Fishing Derby


November 4, 2017
7:30 am - 2:30pm

Hydaway Outdoor Recreation Center

Public  $25 | $35 (day of)
Student  $15



Event Details
Hosted by LU Outdoor Recreation and Angler's Lane, come out and test your fly and spin fishing skills for rainbow trout, bass, pickeral, and sunfish!

Hydaway Lake will be stocked for the first time ever with large rainbow trout for this event courtesy of Casta Line Trout Farm!

Event Timeline
7:15am: Check-in and Event Registration
7:45am: Pre-tournament Announcement
8:00am: Fishing Begins!
2:00pm Fishing Ends
2:30pm: Awards Ceremony

Derby Rules and Regulations

  • Trout may only be taken from the lake during the derby.
  • VA fishing licenses will not be required for this event.
  • Participants can only fish during derby hours (8:00am-2:00 PM).
  • No teams are allowed.
  • Participants can only use 1 fishing rod; no nets, traps, bow fishing or boat fishing.  Waders may be used in the lake.
  • Though all species of fish will count toward the participants total, there is a bag limit of 5 trout per angler.
  • Participants must register each catch with an official, each counted fish must be at least 5 inches in length.
  • Participants must be courteous of all other competitors. Those who do not show courtesy or do not obey the listed rules will be disqualified.
  • Participants may rent equipment from Hydaway or use their own.  Participants who rent gear must check-in gear at conclusion of event.
  • Gift card prizes will be awarded by the total length of fish. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be given.