33rd Annual Fishing Derby

Deer Lake Scout Reservation
101 Paper Mill Rd., Killingworth, CT

One weekend only:

April 6, 2019

Scouts fish from 8 am – 1 pm.  Adults fish from 11 am – 1 pm.

The $18 registration for the morning of fishing with a two trout limit includes pancake breakfast and event patch.  If you would like to attend and enjoy breakfast but will not be fishing, the cost is $5.  See below for Fly Fishing merit badge opportunity!


Camping reservations must be made separately, at an additional charge.  Camping is available only to units and families registered for the Derby.  Complete your event registration first, then call Carolyn, 203-951-0237 to check availability and make a facility/campsite reservation.


(online registration is available through Friday, March 29)

Flyer/Information/Registration Form – Fishing Derby


Registration limited to 650 participants.  Deadline for registration:  March 29, 2019

This event is held rain or shine (or snow!) – Sorry, No refunds.


Check in opens at 6:30 a.m. at the Dining Hall.  There are two lines for check in.  If you are eligible for the Express check in line, you will be receiving an additional confirmation email in March, listing your individual registration.  Please print out the page with the registration information and hand it in at the check in desk when you pick up your packet.  The packet will contain your breakfast tickets and the patches that must be worn by anyone who is fishing.  The packets are designated by the name of the individual who submitted the registration.  If your pack or troop registered as a unit under one person, you will need to know where to meet with that individual, as he/she will have all the patches and tickets for your unit.  If you are the coordinator for a unit, please make sure that all your participants know how to find you.

Additional Information (coming soon):

  • Welcome Letter
  • Fishing Derby Regulations


Fly Fishing merit badge class for Scouts BSA youth:  April 5-7, 2019

Class size limited to 16 Scouts!

Separate registration required, online registration not available – CLICK HERE for a registration form

(Registration deadline extended to April 1st)