Fishing can be competitive, and everyone loves a little competition. From Lake George to the Brant Lake, a fishing derby is a great way to show off your fishing prowess in the Lake George Area.

The Lake George Area’s is home to great fishing. A few annual fishing derbies bring local and visiting anglers alike to the region to fish for a while. The premier fishing derby in the region is the King George Fishing Derby. Held on Lake George in July, the King George Fishing Derby has adult and junior divisions, multiple launch sites, and competitions for lake trout, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. Brant Lake holds its own share of fishing derbies. The annual Bob Whitford Ice Fishing Tournament holds competitions in perch, trout, and crappie. There is also an annual ice fishing derby at the Brant Lake Winter Carnival. If you’re a competitive angler there’s plenty of competition in the Lake George Area.


Barney Barnhart Memorial Fishing Derby for Kids

Fun in the outdoors with the Chestertown Conservation Club. Our derby is for ages 15 years and under. Lunch will be at noon. Prizes will be awarded in the afternoon. Fishing begins at 9am.

Brant Lake, NY

Spring Zing Fishing Clinic and Open House

Do you enjoy fishing, or maybe you want to learn how to fish? Come visit the Hatchery today for a day of fishing. Meet the staff and take a tour of the hatchery, you will learn fishing techniques and fly tying, stream entomology and health and more.

Warrensburg, NY

King George Fishing Derby

Will you land the monster fish that wins the King George Fishing Derby? Grab your gear and head for the lake! The 5th annual King George Fishing Derby is a weekend of competitive and family fishing on Lake George. Both those new to fishing and dedicated anglers will enjoy a weekend of great competition and crazy fun at the Derby.

Lake George, NY