39th Annual Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby

It is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Canandaigua Lake Trout Derby. While fishing is a safe activity, the government mandates currently restricting boat launch access and prohibiting social gatherings do not allow us to have weigh stations or an award ceremony, nor our pre-Derby fundraiser dinner. Unfortunately, even if the regulations are lifted in the coming weeks, we would be unable to carry out a successful event. Small businesses are the backbone of our Derby and they will not be in a position to support us at this time, which directly impacts award money, prizes and our charitable donations. While we will miss the Derby and all of you tremendously, we will be back in 2021 for our 40th year, ready for our best event ever!

We understand many of you may be disappointed with this news, and we share your frustration. However, please keep in mind that it is our charities that will suffer the greatest loss by our cancellation. Each year, our Derby proceeds support three local non- profits, and they need your help now more than ever. If you’re so inclined, please consider a donation to Mercy Flight Central, Camp Good Days or Naples Hospeace House. And we encourage you to continue to support the local businesses that have contributed to our success for many years.

Until next year, please stay healthy and safe. Happy fishing!

June 6th & June 7th 2020