Fishing Derby

The Virtual Fishing Derby has ended and we have three WINNERS!  
Thank you to all the participants!

Biggest – Cooper Web coming in at 20”

Smallest- Dane Miley coming in a 3 ¾”

Most Unique – Preston Greenwood video catch

Check put our Facebook page for photos and details! 

Please see the flyers below for rules and information about Lakeway’s 2020 Virtual Fishing Derby. 

CLICK HERE for information regarding Texas fishing regulations and licenses.

Fishing Derby Flyer for fishing contest 2020

WHAT? A fishing derby! Lakeway residents, try your luck fishing!

WHO? Open to all ages.

WHEN? Contest runs from Saturday, July 18 (sunrise) to Saturday, Aug 1 (sunset). Entries must be received by 12 p.m. on Sunday, August 2.

WHERE? All legal waterways.

HOW? Free, but registration is required for the event. To register, take a photo of your caught fish with a tape measure or ruler showing the length from the tip of the fish’s head to the end of its tail. Email timestamped photos of you and your fish (with ruler) to  - be sure to include your name & contact information and indicate which category you are competing for! We are not weighing fish. We also want pictures of the fisherman or fisher woman!

 Prizes to be given for the following categories:

 Biggest Catch, Smallest Catch, or  Most Unique Catch.

We will be judging your submissions on these three categories.  The winners will be announced via social media on August 3.


Additional Information: All eligible catches must be caught with a rod and reel. Participants provide all necessary fishing equipment. Photos must me timestamped to qualify.  Participants may fish public or private water, but NO TRESSPASSING will be tolerated.


Be sure to follow all Texas regulations regarding fishing licenses: Entries give Lakeway Parks and Recreation permission to use the participant’s name and photo as needed for marketing and promotion purposes. If measurements cannot be read from photograph, the entry will be disqualified.



A printable flyer for the Lakeway Virtual Fishing Derby rules can be found HERE.

How to Measure Your Fish

  1. Place the fish on its side with the jaw closed.
  2. For soft-tailed fish, squeeze the tail fin together to obtain the maximum overall length.
  3. For hard-tailed fish, turn the tail to obtain maximum length.
  4. Measure a straight line from the tip of the snout to the extreme tip of the tail fin.

fish measure 2

fish measure