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2013 2-Fly and Drift Boat Competitions Set for September 20

July 3, 2013

2flyThe 2013 2 Fly contest and drift boat competition is set for September 20 and 21. For rules, registration and event schedule click here.

2013 Family Fishing Festival Great Success

June 2, 2013

Terry Karkos of the Lewiston Sun Journal captured the event on video for the paper’s website. See it here

Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo Set for March 23

February 21, 2013

expo2Anglers 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 more

Upper Andro Trout Management Meeting Sept. 26

September 5, 2012

PUBLIC MEETING

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is hosting a public informational meeting to discuss trout management on the upper Androscoggin River. The public is invited to attend a presentation, ask questions, and offer input on the planned formation of a small focus group to guide development of a cold water fisheries management plan for the upper Androscoggin River. WHEN: September 26, 2012 at 7 PM. WHERE: Bethel Inn Resort (Gibson Room). CONTACT: Francis Brautigam @ 657-2345, ext 112.

2012 Upper Andro Two Fly Contest & Drift Boat Competition

July 17, 2012

In Bethel, Maine Scheduled for September 14 & 15, 2012

The Upper Andro Two Fly Contest and Northeast Drift Boat Championship are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2012, in conjunction with Bethel’s Annual Harvest Fest. The competitions are the annual fund-raisers for the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance, a non-profit group dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and promotion of the natural fishing resource of the Upper Androscoggin River, its tributaries, watershed and environs.

Contestants may use only two flies during the event, which starts at 6:00 am on Saturday. Teams may launch from public launch sites from the Shelburne Dam in New Hampshire to Rumford Center. Maine. The contest concludes at 2:00 pm.

The Two Fly contest will test the skills of anglers to fly fish for the most and the largest of the three trout species, brown, rainbow and brook found in the Upper Androscoggin River from Shelburne, New Hampshire to Rumford Center, Maine. A fly is defined as made from natural or synthetic materials tied to a single pointed hook. No tandems or treble hooks are allowed. Teams of three including two anglers and a referee/oarsman must fish from a drift boat. All fish must be released live. The contest is limited to 20 teams. Read more

Fly Tying Contest to Highlight Fishing Expo

March 5, 2012

HMH Vises is sponsoring a Fly Tying Contest for all ages at the Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo scheduled for March 24 at The Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center in Bethel, Maine. An HMH Vise will be presented to the winners of the youth, 15 and unde,r age division, and the open age division of 16 and older. Tyers must tie either a Black Ghost or a Grey Ghost, two classic western Maine streamer flies. Contest preliminaries will be open from 9:30 am to 11 am and the finals from noon to 2 pm. Materials for the finals will be supplied by North Country Angler and Featherside Flies. Complete rules for the contest are available on line at www.westernmaineflyfishingexpo.com. Read more

Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo Set for Late March

February 17, 2012

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 first Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo to be held Saturday, March 24 at the Bethel Inn Conference Center in Bethel, Maine. The Expo runs from 9:30 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.

Exhibitors include Maine and New Hampshire outfitters and guide services, sporting camps, wildlife artists and authors, The Maine Dept of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, the University of Maine 4H Camp, and boat and gear manufacturers. Attendees can learn the art of fly tying, rod building and wildlife photography. There will be educational seminars on ecology and entomology as well as instruction in strategies and techniques in fishing for trout, salmon and bass. HMH Vises is sponsoring a fly tying contest. Sponsors and exhibiting vendors are giving away dozens of door prizes every hour. Proceeds from an auction of items including guided trips, sporting camp vacations and fly fishing gear will go toward fishing habitat restoration projects and river access in the Western Maine region. Read more

The Most Sought After Trophy of Upper Andro’s 2-Fly Contest

August 18, 2011


The “Largest Chub Trophy” courtesy of Kevin McKay of maineflyfish.com.

Upper Andro Two Fly Contest & Drift Boat Competition – 2011

July 29, 2011

In Bethel, Maine Scheduled for September 16 & 17

The Upper Andro Two Fly Contest and Northeast Drift Boat Championship are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 2011, in conjunction with Bethel’s Annual Harvest Fest. The competitions are the annual fund-raisers for the Upper Andro Anglers Alliance, a non-profit group dedicated to the conservation, protection, restoration and promotion of the natural fishing resource of the Upper Androscoggin River, its tributaries, watershed and environs.

Contestants may use only two flies during the event, which starts at 6:00 am on Saturday. Teams may launch from public launch sites from the New Hampshire border at Shelburne to Rumford Center. The contest concludes at 1:00 pm. Read more

Maine Free Family Fishing Festival – 2011

April 4, 2011

The Upper Andro Anglers Alliance in co-operation with Trout Unlimited will host a free family fishing festival on Saturday, June 4. 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’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program 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. Read more

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