Fish Derby Hotline:  (805) 693-8381


The central

California coast's

premier fishing


Mark your calendar for

this special two-day

event NOW!

2018 Fish Derby

Call (805) 693-8381 or email

Good news at Cachuma Lake - the Lake is already at a higher level than it was at last year's Fish Derby and the lower boat launch ramp is open! 

Also the fish are biting!  Cachuma Lake has already had two plants of 4,000 pounds of trout and will have a special plant of 2,000 pounds the week of the Derby!

 Other great activities are also planned over the Fish Derby weekend, such as special children's activities and interactive exhibits at the Nature Center.  The Lake Cachuma Recreation Area will also be offering guided nature walks, Junior Rangers, and eagle cruises.  A Nature Center book sale will be held over the weekend too!

Come join in the fun and help to support the Nature Center at its 23rd Annual Fish Derby!

Click here for the Fish Derby press release, March 1, 2017

For more information about the Neal Taylor Nature Center, visit

The Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake