~ Hendrickson Hatch Catch &
Release Fly Fishing Tournament 2016 ~
FISH THE GREAT SALMON RIVER!
Dear Hendrickson Hatch Anglers - Good news about the Hendrickson Hatch tournament. Members of Malone Revitalization Foundation have agreed to hold the Hendrickson Hatch tournament as a bi-annual event. There will be no tournament for 2015, but starting 2016 we will hold the tournament the first weekend of June on even years. Get your 2016 calendar out and fill it in now! We hope to offer a great fishing experience when we revive the event in 2016.
On another note - The C&R section of the Salmon River is open for business. MRF has teamed up with Tri-Lakes chapter of Trout Unlimited to provide a three year stocking plan for the C&R section. We will be spending $2000 each year for the next three years to purchase 2 and 3 year old trout for the C&R section. TU will also be stocking fingerling brook trout in the fall in hopes of establishing a wild population of brookies in the C&R section. It may take a few years, but our goal is to provide a first rate section of water that will reward anglers with both a lot of trout and large trout.
Finally, the Salmon River is currently in great shape for fishing. Water levels are ideal and water temperatures are cool. Action should be good over the next few weeks. My kids and I hit the water this past weekend and did well on bead-head caddis about size 12. Happy fishing! Hope to see you on the water. John
A CATCH AND RELEASE BUDDY TOURNAMENT
Fishing will take place on the Salmon River between the Chasm Falls dam and State Route 37 in Westville, NY. A map of the Salmon River will be given to each participant for a reference. Access to the river must be public and legal. Please respect all posted and private property. Fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and up.
Registration will take place at North Country Community College between 8:00 and 9:45 am on Saturday morning. Registration fee is $40. (Kids 12 & under, $15) Registation fee includes miscellaneous gifts at registration, an invitation to Saturday evening's reception at Donovan's restaurant, and a ribs and chicken BBQ on Sunday afternoon. Registered anglers will also be entered into a drawing for miscellaneous door prizes on Sunday afternoon. Family members are invited to the BBQ for $10. Kids eat free!
All tournament proceeds go to the Malone Revitalization Foundation for continued enhancement of the Salmon River.
AWARDS / PRIZES:
Plaques will be awarded to the top 3 winning anglers based on the total number of inches accumulated. A plaque will also be awarded to the angler with the largest trout landed and released. All registered anglers will be entered in a drawing for the chance to win miscellaneous door prizes.