Sunday, October 21, 2012

The 3rd Annual NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year November 10, 2012

The details are in and the date is scheduled for the NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year Tournament and NJ State Council Trout Unlmited Banquet.  The all day event will held at the Raritan Inn in Califon, NJ, and the contest on their private waters of the South Branch of the Raritan River.  The event is presented by Shannon's Fly & Tackle Shop and The Raritan Inn.  The whole day is a blast with food and friends - finished off with the banquet, raffles, awards, and yours truly as the keynote speaker.  Click on the notice below for the schedule of events and more information. 
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The NJ Fly Fisherman of the Year Tournament is a not-so-hard-core competition where one member from each of the 10 local T.U. Chapters competes with the others for the most points as determined by the number, species and size of the trout they catch during the day. The rest of the attendees serve as the bankside peanut gallery, providing encouragement and heckling the participants as they stand in the cold, clear waters hoping to hook the hog that will bring them and their chapter this year's award.  
Hope to see you there.
Sharpen your hooks! 


Anonymous said...

A contest for angler of the year....I thought you were......

Matt Grobert said...

Anon, you must be thinking of someone else, I just stand in the river waving a stick a la Gierach.

TomK said...

Looking forward to attending my first tournament, with Big Jake representing RRTU, maybe getting in some fish time, and then the banquet. Sounds like it should be a blast. See you there!