Knee Deep Club - 2018 Trout Fishing Contest

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On Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Knee Deep Club will hold its trout fishing contest on Lake Hopatcong. The contest will begin at 5:00 AM and conclude at 4:00 PM. 

The entry fee is $20.00 for Knee Deep Club members and $25.00 ($20.00 entry + $5.00 non-member fee).  A payout of 80% of entry fees will go to the anglers weighing in the three heaviest trout. Entry forms are available on line at;, or at the Clubs official weigh stations: Dow’s Boat Rental, Nolan’s Point, Lake Hopatcong and Lake’s End Marina, Lakeside Blvd., Landing. Mail in entries must be received by Friday, April 20, 2018. In-person entries can be made until 8:00AM Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Knee Deep club will stock over a1000 trout on April 4, 2018 these are in addition to the normal stocking plans of the State program.

Take a Kid Fishing – A contestant may enter a child who is under age 16 in this contest for a $5 entry fee. The child with the heaviest trout will win a rod and reel combo. Ties will be broken by which trout was entered first.

See contest entry form for complete contest rules. For additional information, please call 973-663-3826.

Did You Know:

  • There will be over 10,000 trout stocked in Lake Hopatcong this spring.
  • The Knee Deep Club web site is and is full of information about the club and fishing Lake Hopatcong – bring it up and check us out.
  • The Knee Deep club has been supporting fishing on Lake Hopatcong since August 30, 1946, and currently has a membership of over 850 members.

The Knee Deep Club trusts you enjoy the excellent fishing Lake Hopatcong has to offer.


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