Welcome to the North Branch Trout Derby Association

Our Mission

The North Branch Trout Derby Association advances the common good by promoting and encouraging outdoor recreation for children and young adults and broadening their horizons through informal education of our natural environment.

Upcoming Events for 2024

Registration is required for all of our events.

This is a Registration/Waiver form for the North Branch Trout Derby..
If you prefer NOT to use the Registration/Waiver Form with electronic signature here online.
You can fill out a Registration/Waiver form at the Registration table upon entering.
NBTDA requires a Registration/Waiver for each child to receive a ticket for a free ice cream and
to be eligible to receive earned prizes.



North Branch Kids Trout Derby

Our 2024 Trout Derby will be held at Windy Valley Rd, Forkston, PA 18629

The event will feature over 1,000 stocked trout ranging from 11 inches to 25 inches. Another 800 fish will be stocked in the pond in addition to any fish from last year’s event. There will be 200 stocked trout in the South Branch of the Mehoopany Creek for the children. We provide bait and have spare fishing gear. There is an official Measure and Weighing station for prizes. A fish cleaning station,where we will clean your fish for you!

Children in five age groups (1-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, 13-16) will fish, and be awarded prizes by largest fish caught in their age group. FIshing start time time is 10 a.m.

Other activities: Obstacle Course, Dunk Tank, 4-H Animals, Diary Princess, Pa Game Commission Exhibit, Face Painting, Endless Mountains Primitive Outdoorsmen, Mehoopany Ambulance Crew, Massage Chair, 1961 Ice Cream Truck cone.

Sale: Hats, Shirts, White Raffle tickets, Food, Drink.

Raffle Prizes: Hand Crafted Steel Fire Pit, Gun, Bacon, Chinese, Basket.

SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, 2024

North Branch Veteran & Special Needs Trout Derby

Our 2024 Trout Derby will be held at Windy Valley Rd, Forkston, PA 18629

Join the North Branch Trout Derby Association for this amazing and fun event!

This day is about you! We provide food and drinks for the participant and their family, fishing guides to help you, and a  fish cleaning station.

Fishing starts at 10 a.m.

Giveaways include: T-Shirts, Assorted Fishing Gear, 1961 Ice Cream Truck Cone.


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North Branch Youth Pheasant Hunt

The North Branch Youth Pheasant Hunt is for youth 12 to 16 who have passed the Hunter
Safety Course.

Each youth must register through the Pennsylvania Game Commission website to have the
opportunity to hunt pheasants with their mentor and the help of a hunting guide and dog(s).
We also provide a trap range for the youths to sharpen their shooting skills.

Lunch is provided for all attendees and a Free raffle for a shotgun cap of the day's activities.

The Youth Hunt is scheduled in October; either the first or second Saturday of the month.
Youth hunters are not required to have a PA. hunting license or the pheasant stamp for this

Registration can be completed at the PGC website in August.

Take a Moment to Check Out Some of Our Other Derby Day Activities

Thank You to All of Our Supporters!

To the many businesses large and small that have contributed to assist with maintaining our event with
​their generous donations.

To the Community that is always there to support our event by donating baskets and purchasing raffle tickets.




P.O. Box 503

Tunkhannock, Pa 18657






Empowering youth through outdoor recreation, the North Branch Trout Derby Association is dedicated to fostering a brighter future!

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