The 43rd Blowing Rock Trout Derby will be held on the first Saturday in April! This long-running tradition is a great family event, inviting everyone to enjoy some springtime recreation. The 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 for the Classic Tournament. Just take your catch to the official Derby Headquarters.
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.