Upper Andro Water ReportUpper Androscoggin River and Tributaries Fishing Report
Water flow info will begin again on April 1, 2014. A stream flow list is available by following this link. The Upper Andro is open to fishing year round if there is open water. Please click read more to follow the link. Read More →
The 2013 2 Fly contest and drift boat competition is set for September 20 and 21. For rules, registration and event schedule click here.
Terry Karkos of the Lewiston Sun Journal captured the event on video for the paper’s website. See it here
Pete Smith of Farmington, Maine successfully defending his 2012 title, won the trophy for the biggest trout caught during the annual Upper Andro 2-Fly Contest in Bethel held Saturday, September 21. Pete netted a 16” brook trout. Second place went to Jerry Miller of Marblehead, MA with a 15 1/4 inch rainbow trout and third place to Justin Snow of Plymouth, ME who caught a 14” brook trout.
The award for the largest catch went to Kate Farnham of Bath, ME who caught 7 brown trout and a brook trout. Tied for second place with 7 fish were Jerry Miller, Dan Reader of Dover, NH and Todd Richard of Farmington, ME. Third place honors went to Sean Libbey of Deerfield, MA, Justin Snow, and Chandler Woodcock of Farmington each betting 6 trout.
The Rocky Freda Turtle Water Trophy presented to the oarsman of the team who caught the most fish was awarded to Brian Reader, Cornish, ME of the Western Maine Drifters/Patagonia team. Anglers Sean Libbey and Dan Reader caught a total of 13 fish.
Maineflyfish.com’s “Chubnado” trophy for the largest chub caught went to Hakan Adams of Mason Township, ME who caught a 12 inch chub.
Twelve teams of two anglers and an oarsman fished the Upper Androscoggin River from Shelburne, NH to Rumford Center, Maine. The anglers were restricted to using only two flies to catch the biggest and the most trout for an eight hour time period from 6 am to 2 pm.
Friday afternoon’s Northeast Drift Boat Championship, testing the rowing skills of the oarsmen over a ¼ mile course, turned out to be a battle of sexes between oarswoman Kate Farnham and her mother as passenger representing the Fish-n-Chicks Team and Luke Gray of Locke Mountain Guide Service and his passenger Eric Melanson representing Bethel Bait, Tackle & More and Allmarine.com. The contest ended in a virtual tie of 12 minutes and 34 seconds after deductions were made for buoy infractions.
Awards were presented at the Bethel Inn Resort immediately following a drift boat parade up Bethel’s Main Street and around the Harvest Fest on the town common. Along with trophies, winners received merchandise prizes from Orvis, Sun Valley Sports, L.L. Bean, Kittery Trading Post, Patagonia, and True North Adventureware.
The prestigious Chubnado trophy is awarded to the angler who catches for the largest chub at the annual 2-Fly contest. This annual award is sponsored by maineflyfish.com and is carved by Kevin Oldenburg from upstate New York. Of-course, the largest trout angler receives his or her choice of merchandize prizes from Orvis, L.L. Bean, Patagonia and the Kittery Trading Post.
Crews in four drift boats stocked the Upper Andro down river from Gilead on June 4th with about 240 browns and 160 rainbows. The browns are a new strain of fish which I F& W hopes will hold over better. Here Bob Harkins of Bethel accepts his allotment. The IF&W crew also pumped in another 1500 fish along the river.
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By John W. Corrigan
A two-fly contest and drift-boat championship described here last week were just the latest events in a long-running effort to capitalize on a newly spruced up river flowing through some of the most beautiful country in the East. The sponsor was the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance, a coalition of local fishermen and businesses. Read the story »
Bethel, Maine Vacation
State of Maine Record Rainbow Caught by Steve Day on Upper Andro
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