sectioned off this year, to help with safety and social distancing. Event volunteers will be on hand to help find an open spot, or reservations can be made at this link. 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 throughout Watauga County. The only fish eligible for entry into the derby are freshly caught trout taken from Watauga County public trout waters

More information can be found at http://www.blowingrock.com/troutderby

Contact: Blowing Rock Parks and Recreation

Email: info@visitblowingrock.com

Phone: 828-295-5222