2024 Youth Angler Tickets
Youth/Child entry fee is for any angler 15yrs of age or younger. A California Fishing License is not required for any angler under 16, however youth must be registered to claim prizes at the derby. All other CDFW, USFS, Kern County and other governing regulations apply.
Youth under 12 may be eligible for free prizes at the derby. Youth must be supervised by responsible parties at all times. Youth must be present to claim prizes.
The Derby will be held on March 23, 24, and 25, 2024. "Rain or Shine" (Or snow, sleet, wind, or hail - the weather for the Derby is unpredictable and often stormy weather is Derby weather - come prepared - the Sierra Nevada is not for the ill prepared - we love the cold, and you'll love it too!*
REGISTRATION CARDS MUST BE PICKED UP AT DERBY HQ. And they must be in possession to claim prizes. Contact the derby immediately if this becomes a problem. Registration cards will be available starting Friday, March 22nd, the day before the official start date.
The purchase of the official derby T-Shirt or Derby Hat is required in order to claim the full prize value of $10,000 or $5,000 dollar tagged trout. Official Rules and Updates will be posted online on the derby site and the official derby Facebook page.
Please keep a copy of this receipt on your phone or, if purchasing for someone else, please give them a copy as they may be asked for it at the derby.
*Given the unpredictability of the weather and other natural events in our mountains, the Isabella Lake Derby is offered on a No-Refunds basis, and in its long history has only been cancelled or postponed a few times. However, the Derby organizers are aware of the significant investment of time and money that your participation represents. Should cancellation or deferment become necessary, the organizers will make every effort to communicate their decision quickly and offer a fair refund policy at that time.