Annual Fishing Derby

32nd ANNUAL FISHING DERBY

Congratulations to the winners of the 32nd Annual Lake Estes Fishing Derby! We had a great day on Lake Estes under a beautiful sunny sky. Check out the winners below, and thank you very much to the sponsors of the event. We can't do it without you.

Join us next year for the 33rd Annual Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 1, 2019.


The 2018 Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Lake Estes in Estes Park, Colorado.

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, sponsors an annual Fishing Derby to benefit EVRPD youth programs.

  • When: June 2, 2018. June 2 and 3 are free-fishing days in Colorado. Colorado State fishing licenses are not required on these two days.
  • Time: 8 a.m. to noon. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. at the Lake Estes Marina Store, 1770 Big Thompson Avenue (on U.S. Highway 34).
  • Who: Open to all ages.
  • Cost: Pre-registration fee is $3.00. Registration fee on the day of the Fishing Derby is $4.00. The $5.00 day-use fee for vehicles at Lake Estes is waived on Derby Day.
  • Prizes: Many prizes are donated by local merchants and are given to a male and female in each age group for the largest fish. (Age groups are 9 and under; 10-15; 16-59; and 60 and over.)

2018 Fishing Derby Registration Form

2018 Fishing Derby Information Sheet

Previous Fishing Derby results:

Thank you to all of our sponsors over the years.