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May 24, 2013 Waterflow at Gorham, NH 3580 cubic Feet Per second, Peabody River at Gorham 215 cfs at Wild River in Gilead 260 cfs Water Temperature 52 at Wild in Gilead on May 22 High today mid 60′s, rain Sunset 8:13 pm Sunrise tomorrow 5:06 am Read More →
The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance in co-operation with Trout Unlimited will host a free family fishing festival on Saturday, June 1. The festival will be held at Angevine Park on the North Road in Bethel, from 9 am to 2 pm, rain or shine. Free casting workshops and fly-tying instruction will be available throughout the day.
Local Maine guides and members of the Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will teach the workshops. Instruction will include both spin casting and fly casting for older youth and parents. Maine Dept. of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will supply complimentary rods and reels for use at the festival.
Families can practice newly learned casting skills in the one acre pond and are welcome to take home their catch. The pond will be stocked with trout courtesy of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Each young angler will receive a mini-tackle box complete with bobber, sinkers and hook courtesy of the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance.
Families participating in the event will be eligible for door prizes from local outfitters and businesses as well as L.L. Bean and Kittery Trading Post. The Bethel Fire Dept. will host a barbecue of hotdogs and hamburgers, chips, and drinks and families are welcome to bring a pack lunch.
The weekend of June 1 & 2 is a free fishing weekend in Maine. Resident and Non-resident freshwater fishing licenses are waived each day.
The Family Fishing Festival is one many nationwide events that provide families with an opportunity to have fun on the water. The events are promoted by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (www.rbff.org). For those families wishing to stay overnight and fish or canoe the Androscoggin River on Sunday, special family packages are available for the weekend at several local lodging establishments.
For information on the Family Fishing Festival, contact the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance at 207-824-3694, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.upperandro.com.
Anglers anxiously awaiting the snow melt, ice out and the opening of fishing season, can learn the latest fishing techniques and visit with guides, sporting camps and a variety of angling exhibitors at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 23 at the Bethel Inn Conference Center in Bethel Maine. The Expo runs from 9:00 am to 4 pm and is sponsored by The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited and the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance. Admission is $5 for adults and free for youth 15 and under. Read the story »
Pete Smith of Farmington, Maine won the trophy for the biggest trout caught during the annual Upper Andro 2-Fly Contest in Bethel held Saturday, September 15. Pete netted a 15” brook trout in the river near Gilead. Second place went to Jerry Miller of Marblehead, MA with a 14 1/8th inch brook trout and third place to Sean Libbey of Deerfield, MA who caught two 14” rainbow trout.
The award for the largest catch went to Dan Reader of Rochester, NH who caught six rainbows and a brook trout. Second place went to Todd Richard of Farmington, ME who caught five rainbows and a brown trout and third place went to Amy Grant-Trefethen of Mt. Vernon, Maine who caught 3 rainbows, a brook trout and a brown trout.
The Rocky Freda Turtle Water Trophy presented to the oarsman of the team who caught the most fish was shared between the teams from Schiavi Homes/Northern Lights, Scott Stone from Norway, ME as oarsman, and Skinny Moose Media’s Western Maine Drifters team rowed by Brian Reader of Cornish, ME. Read the story »
As part of National River Cleanup, members of the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance and students from the Experiential Learning Team at Oxford Hills Middle School will clean up a section of the Androscoggin River from Newt’s Landing in West Bethel to Davis Park in Bethel on Tuesday, May 22. Students, ages 12-15, will float down the river in rafts armed with garbage bags and towing garbage scow rafts to collect debris along the riverbanks. The clean-up flotilla will launch at 9 am from Newt’s Landing and take out at Davis Park. Community members are welcome to help clean-up this and other stretches of the river. The town of Bethel will provide trash collection at Davis Park and deliver to the town’s solid waste facility.
Magic Falls Rafting Co. of West Forks, Maine will provide rafts and garbage scows. Immediately following the clean-up, lunch will be provided by the staff of Pleasant River Campground at Davis Park. Read the story »
The Western Maine Fly Fishing Show held recently in Bethel, Maine at the Bethel Inn, was deemed “really successful” by Upper Andro Angler Alliance’s Wende Gray.
For photos and comments by Kevin Mckay about the show, please visit the MaineFlyFish website.
We’ve all been waiting anxiously for the brand new production of the fly fishing movie, “East by Northeast”, created by Carter Davidson and his able staff at Grayghost Productions, LLC.
Due to be released this month, the following movie trailer has been made available to wet our appetites.
Bethel, Maine Vacation
State of Maine Record Rainbow Caught by Steve Day on Upper Andro
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