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The Talking Trees Children’s Trout Fishing Derby is a highly anticipated annual event that has been providing free fishing opportunities for children aged 3-11 for 23 years. Held at the scenic Oconaluftee River Islands Park in downtown Cherokee, North Carolina,  the event is aimed at encouraging children to enjoy the outdoors and learn more about fishing while having fun. The event features exciting competitions where children can compete to catch the biggest trout and win amazing prizes. With a focus on family fun and education, the Talking Trees Children’s Trout Fishing Derby is a must-attend event for anyone looking to spend quality time with their family in the great outdoors.

See Registration requirements, we have a 2,500 participant limit.