Blowing Rock Trout Derby
The Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby will be held in the town of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, April 1st & 2nd. The derby requires no entry fee and cash and prizes are paid out to anglers who catch specially tagged trout as well as those catching the largest fish. Anglers under the age of 12 will be able to fish in Broyhill Park's Lake Mayview which has been specially stocked for the event.
Several years ago our fishing club decided to fish the derby using flies (bait is the lure of choice during the derby). We didn't make any cash but we had a great day fishing in the snow and we caught several trout. Oh and yes, it actually does snow in Carolina in April. I have the pictures to prove it.