Local fisherman Henry Hepp caught this big one in late March 2024 at Cachuma Lake!! 12,000 pounds of trout have already been planted, with an additional 4,000 pounds planned.


$35 (on or before April 6)

$40 (after April 6)

$45 (on-site)

$10 (ages 4-15)

The Fish Derby Starts In:








Good Times

There are so many ways to win at the Fish Derby, with awards for anglers of all ages and prizes for all different types of fish. 

Good Cause

The Fish Derby is a benefit for the Neal Taylor Nature Center,  a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education, enjoyment, and protection of the Cachuma Lake area.

Great Odds

 The Fish Derby includes prize categories for multiple types of fish such as crappie, bass, catfish, trout and carp.   Everyone has a chance to win great cash prizes, fishing gear, and more!

Hosted by:

“The mission of the Neal Taylor Nature Center at Cachuma Lake is to encourage public understanding, enjoyment, and protection of Cachuma Lake, the Upper Santa Ynez River, and the San Rafael Mountain Range Watershed.”