1.) All Derby participants must have in their possession a valid California Fishing License with the exception of children under 16.
2.) Early registration fees are $20 per licensed adult or $40 per family. Late registration fees (postmarked after July 1st) are $30 per licensed adult or $50 per family. Family registration is limited to two adults with a maximum of three (3) children under 16.
3.) You must officially register with the Trout Fishing Derby Committee for you to be eligible for the $10,000 fish or any other tagged and non-tagged fish.
4.) Since a copy of the 2017 registration will not be returned to you, and if you would like to verify your registration, you may verify on Derby Day, or call (559) 434-8099 (Kiwanis Trout Fishing Committee), prior to July 11th, for verification. The first 250 early pre-registered participants, who confirm registration at Fishing Derby Headquarter located at the boat ramp near the dam, will receive a FREE Souvenir Fishing Derby hat.
5.) Participants may register up to 9:00 am, July 15, 2017, at the Boat Ramp near the dam.
6.) All fish must be caught on derby day and under the guidelines of current California Fishing Regulations. No more than five (5) tagged/non-tagged fish may be turned in by a single registered angler.
7.) Fishing lines can only be in the water between 6:00 am and 4:00 pm during the day of the Derby.
8.) If the $10,000 fish is not caught during the day of the Derby, it will be worth $1,000 through September 30, 2017, to ALL Fishing Derby Registrants. After Derby Day, the grand prize fish must be verified at Wishon Village.
9.)All tagged fish must have the tag ATTACHED and be brought to the Fishing Derby Headquarter located at the boat ramp near the dam, after 9:30 am for verification. No prize will be awarded unless the fish and tag are presented, still attached. Derby Headquarter closes at 4:00 pm. To qualify for prizes, participants must be registered and show proper identification.
10.) Person catching the $10,000 fish will be paid by check within thirty (30) days of the catch. All other prizes will be awarded on the same day of the Derby.
11.) All non-tagged fish must be brought to the Fishing Derby Headquarter, located at the boat ramp near the dam prior to 2:00 pm for measuring total inches up to five (5) fish. Prizes will be awarded to winners at 3:00 pm.
12.)Anyone violating conditions of the Derby rules will be automatically disqualified from receiving any prize money. Participants violating the rules of the Derby are subject to disqualification of participation in future Derbies.
13.) A mandatory 5 MPH speed limit will be posted on the lake. REMEMBER COURTESY IS CONTAGIOUS!
14.) All rules are subject to change without advanced notice.