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2023 Brite Lake Fishing Derby

TVRPD Fishing Derby, May 20, 2023

Tehachapi Valley Recreation & Park District presents the annual Fishing Derby at Brite Lake.


1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each age range Age Ranges 0-9, 10-15 and 16+.

Chance to win TAGGED fish valuing from $100 - $1000!!
You’ll have a month to catch the tagged fish. Opportunity ends June 20 11:59 PM.
* MUST be registered for the Fishing Derby in order to claim tagged fish prize. 

Food will be available for purchase, as well as raffle tickets for great prizes after the weigh-ins!

Date: May 20, 2023
Times: 6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Brite Lake, 22902 Banducci Road ( map )
Registration: Register online until Thursday, May 18.
After that, you can register at the lake May 19 during Friday’s check-in time and also on the day of the derby for day-of prices
Pre-Event Registration:

$25.00 Adults (age 16+)
$20.00 Children (age 15 and younger)
$80 Family of 4 (up to 6 people)
* Each additional family member +$5 (all members must live in same household)

Day of Event Registration:

$35.00 Adults (age 16+)
$30.00 Children (age 15 and younger) – $5.00 discount will still apply for multiple children
Shirts are not guaranteed with day of registration

Boat Launch Fee:

** If you purchase a boat pass - you will pick up your pass at check in. Electric boats only. No gas motors will be allowed on the lake. Even if the gas engine is bagged, it will not be allowed on the lake. **

Fishing License Required: All participants age 16+ must have a valid California fishing license
Parking: Parking fee is waived for participating fishermen only.
Check-in: Check-in and get your shirt and wrist band from 3:30-6:00 PM Friday, May 19 at Brite Lake
Otherwise, staff will be up dark and early Saturday morning starting at 5:00 AM